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Phillip Borsos (1953–1995)

A leading Canadian filmmaker, Phillip Borsos has enjoyed considerable success in international markets. One of the "Vancouver School", he began his career as a director (and sometime producer and writer) with several short subjects, beginning with Cooperage (1976). Nails (1979), which Borsos also produced, was nominated for an Academy Award as best... See full bio »

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 1982 The Grey Fox
 1979 Nails (Documentary short)
 1978 Spartree (Documentary short)
 1976 Cooperage (Short documentary)
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Was the only filmmaker to hold offices in-joint with the Directors Guild of Canada - B.C.

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