Lorne Warr has been in the creative arts for most of his life.
As a musician and songwriter, Lorne spent 15 years touring western Canada, promoting first his band The Streels album “A Night on the Marge” and a few years later his solo project “Halfway Up the Stairs.” This album went on to receive nominations from both the East Coast Music Association and Music NL at their 2014 awards.
Also a prolific writer, he found his way to radio, penning more than a dozen scripts which were produced by the CBC. They included the drama The Lark Ascending, which won a Gabriel award; and The Plot, which was nominated for an ACTRA, and later developed as a stage production. Other credits include the ten part radio comedy, Toby's Glory-- and an eclectic mix of comedies and dramas, including Who Killed Harry Scotch, The Intruder, Insomnia, What's to be Done About John, and A Late Summer Sunday Morning. Another of his radio comedies, Gerald and the Judgment Day, was adapted for stage, and toured twice across Newfoundland.
Lorne has also been a broadcaster, writing and producing short features and commentaries for the CBC radio program “North By Northwest”, based in Vancouver; all of which lends well to the voice over work he’s been adding to several local films. He’s found a niche within the local film community. writing music for a number of films including Callback, River of Fire, and Spirits of the Temple.
With all this under his belt, Lorne was accepted into Newfoundlands Independent Filmmakers Cooperative (NIFCO), First Time Filmmakers program and set to work on his directorial debut, Where There’s Tea There’s Hope.