Venue:  PAC FIlm House
TimeSaturday 4pm
Category:  Film + Video
City of Origin:  Toronto ON
Price: $7 members, $9 non-members


A disagreeable crew of aliens invade Canada, deploying the rules of cinema as a strategy for colonial domination. Collaged from over 400 Canadian feature films.


Taking Shelter will mark its official world premiere at Vancity cinema (Vancouver) as the keynote presentation of their Canadian Film Week 2016 celebrations. Culp’s previous work includes over 40 shorts and a feature and has been screened at film festivals and events in the USA, Europe and Australia as well as two extended cross-Canada tours.


“Aliens, robots and frenzied seductresses as the missing links of Canuckfilm? That sounds like a Canadian movie classic all its own.” – Peter Howell, Toronto Star

“Culp’s dedication to this ambitious project and the spirit in which the film was made can only be admired.” (Clint Enns, Spectacular Optical)

“A Masterpiece” (Craig Takeuchi, Georgia Straight

“One weird-ass film” (Chris Dart, Vice)


Jonathan Culp (writer/producer/director/editor) has been producing underground films and videos since the late 1980s. His work ranges from feature-length comedy (“Grilled Cheese Sandwich”, shot in Grimsby ON) to hand processed super 8, but the bulk of his work has centered on found footage collage. He is also a film programmer, writer and musician.
Chandra Bulucon – sound design
Liz Hysen – research


Swearing, nudity, violence. Photosensitive seizure warning.