B.C. and Alberta screen industries are mourning the loss of a longtime local filmmaker who worked on some of Western Canada’s most prominent films and TV series.
With a career spanning over four decades in screen industries, Liimatainen worked in numerous capacities, including as a studio technician, writer, film critic, story editor, actor, broadcaster, production manager, producer, executive producer, and director.
As a producer with Haddock Entertainment, he worked on Vancouver-shot TV series such as Da Vinci’s Inquest, Da Vinci’s City Hall, and Intelligence. He also produced several films directed by B.C.’s Anne Wheeler, including Marine Life, Bye Bye Blues, and Cowboys Don’t Cry, and his more recent producing credits include the TV series Hiccups, Gracepoint, and The Romeo Section.
As a director, he helmed episodes of The Beachcombers, Mentors, Jake and the Kid, and Breaker High.
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