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Flat out flourishing

By Lynette Piper Posted: January 6, 2022 1:00 p.m.

U of R grad Adrian Halter is currently in post-production for the second season of Flat out Food, scheduled to air in February 2022 on Citytv.
U of R grad Adrian Halter is currently in post-production for the second season of Flat out Food, scheduled to air in February 2022 on Citytv. Photo courtesy of Adrian Halter

While Adrian Halter's trajectory towards film success got off on the right foot, there were some interesting twists along the way. In high school, Halter brought his prized camcorder to parties, demonstrating a natural talent for documentary film making. With money in short supply, Halter knew the only way to make his dreams – including a two-week class trip to Europe – come true was to roll up his sleeves. He mowed lawns, worked in a chicken barn, bagged groceries, delivered newspapers and participted in class fundraisers like the annual chocolate bar blitz. "I was lucky because my mom worked in a restaurant and would put the chocolate bars up at the till. They usually sold out quickly," he recalls. That grunt work and ingenuity allowed him to attend the class trip he knew his family couldn't afford.

Read more about Halter's exploits right here in the newest issue of Degrees online.