A Room of One’s Own: Darcy Van Poelgeest
A Room of One’s Own is LMPR’s photography series that showcases the beloved spaces belonging to members of Canada’s artistic scene. With a nod to Virginia Woolf’s essay by the same name, we present self-portraits from artists, arts media, and arts administrators in a room they call their own.
This week we spoke with Darcy Van Poelgeest. Darcy is a writer and director living and working in Vancouver. His most recent short film, CORVUS has screened at more than a dozen festivals worldwide including Toronto After Dark, Vancouver International Film Festival, and Sci-Fi-London. CORVUS has been nominated for 3 Golden Sheaf Awards, 9 Maverick Movie Awards, and 7 Leo Awards including Best Director.
Darcy is the founder and creative director of LIS entertainment, a boutique studio producing film, video, and animation content.
This is Darcy’s room:
Q: Which room did you choose?
My office in Kitsilano because everything happens here. This is where I write, edit and meet with clients. This is the creative hub for my personal projects as well as our production company LIS entertainment.
Q: What makes this room ‘yours’?
Everything about this room is me. It’s obsessively organized. It’s “teched” out with more screen space than I could ever actually need. Lots of books and magazines from which I draw inspiration, camera equipment and a collection of original comic book art for the kid in me.
Q: Identify three items in the room that you love, and explain why they’re special to you.
1) The small Rollei camera because it’s still one of the smallest cameras you can buy and it was made in 1968 (ahead of its time).
2) The note book I’m writing in because it’s where I plant all my creative seeds. Most of them never sprout but occasionally we get tree worth climbing.
3) The coffee. Because you know… it’s coffee.
Darcy’s new short film CORVUS was release on iTunes yesterday and reached #1 in the Short Film Category within four hours of release. It can be downloaded for $2.99 through the iTunes Store.