George Baptist

George came to the film industry with a diverse background in law and business.  Deciding on a radical career change, he attended film school in Vancouver in 1996. After graduating he worked on a number of independent features and was the producing intern on Anne Wheeler’s Better Than Chocolate

After moving to Calgary he worked on various projects including Gary Burns’ award-winning waydowntown as Associate Producer. In 2000, George was invited to attend the Canadian Film Centre’s producer program. Afterward, he returned to work with Burns Film Ltd. in Calgary as a producer on Gary Burns’ A Problem with Fear which opened the Perspective Canada section of the Toronto International Film Festival in 2003 and opened the Panorama Speciale section of the Berlin International Film Festival of 2004.
George also acted as a consulting producer for the NSI’s Features First 2001 program and was a spiritual advisor (actually a consulting producer) on Michael Dowse’s hit cult film Fubar (Sundance Film Festival, 2002). He continues to develop and produce projects with both Burns Film Ltd and his own production company Chinook Arch Productions.