CALL NUMBER: T3855:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Lew Parry interview RECORDED: West Vancouver (B.C.), 1981-06-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Parry discusses the Bridge River project films: getting to location, camera equipment, film stock. Public relations film "Dinner for Miss Creeden". Discusses Eric Lazenby: physical appearance, working relationship. Discusses how the Bridge River films were edited and packaged. TRACK 2: Mr. Parry discusses colour correction; his favourite film for B.C. Electric ("Dinner for Miss Creeden"); awards for his best films from local organizations; Ripple Rock project; role of Pat Hunter; getting the blast sounds from Ripple Rock; anecdote about Goat Island.
CALL NUMBER: T3855:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Lew Parry interview RECORDED: West Vancouver (B.C.), 1981-06-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Parry's role in getting "The Littlest Hobo" off the ground: using local talent instead of Hollywood bigwigs. Anecdotes about filming "The Littlest Hobo": in snowy weather, with certain Hollywood actors, at a suspension bridge, the 'Hobo' himself (a dog named London). TRACK 2: Parry discusses: actors involved in "The Littlest Hobo", Edgar Bergen, Rosemary De Camp; problematic shooting locations, Seymour suspension bridge, Squamish. Parry pleased to have been involved with "Littlest Hobo"; good opportunity for himself and local crew. Problems dealing with unions. Difficulties with scripts for "Littlest Hobo'. Involvement in B.C. Film Industry Association: motivation was from Canadian Film Development Corporation; wanted to take a business approach to the association; growing pains of both CFDC and the B.C. Film Industry Association.
ALL NUMBER: T3855:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Lew Parry interview RECORDED: West Vancouver (B.C.), 1981-06-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Discusses Trans-Canada Films: anecdotes about staff members, Scotty Young, cameraman; Bill Dix, director; Mrs. Pond, accountant; Lew Weeks, animation work; Art Hundert, cameraman; Jack McCallum, cameraman; Connie Joy, accountant-secretary; Bob Reid, cameraman. TRACK 2: More staff members at Trans-Canada Films: Bob Reid (cont'd); Homer Powell, editor; Dave Pomeroy, sound editor and recording man; Shelah Reljic, editor and actress; Norma "Bim" Jackson, editor; Harry Hooper, cameraman who left to go to CBC; Roy Luckow, cameraman; Spence Crilly; Lloyd Stump, operator; Werner Franz, sound department. Discusses his studio on Capilano Road.
CALL NUMBER: T3855:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Lew Parry interview RECORDED: West Vancouver (B.C.), 1981-06-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Discusses: Margie Roozeboom taking over art department; Bill Roozeboom as cameraman; Lloyd Stump as businessman; Roozeboom's leaving to form own film company. Jack McCallum and Col. Aikins bought studio and rights to "North of 53". Wally Hamilton as a pioneering technician. Oscar Burritt as a director. Hollywood getting good Canadian talent to come down to the U.S. Parry's company never made any money with TV spots. Starting Panorama Studios. Anecdotes about dangerous and exciting camerawork to do with his films. Kitimat mountain range shoot. TRACK 2: More on blast at Kitimat. Location shoots sometimes very lonely. None of his cameramen or directors ever sustained serious injury while on location. (End of interview)