Thursday, 11 February 2016

The Hockey Show - Episode 177

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced hockey radio show, is back with an amazing guest tonight. Rarely do we, as the public, get a look behind the scenes into movies and television unless we happen across a piece on TV on shows like Entertainment Tonight. Winnipeg, however, has been home to a blossoming movie industry that has seen a pile of big-name movies and stars roll through our fine city. Due to this emerging industry, the talent found in Winnipeg both in front of the screen and behind it has grown and we're seeing some exceptional people get noticed! One such person is our guest tonight, and she's been instrumental in a couple of hockey films made here in Winnipeg!

The young lady seen to the left is Heather Neale, and she works as a costume designer and in costume and wardrobe departments on a number of television and movie sets! Heather's work may not always be the first thing you see on the screen, but she's costumed some rather huge names in Hollywood including Isabella Rossellini, Jennifer Connelly, Anne Heche, Josh Duhamel, Adam Scott, and Martha MacIsaac to name but a few. Critics and industry types, however, have noticed her work as she was nominated for a 2012 Genie Award for Achievement in Costume Design and a 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best Costume Design! In other words, the University of Manitoba grad is good at what she does!

Tonight, we'll talk to Heather about her work, some of the stars she's worked with, and her work on the hockey movie sets of the Don Cherry movie - starring friend of the show Jared Keeso - and Goon! She's also a huge hockey fan, so we'll get her take on the hockey world and what's happening within it. As an aside, if you've watched Goon, you may have noticed a "Neale" jersey hanging behind Curt Keilback as seen to the right. That little Easter egg was a shout-out to the costume designer on the movie - Heather Neale!

With Heather being live in-studio tonight, the phones will be closed for calls! However, make sure you tune your radio dial in the Winnipeg region to 101.5 on your FM dial or listen live between 5:30pm and 6:30pm CT on your web-enabled device at the UMFM webpage as well! Tweet me anytime with questions you may have by hitting me up at @TeebzHBIC on Twitter. You can also post some stuff to Facebook if you use the "Like" feature, and I always have crazy stuff posted there that doesn't make it to the blog or show. We'll learn all about the movie industry and the movie Goon tonight on The Hockey Show tonight only on 101.5 UMFM!

PODCAST: February 11, 2016: Episode 177

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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