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Ron Chapman is an award-winning Toronto filmmaker. His feature documentaries have garnered acclaim worldwide and have aired on major networks and platforms. They include: Who the F**K is Arthur Fogel, featuring Lady Gaga, U2, The Police, Madonna, Rush, and key music industry insiders; The Poet of Havana, with Carlos Varela, Benicio Del Toro, Jackson Browne; and The Forbidden Shore, an in-depth exploration of Cuba’s top musical artists. His latest concert film, Carlos Varela Live in Havana was released internationally in January 2021, along with a special limited edition boxed set including The Poet of Havana, Carlos Varela Live in Havana, and a double album of the live concert. His 2021 documentary Shelter is one of three films being released 2021. It will have its world premiere as the opening film of the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, June 3, 2021. Another documentary feature From Earth to Sky, the story of seven Indigenous architects from Turtle Island, will have its world-broadcast premiere on TVO, June 21st 2021, National Indigenous Peoples Day. We list his credits as a Director first.

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

Who the F**K Is Arthur Fogel (2013, documentary)
The Poet of Havana (2015, documentary)
The Forbidden Shore (2016, documentary

Carlos Varela: Live in Havana (2021)
Shelter (2021, documentary)
From Earth to Sky (TV-2021, documentary)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Who the F**K Is Arthur Fogel (2013, documentary)
The Poet of Havana (2015, documentary)
The Forbidden Shore (2016, documentary

Carlos Varela: Live in Havana (2021)

Credits as a Producer:
Who the F**K Is Arthur Fogel (2013, documentary)
The Poet of Havana (2015, documentary)
The Forbidden Shore (2016, documentary

Carlos Varela: Live in Havana (2021)
Shelter (2021, documentary)
From Earth to Sky (TV-2021, documentary)

Shelter, movie, poster,