Saturday, January 17, 2009


THE CONFLICT ARCHIVES is proud to announce the Canadian premiere of the recent installment in the HUNKA JUNK series as HUNKA JUNK 6 makes it's Canadian debut at the Bloor Cinema on Friday, January 23rd for a special late nite screening!
Friday January 23rd @ 11:45 PM The Bloor Cinema,
506 Bloor Street (at Bathurst) Toronto, ON
Members $5, Non-Members $8

The "no format" film fest returns from it's smash run in Finland, to it's home turf, Toronto for it's CANADIAN PREMIERE!!!!!HUNKA JUNK 6 brings again some of the oddest 16mm celluloid saved from the finer garbage dumpsters of UHF TV stations and defunct film labs. With it's "no format", there's over 20 different films showcasing lost commercials (including defunct airlines, obscure 70's toys, and the latest in flashbulb camera technology), strange educational films (learn how to use soap with subtitles for the deaf! See how your schools "lost and found" works!), thrifty animation (including bad stop motion pipe cleaner and macrame bead ants and talking vehicles!), movie spots, and more strange fun!This installment also has a focus on "info-tainment", the pre info-mercial designed as "entertainment, but mere ad-filler" running longer than the average commercial with 3 different ones showcased. Learn about a new product called "spray paint" or see a bad "travel doc"/fashion show with the most horrendous sweater collection on the planet.It's all ends with one MO-FO of a Arabic film that's more drug trip, than kiddie film. Considered lost, until now!The screening will including and intro by Dion Conflict and prize giveaways worth "bizillions of Euros"! Don't miss the fun!

NOTE: This HAS NOT been released on DVD yet. But you'll be able to purchase the other volumes of the series!

Call the babysitter and break out of the cabin fever of this VERY COLD winter! And don't forget to join the facebook group!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

2008 Rewind: My best year ever

I'm loving 2009 which instead of looking at with this glum paranoia of "It's a resession! We're all doomed" instead with eyes looking towards the many opportunities that are on the horizon for so many of us.

The year started interestingly. A friend and I hit up a local bowling alley. He's 29 and had only bowled "with the Wii" which to me is just wrong, so it was time to hit up our local bowling alley. While the neon was dimmed and the alley played retro eighties music, I blew my party horn from 2008 into 2009 holding my balloon in the alley, ready for the new year.

2008 however, i'm sad to leave behind, because it truly was incredible.

There had been so much I had seen and done that year. I had done screenings in three different countries, countless press, lauched my production company which did not only a documentary, but also allowed me to get back behind the director's chair for a new music video. Travel wise, I had put my foot down in five different countries. We launched a whole new series with my awesome pals at the Fox, plus I saw some of those that I had given their break in television in, shine.

I had been on music video sets, operating rooms, Kosova mountain tops, Pennsylvanian highways, twenties era hotels, Finnish pendolino trains, and just shared so many great times with friends and family. All those around us truly touch us in ways, and I gotta say that I was surrounded by the best. All I can say is, thank you, for one of the best years ever.

Off the sentimental path, be sure to come back and visit here for an update on the Canadian premiere of HUNKA JUNK 6. I'm excited about the future, and wish you all the best for 2009!