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Ballads Not Bullets: Tom Jackson

Ballads Not Bullets: Tom Jackson

| 6 min

This short film tells the story of how actor, singer, producer, and activist Tom Jackson came to use his gift of song to contribute millions of dollars to the fight against poverty and homelessness. With a rich soundtrack of music and Tom's spoken word, the film focuses on the importance of using our talents and skills to give back to society.

Produced by the NFB in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2014 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

  • recipient
    Tom Jackson
  • writer
    Marie Clements
  • director
    Marie Clements
  • producer
    Cory Generoux
    Bonnie Thompson
  • director of photography
    Sidney Bailey
  • picture editor
    Darryl Whetung
  • compositor
    Darryl Whetung
  • actor
    Dawn Harvey
    Mitchell Poundmaker
  • participant
    Max Ciesielski
    James Login Kangitok
    Henri Ramazani
  • composer
    Wayne Lavallee
  • musician
    Wayne Lavallee
  • sound recordist
    Per Asplund
  • sound designer
    Chris McIntosh
  • assistant camera
    Rick Youck
  • digital intermediate technician
    Rick Youck
  • additional camera
    Mark Power
  • makeup
    Libertee Muzyka
  • colourist
    Darryl Whetung
  • on-line
    Kody Davidson
  • production coordinator
    Faye Yoneda
    Ginette D'Silva
  • production supervisor
    Mark Power
  • program administrator
    Bree Beach
  • centre operations manager
    Darin Clausen
  • executive producer
    David Christensen


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