HEY SUPER MAN

I’ve watched this short film more times than I can count. Warning: adult language… the only language… and only for about 2 seconds.

It was shot by friends Jono Hunter and Darcy Campbell, and stars friends Ian MacDougall and Victor Tomiczek.

It’s 2 minutes of cinematic referential perfection.

The crooked, Crumb-esque telephone polls. The desolate, Burton-esque trees. The too-white, Gollum-esque hands(?!). The Trailer Park Boys meets French indie film piano music at the end.

The reflection in the ditch water. The glaze on the wet sidewalk. The ATV tracks in the mud. The car lights blurring in the fog. The reverse-backward gait of the actors.

(By the way, it was only after I watched it a bazillion times that I noticed that Victor’s character seems to strike an outstretched-arm SUPER MAN pose, as he walks away from the camera, after having encountered Ian’s original SUPER MAN. It’s contagious.)

J. P. Cormier

“I didn’t write nothin’, I just held the pen,” says J. P. Cormier in response to fan adoration. You might say he can’t take a compliment. Then again, it’s probably his way of saying that his fans inspire him as much as he inspires them.

A multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter with the ability to “make the brilliant appear effortless”, he’s been described as the quintessential Maritime musician, for his songs about love lost, towns disbanded, fishermen killed by their trade. But his music — played on every instrument imaginable, with a precision that seems impossible, let alone at such speeds — is also about joy, hope, and love that survives. He’s a “mountain of a man” who certainly contains multitudes.

J. P.’s new website was made by the collective known as 12 Eyes: Yours Truly, web; Josh Adams, design; and Darcy Campbell, content.