Peter O'Brian Talking About Making "The Grey Fox"
Updated: Jun 2, 2020
By: Amir Ganjavie
Directed by Phillip Borsos in 1982, the Grey Fox is one of the most influential films in the history of Canadian Cinema. It is based on the life of Bill Miner (Richard Farnsworth) a fearless stagecoach robber in the days of the Wild West. The film was recieved very well, it won several awards at the 4th Genie Awards and Richard Farnsworth who played the lead in the film was nominated for the Best Actor at Golden Globe Award. After nearly four decades, the film has been subject to a 4k restoration and is now available online through paid services, courtesy of Kino . We had the opportunity to have a conversation with Peter O’Brian, the producer of this timeless gem where we talked about the reasons for making the film, the ways of securing the budget, the importance of the film in the history of Canadian Cinema, the role of government funds in the creation of the Canadian national cinema in the 80s, and the future of cinema in the post-corona era.