Monthly Archives: September 2014

CBC’s Fresh Air interviews Brandy Yanchyk about her “Grey” films

Did you miss filmmaker @BrandyYanchyk’s chat w/us about how modern seniors are reinventing old age? Hear it here.

“5-year-old raises $11K for muscular dystrophy research” – CBC News Alberta – September 6, 2014

“5-year-old raises $11K for muscular dystrophy research” – CBC News Alberta, September 6, 2014.
Click here to see Brandy Yanchyk’s CBC TV News story.

“Downtown Edmonton improving every year, report says” – CBC News Edmonton, August 27, 2014

“Downtown Edmonton improving every year, report says” – CBC News Edmonton, August 27, 2014
Click here to see Brandy Yanchyk’s CBC TV News story.

“Oil Calling” to screen at the Jasper Short Film Festival on Sept 27th, 2014

Oil Calling” has been chosen to screen at the Jasper Short Film Festival on Sept 27th, 2014 in Jasper, Alberta at 3:45pm. Here is a link to the film’s promo.
“The Jasper Short Film and Media Arts Festival is an opportunity for filmmakers and media artists from around the world to exhibit their work in Jasper National Park. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site and destination for world travellers, Jasper serves as an excellent setting for filmmakers from around the world to exhibit to an international audience.”

“Films document greying Canadians defying age” – Economist & Sun

A cool article “Films document greying Canadians defying age” in the Economist & Sun about my new “Grey” films and a documentary workshop I’ll be doing in the town of Markham where I grew up. I hope to see some of you out there. Let me know if you are coming.

On Sept. 15 at Cornell Library (3201 Bur Oak Ave.) from 6:45 to 9 p.m., Yanchyk will screen Oil Calling, the 2013 documentary about new immigrants and the Canadian oil industry.

After the screening there will be a lab where participants will learn about filmmaking through tips, trials and tools.

Entry is free, doors close at 7. Find more information at www.markhampubliclibrary.ca

On Sept. 17 at 7 p.m., Yanchyk will show her most recent (2014) documentaries, Grey Glory and Grey Ambition.

Filmmaking workshop in Markham by Brandy Yanchyk on Sept 15th at 645pm to 9pm

If you live in Markham, Ontario where I grew up… and want to attend a workshop on filmmaking I’ll be hosting one for free at the Cornell Library on Monday, September 15th at 645pm to 9pm. I’ll also be showing my 22 minute film “Oil Calling” about new immigrants and the oil and gas industry. On the Wednesday, September 17th I’ll also be showing my two films at 7pm at the Cornell Library in Markham! “Grey Glory” and “Grey Ambition” will screen back to back.
Click here to read an new article called “Films document greying Canadians defying age”…
Here is a link to the poster to the “Movie Maker’s Guide to the Big Screen.
Movie Maker’s Guide to the Big Screen

Grey Ambition (2014) (47 Minutes) (Rogers’ OMNI TV, CBC Documentary Channel, PBS stations, AMI)

“Grey Ambition” is an inspirational documentary about Canadian seniors over sixty-five who are taking their brain power to new levels long after retirement. It includes seniors who are involved in philanthropy, the arts, volunteerism, education, entrepreneurship and those still working in the business world and proves that life begins at any age.

“Grey Ambition” features fashion tycoon Harry Rosen, who has gone back to school in his eighties; Henry Schroeder, a ninety-five year old who builds airplanes and flies them; Anna Jarmics, a competitive darts player and painter who has no hands; Marilyn O’Hara, an entrepreneur; Peggy Kim, an avid volunteer in her Korean community and Joyce and Arthur George who still teach roller skating in their nineties.

Click here to see the trailer for “Grey Ambition“.

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Grey Ambition” will air on CBC’s Documentary Channel on March 25th @ 18:00 EST and May 11 @ 20:00 EST. It is also airing on OMNI TV in English and Korean.

Grey Ambition” also appeared in the 2014 COMMFFEST global community film festival in Toronto with Brandy Yanchyk’s other new documentary “Grey Glory.”