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Dancer of the Board

Dancer of the Board

| 5 min

For more than half a century, John D McKellar has been an active volunteer, generous donor, and pro bono legal advisor for dozens of performing artists and arts organizations. Now in his eighties, he has facilitated and witnessed first-hand the enrichment of society by the arts. This short documentary profiles Mr. McKellar as he takes on a more involved creative role, as the producer of a large-scale, original musical theatre production. We come to know a man who is not only tirelessly in service to the arts, but who can also do a nimble soft-shoe!

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2016 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

  • recipient
    John D. McKellar
  • writer
    Mary Lewis
  • director
    Mary Lewis
  • director of photography
    Iris Ng
  • sound recordist
    Mary Wong
  • editing
    David Planche
  • choreographer
    Caroline Nicklas-Gordon
  • production manager
    Christina Carvalho
  • 1st assistant camera
    Eva Percewicz
  • key grip
    Marcus Paletta
  • key gaffer
    Stefan Kuchar
  • grip
    Paul Seaton
  • gaffer
    Paul Seaton
  • data wrangler
    Set Lemon Shuter
  • digital imaging technician
    Set Lemon Shuter
  • production assistant
    Sang Thanh-Nguyen
  • technical team
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
  • titles
    Cynthia Ouellet
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • sound editing
    Benoît Dame
  • foley
    Stéphane Cadotte
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • supervising producer
    Stéphanie L'Écuyer
  • administrator
    Isabelle Limoges
  • technical coordinator - shooting equipment
    Steve Hallé
  • technical coordinator
    Daniel Lord
  • producer
    René Chénier
  • executive producer
    René Chénier


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