Member Profile

Julius Kohanyi

Author and Filmmaker Julius Kohanyi grew up in Kelowna, B.C., Hungary, and Toronto.  He has written and directed over forty films and won numerous international awards.  They include the Gold Medal at Houston's International Film Festival, the Hugo Award for Best Children's Entertainment Film in Chicago, and Special Screenings at the Royal Ontario Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.  Mr. Kohanyi has published THE RAD TRILOGY: Book One: "RAD and the quest for Geminus" and Book Two: "RAD and the Circus Gambit".  He has recently released Book Three of THE RAD TRILOGY: "RAD and the Chili Pepper Ploy".  Julius is often inspired to write about children who overcame life's obstacles, as he did.  He lives in Toronto with his wife, Susan Kavesh, who is a high school teacher.

Phone number:
416-536-2711

Publications

THE RAD TRILOGY: BOOK THREE: RAD AND THE CHILI PEPPER PLOY. Green Acre Video and Books, 2016
THE RAD TRILOGY: BOOK TWO: "RAD AND THE CIRCUS GAMBIT". Green Acre Video and Books, 2014
THE RAD TRILOGY: BOOK ONE: "RAD AND THE QUEST FOR GEMINUS". Green Acre Video and Books, 2014
MAHOGANY RABBIT. JSK Publishing, 1985
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

The author discusses the writing process, tells his own story of becoming a professional filmmaker and writer, shows a video of some of his films, explains where ideas come from, talks about excerpts from his novel, fields questions, and signs autographs.

Presentation Length:
45-60 mins.
Genre:
fiction, science fiction, fantasy
Audience size:
flexible
Workshop Description:

Julius does writing workshops so that every student learns to write a story of his/her own.

Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$150
Two sessions:
$200
Three sessions:
$300
GST:
GST not applicable