Saturday, August 31, 2013

Asylum - A Short Film by Vince Tuckwood

In addition to writing novels, composing and performing music, Vince Tuckwood is turning his talents to film making this year.  He has an inventive story that involves a twist on the haunted house story that he's written and now is looking to produce into a short film. 

artwork by Robert Edmonds
Vince has published four novels to date, his last book "Escalation" was published in partnership with Boutique Empire.  He has reworked his Family Rules novel into a screenplay (Inventing Kenny) and now looks forward to seeing his vision for Asylum captured for the screen.

The synopsis:
Sol plans to spend the night in an abandoned asylum with his three friends, and face up to its ghost of local rumor. Though skeptical, Sol seems ready to make sure his friends stay safe. At the first sign of the trouble, however, his friends flee, and Sol stands alone in facing the ghost.
And in an unexpected twist, it may just be the ghost that’s most affected by the confrontation.

Funding for the picture is very modest, the film is looking for only $5000 in backing funds.  If you have any interest in this side of the arts please have a look at his kickstarter and consider backing it.

Thanks for reading, now go check it out!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Revisiting Isabelle Dunlop's Gastown Pop Up Shop

Starting this Sunday, Sept 1, 2013, Isabelle Dunlop will be at 330 W. Cordova for 5 days. Her hours are 11-7PM each day. In the shop will be her latest collection of scarves, coats, capes, dresses and other special pieces. You can have a look at the latest by clicking here.

As we were looking over things this week we came across this beautiful video created by Dale Darlington for Isabelle's very first commercial pop up  back in April 2010.    Please note the dates and address are not for the current shop, but the essence and story are all still the same.  We just wanted to share this video as it got a bit overlooked a few years back.

Isabelle Dunlop Gastown Pop Up
330 W Cordova St
Hours 11-7
Telephone 604 785 4654

gold cotton knit top and lace found by Jane Dunlop
back and white check wool tea dress with special lace detail
  buffalo check wool cushion

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Isabelle Dunlop Returns to Gastown

September 1st through 5th Isabelle Dunlop returns to Gastown with her Autumn 2013 collection at 330 West Cordova Street, Vancouver.

Check her blog for the latest in colours and designs.


Join Combine the Victorious this Saturday as they DJ down at Common Courtesy (Save On Meats 43 West Hastings) and watch for Industy starting September 16th at the Media Club! 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Kids Up Front: Common Courtesy Vol 1

Artists from our Boutique Empire collective were involved with a very cool music compilation this summer: Common Courtesy Vol 1.  This collection of songs, from 27 different Vancouver acts, is available for downloading right now at this site.

The reason behind this sampler is to raise funds for the Kids Up Front organization. 
Kids Up Front is a charitable organization that provides access to arts, culture, sports and recreation for kids who otherwise would not have the opportunity.  The Common Courtesy music compilation supports this group with an open priced deal with all money donated going to under privileged children in Vancouver.  We are proud to be a part of it and to have added our songs to an impressive list of recording artists from our city.

Check it out, 27 songs from acts such as: Gold and Youth, Actors, Sunshine, The Belle Games, City of Glass, Girlfriends and Boyfriends, Gang Signs, Jody Glenham, Catlow, Sex With Strangers and Combine the Victorious among the extensive list!