Career: Director, editor, producer, and writer. Previously worked in the advertising and publicity department of Famous Players Ltd. and in the film market research division of Paramount; opened the Revenue Cinema, Toronto, Canada.
Awards, Honors: Best Film nomination, Mystfest, 1987, for Confidential; Grand Prize Award nomination, Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival, 1988, for Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II; Most Popular Canadian Film Award, Vancouver International Film Festival, 1989, for Where the Spirit Lives; Gemini Award nomination, best direction in a dramatic program or miniseries, 1990, for Where the Spirit Lives; Gemini Award nomination, best direction in a dramatic or comedy series, 1993, for Beyond Reality; Gemini Award nomination, best direction in a dramatic program or miniseries, 1996, for Harrison Bergeron; Academy Award nomination, best short subject, for The Painted Door; won three best short film awards from the Canadian Film and Television Association.
The Olden Days Coat, New World Home Video, 1982.
I Know a Secret, 1982.
The Painted Door, 1984.
(And editor) The Legs of the Lame, 1985.
Mark of Cain (also known as Identity Crisis ), Command Video, 1985.
(And editor) Confidential, Shapiro Entertainment, 1986.
The Dream and the Triumph, 1986.
Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (also known as The Haunting of Hamilton High and Prom Night II ), Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1987.
Where the Spirit Lives, 1989.
Blood Brothers (also known as Native Strangers ), USA Pictures, 1993.
Television Work; Series:
Producer and director, Saturday Night at the Movies, 1974.
Producer, director, and editor, Talking Film, 1978.
Producer, director, and editor, World According to Nicholas, 1979.
Producer, director, and editor, Moviemakers, 1983.
Television Work; Movies:
Director, producer, and editor, The Maker and the Process, 1970.
Producer, Frankenheimer, 1971.
Director, David, 1982.
Director, Home from Far, 1983.
Director, Cornet at Night, 1983.
Director, Silent Witness: What a Child Saw, USA Network, 1994.
Director, Harrison Bergeron (also known as Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron ), Showtime, 1995.
Director, Captive Heart: The James Mink Story, CBS, 1996.
Director, To Brave Alaska, ABC, 1996.
Director, To Dance with Olivia, CBS, 1997.
Director, Flood: A River's Rampage, The Family Channel, 1997.
Director, The Secret Path (also known as The Silent Path ), CBS, 1999.
Director, Locked in Silence, Showtime, 1999.
Director, Stolen from the Heart, CBS, 2000.
Director, No Alibi, HBO, 2000.
Director, Silent Voice, 2001.
Television Director; Miniseries:
Chasing Rainbows, CBC, 1988.
Undue Influence (also known as Steve Martini's Undue Influence ), CBS, 1996.
Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion, 2003.
Television Director; Specials:
The Screaming Woman, HBO, 1986.
Television Director; Episodic:
"Brotherly Love," Adderly, CBS, 1986.
"A Piece of Cake," Airwolf (also known as Airwolf II ), 1987.
"And Now the News," Friday the 13th (also known as Friday the 13th: The Series and Friday's Curse ), syndicated, 1988.
"Our Sylena Is Dying," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1988.
"The Mephisto Ring," Friday the 13th (also known as Friday the 13th: The Series and Friday's Curse ), syndicated, 1989.
"The Story Girl Earns Her Name," Road to Avonlea (also known as Avonlea and Tales from Avonlea ), The Disney Channel and CBC, 1990.
"Old Lady Lloyd" (also known as "Song in the Night"), Road to Avonlea (also known as Avonlea and Tales from Avonlea ), The Disney Channel and CBC, 1990.
"Let's Play Poison," The Ray Bradbury Theatre (also known as The Bradbury Trilogy, Le monde fantastique de Ray Bradbury, Mystery Theatre, and Ray Bradbury presente ), 1992.
"Father's Day," Forever Knight, syndicated, 1994.
"Chill Factor," Tek War, USA Network, 1995.
"Carlotta's Room," Tek War, USA Network, 1995.
"The Gate," Tek War, USA Network, 1996.
"Redemption," Tek War, USA Network, 1996.
"Return," PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal, 1998.
"Chango," PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal, 1999.
"Devil Doll," Relic Hunter (also known as Relic Hunter—Die Schatzjaegerin and Sydney Fox l'aventuriere ), syndicated, 2001.
"Final Flight," Twice in a Lifetime, PAX and CTV, 2001.
"The Summit," Earth: The Final Conflict (also known as EFC, Gene Roddenberry's Battleground Earth, Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict, Invasion planete terre, and Mission Erde: Sie sind unter uns ), 2001.
"Warlock of Nu Theta Phi," Relic Hunter (also known as Relic Hunter—Die Schatzjaegerin and Sydney Fox l'aventuriere ), syndicated, 2002.
"Back into the Breach," Tracker, syndicated, 2002.
"Bad Genes," Earth: The Final Conflict (also known as EFC, Gene Roddenbery's Battleground Earth, Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict, Invasion planete terre, and Mission Erde: Sie sind unter uns ), 2002.
"The Signing," Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye, PAX, 2002.
"The Heist," Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye, PAX, 2003.
"Missing," Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye, PAX, 2003.
"Angels in Waiting," Doc, PAX, 2003.
"Once Around," Mutant X, syndicated, 2003.
Also directed episodes of Street Legal, CBC; E.N.G., Lifetime and CTV; Maniac Mansion, The Family Channel; Neon Rider, syndicated and CTV; The Hidden Room, Lifetime; Beyond Reality, USA Network; North of 60, CBC; Catwalk, syndicated and MTV; Due South (also known as Un tandem de choc ), syndicated; Little Men, PAX; The City (also known as Deep in the City ), CTV; Paradise Falls, Showtime; Destiny Ridge, Can-West Global.
The Legs of the Lame, 1985.
Wrote episodes of Talking Film; World according to Nicholas; Moviemakers.
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