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Barry Stevens


B: 1952

Toronto-based director and screenwriter Barry Stevens, who has also worked as an actor, has extensive experience in writing TV drama, and has successfully transported his storytelling skills to his documentaries. He won the Writers Guild of Canada Award and the Audience Award at the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival for Offspring, an entertaining account of the search for his biological father. The Bomber’s Dream, a critical examination of aerial bombing, was also inspired by an unusual family fact: during WWII some of his British relatives were bombed by German members of his extended family. He co-wrote the International Emmy Award-winning documentary Gerrie & Louise, about the South African Truth Commission. He was Executive Producer and directed all 24 episodes of the documentary series War Story.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Offspring (2001, documentary)
The Great Atlantic Air Race (TV-2003, documentary)
Bio-Dad (TV-2009, documentary)

Prosecutor (2010, documentary)
Sector Sarajevo (2013, documentary)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
D-Day to Victory (co-director, 2014)
War Story (2012-2014)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
The Diary of Evelyn Lau (TV-1994)
Gerrie & Louise (co-writer, 1997, documentary)

Offspring (2001, documentary)
The Last Just Man (co-writer, 2002, documentary)
The Great Atlantic Air Race (TV-2003, documentary)
Souvenir of Canada (2005, documentary)
The Bomber’s Dream (2006, documentary)
Bio-Dad (TV-2009, documentary)

Sector Sarajevo (2013, documentary)

TV Series: at least 1 episode of:
Street Legal (1991, 1992, 1993)
Ready or Not (1997)
Wind at My Back (1997, 1999)

Credits as an Actor:
Canada’s Sweetheart: The Saga of Hal C. Banks (1985)
In This Corner (TV-1985)
The Marriage Bed (TV-1986)
Rolling Vengeance (1987)
Glory! Glory! (TV-1989)
Love and Hate (TV-1989)

Personals (TV-1990)
X-Rated (TV-1993)
Young Again (1995)
We the Jury (TV-1996)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Rentaghost (1997)

Street Legal (1987)
Seeing Things (1987)
Not My Department (1987)
Learning the Ropes (1988)
Friday’s Curse (1989)

Liberty Street (1995)
Traders (1996)
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996)
The Newsroom (1997)

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