Hollywood North definitely lived up to its name this weekend. With the 28th annual Vancouver International Film Festival underway, the team at Jet Set Crew threw its annual Red Carpet VIP Film Party. This year’s festivities were held at the ultra cool, ultra hip Canvas Lounge. On deck with hosting duties again this year, Rick Campanelli greeted celebrities and film VIPs as they sashayed their way into the Gastown venue. Donovan, Brian and myself attended the 3rd black tie annual party. Armed with our digital SLR, video camera and our winning personalities, we interviewed a multitude of actors and producers promoting their film screening at VIFF and upcoming projects.
Although quite spacious at the Canvas Lounge, it was a full house and quite an intimate evening. Donovan took care of the still photography and celeb corralling, Brian took charge of filming while I took over interviewing the guests. On the red carpet, I had the opportunity to interview such familiar faces as Patrick Gallagher (Ken Tanaka) from the new hit show Glee, Keegan Connor Tracy from Battlestar Galactica, and faces you will soon know better, including Terry Chen from the A-Team movie and the adorable Jodell Ferland from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Since Vancouver is an industry fave to film television shows, we also were able to mingle and take pictures with Smallville stars, Allison Mack and Kristin Kreuk.
One of the highlights of the evening was getting an opportunity to interview the producers and lead actor of “Cole”. The film which made its debut at TIFF last month has been receiving strong buzz and becoming a festival favorite. Producers, Dylan Collingwood & Kimani Ray Smith and leading man, Richard de Klerk all took the time from the flashing lights to talk about their film.
Check out our video mashup from the footage captured and take your first look at the interviews with the aforementioned that will come later this week, but for now….
A big shout out goes to the Jet Set Crew for throwing another spectacular extravaganza celebrating the best in local and international cinema. From the looks of it, all the party goers had a wicked time networking with industry types. Once we finished “working” we decided to join in on the fun and sipped on tasty libations supplied by Belvedere Vodka which then later turned into dancing our little tushes off to the DJ’ing skills of DJ Leanne and DJ SKLA. The 4th annual Red Carpet event couldn’t come fast enough. That’s how much fun it was.