Fall Back Up with Michael Melski

Michael Melski is a Nova Scotian award-winning writer-director of feature films, as well as one of Canada’s leading playwrights.

His Merritt and Dora-nominated Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad was a smash hit at Toronto’s Factory Theatre and named one of the ‘Top Ten Plays of The Year’ by the Toronto Star. His many other plays have been published and produced across Canada and in the U.S.

perfume_war_melski-e1532709225186.pngA writing resident of Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre, his first feature film as writer-director was the comedy Growing Op, starring Rosanna Arquette and Wallace Langham. A hit at film festivals in 2008, Growing Op has since sold to over fifty countries worldwide and continues to stream on Netflix.

Michael’s second feature, the dramatic thriller Charlie Zone, swept the awards at the 2011 Atlantic Film Festival, winning Best Feature Film, Best Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Actor.

Michael also wrote the feature films Mile Zero and Touch Go, and has written and directed for network television, documentaries and music videos.

perfume war

More recently his feature documentary Perfume War has gained international accolades.

child remainHis five years in the making supernatural thriller The Child Remains, starring Suzanne Clement and Allan Hawco, continues to open to strong reviews at a multitude of film festivals internationally and in theatres across the country.

I hope you enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with the creative, thoughtful and frank, Michael Melski

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