Welcome! Here's the latest:
Life, Above All, the feature film I wrote based on my friend Allan Stratton's brilliant novel, Chanda's Secrets, won the Prix Francois Chalais at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. It was directed by Oliver Schmitz and produced by Oliver Stoltz. The Cannes premiere was incredible, we received a 10 minute standing ovation, and when it was over, Roger Ebert stopped me in the aisle to offer his congratulations! It made the Oscar shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film, won 6 SAFTA Awards, and my screenplay won the LEO Award. For the whole story, reviews, and the trailer, click here. Life, Above All has just come out on DVD—and made TIME'S Top 10 List!
A Shine of Rainbows, the feature film I co-wrote that was shot in Donegal, Ireland and stars Connie Nielsen, Aidan Quinn, and the incredible John Bell has played in nearly 30 international film festivals and at last count, has won ten awards (including the LEO for Best Screenplay), and the screenplay's nominated for a Genie Award. The Fox DVD was released last St. Patrick's Day. For background on the film click here. Also, check the website: www.ashineofrainbows.com. Or visit the Facebook page.
My play, RICK: The Rick Hansen Story, had a great run at Edmonton's esteemed Citadel Theatre and was just published by Playwrights Canada Press. And there are more touring plans for next year. Stay tuned.
The German premiere of "War" (Krieg) will be on September 3rd at Theater Lüneburg, directed by Sabine Bahnsen.
My new stage adaptation of Michael Ignatieff's Scar Tissue opens at Vancouver's Arts Club Theatre in April 2012.
And a revised edition of my novel Double or Nothing just came out in September from Annick Press.
The Longlight Legacy is now available as an unabridged audiobook at audible.com, read by Joshua Swanson. And the trilogy comes out in Russian this year—Eterna Press is the publisher.
Here are the covers!
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