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John Pozer


B: in Kamloops, British Columbia

John Pozer began his. career as a young stage actor in musical theatre. He was given the E.V. Young Memorial Award for Most Promising Actor in 1970. He went on to study filmmaking and creative writing at the University of British Columbia and graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts in Cinema from Concordia University in Montreal. He received the UBC Film Society Award for his series of documentaries which profiled university life in the 1980s. In 1991 he wrote, directed, and produced his first feature, The Grocer’s Wife which earned seven awards at festivals around the world. In 1992, it was selected to open the Critic’s Week at the Cannes Film Festival, and went on to win the critics’ award, the Prix Georges Sadoul, for Best First Film. In Canada, Pozer was awarded the inaugural Claude Jutra Award for Best Direction of a First Feature Film at the 1993 Genie Awards. In 2010, Pozer became Senior Directing Instructor for the Vancouver Film School and was acknowledged in 2012 for ‘excellence in teaching’ for his contribution to the film production program. His first book, 21st Century Film Student PRIMER – Everything You Need to Know and Do Before You Go to Film School, was released in 2019.

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

The Grocer’s Wife (1991)
The Michelle Apartments (1995)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Beast Wars: Transformers (1996)
Cold Squad (1998)
So Weird (1999, 2000, 2001)

2gether: The Series (2000, 2001)
The Sausage Factory (2001)
The Collector (2004)
Glutton for Punishment (2007, 2008)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
The Grocer’s Wife (1991)

The Grocer's Wife, movie, poster,