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Panel: Uncharted Waters; Making Your First Indie Film

  • Asper Centre for Theatre and Film 400 Colony Street Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2P3 Canada (map)

How to: create an indie film from the ground up as told by Winnipeg's own indie filmmakers. In this panel, explore their experiences and advice on everything from finding funding, organizing production, and managing post production with a focus on working alongside sponsors or funding institutions.


Erin Buelow is a multimedia artist based in Winnipeg. He graduated in Film Production from York University in Ontario, spending his exchange year at University in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. He has directed over 10 short films which were shown at Winnipeg Fringe Festival, WNDX Festival of Moving Image, ArtCity Short Film Festival, Toronto Queer Film Festival and IFFR.

Lasha Mowchun is a filmmaker and film educator, born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As a filmmaker Lasha specializes in experimental storytelling and documentary. Probing the psychology of her characters she creates unique, flamboyant or even magical worlds based around the psyche of her subjects.

Carter Hadlow is an independent filmmaker and founder of Kaiju Productions. Born and Raised in Winnipeg Manitoba, Carter attended the University of Winnipeg in 2011, studying theater and film ending in 2015. Carter and his creative partner Taren Padua, created Kaiju Productions after graduation. Starting with minor short films, gradual expanding their company with other employees. Now Kaiju Productions offers media services, creates narrative shorts, and a series of short documentaries called Peg Talents, showcasing Winnipeg Artists. In 2017 Carter tackled and completed his first independent feature film, GRIEF.

Since graduating from the University of Winnipeg with a BA in film studies Jared has worked on a number of music videos, TV commercials and short films including “Find/Love” which earned him an award for achievement in cinematography at the Southern Shorts Awards. In the summer of 2017 he shot his first feature film, “Grief” which was an official selection for the First-Time Filmmaker Sessions. Currently he is working on a documentary television series called “Going Pro” that follows a race team in the Touring Car America series.

Earlier Event: October 23
PANEL: Finding the Best Fit
Later Event: October 23
Screenings: Night One