I was born in 1949, just a 10-minute car ride to the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal. Very convenient, I must say - only I didn't know it until my early 20's, when it came time to pick a career. I was actually headed in the opposite direction to the McGill University Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences—only to make a sudden U-turn towards Animation and the Arts, following my true passion instead!

In 1972 I joined the NFB animation studio as a student trainee where I continued to make films for more than 40 years, most notably THE SWEATER based on Roch Carrier's classic short story about Maurice "The Rocket" Richard.
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Flash animation by Gregory Houston