From a media release:
BRUCE McDONALD RETURNS TO TELETOON WITH A NEW EPISODE OF MY BABYSITTER’S A VAMPIRE
- “Friday Night Frights” Airs Thursday, February 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Acclaimed Canadian director Bruce McDonald, who directed TELETOON’s hit live-action film My Babysitter’s a Vampire, is back at the helm for an upcoming episode of the eponymous TELETOON series, which is developed and produced by Fresh TV. The episode of My Babysitter’s a Vampire, entitled “Friday Night Frights,” premieres on Thursday, February 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. McDonald has directed a total of three episodes from season one of the popular tween series.
My Babysitter’s a Vampire
When Ethan Morgan’s over-protective parents assigned a babysitter to watch over him and his 8-year-old sister, he thought he’d die of embarrassment. But no need to worry: embarrassment is now the last thing on a long list of stuff that wants to kill him and his geeky pals Benny and Rory. This babysitter may look like the girl of his dreams, but Sarah just happens to be half-vampire (a “fledgling” for you experts), and she drags Ethan and his buddies into a world of wild supernatural battles against creatures straight out of their nightmares. Now Ethan not only has to take on demons, ghosts, werewolves, and zombies, he still has to get his homework done on time and be in bed by 10.
“Friday Night Frights”
Whitechapel High hasn’t won a sports trophy in thirty years, and the ghost of Coach Ed thinks it’s time to win another. The tough-as-nails spectre has a deal for Ethan: win, or be haunted forever. Ethan knows he has no hope of success, but when he sees Sarah making eyes at rival wrestler Kurt “The Hurt” Lochner, he decides to take it to the mat. And hope his bones survive.
Bruce McDonald, Director
One of Canada’s pre-eminent filmmakers, Bruce McDonald’s debut feature Roadkill claimed top prize as the Best Canadian Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1990. Roadkill was followed by the other two films in his road trilogy, Hard Core Logo and Highway 61. In between executive producing and directing the television series Twitch City and directing shows such as Queer as Folk, Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Tournament and This is Wonderland, McDonald also directed the films Dance Me Outside, Picture Claire, Claire’s Hat and The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess. In 2007, he directed The Tracey Fragments starring Ellen Page, which opened the Panorama Program at the Berlin Film Festival and 2008 saw the release of Genie-nominated Pontypool, which premiered at The Toronto International Film Festival. He also directed the pilot Almost Audrey, the television movie My Babysitter’s A Vampire for TELETOON, and multiple episodes of the award winning series Less Than Kind, and the comedy Living In Your Car.
In 2010 Bruce received the Lifetime Achievement in Independent Film Award from the Whistler Film Festival and had three films premiere there that year (Music from the Big House, Trigger and Hard Core Logo II). Bruce just finished directing multiple episodes of the new series Transporter, based on the Luc Besson films of the same name. Up next is the Nicolas Cage thriller, Dark Highway with Palomar pictures and then Pontypool Changes, the sequel to Bruce’s cult classic horror, Pontypool.