Lickety Split #7 is nominated for an award at the Expozine Alternative Press Awards!


Lickety Split smut zine #7: The Beyond Human Issue has been shortlisted for Best English Zine at the Expozine Alternative Press Awards!

The award ceremony is this coming Tuesday, March 3 at Casa del Popolo, 4873 St-Laurent in Montreal. 7pm! Admission is free and beer and liquor specials will be in effect all night. Check out the Facebook event or Expozine site for more details!

“The nominees :

English Zine:

Four Minutes To Midnight no. 10,
Nailbiter: An anxiety Zine,

Soulgazers, Camilla Wynne,
Lickety Split no. 7,
Mostly True vol.19 issue 7, Bill Daniel, Microcosm Publishing,,
Place Magazine, Winter 08 issue,

The first two (in bold) are buds and I wish them all the best!! (High fives all around!!)


Mike Rollo’s Ghosts and Gravel Roads

ggr_150dpiGhosts and Gravel Roads by Mike Rollo, one of the Top Ten Canadian Shorts (as named by the TIFF Group) screens at the 27th edition of Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois.

Title: Ghosts and Gravel Roads (16minutes, 2008) by Mike Rollo,
Screening date and time:  February 24th at 5pm
Where: Cinémathèque québécoise  ( 335 boul. de Maisonneuve Est)

Who knew that a wordless film set in the prairies, with fading ghost towns and no cast to speak of could be so eerie and unforgettable? Many around the world now know this to be possible after having watched Mike Rollo’s award winning short film, Ghosts and Gravel Roads. The film is now returning home and will be screening at the 27th edition of the festival Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. The film will be showing at 5pm on February 24th at the Cinémathèque québécoise ( 335 boul. de Maisonneuve Est).

What they’re saying about Ghosts and Gravel Roads
“Featuring gorgeous cinematography, this short plays out like a horror movie without any ghosts, monsters, or even people really…This is the highlight film of the entire festival.” – Mike Everleth, Bad Lit The Journal of Underground Film

“This is a song of the prairie laid bare, capturing in a few telling images the fragile communities that once were and the place of humans on the Earth.” – RIDM Festival 2008

“The shots of empty fields and dilapidated farmhouses in Mike Rollo’s much-honoured short (one of the only Top Ten items to represent the west) are eerie enough to make the Prairies a prime destination for adventurous goths.” – Jason Anderson, Toronto Eye Weekly

“The cinematography is stunning, haunting, poetic and beautiful. The language of montage and sound shows the evolution of an auteur.” – Dan Cross, filmmaker and producer, Eye Steel Film

More here…

Double Negative Collective presents The Loop Collective!



The Loop Collective: Recent Works in Film and Video

Thursday, February 26, 2009
Ex-Centris (Cinéma Parallèle)
3536, Boul. St. Laurent (Metro Saint Laurent / Bus 55) / (Metro Sherbrooke)

Based in Toronto, Loop is a collective of independent media artists that strives to develop a public platform integrating experimental film and video with other art forms. The Loop Collective programs and produces work for presentation through exhibitions and events in both traditional and non-traditional spaces. Their mission is to explore the roots of experimental film and video by creating a dialogue with other art media. They strive to promote experimental film and video for critical engagement by cultivating relations among different artistic communities. More here…

New stuff soon.

Hi there, thanks for visiting! I am redoing my site and ask for your patience while I do so. There will be lots of changes in the coming weeks. I have lots of projects and events to recap, which I haven’t been able to do in a while (as you can see below). For now, get caught up by visiting the Lickety Split, Slowdance Night, Nightwood and Double Negative Collective pages. Otherwise, explore the tabs above to check out the other pages.

Come again!