Bruce McDonald was born on May 28, 1959 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is a director, known for Pontypool (2008), Hard Core Logo (1996) and Weirdos (2016).
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Uses the music of The Ramones in his films. Has also cast Joey Ramone in his films.
Frequently appears in his films as a fictionalized version of himself (Roadkill, Hard Core Logo).
After Roadkill won the award for Most Outstanding Canadian Film at Toronto's Festival of Festivals, McDonald earned considerable notoriety by announcing that he would spend the $25000 prize on "a big chunk of hash".
Has been trying for years to get the financial backing for his feature-length version of Chester Brown's cult comic book story, Ed The Happy Clown.
Studied Film at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.
Personal Quotes (2)
Sometimes you have to be courageous and just get out there and solo. It doesn't matter if you play the wrong notes, The important thing is you're playing.
There's a point of honour in finishing something that you start. And in the early days, when there were only four projects instead of twelve, it seemed simpler. It's not simple anymore, and that's when the fear really takes over.