BRUCE MCDONALD is one of Canada's pre-eminent cult filmmakers.
He's become infamous for his comment that he'd buy "a big chunk of hash" with the money he won at the Toronto International Film Festival for his debut feature Roadkill in 1989.
Anyone who's seen one of his films knows he wasn't joking. Two other films in his road trilogy, Hard Core Logo and Highway 61 followed. In between executive producing and directing the television series Twitch City, he's directed episodes of Queer as Folk, Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Tournament, and This is Wonderland. McDonald also directed the films Dance Me Outside, Picture Claire, Claire's Hat, and The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess.
In 2007 he directed The Tracey Fragments starring Ellen Page, opening the Panorama program at the Berlin Film Festival. His most recent feature Pontypool premiered at The Toronto International Film Festival in 2008.