Where were you born, where did you grow up, where do you live now?
I was born in Malta. I grew up in the Junction in Toronto. I live not far from the Junction.
First film you made, and where and when?
As a writer/director/producer my first film was The Passion of Rita Camilleri. I made it in the Junction, Toronto in 1993.
Latest film you made, and where and when?
Carmen. I made it in Malta last summer. We’re still in post -production.
Describe your current living space.
It’s a small house that was built in 1895. I share it with my son but he’s away and so I’m alone here.
What Canadian would you challenge to make an isolation movie?
In the history of cinema whose isolation move would you want to see?
Worst thing about being in isolation?
Best thing about being in isolation?
Not much has changed for me. But it’s a good excuse not to show up to things.
Favourite book to read in isolation?
I’m reading all the Giller Prize finalists. I’m really enjoying Dual Citizens by Alix Ohlin.
Favourite music to listen to in isolation?
I’m enjoying an old Belle and Sebastian CD right now Tigermilk.
Favourite movies to watch in isolation?
Wings of Desire.
Favourite meal in isolation?
What’s the last best thing you cooked?