Phillip Borsos

Director, Producer, Screenwriter
This Canadian director, best-known for his feature debut "The Grey Fox", was branching out to screenwriting as well when struck down by leukemia at the age of 41 in 1995. Borsos already had a reputation for directing TV ... Read more »
Born: 05/04/1953 in Hobart, Tasmania, AU

Filmography

Director (6)

Dr. Bethune 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Nails 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

One Magic Christmas 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

The Mean Season 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

The Grey Fox 1981 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

One Magic Christmas 1985 (Movie)

(From Story)
Producer (2)

One Magic Christmas 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Grey Fox 1981 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

This Canadian director, best-known for his feature debut "The Grey Fox", was branching out to screenwriting as well when struck down by leukemia at the age of 41 in 1995. Borsos already had a reputation for directing TV commercials and theatrical shorts in Vancouver, having been nominated for an Oscar for his 1980 short "Nails". His feature debut took everyone by surprise: "The Grey Fox", the story of real-life 19th century train robber Bill Miner, was a low-budget but warm-hearted, big-as-all-outdoors tale that not only made a star of Richard Farnsworth, but also utilized the Washington state exteriors to great effect.

Relationships

Beret Borsos

Wife
survived him

Angus Borsos

Son
survived him

Silas Borsos

Son
survived him

Milestones

1995

Last film, "Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog"

1994

Diagnosed with leukemia in March

1985

First writing credit, story for "One Magic Christmas" (also produced and directed)

1982

Directed first feature, "The Grey Fox" (also co-produced)

1980

Nominated for Oscar for short film, "Nails"

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