WORKING WITH BRUCE DERN IN THE WOODS OF MONTREAL.
DERN FAMOUSLY BROKE HIS LEG ON CAMERA DURING A BAD RAINSTORM …
PHOTOS BY JAN THIJS

NPR NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO HOUSTON TEXAS
THE FRONT ROW with Bob Stevenson

CANADIAN PRESS

Winning was thrilled to be working with the celebrated veteran actor and Two-time Oscar nominee Bruce Dern; who played a pivotal role in his own career choice. The director was memorably affected by his performance as Freeman Lowell alone with the drones in the science fiction classic  Silent Running. While shooting in a dark forest in Montreal, Dern famously broke his leg on camera during a bad rainstorm. “I thought, ‘This man worked with Hitchcock and I’m going to go down in history as the guy who brought Bruce Dern to Canada and killed him,’ “ says Winning, in an interview from his office in Los Angeles. “It was scary.” 

“David is so well prepared and bright and ahead of the curve. He knows exactly what he wants and can transfer that in his head in two seconds. He’ll make the rain work. He never panics. One of the most important things in filmmaking is the leadership at the top. Here it’s as good as you’ll ever see.”  BRUCE DERN

MONTREAL WOODS. DW WITH ERIK AJDUK AND JOANNE HARWOOD

Starring Bruce Dern, Cindy Sampson, Nicolas Wright, Alison Graham, Robert Higden and James Kidnie.  Produced by Irene Litinsky and Michael Prupas.  Director of Photography Daniel Vincelette.  Music by James Gelfand.  Edited by Simon Webb.   Production Designed by Gaudeline Sauriol.  Written by Gary Dauberman and Ethlie Ann Vare.  Stunt Coordinator Michael Chute. Released by RHI (HALMI) MEDIA in association  with Muse Entertainment.