A blog dedicated to a documentary film based on the life of Khari "Conspiracy" Stewart.
Mars Project (2012)
A decade ago rapper Khari 'Conspiracy' Stewart was diagnosed with a psychological disorder, but he has rejected the label and is pursuing a spiritual path.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
History of Madness (DST500) Screenings
For the last couple of years on the last day of classes, the instructors of Ryerson's "History of Madness" course screen the film to the students. It's used as an instructional tool to sum up the big themes in the course. I always have a lot of fun answering questions and discussing the film, plus it's kind've cool to have your indie doc. film used as a final exam question.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Reviews bound N printed
Way back in May we had the good fortune to have the film reviewed by Roy Sexton, an indie writer out of Michigan. He has recently published a second volume of his reviews and our little doc. made the cut. Info on the book is available here.
@BrandoBalazs sure did! Fabulous film! Hope it helps other people discover it— Roy Sexton (@roysexton) January 15, 2015
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Censured in Canada Film Festival
Pretty excited to be part of a new festival taking place next month (January) in Toronto. The Censured in Canada Film Festival was started by Stephen Chen because he found a "disconnect between the openness / diversity / multiculturalism that Canada promises and the lack in its cultural forms and institutions rather galling." Tired of the duplicity, Chen "had to do something about it." Amen brother. More info here, Mars Project will be playing on Saturday, Jan. 24 at Cinecycle at 401 Richmond.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
On sale at the MIA store
Copies of the film (and DVD special features) now available on the Mad in America online store!
Monday, October 13, 2014
2 Continents, 2 Countries
Had the opportunity to show the film at the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival in Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow as well as in Boston (well Arlington, Massachusetts) at the 1st ever Mad in America Film Festival. T'was a whirlwind voyage, but totally worth it!
Cool to experience the Toronto - Edinburgh connection in the Mad Studies community. Thanks is due to the UK's National Health Service (NHS) and the SMHAFF for providing funding, making the trip possible in the first place.
Fun, challenging, intriguing Q&A and panel discussion at all the screenings, these shots from the session in Edinburgh.
Nice little mention in one of the indie papers in Scotland, also got some shout-outs here and here and here.
Jonathan Balazs & Danielle Landry at @grosvenorcinema after screening the Mars Project. #smhaff2014 pic.twitter.com/vjq7hZyr9dThe only record of our screening in Glasgow, director and associate producer holding it down.
— SMHAFF Festival (@SMHAFF) October 8, 2014
Then a jet back to North America for the MIA Film Festival, met some cool people, forged some excellent connections. American audiences love their movies and laughed, gasped or otherwise reacted at all the right moments.
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Monday, September 29, 2014
Director guest blog post for Mad in America Film Fest.
Got a chance to do a little blog-post, promoting the film Oct. 11 at the Mad in America Film Festival, you can read the whole thing here.
Monday, September 1, 2014
At SMHAFF October 2014
Excited to be a part of the festival again this year, but in 3 cities: Glasgow, Edinburgh & Inverness!
Monday, August 18, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Reviewed in Halftimeonline
- JButters, Halftime Magazine
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