Andrew Currie

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Andrew Currie is a Canadian film director and screenwriter.

Born in England,[1] Currie grew up in Victoria, British Columbia[2] and studied arts[2] before turning his interests towards film. In 1997, Currie moved to Toronto, Ontario to study at Norman Jewison's Canadian Film Centre.[2]

Career[edit]

In 2001, Currie directed his feature debut, Mile Zero.

In 2006, Currie handled his first larger budget film. Fido was shot for "around $9 million".[3] The film, influenced by "Romero's mythology of zombie-ism"[4] and Jacques Tourneur's I Walked with a Zombie,[4] featured performances by Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly and Dylan Baker.

Awards[edit]

Mile Zero appeared at numerous film festivals and won a "WorldFest Platinum Award" in Houston, Texas, a "CityTV Award for Best First Feature" in Victoria, British Columbia, and a "Best Feature Award" at Moondance International Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado.[1]

In 1997, Currie won the "Best New Western Canadian Director" award at the Vancouver International Film Festival for his short film Night of the Living.[5] Currie was nominated for a Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series Gemini Award for Twisteeria, a half-hour children’s comedy made for YTV, in 1999.[5][6] In 2007, he won a special jury prize for Fido at the Gérardmer Film Festival.[5] That same year, Currie won the audience award at the London Canadian Film Festival for Fido.[5]

Partial filmography[edit]

Writer[edit]

  • Fido (2006)
  • Night of the Living (1997)
  • Persistence of Memory (1993)

Director[edit]

  • Barricade (2012)
  • Fido (2006)
  • Sleep Murder (2004) (TV)
  • Mile Zero (2001)
  • Twisteeria (1998) (TV)
  • Night of the Living (1997)
  • Persistence of Memory (1993)

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