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Lost and Found in Jackson Creek

(10 min. 2015) Filmmaker Lester Alfonso and his daughter Georgia walked the entire distance of Jackson Creek in Peterborough, Ontario and catalogued all the human-made objects they could find. This short film tells the story …

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Rise, this is the Real Underground…

Rise, this is the Real Underground… a documentary film by Julie Drazen. I was lucky enough to be included in this project as additional videographer. Staying up for three days and shooting a rave in …

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Trying to be Some Kind of Hero, Again

I was determined to capture the moment. It was 2007. I was given a camera to take with me on a trip back to the Philippines to visit my Grandmother for the first time since …

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The Best Waitress in the World

(11 min. 1992) Wanting to make a documentary about the waitress in a restaurant he visits for the first time, a filmmaker ends up making a film about the creative process.

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There was a Cabaret.

Directed by Lester Alfonso (25 min. 2005) A quick glimpse behind the scenes at a theatre group’s production of the musical Cabaret at the historic Arlington Hotel in small town Maynooth, Ontario. Privately commissioned by …

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Twelve

(44 min. 2009) If you could go back and speak to your 12-year-old self, what would you say? Through this documentary, Philippine-born filmmaker Lester Alfonso attempts to answer this question by interviewing twelve diverse subjects, …

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Trying to Be Some Kind of Hero

(37 min. 2003) “Alfonso leaves Canada for the Philippines, looking to solve the mystery of which American soldier fathered his own mother. In the process, he crafts a smart, snappy portrait of a woman striking …

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Sympathy for the Rebel

Directed by Lester Alfonso (26 min. 2011) One week in the reality of a small town rock & roll band as they gear up for a show that could lead them to that “big break.”

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This City Has Wings

(2 min. 2010) Shot and edited by Lester Alfonso. Music by Red Hunter and Jonas Bonnetta. WINNER “Best Cinematography” at the Millbrook International 3 Minute Film Festival 2010

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