One of the films I composed music for last year is being screened this Thursday (Jan. 21, 2016, 6pm) at Telus Centre Lecture Theatre at the U of A. The short documentary film, which was written and directed by Heidi Janz and Eva Colmers, is entitled “We Regret To Inform You…” and is being released by The National Film Board. It was a real compliment to be approached to work on this together with a great team of kind and really talented people.
“In a check-box society that functions by dividing us into neatly-defined categories, where does someone with a strong mind and a weak body fit in? Dr. Heidi Janz – award-winning playwright, accomplished academic, and self-described ‘crip’ – has a curious problem. Despite her obvious physical limitations she is denied financial assistance from government programmes because of her “productive” mind. Following Heidi through her everyday life, with all its unique responsibilities, opportunities, and challenges, We Regret to Inform You… offers an unsentimental, and unapologetic, look at what it means to be both “disabled” and “productive”.”