A WORK IN PROGRESS
Award-winning independent filmmaker Gerald Patrick Fantone has fearlessly delved into the Canadian film industry after moving to Toronto from his native Philippines in 2003. He is a graduate of the Film & Video Production program at York University and a Berlinale Talent Campus alumni. He has also been mentored by veteran Canadian directors Jerry Ciccorritti and John Greyson.
Gerald has made a name for himself with films that have played around the world including Vancouver International Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, and Milan Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Additionally, his films have been featured by the Canadian Film Centre, Motion Picture of Canada, and MTV Canada; as well as purchased for international distribution.
Apart from the screen, his work also spans across the stage and has staged various independent productions across Toronto. He has mounted shows for Fringe Toronto, Kingsway Conservatory of Music and currently, acts as one of the resident directors for DramaWay Theatre Production, a performance art organization geared towards individuals with special needs.
Being passionate for all types of art, he always finds innovative ways to incorporate them in his works. Gerald is presently based in Toronto, Canada where he continues working on his own films ranging from narrative, documentary, PSA, and corporate projects. Currently, he is working on several projects including the screen adaption of the award-winning short story “Mine”, written by Daniel Karasik and his debut feature “The Road Not Taken”.
- Lauren MacDiarmid, “Latest NSI Drama Prize Teams Annouced”, February 20, 2013
- Brian Mullen, “Canadians Win Big with The Reel Challenge”, March 2, 2012
- Ng See Quan, Danielle “CFC Awards $15,000 to Reel Challenge Winners”, March 5, 2012
- Élise Proulx, “Telefilm Canada Salutes the Canadian Presence at the 61st Berlinale”, February 3, 2011