FREQ HI-FIVE: SCOTT WESTBY

JULY 2013 – FULL SWING PRODUCTIONS`SCOTT WESTBY Calgary can be stifling. I don’t think any artist in this city can deny that. How to balance corporate and creative has always been a tug of war for artists residing in the oil and gas driven metropolis. Film producer Scott Westby and his partner Matt Watterworth are…

FREQ HI-FIVE: EMILY EXPO

JUNE 2013 – EMILY EXPO A.K.A. LINDSAY THOMAS Lindsay Thomas, or Emily Expo as many of us know her, is ramping up for the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo after Calgary’s own Expo came to a close on April 28. As an event organizer, host, blogger and all-around face of the Expo, Thomas has become a…

FREQ HI-FIVE – Mark Hopkins

“A playwright lives in an occupied country. He’s the enemy. And if you can’t live like that, you don’t stay. It’s tough. He’s got to be able to take a whack, and he’s got to swallow bicycles and digest them.” — Arthur Miller As associate producer at the High Performance Rodeo; founder and host of We…

Avatar at the High Performance Rodeo

ICELAND INVADES CALGARY FOR THE HIGH PERFORMANCE RODEO Calgary can look forward to a different kind of chinook this January. Starting January 3, the High Performance Rodeo is presenting the Icelandic Heat Wave — four shows either from Iceland or containing Icelandic roots. Freya Björg Olafson’s AVATAR, one of the High Performance Rodeo’s most talked…

Gore glorifies Calgary through independent film

DIRECTOR BRINGS COMMUNITY TOGETHER OVER MUTUAL LOVE FOR ZOMBIES Plaza Theatre was packed on Sept. 22 as hundreds of horror fans, volunteers, cast and crew lined up for the premier of Calgary director K.J. Kleefeld’s romantic horror-comedy film, The Dead Mile. The line for the film, stretched down Kensington Road, an arch of socialites exhibiting congratulations, hugs…