Anderson is not only a world-famous icon of sexuality, she's an icon of
Canadianess. Fan letters to Pam place her right up there along with Expo
'67 and the West Edmonton mall in this tragic-comic parody of Canadian
Iconography" - Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
Dear Pam is a multi-genre
experimental docu-comedy that compares major events in Canada's history with major events in Pamela Anderson's life. ©
Awards and Distinctions
Choice Award Best Documentary, The Denver Underground Film Festival,
Award Winner, The New York Film and Video Expo, 2003.
Citation, The Iowa City International Documentary Festival, 2004.
Prize in the Independent Documentary Category, The Canadian Annual
Independent Film and Video Festival, 2003.
Best of Festival Screening, Boston Cyber Arts Festival, 2003.
Nominated for Canada's Golden Sheaf
Award for Best Documentary: Short Subject, at the Yorkton Short Film and
Video Festival, 2004.
"Dear Pam plows through pop culture and its vacuities with a tender and leveling hand." Nick Twemlow,
"Fascinating" Geoff Pevere, The Toronto Star
"Charming" Sean K. Robb, ChartAttack.com
The National Gallery of
Art: Washington, DC. One of eight piece chosen to represent Canada in a
film series called New Canadian Documentary. Dear Pam opened the
series. Summer 2003
Hot Docs International
Documentary Festival: Toronto, Canada, Spring 2003
New York Film and Video
Expo, Jury Award Winner, Winter 2003
Annual Film Festival, Ontario, Canada, 3rd prize independent documentary,
Mix: New York Lesbian
and Gay Festival of Experimental Film and Video, Fall 2003.
New England Film and
Video Festival, Boston, MA, Fall 2004.
Film and Video Festival, Victoria, BC Columbia, Winter 2004
Yorkton Short Film and
Video Festival, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, 2004.
Film and Video Festival, Spring 2003
Outfest Los Angeles,
Atlantic Film Festival,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Fall 2003
Denver Underground Film
Festival, Winter 2003
Festival, NC, 2004
The Boston Cyberarts
Festival, Spring 2003
Atlantic Film Festival,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Fall 2003.
Tidal Wave Festival,
Fredericton, NB Canada, Fall 2003
Oni Gallery, Boston,
"Recent Canadian popular history rests on a series of icons,
architectural wonders of bigness, that make us seem real to ourselves:
Expo '67, the CN tower, the West Edmonton Mall. Then there's the
latest iconic entry in Canadian history -- Pamela Anderson.
Arguably the most recognizable woman in the world, she is seen on TV by
billions, and is the most searched (and found) name on the
Internet. Canadian iconicity goes global and jiggly. Part
fanzine love poem, part experimental bio-pic parody, "Dear Pam" is a
witty and humorous rethinking of Canada by a group of raging
David McIntosh programmer at Hot Docs
Dear Pam Credits:
Director: John D. Scott
Producer: John D. Scott Karen Rodriguez
Director of Photography: Karen Rodriguez , Roberto Carminati, John D. Scott
Editor: John D. Scott, Karen Rodriguez, Robert Todd
Graphics & Animation: Mary Kocol, Liang Sean, John Ruggieri
Composer: Ken Ueno
Starring: Gleb Mikhalev John Joyce Ted Galo Teresa Huang
Dear Pam ©
Magpie Productions 1/2003 25 min. Betacam SP