Proud of our Graduates: Mike Gingras
Career Path : Filmmaking and Film Editing
So how do you make a film when you’re a starving student with no money? The Trebas Institute has published a blog as part of its Proud of Our Alumni feature spotlighting the work of Mike Gingras, a budding filmmaker, independent musician and graduate of the Trebas Institute who knows a thing or two about making a film for cheap. Gingras shot his 16-minutes short film, The Kid Who Made the Face, in about six days, playing the roles of writer, director and producer. He edited the film himself, and had to be resourceful and call a number of favours from friends and friends of friends to secure filming locations, equipment, actors, a crew and more. He even sweet-talked staff members of the Crossways mall into letting him shoot there! If you’d like to know more about Mike Gingras’ accomplishments and experience at Trebas, check out this blog by the Trebas Institute.
“With his film and education at one of the top film schools in Canadacomplete, Mike Gingras was encouraged by a professor at Trebas, KalmanSzegvary, to submit The Kid Who Made the Face for consideration to the Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival. He was thrilled to find out that his production had been accepted and will screen during the festival, which takes place between April 24 and May 3, 2014. In addition to submitting his film to other festivals, Gingras plans to host a screening at Algoma University in March, along with Boyd Rendell’s The Last Stand.”