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John Straiton

Dates active

1964-1987

Gender:

Male

Awards/Recognition

PSA Ten Best 1963 - Honorable Mention
Seventeenth Annual Canadian Film Awards, 1965 - Best Amateur Film

Films:

Portrait of Lydia

Steam Ballet

Animals In Motion

Eurynome

Horseplay


Profession

Advertising Executive

Biographical Notes

From Oakville, Ontario.

A pioneering Canadian animator, and Genie Award winner, Straiton is also known for films including: Picture Show, M. M. (Myth, Myth - A Collage), and Rock Video.

Bibliographic Resources

PSA Journal, Oct. 1963, 42.

Straiton's films are held by CFMDC, as well as in the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Collection at East Anglian Film Archive.

2006 Burlington Post article on Straiton being honoured at the 30th Annual Ottawa International Animation Festival.

An interview with Straiton as part of "Take Two: Reflecting on Toronto Filmmakers From 1965-1972," where he speaks on animation and some of his films.