Graphic of children from The Brood


TIFF gratefully acknowledges the financial investment by the Department of Canadian Heritage, and Supporter, the Government of Ontario, in the creation of this online presentation for the Virtual Museum of Canada.

The Cronenberg Project is made possible through support from Presenting Partners, the Government of Canada and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund.

Project Team: TIFF

The Cronenberg Project Curators: Noah Cowan , Piers Handling
Senior Manager, Adult Learning: Theresa Scandiffio

Virtual Museum Project Manager: Amy Butoiske
The Cronenberg Project Administrator: Olena Decock

Senior Manager, Advancement: Jaspreet Sandhu
Registrar: Melissa Neil
Digitization Coordinator: Alicia Fletcher
Research and Clearances: Jessica Joy Wise
Managing Editor, The Cronenberg Project Publications: David Balzer

Researchers: Fern Bayer, Derek Carkner, Alicia Fletcher, Eve Goldin
Research Assistant: Jeremy Forsyth
Interns: Alana Leprich, Marsya Maharani , Maksym Yarmamedov, Alicia Russano

Writers: David Balzer, Noah Cowan, Piers Handling, Caroline Langill
Copy Editor: Liisa Ladoucer

Interactive Map Photographers: Jordan Bowden, Geoffrey Gunn, Neil Haapamaki

Interview Production: Amy Butoiske, Joe Melin
Camera: Andrew Baxter, Phillip Briggs, Elias Campbell, Jeremy Hayward, Neil Purcell, Peter S. Thompson
Sound Recordist: Don Klus
Interviewers: Amy Butoiske , Jonathan Romney, Theresa Scandiffio, Jesse Wente
Editor: Joe Melin
Online video asset management: Myles Chiu, Aaron Van Domelen

TIFF Web Development Advisory: Lorraine Caldwell, Kalyan Chakravarthy, Nicole Mickelow, Gabriel Perez, Jaspreet Sandhu, Theresa Scandiffio

Project Digitization, Photography and 3D Imaging by Synthescape Art Imaging
Managing Director: Darin Freitag
Photographer: Maciek Linowski
Digital Imaging Technicians: Corser Du Pont, Charlene Heath, Janghan Hong, Nolan Pelleter

Project Team: Field Study Observations

Writer and Editor: Julie Ng
Camera: Carolyn Zeifman
Illustrator: Mark Martin
Narrator: James Clutterbuck
Music: Rowan Leif Tichenor
Russian Translation: Elizabeth Lazebnik

Project Team: Sheridan College 

Project Leads: Ronni Rosenberg, Angela Stukator
Faculty Advisors: Michael Evans, Avrim Katzman, Ronni Rosenberg, Angela Stukator
Interactive Timeline Design: Matt Wiechec
Interactive Timeline Programming: Song Ho Anh
Project Support: Jonathan Eger, Ian Howatson
Project Administrator: Anne Whitehead

Project Team: York University

Project Lead: Janine Marchessault
Faculty Advisors: Caitlin Fisher, Janine Marchessault, Suzie Young
Student Contributors
Interactive Map Research: Marissa Spada, Radojka Vrabac
Annotated Bibliography Research: Justin Leger, Marissa Spada, Radojka Vrabac

Project Team: OCAD University

Project lead and Author “The Menace of Things: David Cronenberg’s Vibrant Objects”: Caroline Seck Langill
Faculty Supervisors: Philippe Blanchard, Luke Painter, Natalie Waldburger
Interactive Map Design: Luke Painter, Emily Waknine
Student Contributors: Alexandra Beriault, Sarah Van Dusen

Web Development: Art & Science

French Translation: Amero Communications

Translators: Guy Hanigan, Marie-Jo Levadoux-Wilkens
Proofreader: Danica Delesalle
Translation Project Manager: Andrés Beiger


We would like to thank David Cronenberg and his assistant Lisa Mahal. Without their generosity the Cronenberg Project would not have been possible. Special thanks to our interview subjects, Denise Cronenberg, Stéphan Dupuis, Wayne Griffin, Christopher Hampton, Jeremy Irons, Mark Irwin, Viggo Mortensen, Michael O'Farrell, Ron Sanders, Howard Shore, Carol Spier, Peter Suschitzky, Orest Sushko and Jeremy Thomas for allowing us to interview them for this project.

Additional Image Credits:

Splash page and Cronenberg Canadian Icon:
David Cronenberg, 2005
Photographer: Takashi Seida
Courtesy of Takashi Seida

The Science of Cronenberg:
An infected Dr. Dan Keloid (Howard Ryshpan) attempts to operate
Rabid , 1977
Photographer: Joel Sussman
Courtesy of Somerville House

Interactive Timeline:
Gun protrudes from a television screen in Videodrome
Videodrome , 1983
Courtesy of Universal Studios Licensing LLC

Behind the Scenes:
On set director David Cronenberg consults with Viggo Mortensen, who plays Dr. Sigmund Freud
A Dangerous Method , 2011
Photographer: Liam Daniel
© Recorded Picture Company, 2011
A DANGEROUS METHOD appears courtesy of Prospero Pictures, Entertainment One & Sony Pictures Classics Inc.

Beverly Mantle attempts to perform surgery in Dead Ringers
Dead Ringers , 1988
Photographer: Attila Dory
Courtesy of Morgan Creek

Clips and Rarities:
Nike commercial storyboard
Courtesy of NIKE, Inc.

David Cronenberg and TIFF:
David Cronenberg onstage at the premier for A Dangerous Method
©2011, Alberto Rodriguez, Getty Images

Background image Credits:

Crash , 1996
" Crash " appears courtesy of Entertainment One. Licensed By: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Dead Ringers , 1988
Courtesy of Morgan Creek

Naked Lunch , 1991
© Recorded Picture Company, 1991
Footage and Stills From “ NAKED LUNCH ” Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox and Entertainment One. All rights reserved.

Scanners , 1981
Courtesy of Laurem Productions Inc.

Stereo , 1969
Courtesy of David Cronenberg

The Fly , 1986
Footage and Stills From “ THE FLY ” (1986) Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox. All rights reserved.