The Ontario Poetry Society
~ Mark Magro ~

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Ted Plantos Dedication






The imagination is a beautiful thing. It can create beauty and become an escape from the troubles that life can bring. At an early age, storytelling, writing, history and technology captured my need to seek out adventure. The scholastic regiment and odd jobs deepened my hunger of the world at large and created the burning desire to speed down the independent path. Why? To combine my skills, challenge and to establish myself in a era of globalization.

Four award-winning documentaries, a slew of experimental short films, stacks of photographs, historical publications and poetry books are an ever growing portfolio of my production company Wanted Media. Life speeds on and I intend to expand into the unknown.

Read Mark Magro's CV

The Ontario Poetry Society
o B.A. History & Film - York University
o Diploma - Computer Networking Technician - Centennial College
o Film Production - Toronto Film School

Documentaries & Awards:

King (2010) - Director/Producer/Editor/Writer
o Financed by Township of King Heritage Committee
o Collaborated with local teacher, archivists, councillors and public organizations
o Worked with Kettleby Public School grade 7 & 8 students
o Premiered at Country Day School - February 20, 2010 King Township, Ontario
o Won documentary award at 2010 Multimedia Film Festival of York Region
o Won Merit Award at the International Awareness Festival in Los Angeles, USA
o Showcased at the 2010 ASK Festival in King City, Ontario

The Story of Uxbridge Station (2008) - Director/Producer/Editor/Writer
o Financed by the Township of Uxbridge & York-Durham Heritage Railway
o Collaborated with local historians, councilors and administrative officials
o Premiered at Uxbridge Music Hall - June 21, 2008 Uxbridge, Ontario
o Accepted into the 2009 Toronto ReelHeART International Film Festival
o Accepted into the 2010 Toronto Independent Film Festival

Nonquon Island (2008) - Director/Producer/Writer
o Financed by the Mississauga First Nations of Scugog & the Township of Scugog
o Collaborated with local First People, archivists, councillors and post-production facilities
o Winner of the 2008 Scugog Heritage Media Award
o Premiered at the Canoe the Nonquon Film Festival - May 10th 2008, Town Hall 1873, Port Perry, Ontario
o Accepted into the 2009 Toronto ReelHeART International Film Festival

Cedar Mains Farm: A Forgotten Landscape (2007) - Director/Producer /Writer
o Financed by Heritage Caledon
o Collaborated with Heritage Resource Officer for the Town of Caledon and the Peel Archives
o Premiered at Empire Theatres - February 16, 2008 Bolton, Ontario

Short Film:
o Emotions (2011)

o Anderson, David. "Great new documentary looks into King's past." The King Sentinel February 24, 2010: 9
o Anderson, David. "King documentary to premiere Feb.20 at Country Day School." The King Sentinel February 3, 2010: 5
"A celebration of Scugog's Past." Newsdurhamregion.com November 8, 2008: http://newsdurhamregion.com/article/112187
o Coveart, Tracey. "Young filmmaker focuses on Seven Mile Island." The Scugog Standard July 20, 2007: 4.
o Gismondi, Angela. "King documentary premieres this Saturday." King Weekly February, 17, 2010: 1
o Gismondi, Angela. "Heritage documentary filmed in King." King Weekly June 24, 2009: 7
o Hayward, Jeff. "Uxbridge train station subject of documentary." The Uxbridge Times-Journal June 18, 2008: 3
"Historia zapisana na ta?mie filmowej" Rezeczpospolita March 25, 2009: http://www.rp.pl/artykul/355262.html
o Hvidsten, Peter. "Canoe the Nonquon enters 40th year." Focus on Scugog May 2008: 12
"King ~ A unique exploration of a township and its people" Tapestry: A Magazine of Quality Living in King Township Fall 2009: 9
"Lights, Camera…" Newsdurhamregion.com May 8, 2007: http://newsdurhamregion.com/article/79951
"Polska okiem podró?nika." Rezeczpospolita August 8, 2009: http://www.rp.pl/artykul/355262.html
o Rea, Bill. "New film looks into history of Cedar Mains Farm." Caledon Citizen February 14, 2008:
"ReelHeART International Film Festival." Rezeczpospolita June 6, 2009: http://www.rp.pl/artykul/320557.html
"Shining a spotlight on Scugog's History." Newsdurhamregion.com November 24, 2008: http://newsdurhamregion.com/article/113714
o Walters, Janet. "Young Filmmaker Focuses on Built Heritage." Newsletter: The Town of York Historical Society July 2009: 3
o Wilkinson, Robyn. "Hot docs." Sideroads of Caledon & Erin Spring 2008: 30.
o Wolfe, Blake. "Toronto Filmmaker Returns to Scugog for film fest." The Scugog Standard April 25,2008: S8.
o Wood, John. "The Story of Uxbridge Station." The Uxbridge Cosmos June 19, 2008: 4.

Historical Publication:
o Magro, Mark. "How The Maltese Shaped the Toronto West Junction." York Pioneer. 2010 Edition. York Pioneer and Historical Society

Poetry Publication:
o Magro, Mark. Rites of Passage. Toronto: Wanted Media, 2011.

Mark's Website: http://www.wantedmedia.ca

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