Sunday, September 22, 2019

Lunenburg Opera House


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ATTENDING FILMMAKER:  Peter Raymont, Executive Producer

2019 / Canada / 90 mins


Phyllis Ellis, Director

Phyllis Ellis has over 30 years’ experience as a creator, writer, director, producer and performer in factual and scripted television and film. She was honored at the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards with the prestigious Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary for About Her, narrated by Kim Cattrall. Ellis has been nominated for 7 Gemini Awards/CSA’s with 3 wins. Most recently she was nominated for CSA Best Direction for Girls’ Night Outand feature documentary Painted Land was nom-inated for the DGC’s Allan King Award in 2016. Ellis premiered two dramatic feature films at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. Ellis has produced, written and developed over 30 documentary, scripted and factual TV series, for CTV, Corus, The Scripps Network, Sundance Channel, Independent Film Channel, Vision, APTN and the CBC.

Peter Raymont, Executive Producer

Filmmaker, journalist, writer, and activist Peter Raymont has produced and directed over 100 films and TV series during his 47-year career. His films have received 52 international awards, including the 2007 Emmy for Best Documentary for Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire. Raymont’s work is often provocative investigations of “hidden worlds” in politics, the media, and big business. His films are informed with a passion for human rights and social justice.