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Funny Business filmed in Belcarra

Six shorts filmed last month as part of a movie challenge will be screened on Saturday at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver.

Six shorts filmed last month as part of a movie challenge will be screened on Saturday at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver.

Now in its 12th year, the eight-day filmmaking contest, called Crazy8s, saw one competitor filming in Belcarra for a comedy called Funny Business, which centres around a married couple with a boring sex life.

The work was filmed in a house on Marine Drive, supplied by a friend of one of the producers.

"Shooting in Belcarra was a producer's dream, and we at Brown Eyed Girls Productions are so very appreciative of the owner's kindness and generosity in allowing us to film in his beautiful home," producer Siobhan McCarthy said in news release.


A popular Radio-Canada television show will be filmed in Coquitlam's francophone enclave in June.

The cast and crew with La petite seduction will be in Maillardville from June 13 to 15 and, later, in Victoria, Société francophone de Maillardville announced in a news release last week.

The Maillardville scenes will be aired on July 13.


Port Moody's Rocky Jr. Milino and his band, Cause4Drama, have released a new music video. The rock video for the song Too Strong can be see at


A visual artist from Coquitlam last month drew in $10,000 from the provincial government.

Elizabeth Chartrand was one of 143 artists and art groups in B.C. to win a grant from the ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

According to a BC Arts Council news release, the funding is based on recommendations made through peer adjudication.


A number of Tri-City dancers, including Lyndsey Britten of the Caulfield School of Dance in Port Moody, (pictured) who last week performed Year of the Dragon, a solo interpretive senior ballet piece, are performing in the 45th annual Surrey Festival of Dance at the Surrey Arts Centre.


The winner of the Golden Brush competition is... drum roll, please... Team 4.

Vancouver artists David Ullock, Ben Hefford and Tyler Schwindt earned the title for their painting called The Bear.

The event at the Old Mill Boathouse in Port Moody and sponsored by ArtsConnect and Kevan Seng and J Won Suh of Golden Brush Art Events, was held on March 24 and involved four teams of three artists painting a work in 90 minutes.

Other participating teams were: Masha Levene, Mandara Lebovitz and Tammy Pilon;Sarah Ronald, Judith Atkinson and Rainer Daniels; andKris Kupskay, Rose Eysmond and Heather Cleveland.


The PNE has changed the format for its popular star showdown, which was won last summer by Coquitlam's Corbin VanderZalm.

Groups are now able to have up to eight performers rather than five. Also, there will be three days of semi-finals - with cash awards for the top three - and one day of finals.

This year's amateur talent competition for singers, dancers, musicians and comedians include more than $22,000 in New Image College scholarships. The showdown runs from Aug. 20 to 23.

To enter, send a performance video (DVD or YouTube link) by June 8 at 4:30 p.m. via

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