Romero Banjos is a husband and wife company specializing in handmade, open-back banjos using unique banjo rim design and integrating wood tone rings. Occasionally Pharis and Jason will leave their remote home business town of Horsefly, B.C. to tour as a duet, playing old-time and bluegrass music. The Romero’s most often play banjos, acoustic, and National guitar with old-time country original vocals as well as 20’s through 50’s songs.
By year 2013, the Canadian Federal Government will cut the department of Fisheries and Oceans budget by 79 million. Ten coast guard stations across Canada including Tofino, Comox, and Vancouver-Kitsilano, will be shut down. This is a short documentary completed within 4 weeks, and presented before a panel of Royal Roads University professors and academics.
"A Hand to Stand" is a short film and trans-media journey to document and share the high school woodworking class within Bella Bella’s First Nations community, as this group of teenagers craft their own Stand Up Paddleboards. Blending traditional knowledge of woodworking and the coast, and applying it to a modern sport, this is an inspiring group. A part of Qqs Projects Society and nominated by Royal Roads University AVP Community Relations Paul Corns for Changemakers: BC Ideas: Solutions for Stronger Communities
A project exploring how the digital era is effecting the style and culture of musicians and their tools, presented in a video medium. Using multiple artists’ statements, the consideration of how music is consumed, listened to, composed, and interpreted, are explored. The possibility of a death of style, and the “death of the fan” and a critical view of art, as the subjective view of the audience in a social and cultural context, is discussed.