Steve Gravestock

Steve Gravestock was born in Hamilton, Ontario, and studied English Literature and Political Science at the University of Toronto. Since then, he has worked as a freelance writer, an usher, an assistant manager in a cinema, a telemarketer, a librarian’s assistant, a publicist, a gas-station attendant and a janitor. He sits on TIFF’s Canadian Feature Selection Committee and programs Nordic films as well. He introduced Nicolas Winding Refn’s Pusher trilogy and Anders Thomas Jensen to Toronto audiences and curated TIFF01’s Nordic Visions section. Closer to home, Steve has overseen TIFF’s publication of several monographs on Canadian filmmakers, organized its Canadian Retrospective programmes and managed the annual release of the Canadian Open Vault programme. He wrote Don Owen: Notes on a Filmmaker and his Culture. Steve has also programmed numerous Canadian and international series for Cinematheque Ontario. He is occasionally mistaken for Johnny Depp.