Posts Tagged ‘Bill Mason’

Nobody Waved Good-bye

The best of the best: must-watch NFB films from our online collection


Not sure what to watch? Get to know your friendly public film producer with the best films we’ve made over our 75-year history. No lemons here! Only the best of the best.

Song of the Paddle (1978)

Winter’s a Bummer! 5 Films About Summer


Beat those pesky winter blues—enjoy 5 films about that elusive and delightful season we all crave: summertime.

The Company of Strangers

The NFB’s 5 Biggest Box Office Successes


I am absolutely fascinated by the nuts and bolts of film distribution. I am doubly interested in theatrical distribution and why some films do well while others do not. So I thought I would try something different in this post and talk about the biggest box office successes the NFB has ever known. To simplify more »


Waterwalker: Bill Mason’s Masterpiece


I have viewed over 7,000 NFB films as part of my work. People often ask me what my favourite film is and I never hesitate to answer Bill Mason’s ode to the majesty of nature, Waterwalker (1984). There is so much about this film that works for me on so many levels. This was Mason’s more »

canada water week

5 NFB films to celebrate Canada Water Week


Every year around March or April, as I try to fight back end-of-winter sluggishness and pounce face-first into spring, I vow to start drinking more water. Water is life, as we all know, and drinking a lot of it is one of the cheapest and fastest way to feeling a lot better about: 1) living more »

Friday staff pick: Cry of the Wild


Cry of the Wild by Bill Mason, National Film Board of Canada I saw Cry of the Wild as a teenager in the early 1970s at a movie theatre in Montreal. The film was talked about everywhere. There were TV , radio and newspaper ads promoting this fascinating documentary on wolves in the wild. All the more »

Filmmaker Bill Mason inducted into Whitewater Hall of Fame


Filmmaker and canoe enthusiast Bill Mason is about to be inducted into the Whitewater Hall of Fame in Bryson City, North Carolina.

In the news: In Search of the Bowhead Whale


Last week environmentalists rejoiced as the Canadian government announced the first Bowhead Whale sanctuary in the Eastern Arctic. The Bowhead Whale, also known as Greenland Right Whale or Arctic Whale, was an early target for the whaling industry, and its population was severely depleted before a whaling moratorium was introduced in 1966. Mike Russil of more »