TIFF is always a great time to be around Toronto. Especially if you’ve been waiting your whole last 5 years to see Zac Efron like me. But beyond that, there are lots of great movies and parties going on around the city.
The Drake Hotel is a surefire bet on consistent quality around these types of events, and I am happy to be a part of it this year. This Friday, I will be rocking the Drake Underground from midnight until 4AM. That’s right after Peaches takes over the Drake for the evening to unveil her new film/live performance. It’s bound to get interesting.
On the TIFF tip, I also want to shout out Canadian film maker Jason Lapeyre, who’s film “I Declare War” (co-directed with Robert Wilson) debuted this past weekend at the festival. I’ve worked with Jason a few years times over the years (including the creation of the opening theme of IDW) and it’s great to see him get his work out there and recognized with gleaming 4 star reviews. Jason and I first worked together on the videos from the Taking Care Of Business album, on a thinner-than-shoestring budget, making “I Ain’t Lazy” and “Collecting Empties” in Winnipeg in the summer of 2005. For those who haven’t seen them, here they are in all their glory:
I Ain’t Lazy
Will play them upon request Friday night. See you there!