St. John's, NL, Canada
Rosemary House, Writer, Director, Producer
In 1990 Rosemary House formed Rock Island Productions and made the award-winning short When Women are Crazy. Since then she's made over 25 films, including the feature film comedy Violet (2001) starring Mary Walsh and NFB docs Rain, Drizzle and Fog (1998), and Salvation (2003) nominated for the Donald Brittain Award. More recently she wrote and produced the feature film Hold Fast (2013) and wrote, directed and produced the digital series Hungry Month of March (2016) for the National Film Board.
Other nominated productions include the feature length doc Bloomsday Cabaret (2004), about writer James Joyce and Christopher House: Ahead of the Curve (2007), about the celebrated artistic director of Toronto Dance Theatre (and House's brother). Hold Fast won the Audience Award at the Seoul International Youth Film Festival in 2014. The screenplay is adapted from Kevin Major's award winning novel. Justin Simms (Away from Everywhere) directed. Hungry Month of March, co-produced with Annette Clarke of the NFB, was nominated for a Canada Screen Award in 2018 for Best Digital Series.
House co-produced Puffin Patrol for CBC's Nature of Things in 2015. She is now developing another documentary for the popular CBC series, called The Science of Ice.
Rosemary’s third feature film script An Audience of Chairs was adapted from the novel by Joan Clark. It was produced by Wreck House Productions in 2017 and is directed by Deanne Foley. It premieres at festivals world-wide this fall.
Rosemary is writing a new television series, Cougar Annie, in participation with the CBC. Her feature film script The Portuguese Boy is in the final stages of development with long-time partner Mary Sexton. Rosemary also has a new feature project called Game!, to be adapted from from Joan Sullivan’s Oral History of the 1974 Reach for the Top Championships in St. John’s.