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The Whirlwind of Your Passion: A Philanthropist's Dream

The Whirlwind of Your Passion: A Philanthropist's Dream

In director Barbara Willis Sweete's film, philanthropist James Fleck's own passion takes flight, with a little help from some of Canada's most prominent artists, including cellist Shauna Rolston, Shakespearean actor Albert Schultz, and prima ballerina Karen Kain. Under their expert guidance, Fleck gets to experience the tremendous sense of exultation that comes from playing Bach or mastering the waltz. This film was produced for the 2009 Governor General's Performing Arts Award.

  • recipient
    James D. Fleck
  • writer
    Barbara Willis-Sweete
  • director
    Barbara Willis-Sweete
  • producer
    Gerry Flahive
  • director of photography
    Derek Rogers
  • editor
    Robert Swartz
  • animator
    Nick Fox-Gieg
  • sound recordist
    Sanjay Mehta
  • production manager
    Amanda Coles
  • art director
    George Venckus
  • props master
    Robert Hicks
  • steadicam
    Carl Savage
  • dolly grip
    Carl Savage
  • 1st assistant camera
    Christopher Logan
  • gaffer
    Gord Mills
  • best boy electric
    Michael O'Neil
  • grip
    Peter Schalakowskyj
    Ali Carby
  • makeup
    Stephen Lynch
    Yasmeen Jalali
  • production assistant
    David Guthrie
    Chris Niesing
  • assistant editor
    David Guthrie
  • assistant animator
    Colleen MacIsaac
  • production coordinator
    Rachel Punwassie
  • online editor
    Andrew Mandziuk
  • post picture facility
    Fearless Films
  • sound design
    Garnet Willis
    David Matthews
  • mix
    Garnet Willis
    David Matthews
  • post sound facility
  • centre administrator
    Josiah Rothenberg
  • marketing manager
    Kay Leung
  • technical coordinator
    Marcus Matyas
  • production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian
  • music performer
    Shauna Rolston



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