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Ron Chapman

CHAPMAN Productions
Toronto, Canada
Ron Chapman is a lifelong musician, producer, director and entrepreneur. Early in his career he was a musician, managed musical artists, produced albums, and produced and directed rock videos. He owned and operated the legendary, ground-breaking Toronto music club “The Edge”, bringing an eclectic mix of some of the day’s most exciting international acts and artists to the scene. For decades, he has been producing and directing television commercials, working with some of the world’s leading brands.

As a filmmaker, Chapman has just finished completion on his first feature documentary film, “Who the F**K is Arthur Fogel” in 2014.
The film was presented at Gala screenings at Canadian Music Week Film Festival, The Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival, and at London's Raindance Film Festival. It is currently released in 31 countries, and is on HBO in Canada and South America, as well as on the EPIX network and Netflix in the USA. The EPIX USA premiere was launched during Grammy Week in Los Angeles, with a star studded after party at the Chateau Marmont.

Chapman just finished his second documentary feature film, titled “The Poet of Havana”,
just out a few weeks and already confirmed Gasparilla International Film Festival, the 24th Arizona International Film Festival, and Los Angeles Downtown Film Festival.

Chapman is also in post-production on a definitive exploration of the music and musicians of Cuba called “The Forbidden Shore”, the most in-depth cultural/music feature documentary ever to come out of Cuba, shot over a 3-year period, with performances from over 60 top Cuban artists and over 80 interviews. This film is scheduled for completion in 2015.

As well this year, Chapman will be releasing his recently completed album of his original songs, recorded in studios in both Toronto and in Havana, where renown trumpet player Julito Padron contributed horn and string arrangements and joined Chapman with an assembly of some of Havana’s top musicians. The album was mixed by legendary record producer Terry Brown, famed for his work with Rush, among others.