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Producer Profile: David Mackay

Occupation: Producer

David Mackay, film producer, is a pioneer of many extraordinary cinema and image formats including widescreen multi-image films for Expo '67and Expo ' 86, IMAX, 70mm 3D, mirror labyrinths, 3-D nine screen AVs, and 3-D multi-image "Panels-in-Space".

From 1952 to 1962 David was Graphic Art Director at CBC-TV . He formed TDF Film Productions in 1962 and left in 1971 to start David Mackay Limited.

David's credits include A Place to Stand for the Ontario Pavilion at Expo' 67 in Montreal, Ontari-OH! for the Ontario Pavilion at Expo'86 in Vancouver, three IMAX films: Catch the Sun (the 2nd film shown at Ontario Place's Cineshere); Summertide (with the first IMAX under-water shots, for Ontario Place); and Silent Sky (the glider film for Ontario Place, the Smithonian, and many other theatres. He also produced Where the North Begins, shot in Techniscope and printed to 70mm for Ontario Place, a 3-D Reebok product-launch on 9 screens, and the Mirror-Maze for Ontario Place.

Awards earned by his productions include an Academy Award, Etrogs, Clios, a great many Art Directors awards when at the CBC, and numerous Tourism awards for films and commercials.

David has a number of unusual and previously unheard stories and will edit short sequences from a number of productions to accompany the unusual behind-the-scenes anecdotes.

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