The HSO meeting this Friday 31 March 2017 at 1 pm sees George Shirreff speaking on Crawley Films of Ottawa.
"Long before the term “Hollywood North” came to reflect the growing importance of an emerging film industry in Canada, Ottawa was home to a movie institution of great importance. Often overlooked, first by the National Film Board of Canada then later by the bright lights of the Toronto International Film Festival (T.I.F.F) and large scale television series production of Vancouver, this organization claimed many firsts in the motion picture industry. Crawley Films of Ottawa and its colourful and often controversial owner, producer, director, writer and camera aficionado Frank Redford Crawley blazed a trail for Canadian cinema unlike any other in their time. This is their story."Meeting place is Routhier Community Centre, 172 Guigues Street