Here Be Dragons? Code 45’s Apparitions Explored

Why dragons? It’s a question I’ve been asked more than once by people curious about the use of these mythological creatures as the focal point for a story that, for the most part, takes place deep underground within the borders of a major metropolis. Not typical ‘dragon country,’ either geographically… read more »

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Boom-tiss, Boom-tiss: What Rave Music Does Vanessa Hear In Code 45?

What style of music is Vanessa hearing for the first time as she attends her inaugural rave in Code 45? It’s a question I pondered when originally penning the script, because while electronic dance music is currently enjoying widespread mainstream acceptance, in the early 2000s era in which the graphic… read more »

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Getting It Right, Without Getting Stuck: Metro Details In Code 45

When putting together Code 45‘s story, I had to make a conscious decision about how ‘realistic’ I wanted the representation of Montreal’s metro system to be. Personally, I’ve always felt that story should come first when depicting a certain technology or profession in media, as long as it made sense… read more »

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Code 45 Is The Mirror Image Of My Own Personal Rave Experience

In the early 2000s, music commanded more attention than nearly anything else in my life. I would spend most of that decade promoting raves in Montreal and Ottawa, putting together a small independent record label with a partner in order to release my own electronic music, and touring in a… read more »

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