21st Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 18-28, 2024

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 2024

The Colour Of Ink

Canada, 2022 : Alberta Premiere
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THE COLOUR OF INK uncovers the mystery and power of our oldest medium through the eyes of Jason Logan, a Toronto inkmaker. Harvesting colours from the natural world—weeds, berries, bark, flowers, rocks, rust—he makes ink from just about anything.

Ink is our primal medium. It has always been with us, inscribing the evolution of humanity. Working with ingredients foraged in the wild, Jason sends custom-made inks to an eclectic range of artists around the world, from a New Yorker cartoonist to a Japanese calligrapher. As the inks take on a life of their own, his playful alchemy paints a story of colour that reconnects us to the earth and returns us to a childlike sense of wonder.

Toronto International Film Festival 2022

Brian D. Johnson is a Canadian writer, filmmaker and cultural commentator. He is best known from his three decades as the longtime film critic and senior arts writer at Maclean’s magazine, where he remains a Contributing Editor. He is also past president of the Toronto Film Critics Association (2006-2017), and created the annual TFCA Awards Gala, with its $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award. He has worked professionally as a journalist, author, musician—and, most recently, a filmmaker. In 2015, he produced and directed AL PURDY WAS HERE, a documentary feature about the legendary Canadian poet, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was runner-up for the TIFF Grolsch People’s Choice Documentary Award.

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press for The Colour Of Ink

"A captivating and eye-opening work that will have you looking at ink in a colourful new light."
- That Shelf
"One of the most effortlessly beautiful documentaries I've ever watched."
- Slash Film


Documentary / Art

English | English Subtitles
105 minutes

special guest

Director Brian D. Johnson in attendance for a live Q&A


Brian D. Johnson

Executive Producers
Anita Lee
Ron Mann

Sherien Barsoum
Brian D.Johnson
Lea Marin

Nicholas De Pencier



WINNER: Jury Award: Best Documentary Feature

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