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Based on forester Peter Wohlleben’s bestselling book The Hidden Life of Trees, the film follows Wohlleben through forests in Europe and B.C. as he contends that trees are social beings who share food through their root systems, protect each other from insects and time their blossoming for bumper years that will outstrip animals’ ability to eat all the seeds.
Based on forester Peter Wohlleben’s bestselling book The Hidden Life of Trees, the film follows Wohlleben through forests in Europe and B.C. as he contends that trees are social beings who share food through their root systems, protect each other from insects and time their blossoming for bumper years that will outstrip animals’ ability to eat all the seeds.
The West Shore Parks and Recreation preschool got a lasting makeover after the Netflix show Maid used it for filming in February. (Courtesy Alexandra Matthew)

PHOTOS: Netflix crew leaves Island preschool with a permanent makeover

Maid film crew transformed site into ‘Island Kids’ daycare

The West Shore Parks and Recreation preschool got a lasting makeover after the Netflix show Maid used it for filming in February. (Courtesy Alexandra Matthew)
Arghhh! is a Comox Valley film by festival organizer Dan Webb. Photo submitted

Science fiction and fear merge during inaugural Astrophobia film festival

More than 200 short and feature-length movies were submitted to the festival

Arghhh! is a Comox Valley film by festival organizer Dan Webb. Photo submitted
The Netflix series Maid shot in Sidney in November 2020. It premieres Oct. 1. (Bob Orchard photo)

Vancouver Island-filmed show ‘Maid’ premieres Friday on Netflix

10-part series filmed mostly in and around Greater Victoria starts Oct. 1

The Netflix series Maid shot in Sidney in November 2020. It premieres Oct. 1. (Bob Orchard photo)
Director Denis Villeneuve and actor Javier Bardem are shown on the set of the Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action “Dune,” in a handout photo. The Montreal writer-director has made headlines lately for trumpeting the importance of the cinematic experience and saying he hopes audiences will watch his sci-fi epic “Dune” in theatres. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.-Chiabella James **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Director Denis Villeneuve and actor Javier Bardem are shown on the set of the Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action “Dune,” in a handout photo. The Montreal writer-director has made headlines lately for trumpeting the importance of the cinematic experience and saying he hopes audiences will watch his sci-fi epic “Dune” in theatres. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.-Chiabella James **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Los Hermanos: The Brothers is available online anytime from Sept. 10 – 12, through worldcommunity.ca Photo supplied

World Community film features Cuban-born virtuoso musicians

Take a musical trip to Cuba with World Community’s next film series…

Los Hermanos: The Brothers is available online anytime from Sept. 10 – 12, through worldcommunity.ca Photo supplied
Nanaimo acting coach Jacqui Kaese won her first Leo award for casting the Vancouver Island-made film ‘All-In Madonna.’ (Photo submitted)

Island acting coach wins B.C. film award for casting Island-produced film

Jacqui Kaese receives first Leo Award for work on film ‘All-In Madonna’

Nanaimo acting coach Jacqui Kaese won her first Leo award for casting the Vancouver Island-made film ‘All-In Madonna.’ (Photo submitted)
The Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Youth Media Project is collaborating with the Sid Williams Theatre for a screening of new short films at the Sid Williams Theatre. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Art Gallery Youth Media Project films being live-streamed

Join CVAG for screening of new short films at the Sid Williams Theatre on June 30

The Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Youth Media Project is collaborating with the Sid Williams Theatre for a screening of new short films at the Sid Williams Theatre. Photo supplied
Last year the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival filled the seats at Malaspina Theatre. This year, viewers will take in the screenings online. (Photo courtesy VISFF)

Vancouver Island Short Film Festival happening online due to COVID-19

Submissions open until June 1, entry free for Island filmmakers

Last year the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival filled the seats at Malaspina Theatre. This year, viewers will take in the screenings online. (Photo courtesy VISFF)
Peter Dinklage and a host of other well-known actors are being spotted around Victoria as they film a new comedy called American Dreamer. (HBO via AP)

Peter Dinklage, Shirley MacLaine spotted filming new movie in Victoria

American Dreamer includes Ladysmith’s Michelle Mylett

Peter Dinklage and a host of other well-known actors are being spotted around Victoria as they film a new comedy called American Dreamer. (HBO via AP)
Orchestrating Change (85 min) tells the inspiring story of the Me2/Orchestra, the only orchestra in the world created by and for people living with mental illness and those who support them. (Screen grab)

Latest World Community film aims to erase the stigmatization surrounding mental illness

Orchestrating Change challenges viewers to reconsider their attitudes toward mental illness

  • Mar 12, 2021
Orchestrating Change (85 min) tells the inspiring story of the Me2/Orchestra, the only orchestra in the world created by and for people living with mental illness and those who support them. (Screen grab)
Screengrab from Some Kind Of Heaven, a biopic about the largest retirement community in America.

Comox Valley Art Gallery film series goes virtual

A different movie each week for five weeks

  • Mar 3, 2021
Screengrab from Some Kind Of Heaven, a biopic about the largest retirement community in America.
Mohawk Bear Clan Mother Louise Herne (Still from Without a Whisper)

World Community celebrates International Women’s Day with two timely film screenings

What influence did Indigenous women have on the women’s rights movement? Learn…

  • Mar 3, 2021
Mohawk Bear Clan Mother Louise Herne (Still from Without a Whisper)
Nanaimo-raised singer Allison Crowe with director Zack Snyder on the set of ‘Man of Steel’ in 2011. Crowe performs a cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah in the upcoming director’s cut of ‘Justice League.’ (Photo courtesy Clay Enos)

Island-raised musician records song for upcoming ‘Justice League’ film

Allison Crowe’s rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah closes out the movie

Nanaimo-raised singer Allison Crowe with director Zack Snyder on the set of ‘Man of Steel’ in 2011. Crowe performs a cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah in the upcoming director’s cut of ‘Justice League.’ (Photo courtesy Clay Enos)
World Community’s screening of River City Drumbeat is available online from Dec. 26 –29. (Screen grab)

World Community Film Festival going virtual for 2021

Give the gift of travel through films! The 30th edition of the…

  • Dec 16, 2020
World Community’s screening of River City Drumbeat is available online from Dec. 26 –29. (Screen grab)
A screenshot from the 1926 footage of the North Island. (Youtube screenshot)

VIDEO: Film historian finds rare footage from 1926, showcasing remote Northern Vancouver Island life

‘This photographer clearly knew what he was doing, suggesting he was taught’

A screenshot from the 1926 footage of the North Island. (Youtube screenshot)
This year’s Hornby Island Film Festival will close with the film Wajd: Songs of Separation.

Hornby Island Film Festival set for end of March

Submitted by Rachelle Chinnery Special to The Record Representatives from five new…

  • Mar 19, 2020
This year’s Hornby Island Film Festival will close with the film Wajd: Songs of Separation.
The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)

Self-isolating? National Film Board of Canada has over 4,000 free films online

A wide range of documentaries, animated films and short films are all on NFB.ca

The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)
The Reel Youth Film Festival features short films directed by youth. Stock image

Reel Youth Film Festival returns to Cumberland

On Saturday, March 7, the Reel Youth Film Festival, in partnership with…

  • Mar 5, 2020
The Reel Youth Film Festival features short films directed by youth. Stock image
A still from the film Tuning the Brain with Music. Photo supplied.

World Community Film Series presents Tuning the Brain with Music

Tuning the Brain with Music, a new life-affirming documentary, highlights the creative…

  • Feb 27, 2020
A still from the film Tuning the Brain with Music. Photo supplied.