Jeremy Mendes
Artist/ Producer

  1. Far Away from Far Away
  2. Seven Deadly Digital Sins
  3. Bear 71
  4. Devil’s Toy Redux
  5. This Land
  6. Charity
  7. Corpus
  8. Interactive
  9. Short Film
  10. Current Projects


Far  Away From Far  Awayco-director w/ Bruce Alcock
Far Away From Far Away is an interactive story inspired by the early life of visionary Zita Cobb. Written by Michael Crummey, it’s about a young girl growing up on Fogo Island with her father during the 1960s and ’70s. More than a historical retelling, it interprets its time and place, painting a vivid portrait of rural island life.

Designed exclusively for mobile devices, Far Away From Far Away uses simple, intuitive navigation to take us into rich, long-form storytelling.

As we travel through the radical upheaval in Fogo Island’s fishing industry, we witness a dramatic transformation of the local communities. With one foot in the past and the other in the future, you’ll tap and swipe through interactive prose, memories and stories.

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada, and led by creative directors Bruce Alcock and Jeremy Mendes. Filmed by Justin Simms, with assistance from Fogo Island high school students Bradley Broders, Liam Neil and Jessica Reid. Sound recordist Sacha Ratcliffe and sound designer Shawn Cole round out the key crew.

  • Official SelectionIDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling, Amsterdam (2019) 
  • Official Selection - FNC ExploreFestival du nouveau cinéma, Montreal, Canada (2021)
  • Nomination - Best Production, InteractiveCanadian Screen Awards, Toronto, Canada (2022)

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