Where were you born, where did you grow up, where do you live now?
Born, grew up, live in Toronto.
First film you made, and where and when?
First film I made by myself was in 1973, it was about the Primal scream, on super 8 and i did it so as to get out of writing an essay. It does not survive. The first film that exists still was in 1975 on 16 mm, 9 minutes, it’s called Trip Sheet and it was my attempt to make an experimental film.
Latest film you made, and where and when?
Latest film is called Coppers it’s a feature documentary and it can be streamed on the TVO website.
Describe your current living space.
I live with my girlfriend and my daughter in a rented house in Bloor West Village.
What Canadian would you challenge to make an isolation movie?
Richard Kerr, though it wouldn’t be a challenge since he’s been making isolation movies forever.
In the history of cinema whose isolation move would you want to see?
Worst thing about being in isolation?
Trying to home school my daughter.
Best thing about being in isolation?
It justifies, to some degree, my laziness and obsession with television.
Favourite book to read in isolation?
Aren’t all books read in isolation? Having my daughter with me 24/7 greatly accelerated our completion of the Harry Potter series. It happened too fast.
Favourite music to listen to in isolation?
Since I always listen to my records by myself, I would say all of them.
Favourite movies to watch in isolation?
It’s not a movie exactly but I have found that the incredible sadness of the new series I Know This Much is True. It has had an interesting impact on me given the sadness of the period.
Favourite meal in isolation?
What’s the last best thing you cooked?
Grilled cheese with pepperoni for my daughter. I have perfected it. And red lentil soup for the adults.
Any other question you’d like to answer?
Why are you doing this? To force myself to finally learn how to use an editing program.