Catherine Annau

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Catherine Annau is a North American documentary filmmaker who worked on Kim Cattrall: Sexual Intelligence (HBO), the award-winning Just Watch Me: Trudeau & the 70's Generation and as a producer and director on reality series such as Spoiled Rotten and Gold Medal Plates: The Quest for Canada's Best Chef.

Annau’s debut feature Just Watch Me: Trudeau and the 70s Generation won numerous prizes and appeared at New York’s Lincoln Center, the National Gallery in Washington D.C., at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, and at various film festivals worldwide.

Annau’s other directing work includes the high definition, international co-production Sexual Intelligence with Kim Cattrall, broadcast on HBO, Channel 4, and Discovery Canada; Winning, a documentary about lottery winners which was broadcast by the Sundance Channel U.S and numerous public broadcasters, and The Power Refugees, a half-hour documentary about savvy young Canadians in New York. She had produced and directed for CBC’s renowned investigative journalism series The Fifth Estate. Her documentary The Good Father about one of Canada’s worst sexual predators was acclaimed in Canada and abroad. She has also produced an internationally award-winning documentary on women and heart disease, Wisdom of the Heart.

A published author, her written work has appeared in the best-selling Trudeau Albums (Penguin Books, 2000), and in the Globe and Mail, as well as in numerous academic journals and anthologies of Canadian history.

An author and pundit, Annau produced and directed Brick by Brick: the Story of Evergreen Brickworks, a documentary film about urban and environmental renewal and the Nazi POWs who helped build modern Toronto.

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

  • Sexual Intelligence With Kim Cattrall - HBO/Discovery Channel Canada (Documentary)
  • Just Watch Me: Trudeau and the '70s Generation - National Film Board of Canada (Documentary)
  • Brick by Brick - The Story of Evergreen Brickworks - OMNI 1 Television (Documentary)
  • Winning: Life after the Lottery - TVO/Sundance Channel (Documentary)
  • The Power Refugees - TVOntario (Documentary)
  • Gold Medal Plates: The Quest for Canada's Best Chef - Lively Media (Documentary series)
  • Opening Soon - The Food Network (TV series)
  • Balance: Television for Living Well - CTV (TV series, selected episodes)

Producer[edit]

  • Dragons' Den - CBC (Reality series, selected episodes)
  • Spoiled Rotten - Temple Street (Reality series)
  • Pure Design - HGTV (TV series)
  • Wisdom of the Heart:Women and Heart Disease - CBC Newsworld/TVO (TV series)
  • Brick by Brick - The Story of Evergreen Brickworks - OMNI 1 Television (Documentary)
  • The Good Father - CBC (Documentary)
  • Winning: Life after the Lottery - TVO/Sundance Channel (Documentary)
  • The Power Refugees - TVOntario (Documentary)

Awards & Nominations[edit]

  • The Good Father
    • The Gracie Award Outstanding Investigative Program (USA)
    • 3 Gemini Award Nominations - including Best Direction in a News or Information Segment, Best Host/Interviewer, Best Editing
  • Winning: Life after the Lottery
    • Nominated Gemini Award
  • The Power Refugees
    • Nominated Gemini Award Best Information Segment
  • Dragon's Den
    • Nominated Gemini Awards Best Reality Program or Series

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