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George Mendeluk
Director  •  Co-Writer  •  Producer

George Mendeluk has directed a number of industry greats during his distinguished career, including Christopher Plummer, William Shatner, Hal Holbrook, Ava Gardner, Terrence Howard, Anne Archer, Josh Brolin and Terence Stamp. An international talent with a strong commitment to the international market, Mendeluk has traveled extensively to film in Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, France, Spain, Ukraine and England. He has received five Gemini Award nominations, including Best Director, and won awards at the New York Film & Television Festival.

Growing up in Canada, Mendeluk was unable to speak English until he was 5 years old. Suffering from bullying and discrimination, his only escape came in the magic world of cinema. Mesmerized by the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, John Wayne and Marilyn Monroe, Mendeluk made a promise to himself that he would write and direct films and live in Malibu.

The immigrant boy who couldn’t write or speak English graduated college with a degree in English and became a writer-director. Mendeluk began his career in 1972 as a comedy writer for Lorne Michaels of Saturday Night Live  fame. In 1980 he directed his second feature, which was shot in part in Hollywood with a cast that included William Shatner, Hal Holbrook and Ava Gardner. Since then he has worked in a wide variety of genres with such influential producers as Michael Mann, Dick Wolf and David Chase, amassing an array of film and television credits.

Happily married for over 36 years, George and his wife Victoria have three sons and a daughter.