“Working with Wentworth and Dom was a wonderful experience,” says Pohorly. He also worked with Purcell’s stunt double and fellow Concordia grad John MacDonald, BA 94, member of the 1993 Stingers football team that was inducted into the Concordia Sports Hall of Fame in September 2016.
Meanwhile, Pohorly is especially proud of his recent short film he wrote and directed, Made in Bali, about a young man connecting with the father he has never met. The short played at 20 film festivals and won awards at two, along with the prize for the Director’s Guild of Canada Short Film for 2015.
“Making that film was a big confidence booster,” says Pohorly, who now looks ahead to his feature film directorial debut, Hearing Voices.
“Hollywood is a very competitive industry,” he says. “If you want to be an airplane pilot or a doctor, you go to school and there are plenty of job openings around the world. But few people actually make it in show business. To make it you have to really want it with everything you’ve got.”