Bluenose: The Legend Lives is a unique and entertaining documentary about Nova Scotia’s iconic vessel. With the launch of the beautifully rebuilt Bluenose II, the moment is right to re-tell her story. The show is a mix of historical context, compelling story-telling and musical gems by Bruce Guthro, Joel and Bill Plaskett, Old Man Luedecke, Fiona MacGillivray, Shannon Quinn and The Eastern Belles.
91 min/ Sweden/USA/ 2016
Geoff D'Eon, Writer, Director
Geoff D’Eon is an award-winning veteran of television production, with multiple credits as a journalist, producer, writer, and director. In addition to music shows (East Coast Music Awards, Songwriters Circle) and comedy production (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Rick Mercer’s Talking To Americans, The Ha!ifax Comedy Fest). Geoff has an extensive background in news and documentary work. His 2014 documentary Bounty: Into The Hurricane won the award for Best Atlantic Documentary at the Atlantic Film Festival and was the inaugural film at the 2014 Lunenburg Doc Fest. Geoff lives in Halifax NS, and is currently working on a documentary for CBC’s The Nature of Things.
Brookes Diamond, Executive Producer
A pioneer in the East Coast music business, Brookes has been an innovator throughout his long career in the music and entertainment business. Recognized for his ground-breaking event productions, Brookes has also managed the careers of Ryan’s Fancy, Rita MacNeil, Bruce Guthro, and children’s entertainers, Sharon, Lois and Bram. He has co-produced a number of award-winning television shows and produced live shows from the Sydney Opera House to Times Square NYC. Brookes created and produced the hit multi-media stage production, DRUM! which has successfully toured North America. His latest production is a 4-D 360º dome experience on the Halifax waterfront opening in mid-September.
Fiona Diamond, Executive Producer
Fiona has been a principal in Brookes Diamond Productions since its incorporation in 1977. She has been responsible for operations, marketing and touring. Creator of the long-running, nationally-televised Ha!ifax Comedy Festival, Fiona has worked with many artists including Gordon Lightfoot, The Barra MacNeils, Bruce Cockburn, Bruce Guthro, Natalie MacMaster, Jerry Seinfeld, Paula Abdul, and Andrea Martin. She also represents comedians Bette MacDonald and Mark Critch (This Hour Has 22 Minutes). Fiona is co-producer and director of marketing for Nova Scotia’s spectacular musical production, DRUM! and is VicePresident of KA’NATA Productions Inc Canada’s heritage entertainment production company. Currently, Fiona is a member of the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council and Past President of Family Business Association – Atlantic.
Fiona and Brookes Diamond were named “Persons of the Year”, 2009 by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce for “their outstanding contribution to the quality of life in Halifax” and in 2012 were honoured to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition for their contributions to Canada. In 2015, the couple were named to the inaugural Casino Nova Scotia Music Hall of Fame.