Indie film charity changing the world
Jacob Medjuck used to say that his debut movie, Summerhood, was fun — but it wouldn’t change the world.
And now it’s changing the world.
Medjuck, 34, learned filmmaking the hard way. The Halifax native was almost a mechanical engineer but he quit a semester short of graduating because he got accepted at film school.
“Ever buy a chocolate bar to support the high school choir or a sports team?” asks Medjuck. “It’s the same thing, only instead of selling chocolate bars, we sell tickets to independent films — the ones that win at Berlin, Sundance, SXSW. They’re all on board.”