Friday, December 2, 2011

"Man of Grease" around town...

Fun article all about "Man of Grease" in Bill Brownstein's Montreal Gazette column today. Click here to check it out.

Here's another by Stuart Nulman from the West End Times. Click here to read.

Here's one by Mike Cohen of the Suburban. Click here to read.

And here's one by Bram Eisenthal of the West End Seeker. Click here to read.

Big thanks to other media outlets for covering the DVD launch and screening: Stan Asher at Radio Centre Ville, Malcolm Fraser at the Montreal Mirror, Sue Smith at CBC's Homerun, CJAD, The Ottawa Citizen, Canadian Jewish News, and others.

And thank you to all the Cosmos fans and "Man of Grease" fans who spread the word about the DVD far and wide by email, Facebook ('Like' the fan page here), Twitter and word-of-mouth.

You all made a huge difference, helping to give the DVD a great launch.

To buy your own copy, please visit


Finally, here's a little outtake clip from the film... Tony Koulakis at his best...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"Man of Grease" DVD Launch!

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Ez Sez Readers,

I'm happy to share the news that my documentary "Man of Grease" (2000), about now-retired Cosmos greasy-spoon chef Tony Koulakis and his first trip back to Greece in 32 years, is now available at

The DVD is also available at Montreal's famous Cosmos Snack Bar itself (5843 Sherbrooke St. West, corner Draper).

For those in Montreal, we're having a DVD launch event and screening on Monday, December 5th, 2011 (7pm), at CinemaSpace at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. [Update: Thanks for making the show a sold out success!]

Shown some 46 times across 7 TV networks in Canada, "Man of Grease" has been remastered by the film's editor and DVD designer, Mika Goodfriend, who lovingly compiled 2 hours of bonus features to go along with the original 50-minute movie.

I encourage you to let your mouth water by watching the film's trailer (above) and 3 new outtake clips we've put online for you.

Thanks for supporting hot, delicious and fattening independent cinema...


Ezra Soiferman
Director, Man of Grease

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Any way you look at it, we're all dotters and suns...


Sunday, November 6, 2011

"Hi, Bye!"

(Click image above or this link to watch)


Here's a fresh new short film I whipped up for you.



Saturday, October 1, 2011

Junk shop...

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("Anything You Like - If You Can Find It", 6/11, Toronto)

Here's a pic from a photo series I shot at a junk shop called "Buy & Sell" on St. Clair corner Atlas in Toronto. The place looked like this in every direction you turned.

Not the place for you if you have any hint of claustrophobia.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Green wheels...

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("Earth Car", 6/11, Toronto, by Ezra S.)

Plant a car today!


Saturday, September 24, 2011


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(8/11, NYC, by Ezra S.)

Glove to all.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lulu's 2 today...

Happy 2nd birthday Lulu!

Ez (Daddy)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Back of Heads - NYC

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("Backs of Heads - NYC", 8/11, by Ezra S.)

The series continues. Stay tuned for more backs of heads photographed in other cities in future Ez Sez posts.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Start more art...

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I made this the day after 9/11.

It was later featured at Woody Harrelson's web site.

10 years after 9/11, it's nice to see that people are still out there making art. A big shame many are still out there making war too.

We will find a way to stop stumbling into war after war after war. I still have a hunch art is the answer. To all you art creators out there, don't give up.

Love to all from Montreal!


P.S. Here's a poem I wrote a month after 9/11 and some NY photos from my collection.... Click to see full size...

Monday, September 5, 2011

Coca-Cola Cloud...

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("Coca-Cola Cloud", 8/11, NYC, by Ezra S.)

I spotted this Coke bottle shaped cloud on an early morning walkabout through New York City's Garment District.

Ez Sez... Product placement? Co(ke)incedence? Or just my imagination floating away with me?

If you spot the cloud in your neck of the woods, let me know...


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Little Scream Q&A

(Still photo from "The Lamb" music video by Little Scream)

I was invited to do an exclusive Q&A interview with Little Scream (aka Montreal singer Laurel Sprengelmeyer) for The FreeStyle Life.

It just hit the web today and runs side by side the captivating new video for her song 'The Lamb'.

You can read the interview and watch the video here.

Hope you enjoy!


Friday, August 5, 2011

Change is good...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


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From the vaults... through thick and thin...

A little something from May 2006.


Sunday, July 31, 2011

Word Goes Up

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Here's a recent LineDot-ArtText drawing from my notepad. Thought I'd share it.

Hope all are enjoying the summer!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

On shoes on wires...

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("Kick The Cross", 6/11, Halifax, by Ezra S.)

Part of my ongoing shoes-on-wires photo series. Took this on a recent trip to the great city of Halifax.

Walk on,


Thursday, July 7, 2011

If nothing else...

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("Rock On", 6/11, Toronto, by Ezra S.)

If nothing else... rock on.


Monday, July 4, 2011

Apostrophe S Halifax

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My "Apostrophe S" photo series continues. This fresh batch is from a recent trip to Halifax.

Happy 4th of July to all Ez Sez readers in the USA!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Picnic time...

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("Picnic Time", 7/1/11, MTL, Ezra S.)

Spotted this man sunning on a hot metal picnic table today.

Happy Canada Day to all.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011


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A recent drawing plucked and scanned from my notepads.

Got a fresh new scanner today, so I'll have more of my "LineDot-ArtText" drawings up on Ez Sez in the coming weeks, months, years...

Stay tuned and stay kingly!


Sunday, June 19, 2011


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("Apostrophe S - Toronto", 6/11, Ezra S.)

Shot in Toronto this weekend as part of an ongoing series of pix of signs around the world ending with an apostrophe S.

I've been shooting these signs for about ten years and find the whole process kinda meditative.

Sorry it took so long since Rapture to get this latest post out to you.

Happy Fathers Day to all the dads and thanks to all the moms for being so cool too.


Saturday, May 21, 2011


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On the eve of what some are calling Rapture, I created this desert which I'd love to have shared with you (but I ate it all up).

However, I will share that it was definitely rapturous and consisted mostly of a locally sourced peanut-chocolate truffle topped with grocery-grade mint, slow-poured maple syrup, hulled and ballyhood hemp seeds, cinnamon pufflets, a slightly overpriced goji berry, and hand-wrung lime drippins. Served on an uncle's-mom's hand-me-down plate and photographed on a tea-towel buffed range-top with lilacs and apple blossoms blooming out back.

Was it transcendentally delicious? Yes.

Did the world end? Not yet.

If it does, thanks always for being an Ez Sez reader and a friend.

Regards to all from Montreal.


Monday, May 9, 2011

Do you feel the world?

Today, via YouTube, I'm launching Do you feel the world?, a brand new creative work I'm happy to share with you.

It came about when I edited together some of my recent travel/urban adventure photos and set them to music. Specifically, my friend Mike Evin's super-catchy new pop song, "Do You Feel The World?".

I hope you'll enjoy this 'music photeo'. (My friend Jasmine saw the piece and was inspired to coin the clever term.)

If watching it moves you, please share it with others who might get a rush out of it too.

A few other updates (short & sweet):
-Lulu is just over one-and-a-half years old now - cute as ever (and definitely short & sweet)
-We are developing a few exciting documentaries together (keep you posted...)
-A photo I took last fall ("Kick The Moon"), was recently selected as a winning entry at Le Biennale de Montréal 2011. I'm honoured to have been chosen.
-Last July, I left the Segal Centre's CinemaSpace after running it for three excellent years
-I recently served on the juries of the Yorkton Film Festival and the A&E/National Screen Institute of Canada's online film fest
-Lots of Montreal film/TV industry news, jobs and resources at the Montreal Film Group web site which I run
-Hemp History Week just wrapped up this weekend. Ez sez: happiness through hemp.

That's the news from my side. I hope things are zipping along nicely there too. Always eager to hear your good news and to watch your latest music photeo! Send updates anytime.

Regards to all from Montreal... Keep feeling the world!


Ezra Soiferman

P.S. New to Sign up for email updates at the top-left of the site. And welcome to Ez Sez!

Update: Thanks to CBC Radio's 'Definitely Not The Opera' for featuring the "Do you feel the world?" music photeo on May 17th. You can hear the clip at 18 mins in, here.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Lulu and Alex in their funglasses!

Happy spring to all.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hot diggity...

("Hot Dog vs. Hot Rod", 10/2008, Toronto, by Ezra S.)

He tried and tried but couldn't ketchup.


Friday, April 8, 2011

Don't be a...

("Cement Pumper on the Decarie Expressway", 10/2008, MTL, by Ezra S.)

I've always loved the name of this company.

Turns out their "super-pumper" trucks are being used to pump water and cement at the Fukushima reactors.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Post No Bills

("The Thinking Man", 7/2009, NYC, by Ezra S.)

Haven't we all sat on a construction barrier for a quick thinking break?

Love to all from Montreal,


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Simple advice...

("Live.", 7/2009, MTL, by Ezra S.)

Simple advice from a stranger in a laneway.


Thursday, February 24, 2011


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("Sidelocks on Sidewalks", 2/2011, Montreal, by Ezra Soiferman)

The reality is, our roads have some awful potholes and some fantastic signs.

Thanks for dropping by Ez Sez.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Julepy goodness

("Orange in the Sun", 2/2011, MTL, by Ezra S.)

Montreal's beloved Julep in all her shining glory.

Stay shiny,


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bread n' love

("Any Way You Slice It", 9/2010, Halifax, by Ezra S.)

This is a detail of a sign outside a church in downtown Halifax. I can't remember what the whole text said but these 4 words were the ones that struck me and said, "snap your camera now."


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Moon boot

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("Kick the Moon", 10/2010, NYC)

Standing near the entrance to a subway in New York, I spotted a fancy shoe hanging from a telephone line. The moon sat innocently in the background as I lined things up just so and took a snapshot. Pleased to share it with you today. Thanks for dropping by.


Update: In May, 2011, this image was selected for inclusion at La Biennale de Montréal. At the event opening, the show was awarded an Honourable Mention. I'm honoured!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines

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Happy Valentine's Day to all. And a prelated Christmas to all too.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Birds in the sun

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("Phoenician Sundown", 11/2010, by Ezra S.)

Sunset in downtown Phoenix. Hope sun shines on you today.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Old plates

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("I Love MTL", 12/2010, St. Adolphe, QC, by Ezra S.)

Greetings from the thick of winter in Montreal!


Thursday, January 13, 2011


("Leafy Van", 7/09, MTL, Ezra S.)

Garden on wheels...


Monday, January 10, 2011

Backs of heads - NYC

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("Backs of Heads", NYC, 3/10, Ezra S.)

Here are a few pix from an ongoing series I've been shooting for nearly a decade. Stay tuned for more backs of heads shots from other cities...


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Fluff stuff

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("Flea Market Fluff", 3/10, Amsterdam, Ezra S.)

I love flea-markety stuff.


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Pensive birds

("Posture by the pasture", 3/10, Amsterdam, Ezra S.)

Sometimes we must all be pensive birds.