Episode Sixteen: Joel McCarthy

Episode Sixteen: Joel McCarthy

Joel McCarthy is one of the pillars of the Vancouver indie screen scene: a writer, director, film and festival producer, and change-maker dedicated to upending the industry status quo. His award-winning films and web series are unapologetic and audacious and woke — like Shooting the Musical, a feature film about a group of film school grads making a movie musical about a school shooting; Inconceivable, a web series about a straight dude and a queer woman who end up pregnant; and the short film Auto/Mate, a sci-fi LGBT love story. McCarthy teaches directing at VFS and produces two 48-hour film competitions, and he’s currently working on a documentary called The Honesty Project and a feature film called For Your Protection. Joel’s audacity, creativity, and commitment to making change are on full display in this entertaining and fascinating episode of the YVR Screen Scene Podcast.

EPISODE UPDATE: Beginning May 24, 2019, you can find Shooting the Musical on the This Is A Spoon YouTube channel, under its original name After Film Schoolhttps://www.youtube.com/user/Jamfilms2000

‘Edge of the Knife (SGaawaay K'uuna)’ and ‘Scout & the Gumboot Kids’ big winners at first night of #LeoAwards19

‘Edge of the Knife (SGaawaay K'uuna)’ and ‘Scout & the Gumboot Kids’ big winners at first night of #LeoAwards19

Episode Fifteen: Ryan Robbins

Episode Fifteen: Ryan Robbins