McKellar, Don 1963–
McKELLAR, Don 1963–
Addresses: Agent —Great North Artists Management, 350 Dupont St., Toronto, Ontario M5R 1V9, Canada; International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.
Career: Actor, director, and screenwriter. The August Company (a theatrical troupe), founder (with Tracy Wright and Daniel Brooks), mid–1980s; Child's Play Theatre (a Toronto touring company), co–founder.
Awards, Honors: Genie Award nominations, best screenplay and best performer, 1989, for Roadkill; Genie Award, best actor, 1991, for Highway 61; Gold Plaque, Chicago Film Festival, 1992, for Blue (short); Genie Award nomination, best screenplay (with Fran-cois Girard), 1993, for Thirty–Two Short Films about Glenn Gould; Genie Award, best short film, 1994, for Arrowhead; Genie Award, best performance by an actor in a supporting role, 1994, for Exotica; Toronto International Film Festival Award, best Canadian first feature film, Torino International Festival of Young Cinema Prize of the City of Torino nomination, best film—international feature film competition, Thessaloniki International Film Festival Golden Alexander Award nomination, Mar del Plata Film Festival OCIC Award, Genie Award, Claude Jutra Award, Genie Award nominations, best achievement in direction and best screenplay, Valladolid International Film Festival's Youth Jury Award—special mention, Golden Spike nomination, Best Ontario Feature Award, Sudbury Cinefest, Award of Youth, Cannes Film Festival, best foreign film, 1998, Directors' Week Award, Fantasporto, 1999, Canadian Comedy Award, best film– directing, and Canadian Comedy Award nominations, best film–writing—original, 2000, all for Last Night; Genie Award nomination, best live action short, 1998, and Best Short Narrative Film Award, Cinequest San Jose Film Festival, 2000, both for Elimination Dance (with Bruce McDonald and Michael Ondaatje); Genie Award, best screenplay, and Jutra Award, best screenplay, 1998, both for The Red Violin (with Girard); Top Ten Award, Writers Guild of Canada, 1999, Canadian Comedy Award nomination, television–writing—season, 2000, and Canadian Comedy Award nomination (with Bob Martin), television—pretty funny writ-ing—series, 2001, all for Twitch City; Canadian Comedy Award nomination, film—pretty funny male performance, 2001, for Waydowntown; Canadian Comedy Award nomination, film—pretty funny male performance, 2003, for Rub & Tug.
Russel, the serial killer, Roadkill (also known as Road-kill: Move or Die ), Shadow Shows, 1989.
Pokey Jones, Highway 61, Skouras, 1991.
Tyler, the young censor, The Adjuster, Orion Classics, 1991.
Coleslaw Warehouse, 1992.
Concert promoter, Thirty–Two Short Films about Glenn Gould (also known as 32 curtas metragens sobre Glenn Gould, Glenn Gould—32 lyhytelokuvaa, and Trente–deux films brefs sur Glenn Gould ), Samuel Goldwyn, 1993.
Thomas Pinto, Exotica, Miramax, 1994.
Security guard, Camilla, Miramax, 1994.
Ray Bud, Arrowhead, 1994.
Timothy, When Night Is Falling, October Films, 1995.
Jerry, Never Met Picasso, Turbulent Arts, 1996.
Mike, Joe's So Mean to Josephine, Alliance, 1996.
Max, Bach Cello Suite "4: Sarabande, 1997.
Evan Williams, The Red Violin (also known as Le violin rouge and Il violino rosso ), Lions Gate Films, 1998.
Patrick Wheeler, Last Night, Lions Gate Films, 1998.
In My Corner (documentary), 1998.
Male dance partner, Elimination Dance (short), 1998.
The Herd, 1998.
Yevgeny Nourish, eXistenZ, Dimension/Miramax, 1999.
Himself, Vinyl, 2000.
Brad, Waydowntown, Lot 47 Films, 2000.
This Might Be Good (short), 2000.
Nathan, The Art of Woo, 2001.
Conrad, Rub & Tug, Velocity Home Entertainment, 2002.
Matt, The Event, Think Film, Inc., 2003.
Public Domain, 2003.
Rick Schneider, Childstar, TVA Films, 2004.
Director, Blue (short), 1992.
Director, The Bloody Nose (short), 1992.
Story editor, Dance Me Outside, A–Pix Entertainment, 1994.
Story consultant, When Night Is Falling, October Films, 1995.
Director, Last Night, Lions Gate Films, 1998.
Director, A Word from Management (short), 2000.
Director, Childstar, TVA Films, 2004.
Television Appearances; Series:
Curtis, Twitch City, CBC, 1998.
Voice of Jack Ryder, Odd Job Jack, Comedy Central, 2003.
Darren Nichols, Slings and Arrows, 2003.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Oliver Tapscrew, IWasa Rat (also known as Un bon petit rat ), BBC, 2001.
Mr. Tapscrew, Cinderella & Me, BBC, 2001.
Greenbaum, Trudeau, CBC, 2002.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Paul Heller, In the Presence of Mine Enemies, Show-time, 1996.
Alfred, The Passion of Ayn Rand, Showtime, 1999.
Mr. Whittaker, Sea People, 1999.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Himself, The Big Show (also known as The Big Show: Toronto International Film Festival ), CBC, 2001.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Dr. Newlove, "Zone Five," Robocop, syndicated, 1994.
Arthur, "Elvis Has Left the Building," Taking the Falls, 1995.
Elaine's date, Side Effects, CBC, 1996.
Sam Francisco, "Rave On," Once a Thief (also known as John Woo's Once a Thief ), 1997.
"Sarabande," Yo–Yo Ma: Inspired by Bach, PBS, 1998.
Keith Barra, "Mother & Child Reunion: Parts 1 & 2," Degrassi: The Next Generation, 2001.
Adam Kalilieh, "Alan's Ex," Made in Canada, 2001.
Famous director, "Chaos and Order," Foreign Objects, 2001.
Himself, Open Mike with Mike Bullard, 2003.
Aldolpho, The Drowsy Chaperone, George Ignatieff Theater, Toronto, 1999.
Appeared in Honest Ed! A Bargain Musical, Toronto; and The Leslie Spit Treeo and Measure for Measure, both Augusta Theatre Company, Toronto.
Roadkill (also known as Roadkill: Move or Die ), Shadow Shows, 1989.
Highway 61, Skouras, 1991.
Blue (short), 1992.
The Bloody Nose (short), 1992.
(With Francois Girard) Thirty–Two Short Films about Glenn Gould (also known as 32 curtas metragens sobre Glenn Gould, Glenn Gould—32 lyhytelokuvaa, and Trente–deux films brefs sur Glenn Gould ), Samuel Goldwyn, 1993.
Dance Me Outside, A–Pix Entertainment, 1994.
(With Francois Girard) The Red Violin (also known as Le violon rouge and Il violino rosso ), Lions Gate Films, 1998.
Last Night, Lions Gate Films, 1998.
(With Bruce McDonald and Michael Ondaatje) Elimination Dance (short), 1998.
A Word from Management (short), 2000.
Childstar, TVA Films, 2004.
Highway 61, Skouras, 1991.
"I Slept with My Mother," Twitch City, CBC and Bravo, 1998.
"My Pet, My Hero," Twitch City, CBC and Bravo, 1998.
The Drowsy Chaperone, George Ignatieff Theater, Toronto, 1999.
Maclean's, May 25, 1998, p. 60; March 20, 2000, p. 59.
Saturday Night, November, 1998, p. 89.
Variety, July 12, 1999, p. 18.
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