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Dan Ireland (1958–2016)

Dan Ireland began his career in 1976 by co-founding (with Darryl Macdonald) and running the Seattle International Film Festival from 1975-1986. Both Ireland and Macdonald immigrated from Vancouver in their late teens to take on the task of creating the festival, and opening a first run art theatre, The Egyptian. During his tenure he was ... See full bio »

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The Whole Wide World
The Velocity of Gary
Jolene Director


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 2015 A Most Peculiar Man (Short) (producer)
 2014 Hate from a Distance (Short) (producer)
 2011 The Man Who Never Cried (Short) (executive producer)
 2010 Eyes to See (Short) (producer)
 2010 The Candy Shop (Short) (executive producer)
 2008 Em (co-executive producer)
 1998 The Velocity of Gary (executive producer)
 1996 The Whole Wide World (producer)
 1994 The Crew (producer)
 1992 Spies Inc. (executive producer)
 1991 Whore (producer)
 1989 The Rainbow (executive producer)
 1989 Paint It Black (executive producer)
 1989 Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (executive producer)
 1989 Twister (executive producer)
 1988 The Lair of the White Worm (executive producer)
 1988 Paperhouse (executive producer)
 1988 Waxwork (executive producer)
 1988 Midnight Crossing (executive producer)
 1988 Salome's Last Dance (executive producer)
 1988 The Unholy (executive producer: Vestron)
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He is one of the people instrumental in starting Paul Verhoeven's career in the United States. While screening several movies for a soft-porn theater, he came upon Turkish Delight (1973), and was so impressed by it, that he gave it a wider release in the USA. He brought some of Verhoeven's Dutch films to the attention of producer Kathleen Kennedy, who showed them to her business partner Steven ... See more »

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