Thirteen-time Gemini Award nominee and five-time Gemini Award winner, John Welsman has over 9 theatrical features, 14 movies for television, 14 television series, and 50 documentaries to his name. Career highlights to date include the hit dramatic series “Road to Avonlea”; documentary series “The Nature of Things” with David Suzuki; and James Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici's “The Exodus Decoded” and “The Lost Tomb of Jesus”. He’s also well known for his work with director Ingrid Veninger, most recently for the feature film “Modra” and for his long, successful relationship with Corus Entertainment on such children’s animated series as “Franklin and Friends” and “My Friend Rabbit".
Welsman began his career performing as a singer-songwriter. He co-wrote with Cherie Camp and recorded the self-titled WEA album Cherie Camp, produced by Gene Martynec. Welsman and Camp recently won the 2009 Genie Award for ‘Achievement in Music – Original Song’ for Oh Love, “Nurse.Fighter.Boy”.
Welsman has also worked in advertising, composing music for the Ontario Tourism campaign from 1996-2002. He was commissioned to compose and arrange music for the short film "Ontario Our Majesty", as a gift to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in honour of her 2002 Jubilee visit to Ontario.