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McDonald, Bruce 1959– (Bruce MacDonald)

McDONALD, Bruce 1959
(Bruce MacDonald)

PERSONAL

Born May 28, 1959, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Education: Ryerson Polytechnic University, degree in film and photography, 1982.

Addresses: Agent William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager Acronym Entertainment, 9350 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 328, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Director, producer, writer, editor, and actor. Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, cofounder.

Awards, Honors: Genie Award (with Colin Brunton), best live action short drama, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1989, for The Mysterious Moon Men of Canada; Best Canadian Feature Film Award, Toronto International Film Festival, 1989, for Roadkill; Silver Seashell Award, best director, and Golden Seashell Award nomination, San Sebastian International Film Festival, Most Popular Canadian Film Award, Vancouver International Film Festival, 1991, Silver Raven Award, Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film, 1992, all for Highway 61; Crystal Globe Award nomination, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 1995, for Dance Me Outside; Best Canadian Feature Film Award, Vancouver International Film Festival, Genie Award nomination, achievement in direction, Best Canadian Film Award, Sudbury Cinefest, 1996, Taos Land Grant Award nomination, 1997, all for Hard Core Logo; Genie Award nomination (with others), best live action short drama, 1998, CinemAvvenire Award, best international short film, Torino International Festival of Young Cinema, Moxie! Award, best foreign, Santa Monica Film Festival, 1999, Best Short Narrative Film Award (with Don McKellar), Cinequest San Jose Film Festival, 2000, all for Elimination Dance; Gemini Award nomination, best direction in a dramatic program or miniseries, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1998, for Platinum; Gemini Award nominations, best comedy program or series, 1998, 2000, Gemini Award, best direction in a comedy program or series, 1998, all for Twitch City; Best Ontario Feature, Sudbury Cinefest, 2001, for Picture Claire; Directors Guild of Canada Team Award (with others), outstanding achievement in a television serieschildren's, 2002, Gemini Award, best direction in a children's or youth program or series, Directors Guild of Canada Craft Award nomination, outstanding achievement in directiontelevision series, and Directors Guild of Canada Team Award nomination, outstanding achievement in a television serieschildren's, 2003, all for Degrassi: The Next Generation.

CREDITS

Film Work:

Director, Let Me See , 1982.

Assistant editor and music editor, Next of Kin, 1984.

Producer, editor, and director, Knock! Knock!, 1985.

Production assistant, Agnes of God, 1985.

Assistant editor, Lost!, 1986.

Editor, Speaking Parts, Zeitgeist Films, 1989.

Producer and director, Roadkill (also known as Roadkill: Move or Die ), MCA Home Video, 1989.

Coproducer and editor, The Mysterious Moon Men of Canada (short film), Canadian Filmmaker's Distribution Centre, 1989.

Producer and director, Highway 61, Skouras Pictures, 1991.

Producer, Blue, 1992.

Producer and director, Dance Me Outside, 1995.

Director, Hard Core Logo, Miramax, 1996.

Director, Elimination Dance (short film), 1998.

Executive producer, Stuff (also known as Decharge ), 1999.

Executive producer, Vinyl, The Asylum, 2000.

Story editor, Love Come Down, DEJ Productions, 2000.

Director, Picture Claire, DEJ Productions, 2001.

Director, MaximumRockNRoll, 2004.

Film Appearances:

Bruce Shack, the director, Roadkill (also known as Roadkill: Move or Die ), 1989.

Man in restaurant, Curtis's Charm, 1995.

Documentary filmmaker, Hard Core Logo, Miramax, 1996.

Hitchhiker, Drawing Flies, 1996.

Wild guy #3, Last Night (also known as Minuit ), 1998.

Dennis, Jet Boy, 2001.

Jesse James, The Outlaws of Missouri, 2003.

Television Work; Series:

Executive producer, The Rez, 1996.

Producer, Twitch City, CBC and Bravo, 1998.

Television Work; Movies:

Director, Platinum, CBC, 1997.

Director, Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story (also known as Jacqueline Susann, la scandaleuse ), USA Network, 1998.

Director, American Whiskey Bar, 1998.

Executive producer, Verlorene Fluegel (also known as Lost Wings ), 1999.

Director, Road Songs: A Portrait of Robbie Robertson, 2001.

Television Director; Pilots:

"Mother and Child Reunion: Parts 1 & 2," Degrassi: The Next Generation, 2001.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Betrayal," Lonesome Dove: The Series (also known as Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years ), syndicated, 1996.

"All Our Sins Forgotten," Welcome to Paradox, SciFi Channel, 1998.

Twitch City, CBC and Bravo, 1998, 2000.

"Eternity14 Deep Down," Code Name: Eternity, 2000.

(As Bruce MacDonald) "Tunnels," Lexx (also known as Lexx: The Dark Zone, Lexx: The Series, and Tales from a Parallel Universe ), SciFi Channel, 2000.

(As Bruce MacDonald) "Garden," Lexx (also known as Lexx: The Dark Zone, Lexx: The Series, and Tales from a Parallel Universe ), SciFi Channel, 2000.

"MenageaKill," The War Next Door, USA Network, 2000.

"Secrets and Lies," Degrassi: The Next Generation, 2001.

Queer as Folk (also known as Queer as Folk USA ), Showtime, 20022004.

"Message in a Bottle," Degrassi: The Next Generation, 2003.

"I Am Question Mark," Radio Free Roscoe, 2003.

"The Imposter," Radio Free Roscoe, 2003.

"The Choice: Part 2," Playmakers, ESPN, 2003.

This Is Wonderland, CBC, 2004.

Also directed "Makeover," Flash Forward; "Cross My Heart," Ready or Not; "All Or Nothing," Ready or Not; "The Marrying Man," Taking the Falls; The Ray Bradbury Theatre (also known as The Bradbury Trilogy, Le monde fantastique de Ray Bradbury, Mystery Theatre, and Ray Bradbury presente ); The Hidden Room, Lifetime; Liberty Street, CBC; (as Bruce MacDonald) Nancy Drew (also known as Alice et les Hardy Boys ), syndicated; Little Men, PAX.

RECORDINGS

Music Videos:

Directed "Cemetery" by The Headstones.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

(With Daniel Brooks) Knock! Knock!, 1985.

(Story only) Roadkill (also known as Roadkill: Move or Die ), MCA Home Video, 1989.

Highway 61, Skouras Pictures, 1991.

Dance Me Outside, Shadow Distribution, 1995.

Elimination Dance (short film), 1998.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Toronto Sun, November 23, 2000.

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