The Purple Stapler presents

the 2nd Annual 

Back Alley Artists Night!


The Back Alley Artists Night is an annual, one night showcase brought to you by The Purple Stapler. It features the work of emerging filmmakers, visual artists and musicians from the Lower Mainland and provides an opportunity for cross discipline networking while celebrating amazing artists.

Date: May 23rd, 2015

Location: CBC Studio 700 @ 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 2R5 

Doors will open at 7:00PM, giving you the opportunity to mingle and find your seats before the start of the short film showcase at 7:30pm. After the close of the last film, you will be invited to vote for The Back Alley Audience Choice Award!

Throughout the evening, there will be drinks, snacks, live music and Visual Art by Vancouver artists on display.

Why are we hosting this event?

  1. To showcase the emerging artists of Vancouver.

  2. To provide an opportunity for networking.

  3. To celebrate the coming of summer and all of the hard work that emerging artists have done in this past year.

Don't want to buy tickets in advance? Join our guest list here and pay at the door!

Participating Artists

From March until April 18th, Visual Artists and Filmmakers sent in work for consideration. Now, finally, we can share who they are! We will also be releasing the names of the fantastic musicians that will be performing as we get closer to May 23rd!

Visual Artists

Ben Cooper

Its A Frame of Mind

David Akselrod

The Gathering / First to Dance / Critical Mass

Gamelle Fitzgibbon

Contemporary Eros 1, 2 & 3

Harold Coego

Raising Through Glass

Josh Harnack

Animal Party / Canis Lupus

Hugh Blackman

WTF / Blue Thing

Martin Aston

Figure 3 / Figure 7

Rami Katz

Looking, Montreal / Peering, East Van  Staring, Jerusalem / Watching, Torongo

Tamara Lauzon

Analogy / Tenacity

Bob Craig

Landfill 2 / Lets Do Lunch

Kate Salvi

Vincent Van Gogh Mural Providence, RI / Old Wickenden Overpass III / National Industrial Building Providence, RI

Short Films

Lament - 4 minutes

Written / Directed by Nisha Platzer

Le Dormeur du Val - 3 minutes

Directed by Laura Carnet

You Know You Could Just - 10 minutes

Directed by Kyle Vollstaedt

Written by Kyle Vollstaedt & Brett Derouin

Bailando con Mosquitos - 8 minutes

Directed by Rocio Lira, Katrin Kalketenidis & George Somerwill

Dynamic and Static - 5 minutes

Written / Directed by Kosuke Kawana

It Came from Harry's Brain - 3 minutes

Directed by Will Burke

Written by Harry Knowles

Harley's Boys - 6 minutes

Written / Directed by Lebon Siu

Pendulum - 13 minutes

Directed by Juvel Jeo Jose

Written by Connor Rielly

Not Sold - 5 minutes

Written / Directed by Jayme Cowley


Brian O'Brien

Sponsored by:

Storm Brewing, BonChaz Bakery, Costco and ProVision Video Sales & Rentals Inc.