First Stories - Patrick Ross

First Stories - Patrick Ross

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This is Ervin Chartrand's second short film. Here he renders a beautiful cinematic portrait of an ex-prison inmate, 29-year-old Patrick Ross. Ross was not an artist, nor a spiritual person, until he came to Manitoba's Stony Mountain Institution. There he met artist inmate Terry Southwind and started to paint. His work quickly evolved to a point where he felt most comfortable using white paint over black canvases - a style that can only be described as 'seeing'.

Watch Patrick create one of his extraordinary paintings while he shares his thoughts on his art, his time in jail and his hopes for the future. "The film is like the artist it depicts: cool, articulate, with an undercurrent of hard-won wisdom that shines through in the work." - Randall King, Winnipeg Free Press

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  • writer
    Ervin Chartrand
  • director
    Ervin Chartrand
  • cinematographer
    Claude Savard
  • sound recordist
    George Addis
  • editor
    Kenneth George Godwin
  • picture editor
    Peter Myles Barnaby
  • sound editor
    Anita Lubosch
  • re-recording mixer
    Howard Rissin
  • producer
    Joe MacDonald
  • executive producer
    Michael Scott
    Derek Mazur

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