HALIFAX DOCUMENTARY TO SCREEN AT HOLLYWOOD TRIBUTE
FAMOUS MONSTER: FORREST J ACKERMAN, a one-hour Canadian TV documentary on sci-fi and horror’s greatest fan, will screen as part of a star-studded Ackerman tribute March 8th in Hollywood.
“It’s a real thrill and more than a little appropriate,” says Famous Monster producer/director Michael MacDonald of the Halifax-based Roadhouse Films.
“Forry was a legend who spent his whole life living and working in Hollywood. To be asked to screen our doc for his friends and fans is a great honour.”
The TV documentary – a collaboration between MacDonald and former Halifax writer Ian Johnston (TV’s Liography, The Business) – was shot in Hollywood and Toronto. It aired originally in Canada on Space and City-TV.
Famous Monster focuses on 90 years in the life of editor/agent/collector Ackerman, who once possessed the world’s large collection of fantasy film memorabilia. Known as Uncle Forry to his fans, Ackerman is credited with coining the word “sci-fi” and inspiring …