Walker, John (Toronto)

John WalkerJohn Walker is one of Canada’s finest director/cinematographers working in the documentary genre – his films have won international acclaim. From his fiction film collaboration A Winter Tan, described by a Globe and Mail critic as “unlike any other film anywhere”, to his personal exploration of myth and imagination in The Fairy Faith, Walker defies conventional subjects and approaches. His film on the Cape Breton coal miners choir, Men of the Deeps, won three Gemini awards. With his provocative film Passage, he challenged the form with a complex mix of fiction and documentary – Martin Knelman of The Toronto Star wrote “One of the great triumphs in Canadian documentary film history.” His latest work, A Drummer’s Dream, featuring some of the greatest drummers in the world, was recently selected as one of Hot Docs Top Ten audience favourites.