March Mercanti

As a young child, March Mercanti would play with his action figures for countless hours because he was obsessed with telling himself. Currently, March is a filmmaker living in Toronto, ON. He works at CBC Arts creating documentaries for artists across Canada.

Latest from March Mercanti


This new opera brings Shanawdithit's story out of colonial textbooks and into living history

Indigenous and settler artists collaborated to tell the story of the last surviving member of the Beothuk people.

Have you ever had a recurring nightmare? This art might be for you

Troy Hourie's immersive installation Apparitions is based on a recurring nightmare he had as a child.

Massey Hall's stunning stained glass windows were hidden for decades. Watch them come back to life

Talk about a glow up. Birds were nesting in them, but now a team is "pane-stakingly" restoring these Art Nouveau treasures back to their original glory.

You're ready to make your dream film. Here are 7 tips to get you started

Four directors behind Canadian Screen Award-nominated films share their advice for emerging filmmakers.

Schitt's Creek star Annie Murphy loves this actor so much she got him tattooed on her arm

Murphy on Jimmy Stewart: "He just has one of the most beautiful, kind, expressive faces I've ever laid eyes on."

From Beyoncé to Alvvays, these are Annie Murphy from Schitt's Creek's top 5 love songs

"This playlist should not be played consecutively because it will bring you all over the map."

Beto Janz's striking art pieces made from broken skateboards prove destruction is a form of creation

Skateboarding made him fearless — and he isn't afraid to break decks for his art.

Nugs! These tiny clay creatures have the 'curse of cute' that will melt your heart

You won't be able to resist falling in love with these adorable little friends by Nick Sianchuk and Kevin Yip.
Year in Review

Looking back at the great Canadian art of 2018, alphabet style

Presenting the A to Z of the past year at CBC Arts.

You might not believe it, but these animals are made entirely out of paper

Calvin Nicholls makes art out of tiny hand-cut pieces of paper to create incredibly accurate depictions of wildlife with a magical effect.

This mermaid asks all the questions about love and relationships that you're too scared to

Kaitlin Prest's new podcast The Shadows might make you feel a little more human and a little less alone.

In our Extremely Online times, Kaley Flowers's screen-addict ceramic figures are bizarrely relatable

You probably look like one of these slouchy guys right now as you look at this on your laptop or phone.

Laura Thipphawong triumphs over darkness by channeling it into these mysterious paintings

Artist Laura Thipphawong talks about darkness in her childhood and how monsters play into her cryptic paintings.

A grandmother's devotion: Pacita Labayen Aliermo turns her junk mail into beautiful divine art

Artist April Aliermo has mounted over 800 of her grandmother Pacita's devotional artworks using more than 10,000 paper clips.

Toni Hamel fights for the underdog with her surreal and subversive paintings

Her work shows people, nature and unusual props in uncanny relationships with each other and with the world.