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The Impresario

The Impresario

| 5 min

Walter Homburger helped bring Glenn Gould and a succession of other great musicians to the attention of the world. Using shadow puppets and silhouettes, this short documentary captures the irrepressible spirit of a great impresario, manager and orchestra administrator who has devoted his life to furthering classical music in Canada.

  • recipient
    Walter Homburger
  • writer
    Anita Doron
  • director
    Anita Doron
  • editor
    Anita Doron
  • producer
    Anita Lee
  • actor
    Michael Donato
    Dylan Authors
    Warren Kimmel
    Amy Rutherford
  • director of photography
    Samy Inayeh
  • production designer
    Andrew Berry
  • costume designer
    Thea Barber
  • hair
    Nina Stephen
  • makeup artist
    Nina Stephen
  • casting director
    Anne Tait
  • production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
  • production manager
    Amanda Coles
  • 1st assistant director
    Bob Warwick
  • 1st assistant camera
    Mike Dawson
  • steadicam operator
    Brad Hruboska
  • data management technician
    Michael Reid
  • sound recordist
    Sanjay Mehta
  • key grip
    Allister Foster
  • best boy grip
    Rhys Brisbin
  • gaffer
    Todd Sands
  • electric
    Tom McMonigle
  • art department assistant
    Damian Zuch
    Tina Tsai
  • production assistant
    Alex Gheorghe
  • colourist
    Chuck Nosworthy
  • audio post-production
    Post City Sound Inc.
  • sound editing
    Pino Halili
  • sound design
    Pino Halili
  • re-recording mixer
    Matthew Harrold
  • assistant engineer
    Michael Kalin
  • centre administrator
    Josiah Rothenberg
  • production coordinator
    Rachel Punwassie
  • technical coordinator
    Marcus Matyas
  • visual research
    Sylvia Mezei
  • senior producer
    Gerry Flahive
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian


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Ages 12 to 17

Arts Education - Art
Health/Personal Development - Careers & Education
History - World War II
Media Education - Film and Video Production

Define the term “impresario.” How does it apply to Walter Homburger? Why were his actions significant, given the cultural/political climate? Students research Kristallnacht; create skits to convey understanding of events. Students become impresarios, promoting a concert/cultural event in the community. How did the filmmaking techniques used enhance our appreciation for historical events in the film? Students create videos using voice-overs, sound effects, puppets or silhouettes.

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