Exploring the impact of race and culture on relationships, PG is specifically pertaining to parents that feel comfortable with their children being romantically involved with someone outside of their race/culture. The film ventures through different avenues of dealing with this issue, while still maintaining one’s relationship with their parents.
PG: Racial Discretion is Advised is a performative documentary about multicultural love and how the parents of those involved affect them. In our day and age, we strive for cultural acceptance. Our generation says that we can love despite race and culture. However, our parents may not share the same views. This is especially valid with immigrant parents who may not be used to the multicultural experience in Canada. PG explores different strategies to make relationships work whilst parents stand in the way.
I’m one of those people that care about humanity. As a film director, I intend to bring forth multiple cultures and ethnicities into mainstream filmmaking to erase the stigma around Hollywood’s lack of multiculturalism. Every film I intend to create will work towards this goal. I’m a huge fan of romance movies…my favourite being Crazy Stupid Love. I also love poetry and experimental styles of filmmaking. These are some of the inspirations that I drew from for this film!
Sound Recorder/ Sound Mixer
Born in New York, I moved to Canada around the age of 8. Attending school I originally had no idea what career I would later pursuit and being in a small farming town never had the opportunity to try filmmaking. This led me to consider careers in everything from programming to engineering, but I always had an appreciation for new media. Come one summer after high school I took up a copy of Sony Vegas and tired my hand at video exiting where i found a hidden passion i had never known about. Enrolling at Sheridan in the Honors Bachleor of Film and Television, I was able to continue this passion and eventually develop it into a love of Sound Editing.
I was born and raised in the Philippines until I came to Canada when I was about 9 years old. I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up, and switched future careers several times over the next 11 years. From wannabe astronaut to filmmaker, I now live in Mississauga and pursue an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Film and Television at Sheridan College. Film has been a creative medium for me to express myself, and it makes me happy, sad, laugh and cry. It constantly makes me rethink on how I view the world, and for that I am grateful. I hope our documentary will bring joy and sadness, love and empathy, because these emotions are what connects us to each other and unites us as human beings, regardless of who we are or what we believe in.
I am a film enthusiast, maker and student. Currently attending the third year of a bachelor program in film and television at Sheridan College, film revolves around my life and is my true passion. My main focus is editing and cinematography, which seem to go hand in hand especially for what I intends to do in the future; music videos. I love the idea of how some music videos can intentionally tell a story within a short amount of time, but also the fact that he was brought up on music through my peers and family. I aspire to continue my life in film and find work with music videos.
Making a film is a herculean task. You have to manage actors, camera operators, sound technicians, costume designers, and editors to ensure a unified vision. I have successfully navigating different crew members that all have their own ideas and ways of doing things requires social grace, strong communication skills, compassion, patience, and what I would refer to as social diplomacy. As a producer on numerous student film projects I feel that I have an understanding of how to get the final project done in a way that satisfies each crew members creative inclinations. I have also served as a production assistant on two full feature films Tru Love and The Space Between which has provided me with the detailed knowledge of the importance of time management, scheduling, communication, and understand how many piles of paperwork required for a film shoot.
I am a 20 years old gaffer/AC from Sheridan College in the third year of Bachelor of Film and Television program, and I have a lot passion and I am gaining experiences with cinematography, visual effects, and editing. Working on a documentary project with this crew will be a great experience to me, and I am really looking forward to working with everyone.
I hail from the not so small city of Mississauga. With an ounce of pride and a dash of idiocy, I, the slightly annoying overseer of the PG Team. PG is the first documentary I am producing and hopefully not the last. My previous works include a PSA, the dramatic short “Bet Court Press” and a handful of smaller works. I am currently attending Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Film and Television program, where he is also directing a documentary “Christopher” that focuses on growing up with autism.
I am a third year student in Sheridan College’s Honours Bachelor of Film and Television. I grew up in a small town in Southwestern Ontario where my favourite pass time was watching television shows and movies. When I entered high school I attend my first film class. After this class I fell in love with the process of film making and my mother and sisters have supported me when pursuing this passion. I have voiced great enthusiasm in becoming an editor but recently have also been engrossed in the transmedia aspect of projects.