ROBERT ROONEY: Writer, producer, director
Producer, filmmaker and award-winning theatre director Robert Rooney has been a principal with Rooney Productions since 1995. He is also Artistic Director of the Wakefield International Film Festival — an annual festival of current documentary film — in Wakefield, Quebec.
Documentaries include: Precautionary Principle: The Nicol Bruisma Story (director/editor); Constitute! (director/editor); The Great Granny Revolution (writer/director); Condoms, Fish & Circus Tricks (writer/director); and, The Woman Who Lost Her View (writer/editor). Has recently produced Radio NAHO, a community radio series on First Nations health issues; Choosing Our Future, a series of short documentaries on Sustainable Cities for the City of Ottawa; and Don't Turn Away, a video on elder abuse for the community of New Carlisle in the Gaspé region of Quebec.
Robert also has a deep history in professional theatre, having directed in theatres across Canada and the United States, and the staging of major public events — his favourite of these was Nelson Mandela and the Children at Toronto's SkyDome. Before moving to Quebec from Toronto he was a regular contributor to CBC Radio Drama.
Education: The Drama Centre, London, England (1968-71)
DOC Canadian Actors' Equity Association