Private Project

Ordinary Canadians

A new short film about Canada, and Canadians who are many things, but perhaps not ordinary.

  • BF Nagy
    Please see Director bio.
  • Nicholas Nanos
    Nicholas Nanos is a composer, conductor and singer, who has sung with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Elora Festival singers, and Voces8 among others and performed jazz with Gene Di Novi and Dave Young, renaissance music as a lute player and singer, and opera with the Mississauga Opera Company.
  • W. Scott Keates
    West coast footage
    William “Scott “ Keates was born and raised in Toronto. In the early eighties Scott began his career in film. He moved to Vancouver in 1990 became a member in the camera local not long after.   Scott is now in his fifth decade working in film and television production.
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    39 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, Italy, United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital & Mini DV
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Director Biography - BF Nagy

Bruce F. Nagy escaped Scarborough early, became a creative director to satisfy a thirst for travel and to pay the bills, but invested instead in iffy theatre and film projects. In the 1990s he wrote nine plays which were seen at small Toronto theatres like Tarragon, the Poor Alex, and in fringe festivals. In 2008 he shot The Mirrors Are Everywhere, based on the play which had won some awards, but it was struck by the first film curse and never released. By then a father, he became BF Nagy and has published more than 200 magazine features on climate solutions. In 2018 Rowman & Littlefield published his first book, The Clean Energy Age. He is currently working on a film on climate solutions and a second book, a collaborative effort with other climate writers.

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Director Statement

Ordinary Canadians is a new film about Canada, and Canadians who are many things, but perhpas not ordinary; and neither are their perspectives on the issues.