Highlander WorldWide is delighted that Ken Gord will be joining us for Watchercon…
Born in Toronto and educated at the University of Toronto, Ken has been producing film and television for over 30 years. He has filmed in the US, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Victoria, Alberta, London, Paris, Bordeaux, the Scottish Highlands, Florida, Puerto Vallarta, Budapest, Eilat, Jerusalem, Jaipur, Bangkok, Puerto Rico, Luxembourg, Cuba and Spain.
Among his features are Criminal Law, directed by Martin Campbell, starring Gary Oldman and Kevin Bacon and distributed by Warner Bros. He has produced eighteen television movies for CBS, the FOX Network, UPN, Global, CTV, Lifetime, Paramount Television, Pax, Alliance-Atlantis and CLT-Ufa. In 2006, Ken produced 8 Days to Live, a television movie which was the most successful movie ever delivered from CTV’s drama development slate, peaking at two million viewers. It also broke records on the Lifetime Network in the U.S. and was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best TV Movie. Mini-series include Iran: Days of Crisis for TNT and Day One for CBS/Spelling. Day One won an Emmy in 1989 for Best Drama Special.
Ken was Producer on two seasons of the CBS series Sweating Bullets, the Paramount Television-syndicated series Queen of Swords, the Paris episodes of Relic Hunter (Cycle I) and – of course – we all know and appreciate him for five seasons of Highlander: The Series, nominated for a Gemini Award in 1996 as Best Dramatic Series. Ken produced the movie Stuck starring Stephen Rea and Mena Suvari (directed by Stuart Gordon) in 2006. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and had a theatrical release in 2008. Mr. Gord also produced the $20 million 4-hour mini-series, XIII, starring Val Kilmer, which aired on NBC in February 2009. He was Line Producer on the movie Saul: Journey to Damascus in 2014, the first Canada-Malta co-production. Ken has often been involved in internastional co-productions, many involving Canada-UK, Mexico, Israel, Hungary, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Malta, Brazil and Germany and is one of Canada’s most experienced producers. He has been listed in the Canadian Who’s Who since 2001.
Since our last event, Ken has been busy on a number of productions including Eddie’s (2019) tv series Seven Days (2019) and is an executive producer on upcoming releases The Business of Christmas 2, Teacher’s Watching, Night of the Falling Stars and as producer on Across the River and into the Trees (recently filmed in Venice and based on Ernest Hemingway’s last published novel before the author’s death). It stars Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Josh Hutcherson and Matilda De Angelis.