What’s your specialty? (work-wise – you’re probably pretty special at a lot of things)
I make family films with my wife and partner Janeen. We write and produce together and I direct.
What’s your shameless plug? (books, blogs, bling, etc.)
We have a very special film coming up that has been one of my favorite filmmaking experiences. It’s called “Christmas at Castlebury Hall” and it is realsing on DVD in Canada Nov. 29. Janeen and I are absolutely mad about Christmas. Every year we try to watch a Christmas film a day starting the day after Thanksgiving until Dec 26th. We always seem to run out of movie choices so we decided to write one. We shot it in a beautiful castle in Romania and were so fortunate to get Sir Roger Moore to star in it. He is probably the loveliest man I have had the chance to work with. The film also stars a fantastic Canadian actor, Travis Turner. It is an uplifting story about family and forgiveness. It is quite heartfelt but also has quite a bit of humor as well.
Best thing about your work:
Traveling and meeting so many talented and wonderful people.
Parent or not a parent?
I am not a parent but we do have quite a few nieces and nephews and of course our doggie daughter Bella.
Share a typical Tuesday (really we want to hear how you “do it all”)
Right now I am editing “Flicka 3” so I get up and walk Bella, then have breakfast with Janeen. I am the cappuccino make in the family. We are serious about our coffee in our house. When we were in Kelwona, we discovered the fantastic coffee house, Gio Bean. It’s run by a beautiful couple. The entire cast and crew would go there every morning. So we order our coffee beans from them now. We even bought a special air proof container to store them in per Gio’s vehement instructions 🙂 Then I go to work with the editor from 10-7:30. I come home and eat a home cooked meal (because it’s a school night for me) and since it’s Tuesday we will be watching X Factor.
Do you tweet?
I am a tweeter.
Wallflower or social butterfly?
I have a big family so most of my socializing usually consists of big family dinners. I am also fortunate to have some wonderful freinds. We try to find time to keep up with each other.