Flash William

Canada, 1978

Film
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Flash William Shewchuck is a one-man movie industry. He combines the roles of film producer, director, camera man, actor, promoter, projectionist and ticket taker. In between productions, he works elsewhere to finance his company. In this film about his latest feature, “Dawson City Joe”, he reveals his style and technique. Some of his innovations, developed by Flash in the isolation of the wilderness, have long been used in the industry. Voice and narration by Stanley Jackson.

Credits

co-director

John Laing

Thom Burstyn

co-producer

Michael McKennirey

Arthur Hammond

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:19:24:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33847

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion picture industry

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion picture industry - Canada

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion picture producers and directors - Biography

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

People → Motion picture producers and directors - Biography

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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