BoyGirl. (1999). 14 min. Video. Produced and directed by Lorna Boschman. Rocking to Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire, three people talk about the ambiguities of gender, sharing experiences ranging from a woman who is always mistaken for a man to one who modeled based on her androgynous looks.
A Cancer Video. (1996). Produced and directed by Lorna Boschman. Images of snakes, birds, and prairie landscapes punctuate the testimony of a woman dying of cancer. Intimate conversations between her, her son, and the videomaker give us insight into critiques of the cancer industry, alternative healing practices, and the process of grief and loss.
Fat World. (1993/4). 25 min. Video. Produced through Banff Centre for the Arts. Directed by Lorna Boschman. A half hour documentary about the lives of fat people, edited while in residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts.
Big Fat Slenderella. (1993). 15 min. Video. Produced and directed by Lorna Boschman. A Western Front Media Production. In this initial exploration of the lives of fat people, Dr. Lorna and her poodle Diette promote the Poodle Diet, while images of fat animals are inter-cut with fat people being interviewed.
Scars. (1987). 11 min. Video. Produced and directed by Lorna Boschman. While displaying their scars, four women talk about slashing as a means of externalizing pain and the resulting emotional release, guilt and societal disapproval.
Butch/Femme In Paradise. (1988). 5 min. 16 mm. film. Produced and directed by Lorna Boschman. (From VTape) This sexy lesbian fantasy film, shot on the beautiful British Columbia coast, follows the moves of a sullen butch as she chases an elusive sex goddess. The work is a potent mix of fast paced dynamic editing and a strange richness of soundtrack. Butch /Femme In Paradise has been screened extensively at gay and lesbian festivals across North America and Europe. At the 1988 Northwest Film and Video Festival, it was awarded an Honourable Mention.
Family Secrets. (1990). 6 min. 16mm film. Co-produced with Kim Blain. Produced and directed by Lorna Boschman.Part of the NFB’s Five Feminist Minutes, this optically printed work shows the process of remembering childhood sexual abuse.
Orpheus Awakening. (1990). 14 min. 16 mm film. Produced and directed by Lorna Boschman. An over the top queer remake of the classic Greek myth.
Our Normal Childhood. (1988). 11 min. Produced and directed by Lorna Boschman. In a very personal tape, a woman talks about sexual abuse while the director reflects on the normality of parental spanking.
Smash the Plates. (1986). 26 min. Video. Produced and directed by Lorna Boschman. In this comedy, a group of artists attempt to start a revolution through breaking dishes.