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]

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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