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This Is For Toronto

A documentary about the entertainment industry in Toronto and its rise to global dominance.

  • Johnwoo Richardson
  • Shawn Harris
  • Sheldon Shaw
  • Sheldon Shaw
  • Sheldon Shaw
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 4 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    17,000 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, Jamaica, United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD 1080p
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Director Biography - Johnwoo Richardson, Shawn Harris, Sheldon Shaw

Johnwoo developed a love for DJing when he was just 12. He played on various college radio stations in the city such as radio stations 89.5, 88.1 and 105.5. He began to produce music at the age of 26. From then on, his love for music switched to producing and filming.
After years of DJing, Johnwoo realized he had no visual record of his DJing days. His mother used to film him and he has always had an interest in film. He bought his first camera at the age of 27 and began filming his progress as a producer.
As his experienced built, he began filming family events and projects for his friends. As he developed his production skills, he became overwhelmed with work and needed help finishing projects quickly. To satisfy customers, he needed a team and realized that his friends Shawn and Sheldon had cameras of their own. He reached out to them and discovered that they had the same desire and dream.

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Director Statement

This film has been in the making for 3 years and I can't wait to share it with the world. Toronto has been knocking down the doors in the entertainment industry for years and now is the perfect time to shine the light on my city.