1000 Meals with 1000 Artists

A theatre producer sits down for one on one conversations with artists over a meal at local restaurants. Sharing a meal is something that is universal across all cultures. For longer than we can even document, we have been sharing meals with family, friends, loved ones, and colleagues. This project is a way to get to know the artists in our community. This is not an interview. This is not a sales pitch. This is a conversation. A chance for us to connect, share stories, and talk about all things art.

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Episodes

9 hours ago

This week Mike chats with Sasha Lapointe Lawless a multidisciplinary artist from Ottawa who is currently studying in Montreal. Sasha talks about visual arts, design, film and his current projects as he works towards making a difference and an impact through his art.

A Meal with Benjamin Rusasa

Friday May 31, 2024

Friday May 31, 2024

This week, Mike chats with Benjamin Rusasa, a cinematographer and director! As a young filmmaker, Benjamin got the chance to create a short film with CBC and with the Ottawa Youth Film Festival! Now he's onto his next project, getting set for a filming weekend right now as he prepares to enter his next short in film festivals next year. 

A Meal with Zach Porter

Friday May 24, 2024

Friday May 24, 2024

Mike shares a meal with Zach Porter, an Indigenous Music Producer, sound designer and engineer who mostly supports projects in Ottawa! Mike and Zach discuss all that goes into music producing and the importance of sound in the performing arts. The two also discuss some challenges facing the Ottawa arts scene.

A Meal with Ellie Floyd

Thursday May 09, 2024

Thursday May 09, 2024

Mike chats with Ellie Floyd over some delicious mac and cheese at the Dreamland Cafe. Ellie is an artist, an educator and an arts educator who recently completed an amazing mural project with a local high school. The two chat about arts education, education in general and why Mike fully believes Ellie should call herself an artist. 

A Meal with Taiya Peckham

Thursday Apr 25, 2024

Thursday Apr 25, 2024

Mike chats with Taiya Peckham, an actor and theatre performer who is part of 100 Watt Productions, a unique professional theatre project for youth. 

A Meal with Colin Ziraldo

Thursday Apr 11, 2024

Thursday Apr 11, 2024

This week Mike shares sushi with Colin Ziraldo, a filmmaker and cinematographer in Ottawa who took on the challenge of creating, filming and producing 12 short films in one year. Colin and Mike discuss relationships in the arts, the challenges of filming one short per month and the balance of artistic creation and living life. Don't miss the public screening of Twelve Tales on Saturday April 13 at the Mayfair Theatre, you can get tickets on Sol One's website. 

A Meal with LenZz

Friday Feb 23, 2024

Friday Feb 23, 2024

This week Mike chats with LenZz, as he's known in the Ottawa arts community, a photographer, filmmaker and a community mixer. LenZz is on a mission to share his knowledge with younger artists to help support the creative process. Through workshops, creative projects and more, LenZz is making a big impact as a community builder with a focus on partners, mentorship and youth engagement. 

A Meal with Kevin Laporte

Thursday Feb 15, 2024

Thursday Feb 15, 2024

This week Mike chats with Kevin Laporte, a video producer, video director, with a background in theatre and film. Kevin and Mike both attended Queen's University, but Kevin was there shortly after Mike's time. The two discuss the arts departments at Queen's, the film community in Ottawa and what drives Kevin in his video production process. 

A Meal with Viktor Khalik

Friday Feb 09, 2024

Friday Feb 09, 2024

1000 Meals is back! After a brief pause, Mike returns to meeting with artists and learning about them and their process. This week Mike chats with Viktor Khalik, a young artist who is building a foundation in photography, videographer, music and film. Viktor and Mike chatted over some dumpling from Dumplings? Dumplings! in downtown Ottawa, discussing the influence of Viktor's culture, building skills and finding your own style. 

A Meal with Andrew Brannen

Friday Dec 22, 2023

Friday Dec 22, 2023

Mike shares BBQ from Moe's BBQ with filmmaker and director Andrew Brannen, who recently debuted his first feature film! Andrew talks about the process behind making Coffee to Cocktails, his film, and the journey that brought him to this point. Andrew is also a podcaster, check out the podcast he does with his wife Hannah called "Pause It For Me", on various podcast apps! 

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