John Frizzell

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John B. Frizzell (born in Kingston, Ontario) is a Canadian screenwriter and film producer.

After several years writing, directing and co-producing the documentary series A Different Understanding for TVOntario, Frizzell joined partners Niv Fichman, Barbara Willis Sweete and Larry Weinstein to found the Canadian production company Rhombus Media. He left Rhombus in the mid-eighties to pursue a career in writing.

His credits include the television series Airwaves, The Rez, Twitch City, Angela Anaconda and Material World and the films A Winter Tan, Getting Married in Buffalo Jump, Life with Billy, Dance Me Outside, On My Own and Lapse of Memory. He was co-winner of a Writers Guild of Canada Award for Lucky Girl.[1]


Year Film Genre Notes
2001 Lucky Girl teleplay
1999 Angela Anaconda TV series
1998 Twitch City TV series
1994 Dance Me Outside[2] Film
Life with Billy TV
1993 On My Own Film
1992 Lapse of Memory dialogue
1990 Getting Married in Buffalo Jump TV
1999 Carnival of Shadows TV
1999 A Winter Tan TV

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Variety
  2. ^ George Melnyk (15 June 2007). Great Canadian Film Directors. University of Alberta. p. 365. ISBN 978-0-88864-528-9.