feature films

rollercoaster (drama, 1999) writer-director-producer – Premiere 1999 TIFF. 

Winner Best Narrative Feature SXSW 2000

 

Falling Angels (drama 2003) – co-writer/director, Premiere 2003 TIFF 

based on acclaimed novel by Barbara Gowdy

nominated for six Genie Awards

 

As Slow As Possible  (documentary, 2008) – Premiered 2008 Hot Docs 

director/co-producer/cinematographer.  

Special Citation, Best Canadian Feature (Hot Docs), Don Haig Award shortlist

 

 

television pilots

Carter (comedy/procedural)                                                 Sony Int'l TV/Bell/WGN

Skins  (drama, 2010)                                                             Eone/MTV 

Call Me Fitz (comedy, 2009)                                                 Eone/Directv/HBO Canada

This Space For Rent (comedy, 2006)                                   Omni/CBC 

The Associates (drama, 2000)                                              Alliance-Atlantis/CTV 

The Adventures of Daring and Grace (mystery, 1998)         Microtainment/CBC 

executive producer/director

The Magicians S1 (fantasy, 2016)                                         Groundswell/Syfy (US) 

SIgned, Sealed, Delivered  (drama, 2014)                            Muse/Hallmark

selected episodic

Carter (4 eps.)                                                                        Sony Int'l TV/Bell/WGN

The Magicians (3 eps. fantasy/drama)                                  Groundswell/Syfy (US) 

Skins  (6 eps. drama)                                                             E1/MTV (US) 

Call Me Fitz(13 eps 2009-2013, comedy)                              HBOCanada/Directv

The Guard (2 eps, action drama)                                          Brightlight/Global 

This is Wonderland  (5 eps, legal drama)                              Bernard Zukerman/CBC

The Chris Isaak Show I   (2 eps, comedy)                             Showtime/Viacom

Cold Squad   (police drama)                                                 Alliance-Atlantis/CTV 

Traders  (drama)                                                                    Alliance-Atlantis/Global 

Breaker High  (teen comedy)                                                 Saban Ent.

Madison  (teen drama)                                                           Forefront Prod.

short films

Looking Around Without Blinking  2012 short doc           National Parks Project/Discovery

Capturing George 2009 comedy                                      NFB/Gov. General Awards

Playing the Role   2007 comedy                                       Giraffe Productions

Sshhh…  1996 drama                                                       Canadian Film Centre 

Building Fences  1994 comedy                                        Simon Fraser University

selected awards/nominations

Call Me Fitz   Winner Gemini, Best Direction in a Comedy 2011, 16 noms total

                      Winner Canadian Screen Awards, Best Comedy Series (2013 & 2014)

                      Winner 2014 Directors Guild of Canada Award - Best Comedy                                                Winner 2013 Directors Guild of Canada Award - Best Comedy

                      Winner 2011 Directors Guild of Canada Award - Best Comedy (the pilot)

Skins             Gemini nomination, Best Drama Series, Best Supp. Actor (Jesse Carere)

As Slow as Possible        Jury nomination for Best Canadian Feature, Hot Docs 2008

                                        Shortlisted for 2008 Don Haig Award

This is Wonderland          Gemini nomination for Best Director, Dramatic Series 2005

Falling Angels     Winner 2 Genie Awards – Best Production Design, Best Original Song

                            Nominated for 6 Genie Awards (2004) – incl. Best Adapted Screenplay

                            Nominated for 2004 DGC Award – Best Director Feature Film

                            Winner Leo Award (BCMPA) for Best Director (2004) 

                            Toronto Film Festival Group – Canada’s Top Ten (2004)

 

rollercoaster        Best Narrative Feature- SXSW Film Festival 2000 - Austin, Texas

                            Most Popular Canadian Film - VIFF 1999

                            Best Ensemble Cast – Phoenix Film Festival

                            Best Feature Film – Canyonlands Film Festival

                            Best Feature Film – Portland International Film Festival

Sshhh…              Genie Award Nomination - Best Live Action Short (1997)

                            Best Live Action Short Film - Karlovy Vary Film Festival (1996)

 

selected film festivals / exhibitions 

Toronto (1999, 2003), Karlovy Vary, SXSW, Vancouver (Opening Canadian Film 1999 and 2003),  Palm Springs, HOF, Cleveland, London Gay & Lesbian, St. Louis, Brisbane, Thessaloniki, Mexico City, Munich, Amsterdam, Milan Gay & Lesbian, Bergen, Oslo, Dublin, Manchester, Hot Docs, Big Sky Int’l Documentary Festival (Montana).  

 

education

 

Canadian Film Centre 1995-96

Director Resident Program

Simon Fraser University 1989 – 1994

B.A. (Film), B.B.A (Marketing)

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