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Mort Ransen

Courses taught

  • Acting

Biography

Mort Ransen is a Canadian film and television director and screenwriter, best known for his Genie Award-winning 1995 film Margaret’s Museum. Ransen was a nominee for Best Director and Best Screenplay at the 16th Genie Awards for this film.

Ransen began his career as an actor and theatre director, later becoming a director and producer of documentary films for the National Film Board. He later left the NFB to work on his first dramatic feature film Bayo. He has also directed television, including an episode of Street Legal and three films in the Shades of Love series of romance films.

Credits

Feature Films
  • Da Vinci’s Inquest
  • The Dead Zone
  • The Keeper
  • In the Land of the Blind
  • Lola
Documentaries
  • The Teacher: Authority or Automaton? (1961)
  • Jacky Visits the Zoo (1962)
  • Among Fish (1964)
  • Zero Point One (1964)
  • The Transition (1964)
  • The Inner Man (1964)
  • Fighting Fit (1964)
  • John Hirsh: A Portrait of a Man and a Theatre (1965)
  • Labour College (1966)
  • No Reason to Stay (1966)
  • The Circle (1967)
  • Christopher’s Movie Matinee (1968)
  • Falling from Ladders (1969)
  • You Are on Indian Land (1969)
  • The Burden They Carry (1970)
  • Untouched and Pure (1970)
  • The Three I’s (1970)
  • Overspill (1970)
  • Mortimer Griffin and Shalinsky (1985)
Television
  • Street Legal, episode “A Matter of Honour” (1987)
  • Shades of Love: Sincerely, Violet (1987)
  • Shades of Love: The Emerald Tear (1988)
  • Shades of Love: Tangerine Taxi (1988)

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