White Pine Pictures presents
The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

Directed by:
Michèle Hozer and Peter Raymont

World Premiere at 2009 Toronto International Film Festival

“We are indebted to those who stepped out of the shadows and shared their memories”
-Peter Raymont

“Gould often talked about the transcendental nature of music; maybe by losing ourselves in his music and his story, we can better find ourselves” – Michèle Hozer

White Pine Pictures is proud to announce its new feature documentary, Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould will have its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2009.

Although undoubtedly one of the most famous musical stars of his time – what do any of us really know about the man Glenn Gould, who would turn his back on celebrity for the sake of his art and whose devotion to his craft cost him the relationships most dear to him.

A collaboration between award-winning documentary director Peter Raymont and award-winning editor Michèle Hozer, who steps out of the cutting room to make her directorial debut, Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould explores these questions and humanizes the icon.

An enigmatic musical poet, world-renowned pianist Glenn Gould continues to captivate twenty-seven years after his untimely death.

Intimately revealing the man behind the myth, Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould casts a fresh light on the mysterious pianist whose ideas were as controversial, and his private life as passionate, as his music.

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould features never-before seen footage of Gould, photographs and excerpts from his private home recordings and diaries, plus personal memories from Gould’s most intimate friends and lovers, some who have never spoken about him publicly before.

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould is a White Pine Pictures production in association with Bravo! a division of CTV Limited, The Biography Channel, TVOntario, The Knowledge Network, Thirteen/WNET New York AMERICAN MASTERS, ZDF Arte, Sveriges Television AB, NPS, with the participation of the Rogers Cable Network Fund and the Canadian Television Fund, and with the co-operation of The Estate of Glenn Gould

World Sales: Films Transit International, Inc.


White Pine Pictures is an independent Canadian film, television, and new media production company based in Toronto, Canada. Headed by award-winning filmmaker, Peter Raymont, the company is recognized internationally as a high quality production house with a reputation for compelling visual styles and depth of content.  White Pine Pictures prides itself on its longtime relationships with Canadian talent and key industry players worldwide. White Pine has produced over 100 films, including the Emmy award-winning feature documentary Shake Hands With The Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire, the Oscar-shortlisted A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman, and the award-winning documentary Triage: Dr. James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma. White Pine is also producer of the hit TV drama series The Border, currently in production on its third season for the CBC. Seasons One and Two of The Border are airing across Europe and have recently been licensed to ION Television in the USA.

Running time: 108 minutes

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Virginia Kelly
V Kelly & Associates