Joel Gordon

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Joel Gordon
Joel M. Gordon.jpg
Born (1975-11-15) November 15, 1975 (age 41)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor, producer, director
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Erin Gordon (2004–present)
Children 3
Website http://www.vformation.tv

Joel Gordon (born November 15, 1975) is a Canadian actor, producer and director.[1]

Early life[edit]

As a teenager growing up in Scarborough, Joel Gordon received the Harry Jerome Award for the Arts for his work as a young actor.[2] After studying acting at York University, Gordon made his professional stage debut as an actor in George F. Walker's play Heaven,[3] and appeared on the front cover[4] of Eye Weekly on June 4, 2002 for his role as Romeo in Romeo/Juliet Remixed.[5]

Career[edit]

As actor[edit]

Gordon's first movie appearance as an actor was in Rude, which was screened at Cannes.[6]

In 2008, Gordon appeared in Max Payne as the character Owen Green.[7] Also in 2008, Gordon produced and directed the award-winning television documentary Embracing da Kink, which won the 2008 Golden Sheaf Award for best Documentary in the Arts/Culture category at the Yorkton Film Festival.[8]

As producer[edit]

Joel Gordon's work as a television producer has earned three Gemini nominations from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.[9][10]

One of Gordon's most notable television biographies was a 48-minute documentary on Margaret Atwood entitled Turning Pages: The Life and Literature of Margaret Atwood.[11][12]

In 2012, he co-created and started production on Love is Moving, a TV series that aired on NRB Network and on Global Television Network in 2013. The television series follows young people who participate in the Love Movement curriculum and then put love into action in their communities.[13][14]

Gordon's work outside of film and television[edit]

Along with Benjamin Porter in 2010, Gordon co-founded Love Movement, which is a Christian organization, movement and curriculum that promotes a greater understanding of love and how it can be applied through loving God, and loving others. The first national partner to join Love Movement in shaping the curriculum is World Vision Canada. The official launch date for Love Movement is February 14, 2012.[15][16][17]

Filmography[edit]

Acting
Year Title Role Genre
2008 Max Payne Owen Green Movie
2008 The Line Rev. Reese TV Series
2004 This is Wonderland[18] Darwin TV Series
2001 Danger Beneath the Sea Terry Peel TV Movie
1999 Animorphs Hugo TV Series
1998 Down in the Delta Jesse Movie
1998 Bline Faith David Mercer Movie
1998 My Date with the President's Daughter Curtis TV Movie
1993 Are You Afraid of the Dark?[19] Billy TV Series
TV Producing & Directing
Year Title Role Genre Awards
2013 Love is Moving[20] Co-Executive Producer, Producer TV Series
2008 Embracing da Kink[21] Executive Producer, Director TV Documentary Winner 2008 Golden Sheaf Award,[22] 2008 Gemini Nominee
2007 Turning Pages: The Life and Literature of Margaret Atwood[23][24] Producer, Director TV Documentary
2006 Leading Man: The Life and Times of William Hutt[25] Producer, Director TV Documentary Nomination 2007 Gemini Award[26]
2004 Wrestling with Destiny: The Life and Times of Daniel Igali[27] Producer, Director TV Documentary Winner 2005 Leo Awards,[28] Nomination 2004 Gemini Award[29]
2002 Superbob[20] Director Movie Winner 2002 Star! ReelChoice Audience Award,[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bhandari, Aparita (Apr 7, 2002). "Young director gets Reel". The Toronto Star. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Irish, Paul (May 5, 2005). "Harry Jerome award inspires young actor". The Toronto Star. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Coulborn, John (January 22, 2000). "Those who see George Walker's fabulous Heaven get...Their just reward". Canoe.ca -- Jam! Theatre. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Eye Weekly". Torstar. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare". Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Young Director Gets Reel". Toronto Star. April 7, 2002. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  7. ^ Sloss, Eric (2008-10-17). "A Look at "Max Payne" - The Review". Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Nominees in major categories for the 23rd Gemini Awards". The Toronto Star. Toronto Star. 2008-08-27. Archived from the original on 2008-08-27. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  9. ^ "Nominees in major categories for the 23rd Gemini Awards". The Toronto Star. 2008-08-27. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Canada's Awards Database". Gemini Awards. Academy of Canadian Cinema And Television. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  11. ^ Bolan, Sandra (March 17, 2010). "Filmmaker enjoyed inside look at Margaret Atwood". Stouffville Sun-Tribune (yorkregion.com). Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Turning Pages: The Life and Literature of Margaret Atwood". Toronto Public Library. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "Love is Moving". NRB Network. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "City youth group making TV debut". chathamdailynews.ca/. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  15. ^ Storey, Mags (November 7, 2011). "The Love Movement needs your stories". ChristianWeek News. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  16. ^ [1]
  17. ^ "Love Movement Website". 
  18. ^ "This is Wonderland". Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "Are You Afraid of the Dark?". Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  20. ^ a b "ReelWorld film fest helps showcase local talent". Share Newspaper. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  21. ^ "Kink". V-Formation Productions - Documentaries. V-Formation Productions Inc. 
  22. ^ "2008 Golden Sheaf Award winners". Yorkton Film Festival. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  23. ^ "Turning Pages: The Life and Literature of Margaret Atwood". Knowledge Network. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  24. ^ "Margaret Atwood". V-Formation Productions Inc. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  25. ^ "The Life and Times of William Hutt". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (cbc.ca). Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  26. ^ "Canada's Award Database". Gemini Awards. Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  27. ^ "Life and Times of Daniel Igali". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (cbc.ca). Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  28. ^ "Leo Awards - 2005 Winners". Leo Awards. 
  29. ^ "Gemini nominees for news, docs, sports unveiled". CTV NEWS. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  30. ^ "Awards". Reel World Film Festival. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 

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