Born in 1953. Graduated from Algonquin College's Film Production Centre, Ottawa. He worked as a university lecturer in Film Studies and Film Theory at Concordia University, Montreal and is a regular guest lecturer at universities around the world. He has been a producer, director, critic, and co-founder of one of the first global internet sites for independent film (The Virtual FF). He is most noted for co-producing and directing with Mark Achbar one of the most successful documentaries in Canadian history - Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media - which won 22 awards in more than 50 IFF. President of his production company, Necessary Illusions Canada. He regularly contributes to numerous international cinema magazines and is an advisor to a range of events and institutions, including Amsterdam's IDFA, Montreal New Cinema and New Media Festival, the Berlinale and the Buenos Aires IFF of Independent Film.