Christopher Chapman, Writer, director & editor, Died at 88

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Christopher Chapman was born on January 24, 1927, and died on October 24, 2015.

Christopher was a Canadian film writer, director, editor and cinematographer.

Best known for his award-winning 1967 short film A Place to Stand, he also pioneered the multi-dynamic image technique used in films and television shows.

Christopher was born in Toronto, shortly after midnight on January 24, 1927, and just minutes after his twin brother, Francis.

They were sons of distinguished architect Alfred Hirschfelder Chapman (of Chapman and Oxley) and concert pianist Doris Chapman.

Christopher spent a year in England in the 1950s designing cars for the Ford Motor Company before returning to Canada and becoming a filmmaker.

He resided in Uxbridge, Ontario, at the time of his death, with his wife of 44 years, Barbara-Glen Chapman (née Kennedy).

Christopher survived by his wife and son Julian Chapman (former Deputy Commander of the 4th Canadian Division, Canadian Army Brigadier General).

Chapman died on October 24, 2015, at ReachView Village, a long-term care facility in Uxbridge.

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