About The Project

Homeless is an audio-visual collaboration combining live music and film. The film was produced in collaboration with Raven Blue, Jeff McLennan and Cara Cole about the places that make us who we are, based around transformative experiences of the film's collaborators who grew up in various neighbourhoods of Saint John. The August 18th performance for this years THIRD SHIFT will feature a live electronic music score, produced by Jeff McLennan and Raven Blue of Industrial Parks, in collaboration with Rozalind MacPhail, winner of the 2016 MusicNL Award for Female Artist of the Year and 2017 ECMA Electronic Recording of the Year.

ThirdShift 2017 Performance

On Friday August 18, filmmakers, musicians and artists from Atlantic Canada collaborate on an outdoor multimedia experience at Third Shift contemporary arts festival. They will premiere Homeless, a 25-minute live music score to film featuring various neighbourhoods of Saint John. Homeless highlights the audio-visual work of Saint John interdisciplinary artists Raven Blue, Jeff McLennan and Cara Cole. The live music score was produced by Blue and McLennan and features Newfoundland-based performer/film composer, Rozalind MacPhail who recently won MusicNL’s Female Artist of the Year and ECMA for Electronic Recording of the Year. Based on transformative moments experienced by the project’s collaborators while growing up in various neighbourhoods of Saint John, Homeless is about the places that make us who we are.
Raven Blue

Raven Blue

(Writer, Director, Musician)

Raven has been making experimental films and music from an early age, and has a devoted affinity for taking photographs in the neighbourhoods of Saint John, where he as lived and worked for the past 25 years. Raven has long been fascinated with the use of media and technology to develop new mythologies to bring the timeless rites of storytelling and self-discovery into an industrialized culture.

Cara Cole

Cara Cole

(Writer, Performance)

Cara studied photography and textiles at NBCCD and graduated with a BAA from UNB in 2000. Her photography has been included in several group exhibitions at the Lorenzo Gallery, Klausen Gallery, Cobalt Gallery, and the Saint John Art Centre. She has performed in short film (Neverville, Expiration) and at Mother of Invention: sex Toys for the New Milennium (Bride). Cara studied Hair Design and has done work in theatre (Saint John Theatre Company), and commercial film (Open Heart, Geraldine's Fortune).

Rozalind MacPhail

(Effected flute)

An innovative multi-instrumentalist, won the 2016 MusicNL Award for Female Artist of the Year and 2017 ECMA Electronic Recording of the Year. A classically trained flutist based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, MacPhail creates music for film and live performance and has released several albums of original work. Following years of classical music performance training at the Etobicoke School of the Arts, University of Toronto and University of Ottawa, she has pursued her interest in a wide range of musical genres, while performing as guest flutist with other artists, including Yo La Tengo, Lou Barlow, Constantines, Great Lake Swimmers, Elliott Brood and Pick a Piper. From 2015 – 2016, MacPhail collaborated with Canadian film director, Ingrid Veninger, improvising a live score of original music for her award-winning feature film, HE HATED PIGEONS which has screened at film festivals worldwide.

Jeff McLennan

Jeff McLennan

(Writer, Animator, Musician)

Jeff is an interdisciplinary artist from Saint John, NB. He attended the Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson, B.C. He explores pen and ink drawing, photography, and music. He has had photography shows at the Arts Centre, Blink Gallery, and NAS Gallery in Saint John. Jeff has provided artwork for many CD (Tooth & The Fang and Tire Fire) and vinyl releases (The Band Whose Name Is a Symbol, Dereck Higgins, Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd). He collaborated with Raven Blue on ‘Holocene.’ for the inaugural year of ThirdShift. Jeff is a long running member of a local experimental music band Tire Fire.

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