After many, many, many years of living in Ottawa, I moved to North Bay, Ontario.
Along with the change of address came an opportunity to redo my website. My new Northern web designer asked me what I wanted. I gave it some thought and came to the conclusion that I would like an excuse or reason to write a biography – not so much of myself – but of the projects and the people who made those projects happen.
This page is a timeline of my career and collaborations on the fringes of the Canadian film, television, and entertainment industry. Hence, The Memoirs of a Filmmaker Manquée. It will also be an ongoing project which will allow me to post stories and videos as time allows. As you’ll notice some of the dates have a video or graphic with no write-up – this will come. There are 100’s, maybe 1000’s of people who helped along the way and I’m hoping to mention them all. Enjoy!
Memoirs of a Filmmaker Manquee – Why the Name?
When we’re all young we aspire to do amazing things right? You want to go to Hollywood – you want to make major features – you want to be at the top of the charts with everything you do…
However, there are different career paths that we all take, and in my case, I have chosen (or maybe life has chosen for me) to make work in a lower echelon and sphere.
I chose to name this “blog” Memoirs of filmmaker Manquee because the career I might have had, that I wanted, I didn’t have. That being said, I’ve had a completely different career – which I’m quite happy with. The films that I’ve actually managed to do something with, a lot of people don’t get to do.
I’ve made six independent features – five of them were my own – one was for someone else, and I’ve managed to do over three hundred half hours of drama and basically, I’m a virtual unknown