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Producer Profile: Graeme Ferguson


Occupation: Producer/Director

Founder and past president of Imax Corporation, Graeme Ferguson has been an active filmmaker since the early 1950s. In 1967, his pioneering multi-screen film Polar Life was one of the hits of EXPO '67 in Montreal. Building on that success, Ferguson and his partners developed the giant-screen IMAX system, which has expanded to more than 150 specialized theatres in 22 countries around the world.

Ferguson has been involved in all stages of the development of the IMAX medium, as well as being one of the corporation's principal filmmakers. He has produced (or co-produced) such films as NORTH OF SUPERIOR, MAN BELONGS TO THE EARTH, SNOW JOB, OCEAN, HAIL COLUMBIA!; three space films THE DREAM IS ALIVE, BLUE PLANET and DESTINY IN SPACE; and the first large-format 3D underwater film INTO THE DEEP. Ferguson has been recognized with many awards, including the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Medal, the Canadian Government Environmental Achievement Award, and two Genie Awards, Canada’s highest film honor. In 1993, Ferguson was invested into the Order of Canada and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bradford, England. Most recently, Ferguson produced L5: FIRST CITY IN SPACE, a large-format 3D film, and was honored with NASA’s coveted Silver Snoopy Award for outstanding contribution to the space industry.

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