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Clay Borris

Clay Borris, director,
Clay Borris, 2nd from the left, in a photo used on the cover of Issue 44 of Cinema Canada magazine. Click to enlarge.

B: March 31, 1950 in Campbellton, New Brunswick

In his early films, Clay Borris was one of the few directors working in Canada making films about working-class life. Many of these first movies were drawn from his own experiences and they often featured members of his family. He is pictured above in a photo used on the cover of Cinema Canada’s Issue 44 which featured its lead story on his film Rose’s House. He wrote, directed and co-produced the film, a docudrama, which earned four 1978 Genie Award nominations, including Best Screenplay and Best Film, and a 1978 Silver Hugo Award at the Chicago International Film Festival. His first feature film, Alligator Shoes, which he wrote and co-produced, received four 1982 Genie Award nominations, including Best Screenplay. It won the 1981 Mannheim Film Festival Golden Dugat for Best First Feature Film Director. It was also shown at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival Director`s Fortnight.

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

Parliament Street (1968)

Paper Boy (1971)
Fun at the Ex (1973)
One Hand Clapping (1974)
Little Big Child (1977)
Rose`s House (1977-W)
Sheila`s Christmas (1977)

Alligator Shoes (1981-W)
Quiet Cool (1986-W)
The Gunfighters (TV-1987)

Prom Night IV: Deliver Us From Evil (1992)
Suspicious Agenda (1994)
Someone to Die For (1995)
The Pawn (1998)
Killer Deal (TV-1998)

X Wins (2014)

TV Series: At least one episode of:
Katts and Dog (1988)

Sweating Bullets (aka Tropical Heat, 1991)
Highlander (1992)
Nancy Drew (1995)
The Adventures of Sinbad (1996)
Psi Factor (1999)
Relic Hunter (1999)

Forbidden Science (2009)