LOCAL FILMMAKER GLAD TO BE WORKING IN EDMONTON

Adam Scorgie is pulling off the seemingly impossible, making it big as a film producer while being based not in Los Angeles, New York or even Toronto, but Edmonton.

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Adam Scorgie is pulling off the seemingly impossible, making it big as a film producer while being based not in Los Angeles, New York or even Toronto, but Edmonton.

Scorgie, 38, has produced a number of critically and commercially successful documentaries, including two on the business and culture of cannabis and Ice Guardians, a compelling piece of journalism on the misunderstood culture of National Hockey League enforcers.

He’s now completed his new film, Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story, which will appear on Sportsnet this winter.

For all his successes, Scorgie’s life could easily have gone in a vastly different direction, one that speaks to Scorgie’s fascination with morally murky topics like the cannabis trade and the world of violence and intimidation in the NHL.

BY GREG SOUTHAM | EDMONTON JOURNAL

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