53: Gun Runners with Samantha Kaine
This week on RCMPodcast the fabulous and feisty Samatha Kaine joins us to chat 2016’s documentary Gun Runners! We talk the passion required to devote yourself to a 10-year project, portraying politics on film without getting overly complex, and offering constructive solutions to social issues without getting preachy. Spoilers abound in this stunning and emotionally provocative documentary, so pull it up on Canadian Netflix and join us for some behind the scenes and making of stories afterwards. Don’t worry. We’ll wait.
This week's end music is SOS by Delhi 2 Dublin. Visit their website for more of their music and tour dates.
On this week's show
Samantha Kaine Gruen is an actor, writer and independent producer. Born in Jamaica, Samantha came to Canada at age of 5 and has lived in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. Samantha has worked in film and television production for over 15 years. Her career began in Ottawa University and performing on stage in community theatre.
Samantha has performed in Vancouver, Germany, Toronto and Montreal. During her time in Vancouver, she attended the Vancouver Film School and studied screenwriting and producing for film and television, where her love of producing started to flourish. In the summer of 2012, Samantha pitched a docu-series show to BlueAnt Media about cyclists daring to ride in the hottest place on earth, the Danikal Depression in Ethiopia. The idea was successfully received and Samantha produced her first television series entitled: Offbeat Roads; The Danakil Diaries – a 6 episode series that aired in January 2013.
Samantha is currently producing 2 short films entitled: Willing to Lie and The Ladies of Alpine Road, which will be completed for the 2018 run of festival circuits. Samantha is also in development on her first web series entitled: Sistahs.
As a Jamaican-Canadian woman, Samantha strongly believes in more diversity on the screen and for that reason, she continues to write and produce original, unique and diverse content.
Samantha is a strong advocate of women both in front of and behind the camera, she continues to seek out diverse and talented women in all her collaborations. Samantha currently lives in Toronto and continues her pursuit and passion for creating diverse, unique and boundary-blurring film.
Shrimpton's Suggested Short
This week's Shrimpton Suggested Short is Fists of Pride - by Helene Choquette.