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Mort Ransen

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B: August 16, 1933 in Montréal, Québec

Mort Ransen began his career on stage, first as an actor and then director, after studying with the legendary American teacher, Peggy Feury. Two of her other students were Anjelica Houston and Sean Penn. Ransen has made over 30 films for film and television and taught writing, acting and directing in cities across Canada, including workshops for the National Film Board of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Film and Television and the National Theatre School. He is best known for his Genie Award-winning film Margaret`s Museum, which was written, directed and produced by this self-proclaimed “aging hippy” who now lives on trendy Saltspring Island in British Columbia. He directed 19 films for the National Film Board before quitting in 1984 to write and direct his first feature, Bayo.

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

Jacky Visits the Zoo (1962)
The Transition (1964)
Fighting Fit (1964)
John Hirsh: A Portrait of a Man and a Theatre (1965)
Labour College (1966)
No Reason to Stay (1966)
The Circle (1967)
Christopher’s Movie Matinee (1968)
Falling from Ladders (1969)
You Are On Indian Land (1969)

The Burden They Carry (1970)
Untouched and Pure (1970)
The Three I’s (1970)
Running Time (1974)

Bayo (1984-W)
Shades of Love: The Emerald Tear (TV-1988)
Shades of Love: Tangerine Taxi (TV-1988-)

Falling Over Backwards (1990)
Margaret`s Museum (1995)
Touched (1999)

Ah…the Money, the Money, the Money (2001)
Bastards (2003)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Jacky Visits the Zoo (1962)
The Transition (1964)
No Reason to Stay (1966)
The Circle (1967)

Running Time (1974)

Bayo (1984)
Shades of Love: Tangerine Taxi (TV-1988)

Falling Over Backwards (1990)
Margaret`s Museum (1995)
Touched (1999)

Bastards (2003)

Credits as a Producer:
Falling Over Backwards (1990)
Margaret`s Museum (1995)
Touched (1999)

Bastards (2003)

Margaret's Museum, movie poster