A Shine of Rainbows
Now showing in theatres across Canada. Opens in select US cities starting April 23rd. Check your local listings for show times.
DENNIS FOON - Writer
Dennis Foon received a Gemini Award, a Writers Guild of Canada Top Ten Award, and a B.C. Leo Award for his screenplay of the hard-hitting CBC TV movie Little Criminals, which also garnered a Critics’ Prize at the Monte Carlo Film Festival and a Grand Prize at the Geneva Film Festival. He wrote the television movie White Lies, starring Sarah Polley and Lynn Redgrave, which received a 1998 International Emmy nomination for Best Production, and earned Best Screenplay at the Columbus International Film Festival.
Foon scripted Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story (Shaftesbury Films) for CTV (2002 Gemini winner for Best Movie, WGC Top Ten Award) and Society’s Child (Sienna/Buffalo Gal) for CBC (Blizzard Award, Best Movie, 2002 Gemini runner-up, Best Movie), both broadcast in 2002. He also co-wrote Mina Shum’s feature Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity, which played at the 2002 Toronto, Vancouver, and Sundance Film Festivals, garnered seven Leo nominations and was released by Film Movement. He was story editor of Mina’s acclaimed first feature Double Happiness. His adaptation of Michael Ignatieff’s novel Scar Tissue (for CBC) was a 2003 Gemini nominee for Best Screenplay. His most recent CTV movie, Terry, was seen by almost two million viewers, received six Gemini nominations, including best movie, and was recently broadcast on BBC1.
Foon has also written over 20 award-winning plays that are frequently produced in Canada and around the world for adults and young people. Foon’s novels include Double or Nothing and the Sheila A. Egoff award-winning Skud. His newest book is The Keeper’s Shadow, the final volume of his fantasy trilogy, The Longlight Legacy.