The focus of this episode is breaking in to the field of creative work. We’ll discuss the early days when school is done and work isn’t yet lined up. How do you find your own creative voice? How do you hold down a day job and get your own project up and running?
Walter Scott is an interdisciplinary artist working in writing, video, performance and sculpture. In 2011, Walter started Wendy, a comic book series that follows a young woman who wants to be a famous artist. Throughout the series, Wendy is constantly derailed by the everyday distractions of punk music, parties, and boys. We talked to Walter just before the release of his new book, Wendy’s Adventures.
Walter’s Website | Wendy on Tumblr
Matt Johnson was born in Toronto and studied film at York University. His debut feature The Dirties (13) won the grand jury prize at Slamdance. His second film, Operation Avalanche, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016. In his early days, Matt cut his teeth making a web series called Nirvanna the Band the Show, which Vice has rebooted as the first scripted series on their new TV channel.
|nirvanna the band the show’s Website | Operation Avalanche on Twitter
Cultural Correspondent Segment: Ralitsa Doncheva
Ralitsa Doncheva (b. 1987) is a Bulgarian filmmaker and artist, based in Montréal. A graduate from The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montréal, she works at the intersection between cinema and installation art. Her most recent film is Baba Dana Talks to the Wolves (2016).
Ralitsa’s Website | Ralitsa on Vimeo | Ralitsa on Instagram
Every Day We’re Hustling is created and hosted by Miranda Campbell, Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Industries at Ryerson University.
Produced by Jesse Cumming
Recorded and edited by Max Cotter
Graphic and web design by Lucy Wowk
Music by Adam Waito
Photography by Karen Young and Chris Beaulieu
Every Day We’re Hustling is funded by the Creative Innovation grant at Ryerson University.