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Whistler filmmakers want you for their twisted take on Cinderella

Twisted Slipper is one of six finalists in Crazy 8 film contest



This could be the first step on your way to Hollywood stardom.

Or, at the very least, you'll get the chance to kick it with some of the Sea to Sky's emerging filmmakers and help take their vision from the cerebral to the celluloid.

The Whistler writer-director team of Angie Nolan and Sharai Rewels is looking for extras to play a part in the film, Twisted Slipper, which has been named as one of six finalists in the Crazy 8 filmmaking challenge.

On Feb. 14, they're looking for actors to play coffee shop patrons at the North Shore Studios in Vancouver. The following day, they're asking for actors to play colourful festivalgoers and burlesque performers. You will need one or two outfits of formal dress-up or costume in orange, dark blue, light blue, black, gold, silver or teal. Shifts run six to eight hours.

Twisted Slipper is a short film taking a modern spin on the classic Cinderella fairy tale. The crew has eight days to complete the production, starting Feb. 13. The finished films will be screened Feb. 28 at Science World in Vancouver.

Anyone interested should send applications noting any special skill or outfit that could fit the scene to thetwistedslipper.crazy8@gmail.com.

Sherpas Cinema honours JP Auclair in video tribute

When Canadian freeskiing icon JP Auclair died alongside Andreas Fransson in an avalanche last September, it impacted Whistler in a powerful way.

Beautifully remembered by Pique columnist Leslie Anthony, as much for his effortless style and signature backflip mute as for "the fun he brought to everything," his death was a vital reminder of the high-risk lifestyle so many Whistlerites enjoy (Pique, Jan. 8).

Now, Whistler-based Sherpas Cinema, who worked with the Quebec native to produce the groundbreaking All.I.Can., has commemorated Auclair in a nine-minute video.

Sherpas Cinema is also organizing an online auction of mountain images to help raise funds for Auclair's family and his non-profit multimedia platform, Alpine Initiatives, which brings together artists, filmmakers and others to improve life in remote mountain communities around the world.

There are now several items available, including a print from All.I.Can. signed by Auclair, a pair of K2 Annex 118 skis signed by Seth Morrison and an Eric Pollard painting signed by the artist.

Visit www.alpineinitiatives.com to bid on auction items and view the video tribute.

Cypress Point Winter Carnival returns to The Point

Ullr hasn't been too kind to Whistler this season, but that doesn't mean The Point isn't ready to celebrate all that winter has to offer. Festival organizer Steven Vogler announced the return of The Cypress Point Winter Carnival last week, which will be held Feb. 21 and 22 at The Point Artist-Run Centre on the shores of Alta Lake.

On Saturday, the festivities include an interactive dinner show by Bush Woman Production, followed by seven-piece Vancouver Dixieland outfit The Special Interest Group, featuring C.R. Avery and his East Van All Stars horn section.

Weather permitting, Sunday will include some snow beach volleyball, live music by the campfire, children's theatre and craftmaking and drop-in ice hockey.

Tickets are available at www.thepointartists.com.


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