Film Reference Library and CIBC Canadian Film Gallery
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Bruce McDonald Collection
Bruce McDonald Collection
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 alt-culture. He is best known for the films Hard Core Logo, Highway 61 and Roadkill, 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, 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, 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.
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
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
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