Billie Mintz

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Billie Mintz is an award winning[citation needed] filmmaker and Corporate social responsibility storyteller, CEO of Artists Raising Consciousness (ARC). He lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

In the fall of 1986, Mintz played Hank[citation needed] in the pilot episode of Degrassi Junior High, which debuted in January 1987, although his character was subsequently written out when the series was picked up.[citation needed] In 1996, Mintz wrote Dancing With the Fool about his experiences and relationship with 69 year-old native Incan dancer, named Raul. The play was produced at the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space with Raul playing himself. The success of the play[citation needed] lead to a short documentary, The Superdancer of the World (3min. 16mm), and then a short film, The Invisibility Complex (3min. 35mm).[citation needed]

His second documentary, “The Ponzi Scheme” is an investigation into victims of personal financial fraud. It was distributed internationally by Forward Entertainment and premiered on the Sundance Channel. His latest feature documentary “JesusTown, USA” was executive produced and made its world premiere on SKY ATLANTIC. It was invited to the HotDocs and Sheffield markets and has sold internationally.[citation needed]

In 1999, Mintz founded ARC to identify social issues and raise awareness with media.[1]

Mintz is currently the director of ARC Institute and works with foundations and non-profit organizations[citation needed] to blend filmmakers with corporations and charitable organizations on humanitarian issues that "help heal the community"[citation needed] through media and storytelling.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Benitah, Sandie (2008-10-11). "Using Talent for a Good Cause". - News. Canadian Jewish News. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 

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