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.