The tributes continue to pour in for William Vince, the Oscar-nominated Vancouver producer who died on Saturday at the age of 44.
"Bill Vince was a good and very brave man," Terry Gilliam wrote in an e-mailed statement sent to The Globe and Mail yesterday. Gilliam, who directed The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, worked closely on the project with Vince, who was one of the film's producers - particularly through the crisis caused by the death of one of its stars, Heath Ledger, halfway through production.
"[Bill]was incredibly dogged in his determination to make sure the film ... became a reality, despite the extraordinary difficulties and his own personal health," Gilliam wrote.
Vince was receiving cancer treatment throughout the production - and during the making of two other films, Push and Stone of Destiny. The films are all produced by Vince's Vancouver company, Infinity Features Entertainment.