Cliff Caines is an independent filmmaker and artist. Raised in Northwestern Ontario, he is currently based in Toronto. His films have screened internationally at festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival, CPH:DOX, and the American Documentary Film Festival. His first feature-length film A Rock and a Hard Place (2015), a portrait of the gold mining town of Red Lake, received an Honourable Mention for the Colin Low Award for Canadian Documentary at the 2015 DOXA Documentary Film Festival. Caines is currently completing his second feature-length film Workhorse, an elegy for the draft horse and the lost art of teamstering in rural Southern Ontario. Caines is a graduate of OCAD University’s Integrated Media program, Concordia University’s MFA Studio Arts: Film Production program, and is an alumnus of the TIFF 2012 Talent Lab and RIDM’s 2015 DCM Talent Lab.

Photo: Cliff Caines (Left), Ryan A. Randall (Right), Photo Credit: Don Nord