Detail of a photo courtesy of vitaminwater.
TIFF can be a celebrity whirlwind. Heads snap in all directions and the whispers of “Isn’t that…” and “So and so looks so different in person” echo throughout the city. So when a celebrity athlete makes a film about a Canadian hero, and hosts the party at the home of a famous Canadian artist, it can become the perfect storm of star sightings.
MVP Steve Nash is the athlete in question, our very own basketball savant, and my hometown boy (both of us are from Victoria, B.C., leading to one degree of separation). His documentary about Terry Fox, Into the Wind, was the reason for the ruckus, which included an army of valets, Mounties in full costume, a red carpet, and many, many, lit up bottles of vitaminwater, the party’s sponsor.
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