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Laura Dawe

Laura Dawe is a painter/director/writer. She made a feature film in 2010 with zero previous experience. Then she went to the Canadian Film Centre director’s lab where she made a short called Dreemer. It played at Slamdance Film Festival and some other places. Currently she's writing a kids' book called Maximum Max and developing two feature films: Me and My Dad Frowny Face and The New Inevitability.
Laura Dawe

Now That I've Quit Drinking, I Like Myself Better

A few months ago I was eavesdropping on my own internal dialogue and I overheard "I should make another movie." My response was: "I don't have time." What. The. Hell. I don't have children, I work part time and I'm supposed to be an artist. So I had to admit to myself that I couldn't do the things that supposedly define me because I was always either drunk or hungover. This small but clearly articulated realization was the beginning of the end.
04/14/2015 12:50 EDT

TIFF: Why The Husband Became My Favourite Toronto Movie

If you're not a fan of gush, you may as well stop reading now. Sunday was the world premiere of Bruce McDonald's new movie and I can only gush. How would you would feel if your wife cheated on you, just after having your baby? Ok. And what if it was with a fuzzy-lipped, wet-mouthed, sloppy-back-packed adolescent?
09/12/2013 12:00 EDT