6/23/2016

'Hyena Road' Leads Directors Guild of Canada Nominations

Paul Gross on the shoot of Hyena Road.
Courtesy of Elevation Pictures.
Paul Gross’s Hyena Road leads this year’s pack of feature film nominees for the Director’s Guild of Canada Awards. The war drama scoops four gongs and appears in every category in which it is eligible. New this year, the DGC only offers craft awards and omits a prize for best feature film. Other Canuck contenders include Born to Be Blue and Remember.

Film Nominees:



OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM
Presented by Technicolor 
Robert Budreau – Born to Be Blue
Atom Egoyan – Remember
Paul Gross – Hyena Road
Wiebke von Carolsfeld – The Saver

ALLAN KING AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARY
Presented by Rogers Group of Funds 
Guantanamo's Child:Omar Khadr – Patrick Reed, Michelle Shepard, Directors; Cathy Gulkin, Picture Editor
Haida Gwaii: On theEdge of the Worldn – Charles Wilkinson, Director
Ninth Floor – Mina Shum, Director; Donna Noonan, Production Designer, √Člisabeth Williams, Production Designer
Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven – Phyllis Lang, Director

BEST PICTURE EDITING – DOCUMENTARY 
Cathy Gulkin – Guantanamo's Child: Omar Khadr
Neil Cavalier, Mike Fuller – Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven
Gordon Thorne & Steve Taylor – The Next Step Live: The Movie
Nick Hector – This Changes Everything 

BEST SHORT FILM 
Big Little Girl – Viki Posidis, Director
Friends Like Us – Craig David Wallace, Director
Portal to Hell!!! – Vivieno Caldinelli, Director
The Offer –Winnifred Jong, Director

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – FEATURE FILM
Presented by Pinewood Toronto Studios 
Arvinder Grewal – Beeba Boys
Arvinder Grewal – Hyena Road
Aidan Leroux – Born To Be Blue 
Elisa Sauvé РZoom

BEST PICTURE EDITING – FEATURE FILM
Christopher Donaldson – Remember
Matthew Hannam – Into the Forest
Susan Shipton – Forsaken
David Wharnsby – Hyena Road

BEST SOUND EDITING – FEATURE FILM
A Christmas Horror Story – Kevin Banks, Sound Editor; Ed Douglas, Sound Editor; Barry Gilmore, Sound Editor; David Caporale, 1st Assistant Sound Editor; Krystin Hunter, 1st Assistant Sound Editor
Forsaken – Mark Gingras, Sound Editor; Jill Purdy, Sound Editor; Adam Stein, Sound Editor; James Robb, 1st Assistant Sound Editor
Hyena Road – Jane Tattersall, Supervising Sound Editor; Kevin Banks, Sound Editor; Ed Douglas, Sound Editor; David Evans, Sound Editor; Barry Gilmore, Sound Editor; Martin Gwynn Jones, Sound Editor, David McCallum, Sound Editor;  Brennan Mercer, Sound Editor; Dave Rose, Sound Editor;  Claire Dobson, 1st Assistant Sound Editor; Krystin Hunter, 1st Assistant Sound Editor  
Zoom – Jane Tattersall, Supervising Sound Editor; David McCallum, Sound Editor; Dave Rose, Sound Editor, Claire Dobson, 1st Assistant Sound Editor

Winners will be announced on October 22. Please visit dgc.ca for the full list of nominees including television.