SOME SORT OF JUDAS
Kevin Williams and Mark Moore grew up in The Jungle, the violent neighbourhood of Lawrence Heights, sandwiched between a busy urban freeway and a high-end shopping mall.
They started as childhood friends and became two ambitious, young hustlers. Kevin was striving for hip-hop glory. Mark was more bluster than talent. Kevin had a way with women. Mark had a way with guns.
Growing up they knew one truth – talking to the cops can get you killed.
Directed by Richmond Obeng
Produced by Kyle Bodanis, Jason Miller, Michael Hannan, Roxana Spicer
Cinematography by Jon M. Tran
This is Cosplay S01E02
The Subtle Art of Becoming Someone Else
Featuring Cosplayer Kin Chan
Masks. Armour. Weapons. These are the tools of Kin Chan, co-founder of Wanpans Armoury. For him cosplay is immersive. It's not about dressing up like a character, it’s about becoming a character. The performance. Being someone other than yourself. In Episode 2 of "This is Cosplay", we explore the world of the Wanpans.
Cosplay is different things to different people. Art. Expression. Therapy. It’s a way to combat misogyny in nerd culture, a way to combat loneliness, and for some, a way to pay the bills. Cosplay – “costume play” – has gone from a niche hobby popularized in Japan to a new kind of pop art that influences fashion designers, draws millions on social media, and packs hundreds of thousands into conventions across the planet.
‘This is Cosplay’ will explore the characters, events, and issues that frame the world of cosplay, while celebrating those who represent the passions of an entire community.
Directed by Kyle Bodanis
Produced by George Lagos
Cinematography by Jon Neal, Andrew Lanca and Bojan Nedic
This is Cosplay S01E01
Randi & Troy Do Anime North
Featuring one of Toronto-area's most popular cosplay couples
Almost a decade ago Randi had one of her first cosplay experience at Anime North. From that very formative moment, she was hooked. Now years later she and her partner/cosplay kindred spirit Troy, make the annual pilgrimage to one of the places that started it all.