Max Ward

Max Ward

| 50 min

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This documentary tells the story of Max Ward, a former bush pilot whose company grew to become one of the major airlines in Canada. A study of entrepreneurship, the film focuses on Ward himself, depicting his distinctive style of hands-on management. Between hallway meetings, informal chats with the staff, checks on maintenance, flight preparations and in-flight conversations with vacationing customers it becomes apparent that the president's personal touch is a key element in Wardair’s success story.

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Max Ward, William Canning, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    William Canning
  • producer
    Mark Zannis
  • executive producer
    Barrie Howells
  • cinematography
    Tony Ianzelo
  • sound
    Jacques Drouin
  • editing
    Roger Hart
  • sound editing
    Michel B. Bordeleau
  • narrator
    Richard Gilbert

  • hollywood55

    This is a fantastic story of Max and his accomplishments of setting the standard of Canadian holiday passenger travel. The governmental battles he fought to deregulate a monopoly driven system. The stupidity of the controls and issues forced upon Him and his Business . A true pioneer in Canadian aviation history. I met Mr. Ward many times at functions for his employee's at Christmas, truly a wonderful person and dedicated to his work. I wish him well . thanking you in advance David Federico

    hollywood55, 6 Dec 2012

    Fantastic Film and could you imagine if Max Ward would have remained as Ward Air and compete in today's competitive aviation commercial business.

    SPIRITOFTHECRIB, 24 Apr 2012

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