Bruce Sweeney

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Bruce Sweeney is a Canadian film director. Born in Sarnia, Ontario, he won the 2002 Canadian Comedy Award for Pretty Funny Film Direction for the film Last Wedding. He has since directed American Venus, and Excited. His upcoming film The Dick Knost Show has been selected to be screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.[1][2]


Sweeney's debut film, Live Bait, won the award for Best Canadian Feature Film at the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival.

On June 5, 2010, Sweeney's film Excited won four Leo Awards for Best Feature Length Drama, Best Direction in a Feature Length Drama, Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama (Gabrielle Rose) and Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama (Laara Sadiq). In October 2013 The Dick Knost Show won Best BC Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival.[3]


  1. ^ "The Dick Knost Show". TIFF. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Toronto Adds 75+ Titles To 2013 Edition". Indiewire. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  3. ^ Tomlin, Raymond. "VIFF 2013: Award Winners Announced for 2013 Film Festival". Van Ramblings. 

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