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Local filmmaker gains regional approval for latest project.

Tim Rayne. Photo: Biff Mitchel
Tim Rayne. Photo: Biff Mitchel

New Brunswick filmmaker Tim Rayne just got one step closer to seeing his latest project supported through the 2016 Telefilm Micro-Budget Production Program. The New Brunswick Filmmaker’s Cooperative made the announcement today in their weekly e-news feature, The Buzz.

Why Good people Do Bad Things joins Michel Guitard, Denise Guitard and Jason Merret’s Trapper: A True Story as one of two New Brunswick projects to move forward to the Telefilm national jury.

Why Good People Do Bad Things is a major collaborative project between several musicians and filmmakers including Rayne, Arthur Thomson and Greg Hemmings and aims to offer a different perspective on life in the Maritimes by highlighting the similarities that exist between youth culture from coast to coast.

The project will be delivered as a web series by filmmakers Tim Rayne, Arthur Thomson and Greg Hemmings.

Filmmaker Tim Rayne explains the project:

Can you explain a bit about your project, Why Good People Do Bad Things?

Why Good People Do Bad Things is a playful look at perception. How we all see things in our own way and how that differs from one person to the next. The web series formalistically, experiments with sound design in relationship to music and film. The film is set primarily at the Capital Complex and it centered around the bar staff. Think of it as a contemporary Dazed and Confused meets Slackers, and hangs out with It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 9 Songs, and 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould. Not so much a traditional narrative in terms of story but more about the senses and tone. There is a story arch from episode to episode but it’s meant to be in the background to everything else.

What was the inspiration behind this project?

It is also a playful look at rural urban culture. There is still a nightlife in these small Maritime towns we refer to as cities. These communities are rich in history, art, and culture. Small cities in the middle of the woods can foster progressive and unique personalities. Every day I am blown away by the talent around me.  I see musicians who work at grocery stores transform into confident, jaw dropping performers at night. The interdisciplinary connectivity and generosity with artists in helping others to build a confident and insanely talented scene shatters my mind every day. Why Good People Do Bad Things, at least for me, is a celebration of the scene. A time capsule to what I believe is a special moment in time.

What is it about music that binds us together?

Music means more to me than film. I know that may sound surprising coming from a filmmaker, but music has a spiritual resonance with me. Since I was young, movies were my way of discovery the world outside of my immediate surroundings. Music on the other hand, was more abstract and less academic. Music is about pure enjoyment and I choose not to quantify it. Why does it bind us together? I don’t have an answer; I just accept it. Music is my faith. My unorganized religion.

 

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