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Coop Chat #3 - Do I need crew?

  • June 11, 2020
  • 18:00 - 20:00
  • Zoom
  • 5


Registration is closed

A conversation about the pluses and minuses of working with other people. We’d love to hear from filmmakers who work with large and small crews and those who choose to work pretty much on their own.

Co-hosted by Dawn George & Charles Wahl

Coop Chats will bring together a group of filmmakers to talk about a specific filmmaking topic. These are not classes or workshops, they are conversations. The idea is to share information, ideas, tips, tricks and best practices in a particular area. The chats will be moderated by staff (and special guest hosts), and participants will be free to contribute as much or as little as they feel comfortable. With this in mind the sessions will be capped at 12 participants.

If you register but then are unable to attend please let us know so we can add someone from the wait list.


Dawn George likes to muck around in the garden and make films. She is a graduate of Ryerson’s Radio and Television Arts Program and received her film and media arts training through the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative and the Centre for Art Tapes. Her DIY approach to filmmaking reflects her appreciation and respect for movement, nature, science, and sound.

Dawn has participated in residencies at the Film Farm, the Handmade Film Institute, and the Ayatana Artist Research Program. Her works have screened in festivals and galleries around the globe including Images, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Kaunas IFF, WNDX, Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Imagine Science FF, the Gladstone Hotel’s GrowOp Exhibition, The Dalhousie Arts Gallery, and the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. She is one of the founding members of the Handmade Film Collective and teaches eco-film processing.


Charles Wahl is an award wining Canadian filmmaker. He has directed commercials internationally for clients like Nissan, McDonald’s, Campbell’s, Kia, Mazda, Captain Morgan, and many others. He wrote & directed “Little Grey Bubbles”, which had an strong festival run with notable stops at the 2019 SXSW film Festival, Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, Aspen Shortsfest, the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, and Winner of the Best Atlantic Short Award at FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival. It premiered online via Short of the Week, while also being selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.

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