Trevor Anderson (artist)

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Trevor Anderson
Nationality Canadian
Occupation filmmaker, musician
Website
Dirt City Films
The Wet Secrets

Trevor Anderson is a filmmaker and musician based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His films have screened at the Sundance Film Festival,[1] Berlin International Film Festival,[2][3] and the Toronto International Film Festival.[4][5] He plays drums in The Wet Secrets.[6]

Film[edit]

Anderson has written and directed numerous award-winning short films.

Rugburn (2005) screened at dozens of international film festivals,[7] including the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and the Nashville Film Festival.

Rock Pockets (2007) won the inaugural Lindalee Tracey Award at the 2007 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, presented annually to an emerging Canadian filmmaker working with "passion, humanity, a strong sense of social justice, and a sense of humor."[8] It won Honourable Mention for Most Innovative Short Film at the 2007 Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.[9] The film is shown in Vancouver high schools by the Out in Schools initiative to address LGBTQ issues, homophobia, and bullying in the classroom.[10]

Dinx (2008) was made through the Drama Prize program at the National Screen Institute of Canada.[11] It, along with "Rock Pockets," was shortlisted for the Iris Prize in Cardiff, Wales, the world's largest gay and lesbian short film award.[12]

Carpet Diem (2008) premiered at the American Film Institute's 2008 AFI Fest in Los Angeles,[13] and toured Canada in the Canadian Film Centre Worldwide Short Film Festival Best Shorts of 2009 National Tour.[14]

The Island (2009) premiered at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival.[15] It won the Jury Award for Best Short Film at the Pink Apple Film Festival in Zürich, Switzerland.[16]

Punchlines (2009), was created by Anderson when he participated in the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival Talent Lab,[17] which was led by Danny Boyle, Miranda July, and Don McKellar.[18]

Figs in Motion (2010) was commissioned by the Art Gallery of Alberta to celebrate their grand re-opening.[19] The film played at the Expresión en Corto International Film Festival in Guanajuato, Mexico,[20] the Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montreal, Quebec;[21] and the Ann Arbor Film Festival in Ann Arbor, Michigan.[22]

The High Level Bridge (2010) screened at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.[23] It was included in the 2010 Sundance Institute Art House Project, where it was favourably reviewed by Roger Ebert.[24] It screened at South by Southwest (SXSW),[25] the Los Angeles Film Festival,[26] and the Toronto International Film Festival.[27] At the American Film Institute's AFI Fest in Los Angeles, it won Honorable Mention for Live Action Short Film.[28]

The Man That Got Away (2012) premiered at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival,[29] where it won the D.A.A.D Short Film Prize.[30] It screened at South by Southwest (SXSW),[31] and the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.[32] The film was broadcast in Canada by CBC Television[33] and in France by Canal+.[34] It was included in the 2013 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art.[35]

Filmography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Music[edit]

Anderson is co-founder and drummer in the Canadian indie rock band The Wet Secrets, who have charted in the top ten on Canada's national campus radio chart.[36][37] On January 8, 2010, their song "Secret March" was named by Grant Lawrence of CBC Radio 3 as one of the "Top 20 Best Songs of the 2000s."[38]

In 2009, Anderson was commissioned by The City of Edmonton to create a piece of public art to commemorate the ICLEI World Congress, hosted in Edmonton in June, 2009. He gathered several leading Edmonton musicians and songwriters to create the collaborative hour-long musical composition and free concert, "That's Edmonton For You!"[39]

From 2001 to 2006, Anderson drummed in the Edmonton punk two-piece The Vertical Struts.[40]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Sundance Film Festival Announces Short Film Program". Sundance Film Festival. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Island". Berlin International Film Festival. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Man That Got Away". Berlin International Film Festival. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Wet Secrets' Trevor Anderson Gets Accepted Into TIFF '09". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "High Level Bridge doc opens at TIFF". Edmonton Journal. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "The Wet Secrets". CBC Music. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Rugburn : screenings". Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Lindalee Tracey Award". White Pine Pictures. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  9. ^ Van Atta, Matthew (31 October 2007). "Winners Announced for Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival". The Advocate. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Teachers Learning Resource Guide". Out in Schools. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  11. ^ Hover, Liz. "Spotlight on Trevor Anderson". Celebrating 25 Years of NSI. National Screen Institute of Canada. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Iris Prize promises both reel and unreal". Metro UK. 1 October 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "2008 AFI Fest Announces Full Schedule". Film Threat. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  14. ^ ""Best Of" Worldwide Short Films at the Plaza". Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "The Island". 2009: Programme. Berlin International Film Festival. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "Pink Apple: Awardees". Pink Apple Film Festival. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "Four NSI Alum Chosen for TIFF Talent Lab". National Screen Institute of Canada. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  18. ^ "The Toronto International Film Festival Unveils TIFF Talent Lab Governors". Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  19. ^ Hoyles, Sarah. "Art Gallery of Alberta opening week includes launch of new series of late night parties". Art Gallery of Alberta. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  20. ^ Vajcner, Chris. "Film fest screenings for Figs in Motion and Reel Injun". National Screen Institute of Canada. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  21. ^ Everleth, Mike. "2010 Festival du Nouveau Cinema FNC Lab: Official Lineup". Underground Film Journal. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  22. ^ Everleth, Mike. "2011 Ann Arbor Film Festival: Official Lineup". Underground Film Journal. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  23. ^ "2011 Sundance Film Festival Announces Short Film Program". Sundance Film Festival. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  24. ^ Ebert, Roger. "Sundance Shorts 2012". Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  25. ^ "The High Level Bridge". 2011: Schedule. South by Southwest. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  26. ^ "2011: Film Guide". Los Angeles Film Festival. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  27. ^ Brownlee, Kristy (23 August 2010). "High Level Bridge doc at Toronto Film Fest". Edmonton Sun. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  28. ^ "Awards Tracker". AFI Fest awards announced. LA Times. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  29. ^ "The Man That Got Away". 2012: Programme. Berlin International Film Festival. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  30. ^ "2012: Prizes and Honours". Berlin International Film Festival. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  31. ^ "2012: Schedule". South by Southwest. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  32. ^ "2012: Schedule". Hot Docs. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  33. ^ "Canadian Reflections". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  34. ^ "The Man That Got Away". Courts et créations. Canal+. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  35. ^ Mellema, Tatiana. "Alberta Biennial 2013: "The News From Here"". Canadian Art. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  36. ^ "!earshot : charts : top 200 : june 2008". !earshot. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  37. ^ "!earshot : charts : top 200 : july 2008". !earshot. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  38. ^ Lawrence, Grant. "Grant Lawrence's Best Songs of the 2000s, Part One". Podcast 231. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  39. ^ Prins, Matt (1 November 2009). "Top 40 Under 40". Avenue Edmonton Magazine. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  40. ^ Griwkowsky, Fish (December 2005). "The Vertical Struts". Exclaim! Magazine. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 

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