Documentaries of retiring staff, promotional videos for sports events and quirky short films about life at UCC keep our club busy throughout the year.
In 2009, UCC launched IB Film. Our first graduating class completed their exams in the spring of 2011 with outstanding results. During the 2012-13 school year, UCC and Branksome Hall hosted the third annual IB Film festival at the TIFF Bell Light Box. The festival showcased the year’s graduates, giving them a chance to show off their hard work.
Anyone interested in film is welcome to come visit us in our new studio on the second floor of the Creativity Centre. Whether you are interested in making films and would like to use our state-of-the-art equipment, or you just want to relax in our screening area and watch a film from our extensive film collection, we would love for you to come and join our community of storytellers.
Our IB film students do stupendous work. Visit our YouTube channel for a collection of projects and favourite films. And below, check out Caretaker, the final project by the 2011 IB2 class about a UCC employee whose talents as a mentor don’t go unsung.
“In Caretaker, a janitor consoles a boy who’s been cut from the school hockey team. Caretaker is about a man who, by going outside his job description, discovers the true meaning of his job; he ‘takes care’ not only of the school, but also the people it houses.
“Our goal was to honestly capture the moment two characters intersect and connect, so we took inspiration from Mike Leigh, who writes scripts based on actors’ natural improvisations in rehearsals, and Iranian new wave cinema, which uses real locations, stories based on real events, and non-actors who are their characters.”
– Jesse Shulman ’11