Filmmaker Rosemary House

In 1990 Rosemary made the multiple award-winning short When Women are Crazy.  Since then she's made over 20 films, including the feature film comedy Violet (2001) starring Mary Walsh and Peter MacNeill, and the NFB docs Rain, Drizzle and Fog (1998), and Salvation (2002) nominated for the Donald Brittain Award.

House's doc Bloomsday Cabaret (2004), about writer James Joyce and his musical career, was nominated for a Best Direction Gemini. Christopher House: Ahead of the Curve (2007), about the celebrated artistic director of Toronto Dance Theatre (and her brother) was nominated for direction and editing.  John Doyle wrote in the Globe “If you’ve ever wondered about the point of dance, the answer is here”. 

Hold Fast, Rock Island's second feature, was released by distributor E-One in 2014 to great reviews and a held over theatrical run.  House wrote and produced, Justin Simms (Away from Everywhere) directed.  

House produced Puffin Patrol for CBC's Nature of Things in 2015 with partner Charlotte Engel. Rosemary has most recently finished making The Hungry Month of March, 16 short films about the suppliers behind Newfoundland's celebrated new culinary movement. The films, co-produced with the National Film Board of Canada, will launch on the NFB's Digital Platform.    

Rosemary has a new feature in development, The Portuguese Boy, about a playboy soccer star from Lisbon who discovers he's the son of a woman from Newfoundland, and a television series, Auntie Vigilantes, both with partner Mary Sexton.