Monday, November 16, 2015

Paris. Nous Souviens.Toujours.

After initial news of the horrific attacks that occurred in Paris, France, on Friday, the 13th of November, 2015, broke, the 'plugged in' world quickly rallied in solidarity. Most potent was the viral spread of this iconic symbol. Drawn hastily while news of the attacks continued to come in, by Jean Jullien, a Frenchman now living in London, it immediately became the 'badge' that global strangers could share their common humanity, their deep concern and their heart-felt empathy.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

'Last Stand' - by m.l.holton - SOLD

Good news!!!
Sale of painting in support of The Frozen Goose film project ... 
Fine out more on our Fan Page on Facebook.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

10th Annual Hamilton Film Festival - m.l.holton

Thrilled to announce that my short documentary about David Lambert: The Fastest Knot Tyer in Canada has been officially selected for the Documentary Short program for the 10th Annual Hamilton Film Festival. Running for one week during the early part of November this festival is WIDE-RANGING with over 200 films, a film expo, and entertainment throughout.

More info here: 
My effort will be showing with a few other short great films - 
WEDNESDAY November 4th, 7pm - $10
STAIRCASE THEATRE, 27 Dundurn Street N. 
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 

Originally produced as an embed for a published article on Raise the Hammer in 2014, it's going to be a thrill to see it on the BIG SCREEN - Don't Miss It!

Monday, August 31, 2015


It's OFFICIAL!! Join Us!!  Indiegogo campaign is now LIVE - 
NEW perks & Updates added - Sept 11th, 2015

So thrilled to have such great support from those in the arts & film community.  Keep 'em coming folks - only 22 days to go!!  

UPDATE: 6 days to go! It would appear that we've not done so well on the Indiegogo campaign, but thanks to 'private' contributions, like arts impresario Robert Missen and famed Canadian artist, Charles Pachter, we're much closer to a 'start point'. Thanks be to everyone who has pitched in to help make this happen! Your pennies do count! Please do chip in what you can before October 5th. Cheers!   

UPDATE, October 7th: DONE. Well, we didn't get anywhere NEAR what we'd hoped. STILL - because of other generous 'outside' contributions, we do have 'Lift Off'. This production is now fully in 'pre-production'. Aiming for - Release - in the September of 2016.  

Follow along on our Facebook 'fanpage', The Frozen Goose, or on Twitter, @TheFrozenGoose. Thanks everyone!  Lots of 'serious fun'! On & UP!

Friday, August 28, 2015

FASM Studio Tour / PINHOLE LOCATION, Oct 3rd & 4th.

Mount Nemo - as seen from Gallagher Farm, Photo by m.l.holton
Delighted to be showing this year with Linda Ross Gallagher at her nifty organic farm, (donkeys even!), located just south of Derry Road on the Guelph LIne, in North Burlington. Linda is a fabulous painter & portrait artist. I will be exhibiting & showing my B&W pinhole photography as well as a selection of my hand-made pinhole  cameras. (A primer for those who don't know what 'pinholing' is, can look HERE. Wonderful location for an Fall STUDIO TOUR, nestled between Mount Nemo & Rattlesnake Point. Splendid views. The vibe is earthy, sacred and welcoming.

First weekend in October
Fine Arts Society of Milton, Fall STUDIO TOUR, 2015
Saturday & Sunday, 
10-5pm. Rain or Shine, FREE. 
21 Locations / 35 Rural-based Artists & Artisans

Maps and detailed brochures can be found at select locations throughout Burlington, Halton and Milton. Libraries, Senior Centres, Tourism Burlington, City Hall, etc. Seek and ye shall find!! 

 We can be found at No.11 on the map above.
Find us South of Derry Road, at 6691 Guelph Line. 
Lovely spot. Drop in, say hi, watch pinhole demos ... 
Pick up a print for your home or photo collection. etc. :) 

 Update: Great Tour! 
Weather didn't co-operate that much with HIGH winds on Saturday, but interested & interesting people made the trek to our location on the tour.
Location, Location, Location - Gallagher's Farm
Rattlesnake Point, in distance, with beguiling fall colours EVERYWHERE - and farmyard 'totem'

Very busy two days, with lots of food, chatter, and mixed attendance from younguns to esteemed seniors

Meanwhile, down in the barn - livestock entertained with braying, howling, chirping, and croaking ...

Goats galore - at feeding time, friendly but ready to 'butt' at a moment's notice!

Day 3. Removing the Studio Tour signage in the 'hood - soaking up the 'rooted' history. Lovely country. Precious, in fact.

All in all, wonderful tour, wonderful weekend. 
Old & New faces & friends made it 'happen'. 
Lotsa SERIOUS FUN. :)  

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sounds of Summer - VIDEO

Ambient sound is the single most important element in any film ... It is the backdrop for all dialogue and action. Get it right, and the 'texture' goes unnoticed, get it wrong and the entire film can be jeopardized. Be sure, when on location, to record the ESSENTIAL sounds of place ...Offered here on my two channels: canadada on VIMEO & MLH Productions on YouTube. It is the same video. - Which format do you prefer?  (UPDATE: Consensus is in. VIMEO for better quality, but YouTube for efficiency & better public reach ... )

Ping Pong and Poetry with MLH - CULTURE DAYS CANADA - Burlington, Ontario

 Join Golden Horseshoe Artist, Poet & Filmmaker
Margaret Lindsay Holton
for a bit of 'round robin' fun ...

Saturday, September 26th, 2-4pm - (ONE DAY ONLY) 
@ Halton Hive (NB: formerly called 'Burlington Hive' ) 
901 Guelph Line, Burlington
LINK to EVENT here

 From Guelph Line & Fairview intersection, 
go UNDER the bridge towards Lowville, take 1st RIGHT IMMEDIATELY  

Fun to be showcased under the 
Ontario Activites - for CULTURE DAYS CANADA
and then again, on the Culture Days BLOG

Monday, August 24, 2015

'Peach Bounty'

Sometimes the unexpected beauty of the simplest things just catches your eye and takes your breath away. I had pulled some fresh peaches, put them in a bowl in the sink, was boiling the water ready to skin them, and just stood and LOOKED ... Then, went and got my camera ...Enjoy.

'Peach Bounty' by mlholton, 2015