Bruce Pittman

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Bruce Pittman
Born Ronald Bruce Pittman
1950
Toronto, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Film director, film producer
Years active 1966–present

Ronald Bruce Pittman, (b. 1950)[1] is an award-winning Canadian television and film director. He directed the 1989 film Where the Spirit Lives, which won 3 awards internationally and has been nominated for multiple Gemini and other awards.[2]

He is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada and the Directors Guild of America.[citation needed]

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Pittman attended Park Lawn Public School, Royal York Collegiate and Kipling Collegiate in Etobicoke, Ontario.[3]

In 1966, he made his first film, which received an Honorable Mention at the Kodak Student Film Festival in Rochester, New York.[3]

Pittman began full time filmmaking in 1973 with documentary films about other filmmakers: Freddie Young and John Frankenheimer.[4]

Major Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 1989, Where the Spirit Lives (1989), Gold Plaque (Television Production - Feature Film Made for TV - Network Special Achievement in Direction), Chicago International Film Festival.[2]
  • 1989, Where the Spirit Lives (1989), Most Popular Canadian Film, Vancouver International Film Festival.[2]
  • 1990, Where the Spirit Lives (1989), Lucas Award (Children's Section), Lucas - International Festival of Films for Children and Young People.[2]
  • 1990, Where the Spirit Lives (1989), nominated for Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, Gemini Award
  • 1993, Beyond Reality (1991), nominated for Best Direction in a Dramatic or Comedy Series, Gemini Award
  • 1996, Harrison Bergeron (1995), nominated for Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, Gemini Award
  • 2004, Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003), nominated for DGC Team Award (Outstanding Team Achievement in a Television Movie or Mini-Series), Directors Guild of Canada
  • 2004, Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003), nominated for Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, Gemini Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography for Bruce Pittman at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ a b c d Awards for Bruce Pittman at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ a b Bruce Pittman Collection, York University Archives and Special Collections. Fonds FO465 Call Number i.e. 2004-033/013 file1
  4. ^ York University Archives and Special Collections -  Bruce Pittman Collection - Fonds FO465 Call Number i.e.. 2004-033/002 file 9

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