Ron Foley Macdonald
Producer / Director / Writer
Ron Foley MacDonald has worked in the motion picture industry for over 30 years, with extensive stints with the National Film Board of Canada (on such films as Margaret’s Museum, All The Right Stuff, and Justice Denied), the Atlantic Film Festival (where he was the senior programmer for two decades), and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. A widely published writer and critic, his work has appeared in the Halifax Daily News (where he was the theatre and music critic for years), The Globe and Mail, The National Post, and Canada’s film magazine, Take One. He taught film history for 15 years at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and has also taught at Dalhousie University and Mount Saint Vincent University. A founder of the East Coast Music Awards, Ron is a former member of the band The Fourth Wall and an award-winning songwriter. He has sat on arts juries for a number of organizations, including The Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council.
Ron has been the owner and President of the Halifax-based multimedia production and distribution company, Winter Light Productions, since its founding in 2014. He is a member of the Documentary Organization of Canada, and the Atlantic Filmmakers’ Co-Op. His producing credits include the television series The Classical Now, the documentary Denise Djokic: Seven Days, Seven Nights, the feature films Exit Thread, The Cuckoo in the Clock, Roundabout, and The Colour of Spring, the ongoing television series Haunted, NSK9, Slainte, Maritime Museums, Walkabout, and Handcrafted, and The TV mini-series Cinema 902, where he also made his debut as a feature film director with Shadow In The Mirror.
Ron is currently gearing up to direct his second feature film, Sleepwatching, as part of the second series of Cinema 902. He will also be acting as Producer on the dramatic series The Last Divide, filming in 2021, as well as Haunted, Walkabout, Maritime Museums, and Handcrafted, all of which film new seasons in 2021.