Block Party or “What if the fat lady wants to sing before it’s over?”
- Filming and editing by Nick Oja
- Performances: The Writer, Leslie Hall Pinder; The Psychiatrist, Peggie Merlin; The Husband, the Pregnant Wife and The Onlooker: Raheel Sarah and Megan Close
- Music and lyrics by Kim Baryluk of The Wyrd Sisters from their CDs “Inside the Dreaming”, “Raw Voice” and “Wholly”
- Other musical and inspired suggestions (and support) by Kim Baryluk
- Thanks for the generous advice and assistance of Haida Paul and Mike Wilson, and also to the terrific “extras” who were willingly conscripted into the film.
- The Giants, sculptures by Yue Minjun called “A-Maze-ing Laughter”, were recently purchased through the a-maze-ing donation of Chip and Shannon Wilson (of Lululemon) so they could remain in Vancouver
- Flying assistance provided by Fly Zone Body Flight, Richmond, B.C.
- I want to give due credit to the playwright and teacher, Sheldon Rosen, who inspired the idea of the film by telling me that he once went to Times Square in New York, at the suggestion of his psychiatrist, and handed out the dreaded “blank page” to passers by.
Filmed on location in Vancouver and Richmond B.C., Canada