71: Project Grizzly with Jeff Kaiser
We're talking big bears, big metal suits, and big dreams this week as former actor and current political activist Jeff Kaiser brings us Project Grizzly from 1996. We were surprised it took us this long to get to get to this touchstone in documentary history. To start, we chat awards season and Canada's Top 10, then go on to discuss how much of Troy Hurtubise's antics are legit, the clever ways director Peter Lynch presents and bolsters the mythology of Troy, and of course, we don't miss the opportunity to compare Troy to Ken Carter of Devil at Your Heels' fame. Join us once more as we venture into the wilderness, but don't worry, we've got a real pro with us this time.
This week's end credit music is The Beast in Me by Nick Lowe. Nick Lowe is a pretty awesome singer-songwriter from the UK. You can check out his website at NickLowe.com
The full movie can be seen below on Youtube courtesy of the NFB.
On this week's show
Jeffrey Kaiser began his acting career in physical theatre performing in "Big Little Things", created and produced by Imago theatre in Portland Oregon . In 2005, Jeffrey moved to Canada to study at the University of British Columbia graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. Soon after graduating Jeffrey was hired by Axis Theatre Company in Vancouver BC cast as "Cook" in the touring show "King Arthurs Kitchen" an original production. After 10 months and half a million kids later the tour ended and Jeffrey began his career in film and television. Jeffrey has had a recurring role on the TV show "Psych" on the USA Network, as well as roles on the TV show "Haunting Hour" and "Eureka". In 2011, Jeffrey was cast as dopey in the ABC television show "once upon a time". After 5 seasons Jeffrey left the show as well as the acting world to return to academia and pursue a master's in international relations and foreign affairs. Even though Jeffrey no longer acts professionally he is currently working on a TV pilot with writing partner Graem Beddoes.
Shrimpton's Suggested Short
This week's Shrimpton Suggested Short is the Interactive Bear 71. Get your headphones and get ready to follow some wildlife for the next little while.