Anjali Appadurai - Director
Farzine MacRae - Director of Photography
'Heat' is the story of a troupe of female factory workers who grow increasingly frustrated with their surroundings.
Playing on themes of labour, resistance and feminine uprising, 'Heat' is also a story of feeling overwhelmed by the increasingly chaotic state of the world, and wanting to retreat into comfort.
The Quantum Age | Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute
This piece was commissioned by UBC's Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute to be shown during a presentation at the 2017 B.C. Tech Summit.
Director: Josephine Anderson
Director of Photography: Farzine MacRae
What Feeds Us
Client: City of Vancouver
MacRae Multimedia worked with CoV's talented social planning team to produce the City's first and only viral video, reaching over 700,000 people around the world.
The Food Strategy represents the culmination of over ten years of policy, planning and community organizing towards the creation of a healthy, just and sustainable food system. None of this would be possible without the creativity and dedication of countless individuals, community groups, and local businesses. This video highlights some key areas that have made a big impact in Vancouver. To get involved, visit http://vancouver.ca/foodpolicy
My Mother's Home
Commissioned by the Vancouver Foundation, "My Mother's Home" celebrates migration, motherhood, and diversity. This film aired at the Fresh Voices My Mothers Home Exhibition, in May 2017. It was Included in Vancouver Asian Film Festivals's public premiere presentation of the “We Heart Canada” video project, celebrating Canada 150 and Vancouver’s diverse immigrant experience. Presented through collaboration between non-profit organizations and independent filmmakers, and in partnership with the City of Vancouver/Vancouver Immigration Partnership.
Delhi 2 Dublin - TumbiWOW (Official Video)
Director of Photography/Editing
(Ep. 1) Ned Bell x Prius v: The Art of The Market
Client: Toyota Canada
This 3 part series follows celebrity chef Ned Bell around town in his new Toyota Prius x as he gathers local ingredients for family picnic.
City of Vancouver Council Chamber Art Project
This short documentary features three First Nations artists from selected from local communities as they create artworks commissioned by the City of Vancouver to mark the beginning of a reconciliation process.
The completed panels are now on display in the council chambers at Vancouver City Hall.
Farm to School BC
Client: Farm to School BC, Vancity, Public Health Association of BC
Farm to School BC wanted to showcase all the great work they've been doing by bringing fresh food and farming to school throughout BC and the lower mainland.
Trailer- I'd Rather Stay
Client: Centre for Hip Health and Mobility. Directed by Callista Haggis. Cinematography & Editing by Farzine MacRae
“What makes a neighbourhood a good place to grow old?”
That’s the question underscoring I’d Rather Stay, a new documentary by MSFHR-funded knowledge broker Callista Haggis, which examines the urban environment’s impact on older adults living in Greater Vancouver.
The film is an intimate look at the lives of five older adults as they reflect on the features of their homes and neighbourhoods that contribute to physical and emotional well-being.
For many older individuals, living in car-dependent or otherwise restrictive neighbourhoods can present significant challenges to health and mobility. As physical abilities decline, it can become difficult to sustain activity and social connectedness in later life.
I’d Rather Stay illustrates themes identified by the Active Streets, Active People (ASAP) study, a research program of the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility. ASAP is evaluating the impact of street-level changes in Vancouver’s West End – specifically the development of the Comox-Helmcken greenway – on older adults’ mobility and social interactions.
Read more about "I'd Rather Stay" here: http://www.msfhr.org/news/msfhr-news/seniors-mobility-research-comes-life-new-documentary
Or check out the whole project, at www.shapethepath.ca
Delhi 2 Dublin - East Van (Official Video)
Director of Photography/Editing
When I Get Older
Co-Directed with Callista Haggis.
The film promotes the idea that all people – young and old – are impacted by seniors’ isolation. The video tells the story of a young boy, who in thinking about his future needs, is inspired to reach out and care for a senior. It challenges the viewer to consider the current and future, the personal and broader scale significance of seniors isolation.
Submission for 2011 United Way “Care to Change” Competition. Finalist with most independent views.
Client: Centre for Hip Health and Mobility. Directed & Edited by Farzine MacRae
The prospect of recovering from falls and fragility fractures can be daunting for older adults. Decima's story is part of a series commissioned by the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility that aims to inspire hope, and to help people navigate the recovery process.