Visitor in the Arts - Gordie Haakstad
||Fine Arts, GPRC
||Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
Visitor in the Arts
Wednesday, January 29th
11:30am - 12:45pm
A feature film writer and director, Gordie Haakstad's directorial debut, ABEL’S FIELD, starring Kevin Sorbo and Samuel Davis, was released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Gordie gained his directing background as a filmmaker specialized in cinematography and editing. He began his education at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema and Television where he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the prestigious Production Program.
Following school, Gordie interned under cinematographer Don Burgess (FORREST GUMP, SPIDERMAN, CAST AWAY) on the set of TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES. He kept involved with academia by teaching both cinematography and editing at the New York Film Academy – as well as developing much of the curriculum for those two departments.
He continued his creative pursuits by helping create a number of industrial, short, and feature-length projects. Notably, Gordie was the cinematographer behind the award-winning 11 MINUTES AGO – a feature-length film that shot entirely in one day.
Gordie continues to write in Grande Prairie, Alberta, while maintaining filmmaking ties in Los Angeles, CA, and Austin, TX.