Picture Lock!


Very happy to report that we officially locked picture and completed our digital colour grade for A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE this week! Up next, finishing our sound edit and music. Left to Right: Colin Moore (Colorist), Ryan Randall (DoP), Roland Schlimme (Supervising Editor), Cliff Caines (Director).

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Biografilm Festival


Excited to announce that my documentary EMILIE will be screening as part of the Biografilm Shorts programme at the 10th Biografilm Festival in Bologna, Italy on June 15, 2014. Check out the festival line up: here.

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American Documentary Film Festival


EMILIE will be screening at the American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs, CA on March 30, 2014. Check out the festival line up: here.

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Bogotá Short Film Festival


EMILIE will be screening as part of the International Documentary programme at the 11th Bogotá Short Film Festival in Bogotá, Columbia on December 9, 2013. Check out the Bogotá Short Film Festival: here.

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Announcing the official launch of my Kickstarter Campaign for  A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE! 30 days only, from Nov 1-30th, 2013! All funds raised go toward the completion of the film.

Check out the campaign at: http://kck.st/16slEAY

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Kerry Film Festival


EMILIE will be screening in the documentary programme at the 14th Kerry Film Festival in Tralee, Ireland on October 10, 2013 . Check out the Kerry Film Festival here.

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Filming ‘Emilie’

Emilie Crew Photo

Last day of filming EMILIE, my new short documentary about Montreal-based experimental tattoo artist Emilie Roby.

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Filming ‘A Rock and a Hard Place’


Final trip and shoot for A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE. Special thanks to our DoP Ryan Randall for braving the snowstorm and -35 degree temperatures that followed.

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TIFF Talent Lab with Michael Haneke

I had an amazing time at the 2012 TIFF Talent Lab, especially highlighted by final and surprise guest Michael Haneke! No words to express how humbled and inspired I am by the experience. Thank you to the TIFF organizers and my fellow 2012 Labbers.

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LIFT Production Support Grant

A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE received a LIFT Production Support Grant. Congratulations to all the 2012 recipients. Thank you to the Jury Members. A special thank you goes to LIFT for their generous and continued support of local, independent filmmaking.

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