November 29, 2013

Before & Crafter is a great art project for charity that my pal Steph is doing. Please watch the video and check out her IndieGoGo page that’s being run to cover the cost of materials as well as give you the opportunity to get some great art.

There is also a cat named Zac Efron, if you’re into that sort of thing…and why wouldn’t you be?

November 23, 2013
jennipoos:

laughingsquid:

Stunning GIF Shows How Public Transportation Can Reduce Traffic Congestion

Public transportation for the win!

THERE we go.

jennipoos:

laughingsquid:

Stunning GIF Shows How Public Transportation Can Reduce Traffic Congestion

Public transportation for the win!

THERE we go.

September 3, 2013

I wrote this! Read below for more details.

oliverbrackenbury
:

US, REGARDLESS
A short film looking at two guys that are in it for the long haul and what can happen when the subject of conversation turns to the longest haul, marriage.

Jonathan Nathaniel approached me earlier this year, asking if I’d be interested in developing an idea of his into a screenplay. Having enjoyed working with him on Eggs & Shawn, I most certainly was. Check it out and share it if you like it, that’s how creatives grow big and strong.

Behind the Scenes Video

Cast
Indrit Kasapi
Jonathan Nathaniel

Director
Lizz Hodgson

Writer
Oliver Brackenbury

Story
Jonathan Nathaniel

Director Of Photography
Greg Winterton

Editor
Alex Josselyn

Producers
Lizz Hodgson
Indrit Kasapi
Jonathan Nathaniel

Executive Producer
Jonathan Nathaniel

Makeup
Emily O’Quinn

Wardrobe
Bronwyn Renison

June 27, 2013
G-g-g-ghosts #toronto #uoft

G-g-g-ghosts #toronto #uoft

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Filed under: toronto uoft 
June 1, 2013
ryannorth:

In case you’ve missed the news, drunk driver, homophobe, and Toronto’s current mayor Rob Ford’s history of being an embarrassment (yes there are so many incidents that the public is now keeping a spreadsheet updated) hit new heights the past two weeks!  During that time:
a video of him smoking crack cocaine was shown to journalists
He refused to resign, saying the story was ridiculous (nobody has contested this, this whole situation is ridiculous)
After ducking the issue for eight days and saying nothing Rob Ford finally issued a carefully-worded denial that suspiciously used the present tense a lot and never talked about the past (“I do not smoke crack cocaine” vs what he could’ve said: “I have never smoked crack cocaine, I would not do it on the job, and most certainly would not do it on video, hah hah hah what a CRAZY STORY”)
Lots of his staff have quit or been fired, some for telling him to seek treatment
It was revealed that one of the people seen in a photo taken at the same time as the crack recording has been murdered
The police have been investigating and interviewing people in his office, after which his response to media was the hilarious “Everything’s fine.  I have no idea what the police are investigating.” (this is now my go-to response to any “hey, how’ve you been” question, by the way)
That’s where my protest sign above came from; this was a six point explanation so now you can find my little sign extremely hilarious
ANYWAY.  This is all to say that there was a little protest today and Jenn and Emily and I went!  I thought there’d be lots of funny signs but mine was one of the few jokey ones.  I got to talk to reporters and said “I just want people to know there’s more to Toronto than crack cocaine” and that got published a few hours later as “there’s more to Toronto than Rob Ford”, which, I mean, is also true.  But there’s ALSO more to Toronto than crack cocaine.  For example, did you know we are the home of the IKEA monkey?
We look forward to your tourism dollars.

ryannorth:

In case you’ve missed the news, drunk driver, homophobe, and Toronto’s current mayor Rob Ford’s history of being an embarrassment (yes there are so many incidents that the public is now keeping a spreadsheet updated) hit new heights the past two weeks!  During that time:

  1. a video of him smoking crack cocaine was shown to journalists
  2. He refused to resign, saying the story was ridiculous (nobody has contested this, this whole situation is ridiculous)
  3. After ducking the issue for eight days and saying nothing Rob Ford finally issued a carefully-worded denial that suspiciously used the present tense a lot and never talked about the past (“I do not smoke crack cocaine” vs what he could’ve said: “I have never smoked crack cocaine, I would not do it on the job, and most certainly would not do it on video, hah hah hah what a CRAZY STORY”)
  4. Lots of his staff have quit or been fired, some for telling him to seek treatment
  5. It was revealed that one of the people seen in a photo taken at the same time as the crack recording has been murdered
  6. The police have been investigating and interviewing people in his office, after which his response to media was the hilarious “Everything’s fine.  I have no idea what the police are investigating.” (this is now my go-to response to any “hey, how’ve you been” question, by the way)
  7. That’s where my protest sign above came from; this was a six point explanation so now you can find my little sign extremely hilarious

ANYWAY.  This is all to say that there was a little protest today and Jenn and Emily and I went!  I thought there’d be lots of funny signs but mine was one of the few jokey ones.  I got to talk to reporters and said “I just want people to know there’s more to Toronto than crack cocaine” and that got published a few hours later as “there’s more to Toronto than Rob Ford”, which, I mean, is also true.  But there’s ALSO more to Toronto than crack cocaine.  For example, did you know we are the home of the IKEA monkey?

We look forward to your tourism dollars.

March 22, 2013

sweetfever:

Our successful IndieGoGo campaign didn’t just provide a budget for filming the first season finale of Sweet Fever, it reached a stretch goal allowing us to pay an artist to illustrate this mini-comic!

Drawn by Jeff Mclachlan and written by Oliver Brackenbury, this story takes place between episode five and the big finale.

Let us know if you’d like to see more Sweet Fever comics and feel free to submit any fan art you’ve done. If it’s suitable, we’ll happily repost it here with a link to your website!

Submit through Tumblr or by emailing us at sweetsweetfever@gmail.com

I wrote this sucker and totally encourage y’all to send in some fan art!

YES PLEASE

January 23, 2013
#nofilter

#nofilter

January 23, 2013
#nofilter

#nofilter

January 9, 2013
AGO Glass Pyramid on Flickr.

AGO Glass Pyramid on Flickr.

January 4, 2013

John Huston from The Rest’s album SEESAW.
Listen Here: http://therest.bandcamp.com/

This video was directed by Mark Zanin, my pal and collaborator on Sweet Fever, and the cinematographer (Greg Winteron) is a cool dude that’s also worked on Fever, as a DoP.

Share it if you like it!

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