I have worked in the Film and Television Industry for over 45 years – as a Film Director, Television Producer, First Assistant Director and TV Series Creative Consultant.
I’ve Directed over 30 episodes of Television Drama such as “John Woo’s Once a Thief”, “Wiseguy”, “21 Jumpstreet”, “Neon Rider”, “The Black Stallion”, “Scene of the Crime”, “Big Wolf on Campus” and “Largo Winch.”
As a First Assistant Director, I have worked on 12 Feature Films (including “Dawn of the Dead”, “The Butterfly Effect”, “Happy Gilmore”, “The Fly II”); 17 Television Movies; 4 Television Series Pilots; 7 Television Series and over 20 Commercials.
I have also written, directed or produced over 50 hours of documentary and educational programs and my documentaries and dramas have won, or been nominated for, 14 International film awards.
I have taught film workshops for Raindance Canada, Directors Guild of Canada, Victoria Motion Picture School, Shoreline Actors lab, Capilano College and Mediacorp (Singapore.) I have also developed several filmmaking workshops that I have presented over the past 25 years – from Canada to Haiti to Singapore to Dubai to New Zealand to Malaysia.
From 2006-2015 I was a directing instructor and film mentor at the Vancouver Film School. And since July, 2015, I have been teaching in China at the Shanghai Vancouver Film School.
In 1999, I created my website, ActionCutPrint.com and began to publish the free monthly ezine, “The Director’s Chair” which is presently read by over 2000 filmmakers in 100 countries around the world. I also have my own filmmaking blog called FilmDirectingTips.com.