ALL ABOUT BOB
My name is Bob Allisat. Born 1959 in Alberta, Canada. Raised in Ottawa, brave nation's capital. Five years olympic style wrestler. BA Carleton University (1982). Masters, Psychology, West Georgia College (1983). First job out of school? Taxi driver. Which allowed me to be a painter & object maker in my youth.
I have been writing most of my life. Out in the wild, hundreds of articles, stories, poems and political words by me. Mostly from days of Usenet yore, those long ago forgotten times. Was, incidentally, an Adult educator for ten years. Focus on Literacy, Numeracy and Computer Literacy. Continue to write with numerous scripts and screenplays in development for production in 2020 and beyond.
Early Internet adapter plus active participant in early Internet history. Founder of World TeleVirtual Network and co-founder (with the late, great Gard Abrahamsen) of Free Community Network (both 1996-1998). Compiler, Digital Bill of Rights (1995, 1998). I have been relatively quiet since then.
Exception: 2000-2001 I acted as a professional Internet Video Journalist (IVJ). This role combined videography, reporting + editing of Internet transmitted news related content. In addition I was Toronto Bureau Chief for that now demised media outlet (Epress Canada). 750+ 3-15 minute clips. Plus producer/Director of the shoe ECO FREAKO starring the late, great Tooker Gomberg. The unreported, complete shut down of government and organizational activity in the months following 9-11 ended both Epress and my reportage. No news is no news (not good news).
In the early to mid 2000's I worked in online (as in in Internet) video (plus various survival jobs). Producer and director of scores of internet delivered video commercials. Video server system administration, video encoding, site management and customer support for early Internet delivered video. Comprehensive, in depth knowledge of Internet video from the start to present.
As a result of hard work and application I won great management positions with two amazing companies: Planet Organic Market; Goodness Me! Natural Food Markets. Owning five formal years of unbroken profitability and innovation (2008-2013).
Recovering, completed two heritage property restorations (think "This Old House"). A 1908 worker's cottage on Canon Street in Hamilton Ontario and an 1888 once grand country home in Oxford, Nova Scotia.
Returning to Toronto I found the Movie/TV industry as a background performer and (very!) bit player. 134 roles with 102 various productions. Including "continuity" recurring roles and two actor roles (American Gothic, Jack In The Pulpit EP, CBS & Canada Story of Us, Founding of Nunavut EP, CBC). Today I work on the production side of the business in Locations.
I actively seek greater creative opportunities and life challenges with many projects in planning. I offer unique professional media, literary and human/humane management skills and abilities. Thank you for visiting. Peace, out, for now.