Film producer, director, musician and entrepreneur Ron Chapman began his career as owner and operator of legendary Toronto music club The Edge, which featured upcoming new wave artists of the time such as The Police, XTC and The B52s. while managing musical artists such as Eddie Schwartz, who wrote Pet Benatar's hit single “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.”
In 2014 Ron produced, filmed and directed the critically-acclaimed music documentary Who The F...Is Arthur Fogel, which featured Lady Gaga, U2, The Police and Rush, and was released in more than 42 countries, including HBO in Canada and Netflix US.
His 2015 film, the award-winning and internationally well recieved The Poet of Havana, documented the life and career of Carlos Varela, and included musician Jackson Browne and actor Benicio del Toro, among others.
Chapman’s latest film, The Forbidden Shore, is the most in-depth cultural/music feature documentary to ever come out of Cuba, with performances and interviews from over 40 top Cuban artists.
The album As Worlds Collide is a collection of songs by Ron Chapman, recorded at Noble Street Studios in Toronto and engineered by Juno award winner George Seara (Drake, Rhianna, Shawn Mendes) The Toronto sessions include guitarist Cam Macinnes, bassist Russ Boswell, drummer Mark Kelso, with backing vocals by Linda Luztono. The Havana sessions were recorded by award winning engineers Carlos Hevia and Delio Ferrer, and all the songs were mixed by internationally renowned producer Terry Brown (Rush, Jimi Hendrix, Blue Rodeo, Alannah Myles).
Film producer, director, musician and entrepreneur, Ron Chapman began his career as a musician, and went on to discover and manage musical artists, owned and operated legendary Toronto music club The Edge, produced/directed rock videos and television commercials for some of the world’s leading brands. His films include “WHO THE F**K IS ARTHUR FOGEL?", THE POET OF HAVANA, & THE FORBIDDEN SHORE.