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Website: http://www.thelastpogo.net
Location: Toronto
Occupation: Filmmaker

About Brunton:

Colin Brunton was born in Toronto in 1955, and will die in a mysterious streetcar accident in 2014. After making the punk rock short film THE LAST POGO in 1978, Brunton wasted a decade driving cab before getting focused on film. He produced the feature films ROADKILL (with Joey Ramone) and HIGHWAY 61 (featuring, amongst others Jello Biafra) in the early '80's. Hearing the good news that a baby was on the way, Brunton thought it high time to get a so-called "real job" in the so-called, but highly over-rated "real world". Failing miserably, he became the Executive Director of a film program at a fancy-pants film school in Toronto and exec-produced five features, including the sci-fi mind-boggler CUBE. After leaving the Canadian Film Centre, Brunton became a hired gun, and toiled on dozens of forgettable Movies-of-the-Week, and more than a few really quite decent features and TV series: he was the Line Producer of the feature films HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH and FOOLPROOF; he produced the TV series PUPPETS WHO KILL, and is currently raking in medium big-bucks as a producer on the TV series LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE. Using paying gigs to cover his family's dreadful meat and shelter habits, he also wastes his money making kinda neat films that no one wants to see. Case in point is the hallucinatory music performance DVD DUALITY OF SELF, with mysterious musician JANDEK; as of June, 2006 it has appeared in two film festivals for a total audience of six people (who liked it, by the way). Since June 2006 he's been working on a sorta sequel to his 1978 punk rock doc THE LAST POGO called, imaginatively enough, THE LAST POGO JUMPS AGAIN, CHACHA CHA CHA. Using a handful of other directors and various pals, this feature length documentary answers the never-before-asked question: "So -- what the fuck happened to all those punk rockers who were in The Last Pogo, anyway?!". He plans to keep shooting 'til about the fall of 2008, and get it ready to be released on December 1, 2008, the 30th Anniversary. So far, it's pretty decent, and features footage of members of the bands that performed that night (VILETONES, UGLY, TEENAGE HEAD, SCENICS, SECRETS, MODS, CARDBOARD BRAINS) as well as many others.



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