Sunday, May 15, 2011


One of my movies - THE THIRTY PROJECT - will be playing as part of a group exhibition at Galerie Les Territoires from May 19 to June 4, 2011. The opening will be Friday, May 20th, 6 p.m.

Monobandes II from Galerie Les Territoires on Vimeo.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Worst Films of 2010: Death of the Screenwriter, rise of the Studio Director.

2010 marked another year of bad cinema. Remakes, reboots, sequels and bad adaptations filled the screens once again from the dream factory to the south. How long will it take before the Hollywood studios collapse from mediocrity? Every year the craft of screenwriting loses it's strength while the rise of the uninspired director gains more ground. My guess is that HBO, AMC and FX offer too much creative expression to the behind the camera talent for them to journey across the street to the big screen. This all makes me think of Barton Fink.

Not is all bad through, there were some great indie and foreign films this year. But that will be another post coming soon: my picks for the best of 2010 in cinema. In the mean time here are the worst of the worst for 2010.

*Note: These are only the movies I have seen, i know there are lots more that are probably worse. Yes i am pointing at you M. Night Shyamaladingdong.

1. Tron Legacy - Director: Joseph Kosinski - Walt Disney Pictures

I just saw this tonight. I was planning on passing on this movie all together, but they put in those new D-Box seats at the Paramount and i was very curious to try them out and the only movie with them was Tron. Well I am $25 lighter and the seats didn't help one of the most boring movies of the year. ZZZZZ.

2. Jonah Hex - Director: Jimmy Hayward - Warner Brothers

What do you expect from the writers of Crank and the director of Horton Hears A Who. Brolin and Malkovich couldn't save this turd.

3. Iron Man 2 - Director: Jon Favreau - Paramount Pictures

No tension, no excitement, no fun. Doesn't anyone write good scripts anymore?

4. The Wolfman - Director: Joe Johnston - Universal Pictures

Just look at director Johnston's filmography. How is this guy still making movies?! Even editing master Walter Murch couldn't save this one.

5. The A Team - Director: Joe Carnahan - Twentieth Century Fox

Staring the overrated Bradley Cooper and based on a show that i though was cool when i was 10. Over the top and stupidly outrageous. The tank/parachute scene alone is worth beating the makers of this movie with a dull axe.

6. The Losers - Director: Sylvain White - DC Entertainment

From the director of Stomp The Yard and I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer, need i say more. Yes i do, as bad as a movie about the same thing, The A Team.

7. A Nightmare On Elm Street - Director: Samuel Bayer - New Line Cinema

Produced by the Hollywood devil, Michael Bay, this remake of the Wes Craven's creepy 1984 film is the exact opposite. No scares, no atmosphere, no horror. This played more like one of those scary movie parodies.

8. MacGruber - Director: Jorma Taccone - Relativity Media

I chuckled maybe twice while watching the feature length version of a one act skit from SNL that was only funny the first time. The only SNL skit that has crossed over to feature length that is worth your time is The Blues Brothers and Wayne's World.

9. Kick Ass - Director: Matthew Vaughn - Marv Films

What kind of movie was this suppose to be? All over the map. It felt like there was more than 1 director behind the camera. It could of been a good little movie about the deconstruction of superheros, but that wouldn't make money. Dark Knight anyone?

10. Shrek: Forever After - Director: Mike Mitchell - Dreamworks

Was this necessary?????

Thursday, November 25, 2010


I've been working with pencils and paper again. After growing up with these tools glued to me, i took decades off only to return to them two years ago. This sketch is the first one i did since around 1991. Yikes! Time flies.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

It Moves Fast

My first film, from a few years back that i made at the U of R. 16mm found footage.

16mm>HD (off the wall) | 1m 13s | 1:33.1 (HD 16x9) | English | Stereo

It Moves Fast from Terryll Loffler on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I've Never Been Outside

I opened a vimeo account and will be gradually uploading some of my work. I started with one of my first films called 'I've Never Been Outside' starring west coast hipster Percy Fuentes.

16mm > NTSC DV | 5m 40s | 1:66.1 | English | Stereo

Partial list of past screenings:

- Antimatter Short Film Festival | Victoria, British Columbia
- Canada’s Golden Sheafs | Yorkton, Saskatchewan
- Tamagawa Short Film & Video Festival | Japan
- SKOL Centre des arts | Montréal, Québec
- WNDX New Prairie Cinema | Winnipeg, Manitoba
- 8th Dresden Schmalfilmtage Competition | Dresden, Germany
- 16mm Film Festival | Florence, Italy
- Montreal Underground Film Festival | Montréal, Québec

I've Never Been Outside from Terryll Loffler on Vimeo.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Clutch vs Gorillaz: The video mashup?

I love the new video for Gorillaz' Stylo, but unfortunately i find that the song doesn't fit the visuals. The track is a bit to, um, casual (for the lack of a better term) for a video that contains muscle cars, cops, guns and Bruce Willis. So i took the song Big News I, from the great American rock band Clutch and their 1995 self titled album, and recut Stylo to it. I think it works well.

Clutch official site

Gorillaz official site

Friday, June 11, 2010


I was in Yorkton recently to take in a bit of the festival. I met some friends and checked out the new Panasonic twin lens 3D camera. 3D still seems like a novelty to me and is a few years away from practicality on the low budget scale of filmmaking. Plus i don't really know how many stories (whether doc or fiction) really warrant the 3D experience.

The main reason i was in Yorkton was to guide a group of high school students in making a video (shot and edited) in about 5 hours. It was a great experience that was facilitated by Tony Hrynchuk of Fahrenheit Films. The students had the task of shooting their interpretation of a scene from Alexander Payne's Election. They did a really good job and if i get a copy of it i'll throw it up here.

Yorkton Film Festival