(June 11, 2012 - Toronto, Ontario) This interview was a year in the making. In 2011, Northernstars contacted Paul Almond to ask if he would be in Toronto in the near future and if there would be a chance to talk with us him about his career and what he's been doing these past many years. Although we learned that he would in fact be in Toronto, the timing, as it often is in this business, was terrible. As it turned out we just couldn't pull together a crew on those days when Mr. Almond had a few hours to spare. We were disappointed but promised to keep in touch and over the past year that's exactly what we did.
In late April of 2012 we began to confirm the dates when Mr. Almond would be stopping in Toronto on his annual trek from his home in California to his Canadian home in Shigawake on the Gaspé peninsula. With enough time to plan we arranged to videotape an interview in May. Northernstars Contributing Editor Wynhdam Wise had last interviewed Paul Almond for Take One Magazine in 2004 and quickly agreed to do so again for us.
In this first of a short series of exclusive interviews, Paul Almond talks about what he has been doing since making his last film.