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Gordon McLennan, Writer / Director

Gordon McLennan - Writer / Director

Gordon McLennan is one of Western Canada's most accomplished filmmakers. His career in the film industry has taken him from Los Angeles to New York, from Europe to Africa. For the past ten years, Gordon has been writing, producing and directing high quality feature films and innovative television documentaries for the international market.

After attending the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, Gordon formed Naked Eye Films in New York and produced the critically acclaimed independent feature Risk. The film was invited to the Sundance Film Festival as well as festivals in Mannheim, Vienna and Rome.

In Canada, Gordon recently produced My Life Without Me, a Canada/Spain coproduction with El Deseo, Pedro Almodovar's company. The film starred Mark Ruffalo, Alfred Molina, Sarah Polley and Amanda Plummer. Other recent feature projects were Skipped Parts, with Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Brad Renfro, and Paris or Somewhere, with Molly Parker and Callum Keith Rennie, which received three Gemini Award nominations.

Gordon has won numerous awards for directing documentaries. The innovative arts documentary, The Trickster, was nominated for the prestigious Chalmers Documentarian Award and for Best Photography at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto. His documentary for the National Film Board of Canada, In The Flesh, won the Bronze Plaque at the 48th Annual Columbus International Film and Video Festival.

Other recent documentaries include The Psychedelic Pioneers for History Channel, and In Her Eyes for BRAVO!

Gordon recently directed the feature film Dead Even, with Richard Greico, Brigette Bako and Greg Evigan. Gordon has also written several feature screenplays. One of these, Art of Living, will be produced in 2004.