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Bruce McDonald Collection

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Bruce McDonald Collection

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Accession #
Special Collections 0034

Archival Series

Object Name
collection record


Date Made
circa 1977-2003

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Bruce McDonald Collection

Collection Pertains To McDonald, Bruce


Bruce McDonald fonds [textual records, graphic materials, moving images]; circa 1977 - 2003.

Bruce McDonald (1959-) is a Canadian director, writer and producer of film and television. He was born in Kingston, Ontario and educated at Ryerson University's film school. His work often deals with rock and roll and alternative culture. McDonald is best known for the films "Hard Core Logo" (1996), "Highway 61" (1991) and "Roadkill" (1989), as well as the television series "The Rez".

Archival records created by Bruce McDonald, his production offices at Shadow Shows, and his collaborators, including Colin Brunton and Don McKellar, the rock band A Neon Rome, and early supporter and mentor Norman Jewison. The fonds contains scripts, publicity materials and posters, original artworks, some production records, as well as moving image materials documenting early home movies in Super 8, student work at Ryerson University, early short film work, and subsequent work as an independent Toronto filmmaker and television director. Feature titles represented in the fonds include "Roadkill", "Highway 61", "Dance Me Outside", and "Hard Core Logo". The fonds also includes some records pertaining to Bruce McDonald as producer, as well as creative material related to works in development or currently in production.

ACCESSION 2000-008; 2003-003; 2003-009; 2003-017

1 artifact (consisting of 5 pieces)

30 graphic materials : mixed media collages, map tracing, mock-ups, drawings, storyboards, digital printouts, artist renderings, etc.

13 posters

20 linear cm. (5 files) printed materials

184 files (165 cm.) textual records: files (including film scripts)

190 photographic materials: b&w & colour prints including contact sheets, stills, snapshots, Polaroid prints, 35mm slides, 16mm frames/fragments

90 moving images (video): 1 x 1” open reel, 8 x VHS, 19 x ¾ Umatic, 3 x BetacamSP, 1 x Digibeta, 8 x Hi8

250 motion picture film : 23 rolls of Super 8. C 51 rolls of 16 mm and Super 16. C 281 rolls of 35 mm

246 audio recordings: reels, cassettes, mag rolls

1 electronic and digital records: 1 x CD-R

ACCESSION 2008-003

1 graphic material: promotional material

42 textual materials: scripts/screenplays, textual records and research files, certificates, correspondence

3 photographic materials: photographic prints

8 videorecordings: U-matic, 1 inch video reel, digibeta

ACCESSION 2017-006

6 graphic materials: promotional materials, storyboards

33 printed materials: press clippings, promotional materials

33 textual materials: scripts/screenplays, textual records and research files

86 photographic materials: photographic slides, contact sheets, photographic prints

294 videorecordings: Betacam, U-matic, mini-dv, VHS, 1-inch video reel

98 motion picture film: 35mm, 16mm, super 16mm, super 8mm

69 audiorecordings: DAT, 1/4" audio reels, Hi8, 35mm full mag

2 electronic and digital records: research files