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Peter Raymont
b. February 28, 1950 in Ottawa, Ontario


<Peter Raymont © R.A.Lucas>
Photo © Ralph Lucas. Used with permission

Peter Raymont is a Producer, Director and Writer. He began his career when he was 21 at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal. While there he also taught film and video production in the Canadian Arctic. In 1978, Raymont moved to Toronto and established an independent film and television production company, now known as White Pine Pictures. He co-partnered the company for many years with his late wife, award-winning filmmaker and author, Lindalee Tracey. His multi-award winning documentary, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire won a prestigious Emmy Award and his film A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman had its world premiere at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. It went on to be short-listed for an Academy Award for Best Documentary and was honoured with the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social-Political Documentary by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. His 2009 production, Genius Within - The Inner Life of Glenn Gould was named Best Biography Documentary Program at the 25th annual Gemini Awards in 2010.



Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release


Sikusilarmiut (1975)
Lumsden (1975)
The Forest Watchers (1975)
River: Planet Earth (1977)
Flora: Scenes from a Leadership Convention (1977)
Reflections on a Leadership Convention (1978)
The Art of the Possible (1978)

Magic in the Sky (1981)
Prisoners of Debt: Inside the Global Banking Crisis (1983)
With Our Own Two Hands (1985)
The Brokers (1987)
The World Is Watching (1988)
Only the News That Fits (1989)

The World Stopped Watching (2003)
Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire (2004)
Bhopal: The Search for Justice (2004)
A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman (2007)
Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould (2009)

West Wind: The Vision of Tom Tompson (2012, co-directed with Michèle Hozer)


Credits as a Screenwriter:

The Forest Watchers (1975)
Flora: Scenes from a Leadership Convention (1977)
The Art of the Possible (1978)

Magic in the Sky (1981)
With Our Own Two Hands (1985)
The Brokers (1987)

The Undefended Border (TV-2002)
The World Stopped Watching (2003)

TV Series - at least one episode of:
The Border (2008)

Cracked (2013, executive producer)







<West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson, movie poster>




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