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Don Shebib


B: January 27, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario
D: November 5, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario

Don Shebib studied sociology at the University of Toronto and film at UCLA where he directed his first short film. He returned to Canada in 1963 where he made a number of documentaries for the CBC and the National Film Board. Usually thought of for his debut feature, Goin’ Down the Road, which he co-wrote with William Fruet, the film was produced for $87,000 and won Canadian Film Awards for Best Feature and Best Screenplay. Don Shebib was given a Lifetime Achievement Award in October of 2017 by the Directors Guild of Canada.

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Features & TV Movies:
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The Duel (1962)
Joey (1962)
Revival (1963)
Surfin’ (TV-1964)
Satan’s Choice (1965)
Allan (1966)
A Search for Learning (1966)
Christalot Hanson (1966)
David Sector (1966)
June Marks (1966)
Basketball (1967)
Everdale Place (1967)
San Francisco Summer (TV-1967)
Graduation Day (1968)
Stanfield (1968)
Unknown Soldier (1968)
Good Times, Bad Times (TV-1969)

Goin’ Down The Road (1970)
Rip-Off (1971)
Born Hustler (1972)
Between Friends (1973)
Deedee (TV-1974)
Mrs. Gray (1974)
Once Upon a Time in Genarro (TV-1974)
We’ve Come a Long Way Together (1974)
Winning is the Only Thing! (1974)
The Canary (TV-1975)
Second Wind (1976)
The Fighting Men (TV-1977)
Old Man Reever (1977)
Holiday for Homicide (1978)
Fishawk (1979)

Heartaches (1981)
By Reason of Insanity (1982)
Running Brave (1983)
Slim Obsession (1984)
The Climb (1986)

The Little Kidnappers (TV-1990)
Change of Heart (1993)
The Ascent (1994)
The Pathfinder (TV-1996)

Bart Fargo (2006)

Down the Road Again (2011)

Nightalk (2022)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Danger Bay (1987)
Diamonds (1987)
Katts and Dog (1987, 1988)
Night Heat (1987)
Sea Hunt (1987)
T and T (1987)
My Secret Identity (1988)
The Campbells (1988)

E.H.G. (1990-1991)
Top Cops (1990)
Counterstrike (1991-1992)
Street Justice (1991)
Lonesome Dove (1994)
Dead Man`s Gun (1997)
Police Academy (1997)
The Addams Family (1998)
Wind at My Back (1998)
Code Name: Eternity (1999)

Caitlin`s Way (2000)
The Zack Files (2000)
Radio Free Roscoe (2003)

Rip Off, movie, poster,
This image was scanned from an original poster for Rip Off in the Northernstars Collection
Goin' Down the Road, 1970 movie poster
Goin’ Down the Road, 1970 movie poster