Make Your Day is a creative collaboration between Dom Fegan and Jeff Parker.
This site is where we showcase some of the projects WE have been a part of with some super-talented people in Nova Scotia.
Roller Skates and Hand Grenades
To a collector of things, the story behind an object is often more interesting than the object itself. This short documentary, directed by Dominic Fegan, explores a story linking two apparently disparate objects found in an old barn in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
The film premiered at FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival in September 2017 in the REEL East Coast Shorts Gala Presentation.
It has since screened in Vancouver at Cinema Spectacular, Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival in Halifax and will have its broadcast premiere on CBC on Sept 30, 2018
Roller Skates & Hand Grenades
PAPER THIN was made thanks to the support of the Atlantic Filmmaker's Cooperative, which provides the opportunity for emerging filmmakers to create their first short through a program called FILM 5.
Since it’s premiere at the Atlantic Film Festival, PAPER THIN has played at festivals across North America, picking up award nominations along the way.
Desperate to land a role, an aspiring actor takes extreme measures, risking a close relationship and inciting dramatic repercussions.
THUG is a realist fiction film developed by Daniel Boos in collaboration with Simon Mutuyimana, Emmanuel John, and Joshua Schlaganweit. The film portrays the cast's real life struggle to participate in the film industry stereotypes that affect their experience off screen.
AWARDS: Best Atlantic Short, Atlantic International Film Festival Outstanding Performance by an Actor, Atlantic International Film Festival
Best Short Film - Nova Scotia Screen Awards
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Male Role for Simon Mutuyimana, and Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Male Role for Emmanuel John
FILM FESTIVALS: Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Vancouver International Film Festival, Atlantic International Film Festival, Kaunas International Film Festival
Starring: Simon Mutuyimana, Emmanuel John, Joshua Schlaganweit Directed by: Daniel Boos Screenplay: Daniel Boos Co-writers: Simon Mutuyimana, Emmanuel John, Joshua Schlaganweit Produced by: Daniel Boos, Simon Mutuyimana, Emmanuel John, Joshua Schlaganweit Edited by: Daniel Boos Co-producers: Jeff Parker, Dominic Fegan Production Design: Dominic Fegan Oneiric Films & Make Your Day Productions
Thug - Trailer
This music video for rap artist Classified was directed by Jason Levangie of Shut Up and Colour. It was shot in Halifax at several locations including a run-down home that was about to be renovated - which allowed us to throw people through walls. Jeff Parker produced the video and Dom Fegan helped out on set with some production design.
Jeff Parker - Producer
Dom Fegan - Production Assistant and Art Department
Classified - Beautiful Escape (Official Video)
We Walk As One
The second single from Heather Rankin's debut solo album is "We Walk As One." Written by Rankin with David Tyson, it is a tribute to her family and her Cape Breton roots. Fittingly, she is joined on the track by her brother, Jimmy and sister, Cookie. This video was directed by Scott Simpson of Playmaker Films and shot by DOP Paul McCurdy.
Jeff Parker: Production Manager
Dom Fegan : Production Assistant
Tupperware Remix Party is the dream band to do a music video for. We found a retro basement in Halifax and filled it with everything we thought an 80s rocker would like. Mayhem ensued.
Dom Fegan - First AD and Art Department
Mat Barkley - DOP
Nathan Boone - Director
John Hatcher - Producer
TWRP - Food Bar
In November 2016, Morocco hosted a range of world leaders gathering at COP22, The United Nations Summit on Climate Change.
Each year, the Canadian Youth Delegation sends a group of diverse representatives to hold these leaders accountable for the decisions and promises that are being made.
Part of this effort involved organization of direct action through protest as well as creating independent media to report on the events of the Summit.
We produced this short live-drawn video by Halifax-based Brave Space's Louise Lyman