Filmmaker had start at DocFest
“I’m so glad that DocFest exists, because in addition to bringing in small films or less mainstream documentaries and giving them a platform in the Quinte area, what they’re doing is promoting local talent.”
Inside Belleville. 27 February 2014.
Interview with Josh Jensen on CFRC 101.9fm, Queen’s University
CFRC. 15 November 2013.
Exploring art life: Queen’s alumni debut music documentary
“[The Scene] celebrates those who are willing to keep playing for the love of the music.”
Queen’s Journal. 15 November 2013.
Rep Cinema This Week | The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto
“The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto delivers what the title promises. It serves as a wide-ranging video document of Toronto’s heterogeneous music community, tracking it through its various permutations across neighborhoods and genres.”
Torontoist. 19 August 2013.
The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto
“In this film by Josh Jensen, which begins a run at the Carlton Cinemas on Aug. 16, three local indie bands struggle to get themselves heard while members of Tokyo Police Club, My Darkest Days and Anvil offer their words of wisdom.”
The Toronto Star. 16 August 2013.
Review | The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto
“…there are actually some larger, more interesting themes being explored in Josh Jensen’s film that could serve as a helpful primer for anyone looking to start a band.”
Dork Shelf. 15 August 2013.
Rock in a hard place: Mississauga filmmaker shows music industry’s grim economics
“If you’re an up-and-coming musician hoping to make some money out of your talent, then you should probably put down the guitar for a while and take an economics class or two”
Mississauga News. 17 July 2013.
The Scene – An Interview with Josh Jensen and Andrew Smyth (Canadian Film Festival 2013)
Press + 1. 01 April 2013.
The Mind Reels Review: Canadian Film Fest – The Scene: An Exploration of Music In Toronto
“It’s a fascinating look at the eclectic and incredibly diverse music scene in Toronto.”
The Mind Reels. 23 March 2013.
Canadian Film Fest Review – The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto
“For anybody who has been in a band, or dreams of standing on a stage, there isn’t a better film to watch.”
Toronto Film Scene. 22 March 2013.
Five must-see movies from the Canadian Film Fest
“…a film that will make you want to see a show right away.”
Post City. 20 March 2013.
The Canadian Film Fest – The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto
“An obvious labour of love for director Josh Jensen.”
The Grid. 20 March 2013.
Press + 1 Review: The Scene: An Exploration of Music In Toronto (2013)
“Well constructed and informed on its niche, The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto brings to the table insights and an assertive look at the current music industry in Toronto and across Canada as a whole.”
Press + 1. 20 March 2013.
CFF, Josh Jensen, Director/Co-Producer, The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto
Katie Chats. 15 March 2013.
Doc Fest buzz builds
“[The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto] will be a really good picture for local musicians”.
The Belleville Intelligencer. 27 February 2013.
The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto [Guest Blog]
“Over the course of the production, we realized just how closely filmmaking can parallel the pursuit of a music career”.
Oh Just Eat It! 22 February 2013.
A New Toronto Documentary Wonders, “How Do Indie Bands Survive?”
“No one’s buying albums, high gas prices make it expensive to tour, and you start to wonder, ‘Where is the money coming from?
Torontoist. 19 January 2013.
New Documentary on the Toronto Music Scene
“The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto is a DIY production that chronicles the lives of indie musicians in Canada, specifically in Toronto.”
Alan Cross – A Journal of Musical Things. 20 December 2012.
This Week In Sound: December 17, 2012.
“So you wanna be a rock star? Then a new documentary following the trials and tribulations of three local indie groups might offer up some insight into the music biz.”
Post City. 17 December 2012.
“The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto” Releases First Trailer
“Great or Greatest? That seems to be the grandiose question that dominates any discussion regarding Toronto’s music scene…”
The Toronto Standard. 11 December 2012.