Don McBrearty is a Canadian film director.


In 2003 McBrearty directed the made for television drama film Sex and the Single Mom.[1][2] It tells the story of Jess Gradwell (Gail O'Grady), a single and overly concerned mother of a 15-year-old girl, Sara (Danielle Panabaker). She becomes even more over protective when Sara tells her about thinking of having sex with her new boyfriend. The things between Sara and Jess start to change when Jess begins an affair with a newly single doctor.

He directed the sequel to Sex and the Single Mom, entitled More Sex and the Single Mom, released in 2005 with O'Grady reprising her role as Jess. The film focuses on Jess's life as a mother of a teenage daughter and a three-year-old son, as well as her increasingly complicated love and sex life. In an interview with The Tuscaloosa News, O'Grady admitted that she had been "pleasantly surprised" when she was informed that there would be a sequel, and stated that the ending of the second film left the door open for future sequels.[3]


Film and television

Year Film Credited as Notes
1983 American Nightmare Director
1984 Coming Out Alive Director
1986 Strange Tales/Ray Bradbury Theatre Director
1987 A Child's Christmas in Wales Director
1992 Road to Avonlea Director episodes "The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's", "The Materializing of Duncan MacTavish", "The Witch of Avonlea", "A Mother's Love", "When She Was Bad, She Was Horrid, Pts. I and II", "After the Honeymoon", "Felicity's Perfect Beau", "Tug of War", "Boys Will Be Boys", "Heirs and Graces", "Home Movie", "Memento Mori"
1994 Butterbox Babies Director
1994 Race to Freedom: The Story of the Underground Railroad Director
1997 Newton: A Tale of Two Isaacs Director
1999 Wind at My Back Director episodes "The Summer Plague", "Marriage of True Minds", "The Wild Blue Yonder", "Remembrance Day", "Marathon"
2001 Blue Murder Director episodes "Spankdaddy", "Family Man"
2002 The Interrogation of Michael Crowe Director
2003 Sex and the Single Mom Director
2005 More Sex and the Single Mom Director
2006 October 1970 Director
2007 Luna: Spirit of the Whale Director
2007 Heartland Director episodes "Coming Together", "Nothing Endures", "Come What May", "One Trick Pony"
2008 Murdoch Mysteries Director episodes "Still Waters", "Let Loose the Dogs", "Til Death Do Us Part", "Elementary, My Dear Murdoch"
2008 Accidental Friendship Director Hallmark Channel TV movie
2009 Wild Roses Director episodes "Love and Loss", "Oil and Water"
2016 Valentine Ever After Director Hallmark Channel TV movie


  1. ^ "CRITIC'S PICKS". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. September 8, 2003. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  2. ^ Hal Erickson (2007). "Sex and the Single Mom (2003)". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on 19 November 2007. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  3. ^ "O'Grady plays 'Single Mom' again". The Tuscaloosa News. Feb 6, 2005. Retrieved 16 May 2013.

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