Class of 1980 – BA, Innis
Ron Mann is a television producer, film director, and distributor. As one of Canada’s leading documentary filmmakers, Ron has made nine feature films, including Comic Book Confidential (1988), Grass (1999), Go Further (2003), and Know Your Mushrooms (2009). Known for his primary focus on North American popular culture, his documentaries have received numerous distinctions; including two Genie Awards for Best Documentary (Comic Book Confidential; Grass) one Juno Award (Blue Rodeo in StereoVision) and a runner-up for People’s Choice Award at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival (Go Further). In 2009 Ron was awarded the Premiere’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.
His current projects include the Showcase television series Pure Pwnage, a spin-off of the hugely popular web series of the same name. Pure Pwnage was recently nominated for three Genie Awards (Best Comedy Program, Best Direction, Best Comedy Writing). Ron also recently completed In the Wake of the Flood, a film that follows Margaret Atwood on tour with her latest book, The Year of the Flood.
Ron lives in Toronto with his wife and family. There, he operates Sphinx Productions, his film production company; and Films We Like, his film distribution company.