Writer, Producer and Director, Rosemary House
In 1990 Rosemary 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 Peter MacNeill and the NFB docs Rain, Drizzle and Fog (1998), and Salvation (2003) nominated for the Donald Brittain Award and the feature film Hold Fast (2013) winner of the Audience Award at the Seoul Youth International Film Festival in 2014.
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). Rosemary wrote and produced her second feature, Hold Fast, in 2013. The screenplay is adapted from Kevin Major's award winning novel. Justin Simms (Away from Everywhere) directed.
House co-produced Puffin Patrol for CBC's Nature of Things in 2015. In 2016 she wrote and directed Hungry Month of March, 14 short films about the suppliers behind Newfoundland's local food movement, co-produced with the National Film Board and released on-line in March of 2017. Hungry Month of March is nominated for a Canada Screen Award for Best Digital Series Non-Fiction (2018).
Her third feature film script An Audience of Chairs, adapted from the novel by Joan Clark, was produced in summer 2017 by Wreck House Productions and is directed by Deanne Foley.
Rosemary has two feature scripts in development, The Portuguese Boy and the comedy Auntie Vigilantes. A new television series, Cougar Annie, is now in development with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Both features and the series are being produced with long-time partner Mary Sexton (Violet, How to be Deadly, Maudie).