“As early as 1985 Rick Trus won a high-school science fair for creating an email system — long before the term was even in common use. But Rick knew what he really wanted to do even before that, when he saw Star Wars in 1977.
With a home 8-mm movie camera, Rick started directing neighbourhood kids in short movies. At university, he turned in videos instead of written essays and created 39 episodes of Brock TV, a show about campus life.
Since graduating, Rick’s lived in Toronto, New York and Los Angeles, produced and directed animation and live action, written 13 feature films, and a 65-episode sitcom called Hickory TV, that is now in pre-production. He’s also spent eight years doing stand-up comedy.”