Short Drama and Episodic Television

Beggars And Choosers
Director, one episode, 2000

"The television industry is comprised of two different groups of people: The "Beggars", those actors, writers, directors and producers who tirelessly and relentlessly package and pitch ideas, concepts and premises for new TV series; and the "Choosers", those elite network chieftans who make the final decisions as to what will or will not be seen on the air..."

Network television is dirty business, and all the folks at the network LGT know it. Struggling for ratings and personal advancement, the entire staff stab each other in the back to get ahead, while banding together to beat the competition.

Beggars And Choosers on imdb


 
Mysterious Ways on imdb

Mysterious Ways
Director, one episode, 2000.

Declan Dunn has a fascination with mystical phenomena that began when he was buried under an avalanche and given up for dead. After he miraculously survived, he committed his life to investigating miracles and the absolute proof of their existence.

Now a professor of Anthropology at a leading Oregon university, Declan has the training, support staff and the opportunity to study the uncanny, inexplicable phenomena people call "miracles".


Cold Squad
Director, three episodes

Cold Squad is a one-hour police drama, originally on CTV that focuses on 'cold cases' - unsolvable cases that have gone for years without a solution. Each week there is a new 'cold case' brought out of the woodwork to solve, which may date back five years, or could even date back fifty years...

Cold Squad on imdb


The Adventures of Shirley Holmes
Director, pilot episode, 1996

The grand-niece of Sherlock Holmes, Shirley, lives in Canada and solves crime after crime...

The Adventures of Shirley Holmes on imdb


Jake And The Kid
Director, first two episodes, 1995

Jake and the Kid is a wonderful family show about the adventures of a young boy, Ben, growing up in the small prairie town of Crocus in the 30's. His best friend is Jake, the man who was hired to run Ben's mother's farm after the death of Ben's father. Jake is an all-around good guy, who has seen and done a lot of different things.

Jake and the Kid on imdb


North Of 60
Director, two episodes: The Road Not Taken (1992) and Birth Right (1993)

North of 60 is about the people living in the little town Lynx River in the North-West of Canada. Between them there are all kinds of friendships, stories, romances, hopes, fears and more... The show was shot in Bragg Creek, Alberta. Through years the show became one of the most popular series in Canadian history. Almost 1 million people were watching this show every week

North of 60 on imdb


Mom P.I.
Director, two episodes, 1990 - 1991

This inventive, offbeat comedy/drama stars Rosemary Dunsmore as a single mother and waitress who works part-time for a crusty private eye (Stuart Margolin). A feisty mother meets a stubborn detective and together they make the sparks fly, keeping everyone glued to the TV set.

Mom P.I. on imdb


The Ray Bradbury Theater
Director, The Martian (1992)

A fantastic anthology series scripted by famed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury.
...One of the best genre shows on tv since the original Twilight Zone...What this show lacks in budget, it made up in quality and depth...

The Ray Bradbury Theater on imdb

 

To Set Our House In Order
Director, Writer, 1985

Adaptation of a Margaret Laurence story set in Manitoba during the depression about a young girl who moves to her Grandma and learns about the families hidden history.

Awards - A.M.P.I.A. 1986: Best Writer, Best Direction, Best Drama under 30 Minutes
To Set Our House in Order on imdb and on NFB


One's A Heifer
Director, Co-Writer, 1984

Adaptation of a Sinclear Ross story about a young boy who sets out on the winter praire in search of two lost calves and follows them to the hut of an crazy man, who challenges his sense of reality.

One's a Heifer on imdb and on NFB

 

A Change Of Heart
Director, 1984

One hour drama produced for CBC. About a farm family in transition, and in particular a middle aged woman who must decide whether to abide with tradition or face a new life on her own.

A Change Of Heart on imdb
American Film Festival, New York, 1986 - Blue Ribbon Award
A.M.P.I.A., 1985 - Best Script, Best Direction, Best Film Made For TV, Best Film of the Festival


Teach Me To Dance
Director, 1978

Half hour drama produced by N.F.B. about a friendship between two girls, one Ukrainian, one English set in 1919, Alberta.

Teach Me To Dance on imdb and on NFB
Festival of "The Child of Our Time" Milano, Italy, 1979 - Diploma Of Honour