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The Odyssey of Petal & Moth - tales from an underdog film

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The Odyssey of Petal & Moth was inspired by the stories behind the making of a story. Or to be more precise, the making of a film. A micro budget one. An indie one. One made with unknown actors. From a little known community. In an overlooked Canadian province. A film that almost never was. And almost never was again. ​We are the seen and unseen of this project. The performers. The song creators. The set builders. The prop makers. Those who inspired. And those who carried. We are the community of Petal Moth. And these are our stories.

The Odyssey of Petal & Moth was inspired by the stories behind the making of a story. Or to be more precise, the making of a film. A micro budget one. An indie one. One made with unknown actors. From a little known community. In an overlooked Canadian province. A film that almost never was. And almost never was again. ​We are the seen and unseen of this project. The performers. The song creators. The set builders. The prop makers. Those who inspired. And those who carried. We are the community of Petal Moth. And these are our stories.

Location:

Canada

Description:

The Odyssey of Petal & Moth was inspired by the stories behind the making of a story. Or to be more precise, the making of a film. A micro budget one. An indie one. One made with unknown actors. From a little known community. In an overlooked Canadian province. A film that almost never was. And almost never was again. ​We are the seen and unseen of this project. The performers. The song creators. The set builders. The prop makers. Those who inspired. And those who carried. We are the community of Petal Moth. And these are our stories.

Language:

English


Episodes

'E' is for Eccentric - 'E' is for Elwin

11/21/2019
This episode of The Odyssey of Petal & Moth features the catalyst for the film project; the final intersecting line that created the story. He is the inspiration behind various key elements of the film including numerous scenes, the lead character of David, and his namesake character Elwin, in which he offers a wonderfully genuine cameo appearance. Part collector, part artist, part tinkerer, part eccentric - introducing the ever entertaining and thoroughly individual Elwin Dalgleish. Listen...

Duration:01:02:31

Desperately Seeking David

10/30/2019
This episode of The Odyssey of Petal & Moth features someone whose journey into the film project took a few turns before landing firmly in place. He was found. He was lost. He was found again. And then he stepped solidly into the centre. Meet Jordan Jardine. Aka David. Aka the male lead. Listen as he and costar Colleen Furlotte discuss his crooked road into Petal & Moth. They share how they first connected, how Jordan almost didn't end up in a leading role, his uncanny resemblance to his...

Duration:01:03:10

The "R" Word

10/29/2019
In this episode of The Odyssey of Petal & Moth, we meet someone who contributed to the film project without realizing he had contributed to the film project. Until he happily did. And while this contribution was small in terms of time onscreen, its effect was profound. Because it inspired an entire scene Meet writer Ed Lemond. A man with experience. A man with advice. Listen as he and host Colleen Furlotte discuss owls, lifetime love, and the dreaded "R" word.

Duration:00:52:22

A Musician, A Film, & An Apple Tree

10/25/2019
This episode of The Odyssey of Petal & Moth features someone who was a bit hard to find. At first. But when a piece of his music made him suddenly known, he was quickly taken into the Petal & Moth fold. And his song came along with him. Ryan Hillier is a gifted singer/songwriter based in Moncton, NB. Listen as this maker of cosmic Canadian music shares how he came to do just that – make music. He and host Colleen Furlotte discuss the differences between solo and collaborative creativity,...

Duration:01:01:19

It All Began With Skin

10/22/2019
This episode of The Odyssey of Petal & Moth features someone who had no idea what she was getting herself into when she eagerly agreed to a one time behind-the-scenes role in the film project. Because at the time all cast and crew were secured. The machine was moving as planned. Until something broke. And then another thing. And another. And then our guest found herself doing something no-one expected. Introducing Melissa LeGresley - an inspiring artist who paints on a myriad of canvasses...

Duration:00:55:51

Inspector Gadget

10/19/2019
This episode of The Odyssey of Petal & Moth involves an unusual link between the heyday of Old Hollywood and modern indie guerrilla film - a link that connected filmmaker Colleen Furlotte to someone who became indispensable behind the scenes of the Petal & Moth film project. Meet Auguste Gosselin. A man who turns discarded objects into magic. Who can make props big enough for a group of people to stand on. Or small enough to hang around a neck. A man who can fix almost anything. One who...

Duration:01:00:02

Nancy - Act Two

10/19/2019
In this episode of The Odyssey of Petal & Moth, Colleen Furlotte continues her discussion with the dynamic Nancy King Schofield. They discuss staying true to your art, respecting the individual creative process, and intersecting inspirations behind the film. Nancy also shares stories from her childhood. Nancy King Schofield is an engaging personality and accomplished singer, writer and visual artist whose paintings can be found in private and public collections around the world. She is the...

Duration:00:39:38

A Brief Introduction

10/17/2019
In this episode of The Odyssey of Petal & Moth, filmmaker and host Colleen Furlotte shares some background on the indie film project behind the podcast. She introduces its story and characters, discusses the unusual natural phenomenon that helped birth the concept for the film, and offers a look ahead at what the podcast will hold.

Duration:00:06:06

Art as Salvation

10/17/2019
In the inaugural episode of The Odyssey of Petal & Moth, host Colleen Furlotte speaks with Nancy King Schofield about how her contributions behind the scenes of a troubled film project helped salvage a set, key props, and a harried director. They discuss the complexity of the creative process, the strangeness of playing a character you create, and the importance of art. Nancy King Schofield is an engaging personality and accomplished singer, writer and visual artist whose paintings can be...

Duration:00:39:50