One Take Super 8 Event

The One Take Super 8 Event  was begun by Alex Rogalski in Regina, Saskatchewan in 2000, with 20 filmmakers each shooting a single reel of super 8 film, which was then premiered to an audience without the filmmakers seeing their work beforehand. All the films were shown as shot, no cuts, no splices. This popularity of this non-competitive festival allowed it to return each year with more filmmakers participating. Groups are usually 25. In 2011, Rogalski was unable to host the event. In response, Daniel Suchoboki hosted Regina's first "Shotgun Super-8" festival in early 2012. "Shotgun" differed in that filmmakers were allowed to view and edit their films before presenting them. I aided in the planning and hosting of the event and presented my film The Amazing Flying Marshmallow House. In 2014, Alex began hosting the event in the city of Saskatoon, two hours north of Regina. In 2018, Alex passed the reins to Mike Rollo to continue organizing the events in Saskatchewan for a year, after which it has been taken charge of by the Dunlop Art Gallery and/or Regina Public Library.

I participate in this event every year. The films I made for it were:

Archipelago (2000)

Attic Playroom (2002)

The King Who Never Napped (2003)

The Adventure of Backwards Baby Billy (2004)

A Summer Day with Mr. Saul and His Family (2005)

A Spin Around Turtle Park (after John Porter's Cinefuge) (2006)

Cake (2007)

Professor Delusia Jr. (2008)

Memories of Uncle's House (2009)

Rerun Amok (2010)

Lebendiger Himmel (2013)

Rockem, Sockem, Canister (2014)

Matchbox Weekend (2015)

Puck (2016)

Canister Versus The Red Death (2017)

Step Up with Hap and Hop (2018)

Only a Northern Film (2019)

A Goodly Apple, Rotten at the Heart (2020)

My Cat Dreams of Being a Hollywood Star (2021)