First International Feature Film

On August 10, 2012, in Television & Video Production, by Television Faculty

Television & Video Production alumni Ben Hoskyn begins work on his first international feature film:

“As a wealthy businessman nears the end of his life, his three children are faced with the same choice he made – and now regrets. Living in Toronto, Hong Kong, and Vancouver, they each have to decide between devoting their lives to the multinational family business, or breaking away from it in order to live a life their father never could.”

Written and Allan Mackey and directed by Ben Hoskyn, “8 Minutes Ahead” explores themes of greed, materialism, loyalty, ambition, and the moments when all of those elements collide.

Principal photography begins November 2012, on location in Hong Kong, China.

Check out the Ottawa newspaper write-up for more details, and follow his production online, and through the Indiegogo campaign page.

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Touring the stations

On February 13, 2012, in Television & Video Production, by Television Faculty

One of our annual first-year activities in the Television & Video Production Program is touring our students through various Television stations (and maybe some other stops!) in the lower mainland.

Not only do the tours give our students a chance to see the operations and equipment behind the scenes at local broadcasters, they’re generally the first chance our students have to meet the staff and develop the connections that can lead to a job!

Of course, it’s always a benefit to our staff as well, who get to reconnect with our alumni and see what they’re doing now.  At CTV today, we ran into quite a few BCIT Alumni: Carl, Kim, Jeannine, Johnny, and Derek.  And there’s another half-dozen or so grads who we missed due to the timing of our afternoon visit (Jenn, Sam, Ara and a few others!).  One of the great strengths of our program is our network of industry connections!

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