‘City Specific’ is a zeitgeist, a moment captured in time that reveals where Winnipeg is culturally and artistically in 2016. An intimate examination of some of our river city’s most relevant creative and influential personalities, ‘City Specific’ is a series of short documentaries showcasing the variety of ways that up and coming businesses, organizations and individuals are making a difference in their community.
Through multiple short episodes, ‘City Specific’ will illustrate the breadth of variety in Winnipeg’s artistic scene and the challenges faced while attempting to make a living from artistic endeavours. A central conflict and theme throughout ‘City Specific’ will be the age old struggle between art and commerce, and how Winnipeg’s young artists and cultural creators are solving this problem with their own work.
‘City Specific’ will be presented as an episodic series with each instalment being between five and twelve minutes in length. Using high-end HD and 4K cameras and slow-motion editing techniques, ‘City Specific’ will be a visual feast that creatively showcases how filmmaking is an art form very well suited to displaying the art of others.
Winnipeg is a city that is constantly trying to find its identity. We are a city that often reinvents itself while remaining at the core independently minded and fiercely proud of our distance, physical and cultural, from Canada’s metropoles of Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. ‘City Specific’ celebrates this independence, this pride and captures our changing at this crucial moment in Winnipeg’s history.