Broadcast Date – August 8, 2018
It was such a treat catching up with today’s guest – award-winning New Brunswick-born filmmaker Jana Stackhouse. Now faithful SEA AND BE SCENE…and HEARD listeners might just remember that name because Jana popped in for a super fast chat with us back in January when her truly moving short AWAY HOME had been selected for a very cool film festival hosted by TIFF called Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival. It was then that Ms. Stackhouse promised to come back for a full hour and today she’s making good on that promise and with plenty to chat about. The web series NOTE TO SELF which she directs for CBC Comedy was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Web Program or Series – Fiction and was also renewed for a season 2 with episodes streaming now (watch here). Here film AWAY HOME starring Cape Breton’s Billy MacLellan and New Brunswick native Peter McNeill was selected for the Hollywood North Film Festival where it won best student film and Jana won Best Female Director. It’s also screened at festivals in Montreal and Toronto and was recently selected to screen this month at the Regina International Film Festival. AND we can tell you that Jana is in the midst of developing another web series and writing her first feature film. So we’ll talk about that and so much more – including her deep appreciation of Willie Nelson, her great love of Christmas movies and whether or not we’ll ever see her on a future season of Dancing with the Stars. So without further ado – here’s my telephone conversation with the one and only Jana Stackhouse!
Follow Jana Stackhouse on Twitter @janastackhouse on Instagram @janastackhouse on Facebook at Jana Stackhouse
For more on AWAY HOME like their Facebook page
For the scoop on Jana’s web series with Rakhee Morzaria NOTE TO SELF for CBC click here.
You can see the GR’8 #SABS8 Birthday Salute from Jana Stackhouse and Billy MacLellan click here
For more on Jana’s hometown of Quispamsis visit quispamsis.ca
The history on the traditional song “The Parting Glass” click here
For more on Colin Grant visit his Facebook page here
You can listen our podcast chat with Cape Breton’s Billy MacLellan here
For more on New Brunswick native Peter McNeill click here
For more on the movies we discussed click on the title
KING KONG (1933), THE HOURS, LADY BIRD, MEET JOE BLACK (I don’t want to give anything away but when I talked about “that moment when she was looking out the diner winner”… I was wrong about the vantage point… just know that the moment I’m referring to happens after Joe and Susan have coffee), WHITE CHRISTMAS, THE WIZARD OF OZ
Listen to Willie Nelson singing Jana’s favourite song “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”
You can watch that episode of Insights IN 10 where Alan Doyle said he wouldn’t do “Dancing with the Stars” click here
For the scoop on Jana’s biopic star Sarah Gadon click here
For more on The Ennis Sisters visit theennissisters.com
We played the SEA AND BE SCENE TV Acoustic Exclusive “Take Me Home” by The Ennis Sisters watch here
The studio version appears on their 2015 release STAGES available on iTunes here
For information and tickets to the 33rd Annual Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival click here.
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