SELECTED AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
TOUCH THE SKY
Won Audience Award, Festival Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, 2013
Nominated Canadian Screen Awards: Best Biographical Series, 2013
Nominated Canada’s Golden Sheaf Awards: Best Biography Series, 2012
Nominated Canada’s Golden Sheaf Awards: Best Biography Episode, 2012
MICHAEL JACKSON IMMORTAL
Nominated Gemeaux Awards: Best Documentary Culture, 2012
Nominated Gemeaux Awards: Best Editing For Documentary, 2012
ALL TOGETHER NOW
Won Grammy Award, Best Long Form Music Video, 2010
Won Gemeaux Award: Best Documentary, 2009
Won Festival Du Nouveau Cinéma De Monteal: Audience Award, 2009
Nominated Gemeaux Award: Best Sound Editing For A Documentary, 2009
Voted Top Ten In Hot Docs 2008
IN THE HANDS OF MICHEL TREMBLAY / ENTRE LES MAINS DE MICHEL TREMBLAY
Won Gemeaux Awards Best Director For Documentary, Current Affairs Or Biography, 2007
CORTEO: THROUGH THE CURTAIN / DERRIERE LE RIDEAU
Nominated Gemeaux Awards: Best Cultural Documentary, 2007
Nominated Gemeaux Awards: Best Direction Of Photography: Documentary, Current Affairs Or Biography, 2007
Nominated Canada’s Golden Sheaf Awards: Best Drama, 2004
I am a filmmaker based in Montreal and a graduate of The Cineplex Entertainment Film Program Directors' Lab at the Canadian Film Centre. I work in both fiction and documentary and gravitate towards stories that are immersive, evocative and compassionate. My goal is always to reveal the heart of a story and engage the audience in the film’s journey.
My narrative work has primarily been in television. Most recently, I co-created, executive produced and was an additional director for the eight-episode CBC/Netflix Original sports drama 21 Thunder (2017), a gritty, no-holds barred look at under-21 soccer. I have also directed two television feature films for Lifetime USA: Crisis Point (2012) and The Surrogacy Trap (2013), the CFC short film The Hunt (2009) and the Golden Sheaf Award-nominated short film Big Money (2004).
I have directed numerous award-winning feature documentaries. My 2008 documentary, All Together Now, about the making of the Cirque du Soleil show LOVE featuring the music of the Beatles, earned me a Grammy Award for Best Long-Form Music Video, a Gémeaux (the French equivalent of the Geminis) for Best Cultural Documentary, won the audience award at the Festival de Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal, was a Top Ten favourite at Hot Docs and is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I also directed and co-wrote the Gémeaux-winning In the Hands of Michel Tremblay (2006, Best Director), directed the Gémeaux nominated Michael Jackson Immortal (2013) and directed Touch the Sky (2012), a collaboration with NASA and Cirque du Soleil that followed the owner and founder of Cirque, Guy Laliberté, on his journey to the International Space Station (winner of the Audience Award at Festival Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris).
My documentary work for television includes two episodes of Qui Etes Vous? (the Quebec version of the hit BBC and NBC show Who Do You Think You Are?) for Radio Canada (2014), five episodes of the Travel Channel USA show Mysteries at the National Parks (2012-2016), five episodes of Extraordinary Canadians for CBC (2009-2017), Suspicious Minds (an exploration of the myriad superstitions around the world) for CBC’s Doc Zone (2014) and multi-camera cinematic adaptations of the Cirque du Soleil shows Luzia and Toruk (2016-2017). I am a member of the Director’s Guild of Canada, and the Association of Réalisateurs et Réalisatrices of Quebec.