Flash William

Flash William


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This short documentary presents Flash William Shewchuck, a one-man movie industry operating in the Canadian wilderness. Combining the roles of film producer, director, cameraman, actor, promoter, projectionist and ticket taker, Flash finances his company by working on road gangs in the Yukon, or in the oil fields and pulp mills between projects. In this film, he discusses his latest feature, Dawson City Joe, and reveals some aspects of his style and technique.

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Flash William, John Laing & Thom Burstyn, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    John Laing
    Thom Burstyn
  • producer
    Michael McKennirey
  • executive producer
    Arthur Hammond
  • photography
    Tom Burstyn
  • editing
    John Laing
  • sound editing
    Bill Graziadei
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • narrator
    Stanley Jackson
  • music
    Karl Duplessis
    William Shewchuck