Reading Alistair MacLeod

Reading Alistair MacLeod

| 1 h 28 min

This feature doc profiles acclaimed writer Alistair MacLeod. Hailed internationally as a master of the short story, MacLeod also wrote a novel, No Great Mischief, which was celebrated around the world. Depicting men and women living out their lives against the haunting landscape that surrounds them, most of MacLeod's work is firmly based in Cape Breton even if his characters stray elsewhere. Focusing on the complexities and abiding mysteries at the heart of human relationships, MacLeod maps the close bonds and impassable chasms that lie between people and invokes memory and myth to celebrate the continuity of the generations. This film portrait explores the life and work of this giant of literature.

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Credits
  • participant
    Alistair MacLeod
    Douglas Gibson
    Lisa Moore
    Anita MacLeod
    Marion MacLeod
    Alexander MacLeod
    Jake MacDonald
    Russell Banks
    David Adams Richards
    Margaret Atwood
    Wayne Johnston
    Christopher Donison
    Colm Toibin
  • director
    William D. MacGillivray
  • producer
    Terry Greenlaw
    Kent Martin
  • cinematographer
    Kent Nason
  • editor
    Christopher Cooper
  • sound design
    Alex Salter
  • location recording
    Alex Salter
  • original music composer
    Christopher Donison
  • researcher
    Susan Newhook
  • production manager
    Jan Nathanson
  • camera assistant
    Kevin MacNeil
  • grip
    Kevin MacNeil
  • gaffer
    Kevin MacNeil
  • sound editor
    Alex Salter
  • music editor
    Hayward Parrott
  • re-recording
    The Sandbox
    Tattersall Sound & Picture
  • re-recording mixer
    Lou Solakofski
    Hayward Parrott
  • high definition on-line
    PowerPost Productions
  • online editor
    Doug Woods
  • colourist
    Doug Woods
  • assistant on-line editor
    Luckas Cardona
  • assistant picture editor
    Dennis Bradley
  • transportation
    Al Morris
  • picture vehicle coordinator
    Bob Meade
  • production accountant
    Jan Anthony
  • recording engineer
    Brian Richards
  • concert recording
    David Rankin
  • musician
    Gianetta Baril
    Diane Lane
    Steve Lubiarz
    Daniel Carlson
    Linling Hsu
    Heather Haydu
    Jean Landa
    John Feldberg
    Leah Stephenson
    Jocelyn Colquhoun
    Stan Climie
    Arthur Bachmann
    John Richards
    Graeme Mudd
    Andrea Case
    Emma Samuelsson
    Marit Sjodin
    David Quackenbush
    Allene Hackleman
    Olivia Brayley
    Peter Dundjerski
    Luba Benediktovitch
    Sarah Hagen
    Nola Shantz
  • opera singer
    Nan Hughes
    Catherine Lewis
    Bryce Kulak
    Birgitte Mortenson
    Iren Bartok
    Paul Boughen
    Duncan MacLeod
    Benjamin Lylloff
  • music clearances
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • centre administrator
    John William Lutz
  • production supervisor
    Patricia Coughran
  • marketing manager
    Philip Moscovitch