TWO GREAT CANADIAN FILM PIONEERS:
Budge Crawley 1911 - 1987 Gordon Sparling 1900 - 1994

Budge: The One True Happiness of F.R. 'Budge' Crawley
and added bonus
Speaking of Movies - An homage to Gordon Sparling

Two documentaries by Michael Ostroff

'Ostroff is a talented filmmkaer and his films always contain beautiful moments of visual poetry.' CBC Radio

Budge: The One True Happiness of F.R. 'Budge' Crawley
54 minutes. Production 2002

'Ostroff shows us a portrait of Budge Crawley that is all the more compelling because he refuses to gloss over the more unsavoury aspects of Crawley's character. This isn't Budge Crawley on A & E biograhpy. This is Budge Crawley who accepts the Oscar for 'The Man Who Skied Down Everest' and thanks no one. But it is also Budge who loved to make films, who believed in a film industry in Canada. If you are interested in Canadian film don't miss this one.'
Robert Fontaine - CBC Radio

Speaking of Movies
24 minutes. Production 1994

A lyrical essay about the founding father of the Canadian theatrical film industry - Gordon Sparling. Long before the National Film Board was even an idea Sparling had already learned to master filmmaking in all its quirky ways. His 10-minute Canadian Cameos were virtually the only creative films reflecting the Canadian experience to the Canadian audiences during the 1930's.

Total Running Time: 78 minutes

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