I was 13 years old when my father took me to the now demolished Glendale movie theatre to see my first grownup film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. He did it because I liked spaceships and sent many a letter to NASA asking for photos and information on the space program. It was in that theatre I quickly realized I wanted to be in the film and television business somehow. Flash forward some 40 years and I'm happy to say I have managed to make a career out of a boyhood dream.
Over the years I've had the pleasure of being a part of some wonderful productions and great teams of like minded and passionate filmmakers, most notably my long-time collaborator, Al Magee. I hope you enjoy the samples provided; see DEMOS.
"The Glendale" opened 1948 and was located at 1661 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON. It was the last CINERAMA THEATRE built in the city. The seating capacity was reduced to 708 seats to accomodate the louvered Cinerama screen. Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey ran for 127 weeks [a world record] after reviews predicted it's quick demise. Eventually the Cinerama screen was replaced by the standard, 70mm flat-screen. The Godfather Part II was the last movie presented at The Glendale. The theatre was demolished in 1975 to make way for a Ford dealership. The lot is now owned by a Nissan dealer.