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Crissi Cochrane playing guitarSinger-songwriter Crissi Cochrane takes to the stage in this scene from “Band Together” by UWindsor film students Braunte Petric and Adam Dunn.

Broadcaster to showcase local filmmakers

Students and alumni of the University of Windsor are among the local filmmakers whose works will air on CBC Television as part of the network’s Absolutely Canadian series on Nov. 7.

UWindsor film instructors Mike Stasko (BA 2002) and Theodore Bezaire (BA 2002) produced Windsor Shorts, a compilation of short documentaries, dramas, and comedies. Recent grad Rachel McEwen (BA 2020) is credited as an associate producer.

In a release, the three note that entries explore performance and the creative process, identity, and learning to love who you are — plus some fun with time travel, dogs, and fireworks.

The featured films include:

  • Band Together by master’s candidates Braunte Petric (BA 2019) and Adam Dunn (BA 2017);
  • Starving Artist by drama student Dominique Nickels;
  • Led By Her by political science major Inanna Adam;
  • Love Me by communications students Sydney Cremasco and Makenzie Sheriff;
  • Fire Work by alumni Alex Forman (BA 2016) and Jakob Skrzypa (BA 2016), and Luke Mitchell;
  • Time Record by Jett Shields; and
  • Season of Seven Loves by Janel Roe, Carmen Leardi, and Ian Simon.

The program will air Saturday at 8 p.m. and will be available on the Gem streaming service following its initial broadcast.