Aylmer-born filmmaker Matthiew Klinck was found stabbed to death outside his home in the Central American nation of Belize on Monday.
Klinck, 37, was found with a cut to his neck just outside his home in San Ignacio, in the Cayo district of Belize. His house had been ransacked, and police told local newspapers they believe a robbery took place at the time of Klinck’s death.
The Quebecer had been working and living in Belize since 2011. His production company,Make-Belize Films had produced a number of movies, and a soap opera that was shot locally and aired on Belize television.
Daniel Guerrero, the mayor of the town of nearby San Pedro said Klinck was well known in the area because his soap opera was shot in San Pedro, using local actors.
“As many knew him, he was very enthusiastic about Belize’s Film Industry and hoped that one day Belize be recognized internationally for its film talent,” Guerrero said in a post on the town’s Facebook page. “We hope he may find eternal peace. R.I.P. Matthiew.”
Before moving to Belize, Klinck directed the movies Hank and Mike, and Greg and Gentillon, which appeared in Canadian theatres in 2009 and 2007, respectively.