Blog 2017-11-23T05:57:56+00:00

Dianne’s Blog

Follow Dianne Whelan as she films her new adventure film, an homage to forgotten spirits, an ecological pilgrimage and a modern day Canterbury Tales. A 23,000 km journey where story has no boundaries.

The Big Freeze

December 23rd, 2017|5 Comments

On Nov.1st my buddy Jenica and I woke up to the big freeze up. The moment when liquid becomes solid. And in that moment, the 400 kilometre paddle we had maps for became Jenica’s hatchet

Portaging with Grace: Path of the Paddle, The Omimi Trail, September 2017

November 14th, 2017|3 Comments

written by Ann Verrall (co-producer/co-director) When Dee first asked me to be involved in 500 Days it was to do some filming for 3 days in Nova Scotia when passed through on the trail. Now

The Animikii Trail. A tale of thunder, trust and healing

September 12th, 2017|5 Comments

Animikii means thunderbird in Ojibwe. In their mythology they are eagles with supernatural power and strength who fight the underwater spirits. So it seemed a sign of good fortune that thunder shook the sky four

An ending and a beginning. Beacons and ancient water trails

August 27th, 2017|7 Comments

Lake Superior Water Trail. I arrived into Thunder Bay at 2:40am. There was no moon. No stars. But there was a fire. An ancient beacon lit by a friend so I could find my way.