We had the pleasure of interviewing Amanda Thomson, a filmmaker adept in the art of analogue filmmaking.
Amanda was born, raised and currently lives as a settler on the unneeded territory belonging to the Coast Salish people, commonly known as Vancouver BC. She is drawn to film by its tactile qualities and by its shifting nature in grain and cultural significance. She studied Film Video and Integrated Media at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design receiving a Bachelor of Media Arts in 2009. In 2014, she helped form the Iris Film Collective, a group of independent artists with the goal of advancing photochemical motion film production.
Our conversation with Amanda spanned her calling into analogue filmmaking, her fervor for the bolex camera and best of all, her expertise in printing film. Through this interview, Amanda enables us to delve into the world of analogue artistry, rethinking the boundaries of experimental filmmaking and celebrating the skilled art of printing film in a bolex.