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Corey Bowles Interview & Black Cop Updates

Tuesday, 05 June 2018 13:31
Published in Underground News

By Ed Sum 

Corey Bowles longtime association with the show Trailer Park Boys helped make him a house hold name and to learn about what he is doing next can simply be boiled down to promoting his debut directorial flick: Black Cop. This work saw select screenings at film festivals since its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, including a small one at Victoria, BC. This month, Northern Banner had this work screen on June 1 as a Cineplex Special Event Screening in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, Winnipeg, Halifax. On June 5, it will be available on iTunes and on June 19th, it will be available through other VOD outlets.

In this full interview with the aforementioned updates, I got to talk to this multi-talented artist about this show and this film. This article was originally published in the Feb/Mar issue in condensed form, and the full piece is on my own pop culture blog, otakunoculture.com

AU: How have things changed in Trailer Park Boys since the original director Mike Clattenburg left? He’s still credited, but …

CB: Oh, a lot. It’s funny because Mike is obviously big mentor and idol of mine. Now, there’s so much happening in the creative level with the whole group working together as opposed to one person bringing ideas in and having others at it.

Personally, in my role in directing, my goal is to honour what Mike did. We were in a sort of sitcom format which was more related to the movies that he was doing at the time. I study his stuff as much as possible and a lot of times we will add new directors. When we do, we will change the dynamic no matter what, because everyone has a different touch on what the show or scenes are to them, and for the newer directors that haven’t been there when Mike was, they have to jump right in and move differently than he did, what his pace and timing was.

Cineplex Entertainment’s Great Digital Film Festival is no doubt going to delight geeks, nerds and cinema buffs starting January 30th all across Canada. This year has a lot of comic book properties being played out and that shows where the direction of pop culture cinema has been and will be headed. With movies ranging from Alien to the X-Men, the latter is going to be a mega-marathon that will start from the latest film, Days of Future Past, and go backwards to the original — all happening on Saturday, January 31st. For Dick Tracy and Dark Man, this year marks their 25th anniversary!

“The best way to see any movie, no matter what hands-down, is to see it in the theatre,” said Canada AM film journalist, Reel to Real co-host and author Richard Crouse. “I like seeing movies on the big screen — the way the director intended it.”

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