Wiz Bryant

Skills Profile

  • Producer and host of numerous radio and television programs, specials and series
  • Writer of plays, film scripts, essays, poetry, children’s stories and several hundred popular songs
  • Extremely knowledgeable in western culture, English classical literature, Canadian Studies, theatre arts, comparative religions, psychology, metaphysics, western folklore and philosophy

Professional Experience

2004–Present Film Producer/Director/Writer/Host, Wiz Bryant Productions, Penticton, BC

◊ Independent production of Wandering Canada TV Series Season One (CLT, CTS, CFJC) and Season Two (CBC Country    Canada, SCN, CLT)

2000–2003 Film Producer/Director/Writer/HostCanadian Broadcasting Cooperation, Toronto, Ontario

◊ Development of Wandering Canada TV Series, including pilot production and marketing

1984-2000 Film Actor/Film Producer/Writer

◊ Seeing Things TV Series CBC (actor)

◊ Eyes Of A Cowboy CTV (Producer/Writer)

◊ Barkerville (Producer/Writer)

◊ The Wild McLeans (Producer/Writer)

1976-1984 Solo Singer/Song Writer, Inner Stage (a children’s theater), Toronto, Ontario

◊ performing and touring schools with a repertoire of original Canadian folk songs across Canada with Ballads Of Canada

1975  Director/performer, Renaissance Theatre (a touring company throughout BC)

◊ Performed George Ryga’s Captives of The Faceless Drummer and comedic children’s version of Robin Hood

1974 Professional folksinger/songwriter touring Australia and New Zealand

◊ Performing Canadian folksongs both traditional and original in schools, colleges, and universities throughout both countries.

1971-1974 Actor/ Lead RolesBastion Theatre Company, Victoria, British Columbia

◊ Acted in many plays for both adults and children (Peer Gynt by Henrick Ibsen)

◊ Played the lead roles in several children’s productions and a musical version of Pinocchio.

Educational Background

Sep 1967 – Jul 1971 Vancouver City College

  • Diploma of Arts and Humanities in Philosophy, English and Anthropology
  • Vocational Course in Theatre Arts

Publications and Records

Radio Credits

  • Producer, writer and host of Travel This Landsyndicated country radio series, 1991
  • Performer & writer for CBC Radio on such programs as Fresh Air with Bill McNeil and John Fisher, Gilmour’s Albums with Clyde Gilmour, Morningside with Peter Gzowski, Dayshift with Erica Ritter, and numerous programs produced by Bill Garrett  1982-1986

Recordings (Long Playing Record Albums)

  • Earthcircle, Independent  1995
  • Blue Collar Heroes, Trilogy Records  1988
  • Spirit of the North, Boot Records  1986
  • Timberline, The Master’s Collection Records  1981
  • Ballads Of Canada, Berandol Records, 1979

Music Highlights

  • British Columbia’s Music 91, Fort Steele & Barkerville, 1991
  • Roots Concert, Global Summit on the Environment (with John Denver) 1990
  • Opening Act for John Allan Cameron, Ronnie Hawkins, The Good Brothers,, Stompin’ Tom Connors, Murray McLauchlan, 1986 – 1990
  • Composer of Ontario, one of the three official Ontario bicentennial songs, 1984
  • Musical Story Teller Ontario Public School Tours, 1977 – 1984
  • Composer of Salute to Canada, 100 Huntley Street TV Series 1980
  • Musical Storyteller Outreach Ontario Library Tours, 1984 – 1986
  • Official Troubadour for The Council of Canadians, 1982 – 1986
  • Composer of Going to Fiddleville, Official Theme Shelburne Oldtime Fiddle Contest, Live CBC Radio Broadcast, 1986
  • Host of Canadian National Exhibition Multicultural Show, 1982 – 1986
  • Stompin’ Tom’s 50th Birthday Tribute Song – Man From Skinner Pond, CBC TV National, 1986

TELEVISION SERIES

  • Producer of 26 programs Wandering Canada, entertainment documentary, CLT, CTS, CFJC, CBC Country Canada, and SCN TV, 2000- 2005
  • Producer/writer of Eyes of a Cowboy, one hour comedy western CTV Network 1997, Gemini Nomination  “Best Short Drama”
  • Writer/performer of Tell a Tale Town, children’s series, Canwest Global, 1993
  • Producer/writer/host of Blue Collar Heroes, documentary/variety series, Canwest Global, 1988
  • Performer of Seeing Things Episode, Bullseye, one hour comedy, CBC TV, 1986
  • Writer/host of Land of Dreams, half hour documentary/variety series, CKVR TV  1984
  • Performer of Mr. Dress Up, children’s series, CBC TV, 1978
  • Writer/performer of One Hundred Huntley Street, Christian television Series, 1977 – 1987

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Along the Way

  • “Wiz Bryant is a brilliant lyricist performer. His songs about Canada’s folk heroes should be heard by all” Louie Del Grande
    Drama Producer CBC Television “Seeing Things”