This is the movie theatre in my hometown.

It was built in 1913, and like anyplace it is special to some and holds no significance for others. But for anyone who watched the vaudeville acts perform here, or the silent movies that would soon begin to talk, or perhaps kissed someone they cared for, it was
a very special place.  In 1976 I saw my first movie here.

 

 

latest projects

 
 

Shepherds in the Cave

An international team of art restorers and archaeologists inside a network of ancient caves encounter
a community of shepherds that have used the caves for centuries.  

Feature documentary produced with support from the Canada Council for the Arts.

 
 
 

Screenings


Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) Film Festival
(2017, Bristol, UK)

Ethnografilm Festival
(2017, Paris, France)

Cinema on the Bayou
(2017, Louisiana, USA)* 
*Special Jury Prize, Documentary Feature Category

Cinema Grande
(2017, Altamura, Italy)

Teatro della Memoria
(2017, Jesce, Italy)

Vancouver Club
(2017, Vancouver, Canada)

Italian Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Centre
(2018, Vancouver, Canada)

First Ontario Performing Arts Centre, the Film House
(2018, St. Catherines, Canada)

Serile Patrimoniului 2018 Cultural Heritage Series, Casa Artelor Gallery
(2018, Timisoara, Romania)

The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival
(2018, Eugene, Oregon, USA)*
*Honourable Mention Audience Favourite Award

Rassegna del Documentario e della Comunicazione Archeologica

(2018, Licodia Eubea, Sicily)*

*International Jury Prize "Premio ArcheoVisiva"

 
 
 

Video portrait commemorating photographer Sandra Semchuk upon receiving the 2018 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. Commissioned by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Independent Media Arts Alliance.

 

Screenings

National Gallery of Canada

(2018, Ottawa, Canada)

Rideau Hall

(2018, Ottawa, Canada)

Available for viewing on Air Canada in-flight and Via Rail

 

 

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 TEXTILE  Arguments break out over the closure of a European textile factory and subsequent move to China, as three characters try to reconcile the complex realities of products Made in China.   Learn More

TEXTILE

Arguments break out over the closure of a European textile factory and subsequent move to China, as three characters try to reconcile the complex realities of products Made in China.

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 QIU JIN  An engineering student explores the similarities between Vancouver and her hometown of Nanjing, China. Commissioned by  Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada .   Learn More

QIU JIN

An engineering student explores the similarities between Vancouver and her hometown of Nanjing, China. Commissioned by Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada.

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 We Don't have a picture yet  Video portrait commemorating painter Landon Mackenzie upon receiving the 2017 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. Commissioned by the  Canada Council for the Arts.    Learn More

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Video portrait commemorating painter Landon Mackenzie upon receiving the 2017 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. Commissioned by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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ABOUT RED MAMMOTH

Red Mammoth is a media production company.

 

It was also the name I gave to a pickup truck my dad used to drive when I was a kid - an Ford F250 super cab. And yes, there is a woolly mammoth connection as well. We were always told they had originated in Asia and had migrated across the Bering land bridge, right down the Pacific coast, and likely even grazed in the areas around our hometown. It was my favourite animal.

Red Mammoth Media is devoted to projects that engage and compel audiences to navigate cultural divides  - just like those migrating mammoths all those years ago...

 

 

ANTHONY GRIECO

Filmmaker into dramas and divine comedies that happen when we meet, meld, clash and sometimes even get along...