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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Chris Gilpin

Had a great time in-studio with Chris, "aka Faust MacKenzie". Living up to his promise, there were actual donair-eating sound effects. And we have the pictures to prove it!

We like poets who bring food!!! We tried to get RC to eat one, but despite the fact that the lamb in the donair had been a vegetarian, he wouldn't try it. His loss!

Watch the video of "Donair Days" (Part 1) below, recorded live in-studio.

Raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Chris become involved in the theatre scene there at an early age. He held leads in a number of well-received plays in high school. His one-man, self-directed production of “Krapp’s Last Tape”, captured the highest award at the provincial one-act play competition. He was also given the distinction of “Excellence in Drama” as the top graduating dramatic student from the Edmonton Public School Board in 1994.

Chris completed a B.A. in Film Studies at the University of British Columbia. His graduating project, a 16mm short film called “Remembrance Dance”, was accepted as an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival. He has worked in the film industry as both an editor of images, and an editor of screenplays. With credits on such films as “Better than Chocolate”, “It’s All Gone Pete Tong”, and the currently unreleased documentary “Growth Rings : Elder Woodsmen of the West Coast”.

Besides his work in film, Chris has continued to follow his interest in the fields of both writing and performing. His literary work has been published in vancouveReview, Forget Magazine, 42opus, The GIG, and others. He has qualified for the Vancouver Poetry Slam playoffs with his spoken word performances, and he continues to act. Some recent acting credits include a lead role in “The Spoon River Anthology”, and a supporting role in “The Merry Wives of Windsor”.

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