Film / TV / Radio

Film and Television

  • Honour Before Glory

    • 2001

    • Anthony Sherwood Productions

    * Feature – docu-drama,
    * 1 hour TV Special about first black company in the Canadian Army in WW 1.
    * Anthony Sherwood – director/producer.
    * Chamber orchestra/ Synth, gospel chorus

    • CBC Broadcast November 2001
    • Winner American Black Film Festival – Los Angeles 2001
    • Gemini award for best documentary score 2002


  • One Of Our Own

    • 1996

    • Illusions Entertainment (Calgary)
    • Feature – action, crime, suspense, good cop vs renegade military.
    • Bruce Harvey, producer
    • David Winning – director
    • Chamber orchestra/Synth


  • For The Moment

    • 1993
    • 3'

    • Feature film, a bitter sweet romance set against the backdrop of WW 2.

    Russell Crowe stars as a pilot training in Western Canada.

    • John Aaron Productions
    • Aaron Kim Johnston, director/producer.
    • Classical/ jazz score also recorded for CD Czech Philharmonic/Prague Big band


  • Tooth Fairy Where Are You?

    • 1991
    • 30'

    • 1/2 hour animated feature, based on an original story by Paul Schibli.
    • Lacewood Productions, Sheldon Weisman, Exec. Producer, Paul Schibli, producer/director.
    • CTV network
    • Chamber Orchestra

    2 lyrical piano solos – Waltz and Theme from the animated TV special.
    Difficulty: grade 4 – 5 piano.


  • The Nutcracker Prince

    • 1990

    • Full length animated feature, based on the original Hoffman story, a Christmas classic.
    • Lacewood Productions, Sheldon Weisman, Exec. Producer, Paul Schibli, producer/director.
    • Distribution: Cineplex Odeon (Canada), Warner Brothers (U.S.A.)
    • London Symphony Orchestra – Boris Brott, conductor.


  • The Last Winter

    • 1989

    • Feature film, Family, coming of age in the 1950’s
    • John Aaron Productions
    • Aaron Kim Johnston, director/producer.
    • President’s prize Lyon Film Festival – France – 1990
    • 3 Top Prizes Film Festival Ragazzi, Bellinzona, Switzerland-1990
    • Best Feature Film South Australian Council for Children’s Film & T.V.-1990
    • Winner Paris International Film Festival 1991/ film /cinematography
    • Prague Symphony Orchestra and Big Band.


  • Cow Punk

    • 1988

    • Half hour drama for CBC/TV – Family Pictures series, a punk rocker discovers his roots.
    • John Aaron Productions
    • Aaron Kim Johnston, director/producer.
    • Chamber orchestra/Country punk band.


  • The Rockets

    • 1985-1990

    • Saturday morning network children’s show – CTV (CKY-TV)
    • Five seasons – 85 episodes.
    • Music and lyrics for over 200 original songs in mostly contemporary pop styles.
    • The Rockets were a group of 5 kids who wanted to be in show business with Janis (Dunning) as their choreographer. Many featured guests. Songs were production numbers about acts The Rockets were putting together, or dramatic songs about actual story material of each episode.
    • Includes scoring/production /musical direction/synthesizer playing & conducting for all shows


  • And When They Shall Ask

    • 1983

    • Feature length docudrama about the Mennonites in Russia.
    • Dueck Film Productions (Winnipeg) (David Dueck – producer)
    • John Morrow, director.
    • Music adapted from “The Mennonite Piano Concerto” (CD)
    • Recording – The London Symphony Orchestra, Boris Brott, conductor, Imgard Baerg, piano.


  • Latitude 55

    • 1982

    • Feature film, sometimes reality is not as it seems.
    • Savage God 1 Film Productions
    • John Juliani, director/producer.


  • The Pit (Teddy)

    • 1981

    • Feature – Horror/Comedy
    • Amulet Pictures (Toronto)
    • John Bassett, Producer
    • Lewis Lehman, Director
    • Full orchestra


  • Let’s Go!

    • 1977-1985

    • Saturday morning network children’s show – CTV (CKY-TV)
    • Eleven seasons – 214 episodes.
      • More than 400 songs in a wide variety of styles (rock, country, vaudeville, theater, etc.) on a variety of topics.
    • Each show had its own theme, with sketches and songs eg: Pets, Food, Transportation, etc
    • Includes scoring/production /musical direction/synthesizer playing & conducting for all shows


Documentary (Film and Television)

  • The Persistance Of Vision

    • 2003

    • Documentary about outstanding contemporary abstract African American artists and sculptors.
    • Dirk Itzen – director/producer, for Franklin and Marshall College.
    • 1 hour TV Special.
    • Jazz piano and piano quartet.


  • Restitution

    • 2002

    • Andrew Koster producer, Rainshadow Production,s Elise Swerhorn, director.
    • Documentary about Nazi thefts of Jewish art work in WW II.
    • CBC Witness.


  • Wilderness Trails

    • 1975

    • 90 minute feature wildlife film
    • Theatrical distribution
    • Cotter Wildlife Films


  • Drug Deals

    • -2001

    • Merit Jensen producer, Elise Swerson and Erna Buffy directors
    • Documentary about pharmaceutical tragedy
    • Produced by NFB and Merit Film shown on CBC Nature of Things.


  • The Great Grey Owl

    • -

    Cotter Wildlife Films (Winnipeg) – Wildlife


  • The Meat Of The Matter

    • -

    Western Films (Winnipeg)


  • Winter Gallery

    • -

    Cotter Wildlife Films (Winnipeg) – Wildlife


Radio

  • The Ecstasy Of Rita Joe

    • 1991

    • John Juliani, director/producer
    • Two hour stereo drama for CBC Radio based on the Canadian play by George Ryga
    • Chamber orchestra/songs.


  • Benny The Bashful Boxcar

      • Tony Ross, director/producer.
      • CBC Radio drama one hour.
      • Children’s adventure.
      • Chamber orchestra.


    • Emmanuel

        • Tony Ross, director/producer.
        • 90 minute CBC stereo drama for Christmas special.
        • Chamber orchestra


      • Letters From Hudson Bay

          • Tony Ross, director/producer.
          • CBC Radio drama/historical.


        • The First Man On The Moon

            • Tony Ross, director/producer.
            • CBC Radio drama.
            • H.G. Wells Victorian Science Fiction.


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