2019. Hand processed 16mm transferred to HD. Black and white, tinted and toned. 08:22.

A portrait of place and power in rural white Ontario that challenges the correlation between seeing and knowing, and the ravages of late-stage capitalism. Hand processing, contact printing, tinting and toning engage the film as a body that, like the residents of Mt. Forest, sustains injuries, wounds and burdens, but also has the capacity for delight, revelatory pleasure, and transformation.

With special thanks to Phil Hoffman and the 2016 Independent Imaging Retreat (Film Farm), where Unless You're Living It was shot and hand-processed.

Screening history:

2023 Single Frame. Durham, NC.
2022 An Ordinary Day Film Festival. Stockholm, Sweden.
2020 Visions in the Nunnery. London, England.
2020 Mimesis Documentary Festival. Boulder, CO. Streaming.
2020 Two Rivers Cross-Cultural Documentary Cinema. Koblenz, Germany.
2020 Braziers International Film Festival. Braziers Park, England.
2020 Analogica Selection 9 streaming.
2020 Fracto streaming.
2020 Experiments in Cinema. Albuquerque, NM. Streaming.
2020 Best Shorts from the 2019 Moviate Underground Film Festival. Harrisburg, PA.
2020 Athens International Film and Video Festival. Athens, OH.
2020 Experimental Response Cinema: Over and Out! Austin, TX.
2020 33. Stuttgarter Filmwinter. Stuttgart, Germany.
2020 Portland Underground Film Festival. Portland, OR.
2019 KLEX: Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film + Music Festival. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2019 Analogica Selection 9. Bolzano, Italy.
2019 Nomadica. Bologna, Italy.
2019 Antimatter [Media Art]. Victoria, B.C., Canada.
2019 Engauge Experimental Film Festival. Seattle, WA.
2019 ARKIPEL Jakarta Intnl Documentary + Experimental Film Festival. Jakarta, Indonesia.
2019 Strangloscope Mostra Internacional. Florianopolis, Brazil.
2019 Transient Visions Festival of the Moving Image. Binghamton, NY.
2019 Edinburgh International Film Festival. Scotland
2019 Montreal Underground Film Festival. Montreal, Quebec. Jury Award: Honorable Mention.
2019 Fracto Film Encounter. Berlin, Germany.
2019 TIFF. Part of the exhibition Film Farm: 25 Years of the Independent Imaging Retreat.
2019 Moviate Underground Film Festival. Harrisburg, PA.
2019 RPM Fest. Boston, MA.
2019 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival. Morgantown, WV.