Dominic Joyce filming his film Breskell

Dominic Joyce has been making films ever since he got his first camera back in 1999 just in time for a family holiday.  He’s come a long way since then and is now a documentary filmmaker working in challenging environments and for NGO’s.

At last year’s edition of the Ottawa Adventure Film Festival,  Dominic’s Film ‘Disko’ was one vote short of the Audience Award.  He has come back again this year with his new film ‘Breskell’ which once again features master boat builder Olivier D. Huin as he takes on the legendary Northwest passage.

We are very excited to have Dominic’s work in the festival again this year.  We caught up with him this past week and asked him 5 questions.

How do you define adventure?

Adventure for me is heading out into unfamiliar territory. It doesn’t have to be anything epic or even far away. Just anything that takes you out your comfort zone.

What do you wish you knew five years ago as a filmmaker?

Dominic on a project

I wish I focussed less on trying to save up for fancy gear and more on the basics of filmmaking.

What is your least favourite part of the filmmaking process and why?

Least favourite part is definitely handling the business side of things and administrative tasks. 

What are the three things you can’t live without on a shoot?

Polariser (If outdoors), ND filters, and some decent light.

Snack of choice to sneak into the movies?

Haribo, obviously. 

Check out ‘Breskell’ on Sunday, November 17th & 24th at program B: Air and Land.

See you there!