Sally is a writer, filmmaker, and musician from Toronto.
2018: music video, CATL "I'm On", super 8mm and digital
I directed this video. It features the majestic burlesque stylings of Luxotica Lounge Cabaret's Vivacious Miss Audacious and Gurl Haggard at Cherry Cola's in Toronto. Johnny Mage is also featured. Processing and scans by Pro8mm.
2015 - 2017: GARAGENOIR Inc
Me and Luke James ran a loft venue named GARAGENOIR. We hosted BADBADNOTGOOD's private New Years Eve party, Charlotte Day Wilson's listening party, Jonathan Toubin, the Surfrajettes, BOYTOY, Goodbye Honolulu, Luka, Dex Romweber, CATL, Zak Miller, One Trip Little, Bloodshot Bill, Squids, Kickstand Band, album cover shoots, music video shoots, play rehearsal space for Coyote Collective, meditation retreats with zen punk Brad Warner, other happenings, and we also had a cat.
2011 - current: Inventor
2014 - 2017: TIRED AND RESTLESS album cycle, The Cool Hands
I co-wrote, drummed, and helped self-release four seven inches with The Cool Hands: Midnite, Afternoon, Evening, Dawn. These concept singles, released chronologically, made up our LP, TIRED AND RESTLESS, on beautiful blue, gold, white, and coke-bottle clear vinyl by Rainbo Records. I directed three music videos for this record, and also photographed and designed all visual art and packaging for the releases.
2011 - 2015: Live super 8 music video series, SALLY CINNAMON'S AMERICAN DREAM
I traveled alone to Nashville, Detroit, New York City, Miami, Memphis, London, Montreal, St Louis, Olympia, to film performances on super 8 film. I edited the footage into music videos that were seen and treasured by the artists I featured. Several screened at festivals in North America. I met my living heroes and worked with Kathleen Hanna on the official video for The Julie Ruin's "Goodnight Goodbye" for this project. Processing was done by Niagara Film Lab, scans by Frame Discreet and me, once I purchased and began to use my own telecine.
2010 - 2011: Poetry films
I directed five short films based on slam poems by a friend. LITTLE RED BILL, the first of those films, screened at Female Eye Film Festival and several other fests across North America.
2007: I won an international film contest, and made a video heavily inspired by Michel Gondry.
1990: I was born.
SOMETIMES I DO FREELANCE EDITING, FILMING, DRUMMING, AND TEACHING. WRITE ME A LETTER! I'D LOVE TO WRITE YOU BACK.