David Winning

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David Winning
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Winning in 2003
Born (1961-05-08) May 8, 1961 (age 53)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Citizenship United States, Canadian
Occupation director, producer, screenwriter, and actor
Years active 1976 – present
Website
www.davidwinning.com

David Winning (born May 8, 1961) is a Canadian and American dual Citizen film and television director, screenwriter, producer, editor, and occasional actor. Although Winning has worked in numerous film and TV genres, his name is most commonly associated with science fiction, thrillers and drama.

Life and career[edit]

Winning was born in Calgary, Alberta.[1] He became a dual citizen of the US and Canada in 2003 and lives in Los Angeles. He was making films at age ten with a Super 8 camera. In 1979, he received a Canada Council grant to make the sixteen millimeter drama Sequence,[2] and expanded the plotline into his first feature film Storm, filmed in the summer of 1983 in Bragg Creek, Alberta. It was shot with money that his father had set aside for film school and was screened at Cannes.[1] It took four years to finish and was released by Golan-Globus' Cannon Films International and Warner Home Video in 1988. A December 11, 1989 LA Times review called the film "taut, ambitious and darkly comic".[3]

At 27, he directed episodes of Friday the 13th: The Series for Paramount and received three Gemini Award nominations.[4] His second feature Killer Image followed in 1992; the mystery-thriller starred Michael Ironside and M. Emmet Walsh. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s he directed 14 movies and episodes of twenty-three series, including Stargate: Atlantis,[5] ABC's Dinotopia filmed in Budapest, Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark?, and four seasons on Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda.[6] He directed Kim Cattrall, Sean Young, and Eric McCormack in the award-winning thriller Exception to the Rule. His biggest budget studio movie to date is the $29-million kids sci-fi action sequel Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie for 20th Century Fox.[7] He directed seven episodes of the Cannell police series Street Justice with Carl Weathers.[8][self-published source?] Winning said “Episodic TV gets no respect” in a March 2000 Toronto Star interview.[9] He directed a 16-year-old Ryan Gosling in the Pilot and seven episodes of the Paramount UPN kid series Breaker High.

According to the February 2010 Avatar issue of Sci Fi Magazine, he was slated to direct the movie Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage with Patrick Stewart.[10] He directed episodes of Space Channel's comedy/horror series Todd and the Book of Pure Evil and Lost Girl[1] for SYFY Channel and Showcase -- and supervised and directed the far north webisode series YUKONIC online in 2011. He is directing XIII: The Series with Stuart Townsend, produced by Roger Avary for French Canal +, and multiple episodes of the live audience multi-camera sitcom Mr. Young for The Disney Channel.

Awards[edit]

Winning has won twenty-two first place Golds/Platinums since 1994 at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.[11] He won the 1995 Gold Hugo Award and two Silver Plaques from the Chicago International Film Festival, and four national Gemini Award nominations for Best Director/Dramatic Series.[12] In 2002 he accepted the first national team award from the Directors Guild of Canada Best TV series Drama for Twice in a Lifetime and was nominated again in 2006.[13] His episode of Stargate: Atlantis, "Childhood’s End", won three awards for Directing; New York, Houston and Chicago in 2005. In April 2008, Winning won two Directing awards at the Houston Film Festival/WorldFest in Texas and a Special Jury Award for his work on the Lifetime Television vampire series Blood Ties.

2008 Hawaii Career Award and festival screenings[edit]

Winning was honored at the 2008 Big Island Film Festival in Hawaii.[14] He received a Special Career award on May 17, 2008 with a reception in his honor in Waikōloa Village. Swamp Devil also won the Golden Honu for Best Foreign feature film. A doublebill of his two monster movies was presented at the outdoor festival; Swamp Devil starring Bruce Dern and Black Swarm starring Robert Englund. The first in his trilogy was Something Beneath with Kevin Sorbo in 2007. Black Swarm also screened at the Boston Film Festival on Friday the 13th of June, 2008. Both films were produced in Montréal by Muse Entertainment for the SYFY Channel, New York.

Filmography[edit]

Film director
Year Film Cast — Notes
1987 Storm David Palffy, Stan Kane
debut feature film
1992 Killer Image Michael Ironside, M. Emmet Walsh, John Pyper-Ferguson
1996 Profile For Murder Lance Henriksen, Joan Severance
1997 Exception to the Rule Kim Cattrall, Sean Young, Eric McCormack, William Devane
1997 Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie 20th Century Fox
1998 Merlin: The Quest Begins Jason Connery, Deborah Moore, Gareth Thomas, Graham McTavish
filmed in Peebles, Scotland
1998 One of Our Own Michael Ironside, Currie Graham, Frederic Forrest, Peta Wilson
1999 Don’t Look Behind You Patrick Duffy, Pam Dawber
based on a book by Lois Duncan
2003 He Sees You When You’re Sleeping Erika Eleniak, Cameron Bancroft, Udo Kier
based on a book by Mary Higgins Clark
2006 Past Sins Lauralee Bell, Rebecca Jenkins
2007 Something Beneath Kevin Sorbo, Natalie Brown, Peter MacNeill, Brendan Beiser
2008 Black Swarm[15] Robert England, Sarah Allen, Sebastien Roberts
2009 Swamp Devil Bruce Dern, Cindy Sampson, Nicolas Wright
2014 The Town That Came A-Courtin’ Lauren Holly, Valerie Harper
based on a book by Ronda Rich
2014 The Christmas Tree Farm Lacey Chabert, Corey Sevier
2014 Fallout Asylum Kim Coates, Ashanti, Holly Deveaux, Amber Marshall
2014 Paper Angels based on a book by Jimmy Wayne
Television director
Year Series Company—Cast —Episodes
1988 Friday the 13th: The Series (1988–90) TV Series Paramount
Season 2, Episode 11 – Aired: 1/21/1989 "Sweetest Sting"
Season 2, Episode 16 – Aired: 2/25/1989 "Scarlet Cinema"
Season 3, Episode 17 – Aired: 5/5/1990 "Jack In the Box"
1992 Neon Rider Season 3, Episode 3 – "Straight Home" Martin Cummins
1992 Street Justice (1991–92) TV Series 7 episodes Stephen J. Cannell Studios
Carl Weathers, Eric McCormack
Season 1, Episode 13 – Aired: 1/18/1992 "Parenthood" Marcus Chong
Season 1, Episode 21 – Aired: 5/9/1992 "Catcher" Jennifer Dale
Season 2, Episode 6 – Aired: 11/7/1992 "Country Justice" Colin Raye
Season 2, Episode 8 – Aired: 11/21/1992 "Innocent Blood" R. Lee Ermey
Season 2, Episode 9 – Aired: 11/28/1992 "Angel of Death" Pat Harrington Jr.
Season 2, Episode 13 – Aired: 1/30/1993 "A Sense of Duty" Carrie-Anne Moss
Season 2, Episode 19 – Aired: 5/8/1993 "Hello... Again" Alex Datcher
1993 Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1993–1995) TV Series 10 Episodes Nickelodeon
Season 2, Episode 3 - Aired: 07/03/93 "Locker 22"
Season 2, Episode 5 - Aired: 07/17/93 "Dream Machine"
Season 2, Episode 10 - Aired: 08/28/93 "Shiny Red Bicycle"
Season 3, Episode 3 - Aired: 01/22/94 "Watcher's Woods" Jewel Staite
Season 3, Episode 5 - Aired: 02/05/94 "Dollmaker"
Season 3, Episode 10 - Aired: 03/26/94 "Dream Girl" Andrea Nemeth, Fab Filippo
Season 4, Episode 2 - Aired: 10/08/94 "Long Ago Locket" Will Friedle
Season 4, Episode 6 - Aired: 11/05/94 "Quiet Librarian"
Season 4, Episode 12 - Aired: 01/14/95 "Unfinished Painting" Jewel Staite
Season 5, Episode 6 - Aired: 11/11/95 "C7" Colin Ferguson
1993 Matrix USA Network
Nick Mancuso, Carrie-Anne Moss, Daniel Kash, David Lander
Season 1, Episode 3 - Air Date: 03/15/93 "False Witness"
1995 Sweet Valley High (1995–97) TV Series 11 episodes Fox Network aka "Francine Pascal's 'Sweet Valley High'"
Brittany Daniel, Cynthia Daniel
Season 2, Episode 13 – Aired: 12/4/1995 "Reading, Writing, Rescue"
Season 2, Episode 17 – Aired: 1/8/1996 "Totally Cueless"
Season 3, Episode 1 – Aired: 8/26/1996 "Much Ado About Nachos"
Season 3, Episode 2 – Aired: 9/2/1996 "Shred Reckoning"
Season 3, Episode 3 – Aired: 9/9/1996 "Imperfectly Fit"
Season 3, Episode 6 – Aired: 9/30/1996 "Mondo Chill"
Season 4, Episode 13 – Aired: 10/1/1997 "Skiing is Believing"
Season 4, Episode 16 – Aired: 10/6/1997 "Down By Whitelaw Pt.1"
Season 4, Episode 17 – Aired: 10/7/1997 "Down By Whitelaw Pt.2"
Season 4, Episode 18 – Aired: 10/8/1997 "Swingtime"
Season 4, Episode 22 – Aired: 10/14/1997 "Animal Rights & Wrongs" Final episode
1995 Goosebumps Season 1, Episode 14 – Aired: 2/2/1996 "... It Came From Beneath the Sink"
Amanda Tapping, Katharine Isabelle
1997 Dead Man's Gun Disney/Showtime
Season 1, Episode 8 – Aired: 8/13/1997 "The Black Widow"
Daphne Zuniga, Paul Johansson
1997 Breaker High Paramount pilot and six episodes
Ryan Gosling, Tyler Labine
Season 1, Episode 1 – Aired: 9/15/1997 "Sun Ahso Rises"
Season 1, Episode 2 – Aired: 9/16/1997 "Pranks For The Memories"
Season 1, Episode 3 – Aired: 9/17/1997 "Mayhem on The Orient Distress"
Season 1, Episode 5 – Aired: 9/19/1997 "Kenya Dig It"
Season 1, Episode 7 – Aired: 9/23/1997 "Radio Daze"
Season 1, Episode 9 – Aired: 9/25/1997 "Belly of the Beast"
Season 1, Episode 10 – Aired: 9/26/1997 "Rooming Violations"
1998 NightMan Tribune Entertainment
Season 2, Episode 5 – Aired: 11/8/1998 "Fear City" Kim Coates
Season 2, Episode 8 – Aired: 11/29/1998 "The People's Choice" Kim Coates
Season 2, Episode 19 – Aired: 5/2/1999 "Gore" Richard Side, Andrew Bryniarski
1999 Twice in a Lifetime Pax TV/CTV
Al Waxman, Gordie Brown, Paul Popowich
Season 1, Episode 10 – Aired: 11/10/1999 "Match Made in Heaven" Patrick Duffy
Season 1, Episode 18 – Aired: 2/16/2000 "Old Flames" Michelle Phillips
Season 1, Episode 19 – Aired: 3/1/2000 "Pride and Prejudice" Lance Kinsey
Season 1, Episode 21 – Aired: 5/10/2000 "The Trouble With Harry" Jere Burns, Brent Carver
Season 2, Episode 1 – Aired: 8/20/2000 "Fallen Angel"/Second Season Premiere Bruce Boxleitner
Season 2, Episode 2 – Aired: 8/30/2000 "Hard Knock Life" Markie Post
Season 2, Episode 3 – Aired: 9/6/2000 "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" Lesley Ann Warren
Season 2, Episode 6 – Aired: 10/11/2000 "War of the Poseys" Martin Mull
Season 2, Episode 16 – Aired: 2/7/2001 "Moonshine Over Harlem" Earle Hyman
Season 2, Episode 19 – Aired: 4/25/2001 "Then Love Came Along" Daniel Baldwin
2000 Call of The Wild Animal Planet
Nick Mancuso, Sarah-Jane Redmond, Steve Bacic
Season 1, Episode 12 – Aired: 6/12/2000 "Molly Brown’s in Town’’
2000 Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict (1997-2002) TV Series
Season 4, Episode 13 – Aired: 1/29/2001 "Dark Matter"
Season 5, Episode 5 – Aired: 10/29/2001 "Boone's Awakening" Kevin Kilner
Season 5, Episode 6 – Aired: 11/5/2001 "Termination" Margot Kidder
Season 5, Episode 7 – Aired: 11/12/2001 "Guilty Conscience" Michael Sarrazin
Season 5, Episode 8 – Aired: 11/19/2001 "Boone's Assassin" Kevin Kilner
Season 5, Episode 10 – Aired: 1/14/2002 "Legacy"
Season 5, Episode 21 – Aired: 5/13/2002 "The Journey"
2000 Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (10 episodes) (2000–2004) Tribune Entertainment TV Series
Kevin Sorbo, John de Lancie, Lochlyn Munro
Season 1, Episode 8 – Aired: 11/20/2000 "Banks of The Lethe"
Season 1, Episode 11 – Aired: 1/22/2001 "The Pearls That Were His Eyes"
Season 1, Episode 16 – Aired: 2/26/2001 "The Sum of Its Parts"
Season 2, Episode 3 – Aired: 10/15/2001 "A Heart For Falsehood Framed"
Season 2, Episode 5 – Aired: 10/29/2001 "Last Call at the Broken Hammer"
Season 4, Episode 4 – Aired: 10/20/2003 "Double or Nothingness"
Season 4, Episode 9 – Aired: 1/12/2004 "Machinery of The Mind"
Season 5, Episode 7 – Aired: 11/5/2004 "Attempting Screed"
Season 5, Episode 12 – Aired: 1/21/2005 "Pride Before the Fall" EPISODE 100
Season 5, Episode 14 – Aired: 2/4/2005 "Past is Prolix"
2002 Dinotopia ABC TV Series
Georgina Rylance, Michael Brandon, Trevor Peacock, Lisa Zane
Season 1, Episode 3 – Aired: 12/5/2002 "Handful of Dust"
Season 1, Episode 7 "Night of The Wartosa"
filmed in Budapest, Hungary
2002 Body & Soul Pax TV
Peter Strauss, Currie Graham
Season 1, Episode 4 – Aired: 10/7/2002 "Saviors"
2004 Stargate: Atlantis MGM
Season 1, Episode 6 – Aired: 8/13/2004 "Childhood's End"
2006 Naturally, Sadie Disney, Family Channel
Season 2, Episode 2 – Aired: 4/9/2006 "Year of The Dragon"
Season 2, Episode 8 – Aired: 5/21/2006 "Double Jeopardy"
Season 3, Episode 2 – Aired: 2007 "Smother’s Day"
Season 3, Episode 5 – Aired: 2007 "Poetic Justice"
2006 Dinosapien BBC Kids, Discovery Channel
Pilot & multiple episodes
Season 1, Episode 1 – Aired: 2007 “Dawn of the Dinosaur”
Season 1, Episode 2 – Aired: 2007 “Without a Paddle”
Season 1, Episode 3 – Aired: 04/07/07 "The Monster in the Woods"
Season 1, Episode 4 – Aired: 04/14/07 “Critters”
2007 Blood Ties Lifetime TV
Season 1, Episode 11 – Aired: 5/13/2007 “Post Partum”
Season 2, Episode 3 – Aired: 10/26/2007 “5:55”
Season 2, Episode 6 – Aired: 11/16/2007 “Drawn and Quartered”
Season 2, Episode 9 – Aired: 1/1/2008 “We’ll Meet Again”
2010 Todd and the Book of Pure Evil Space, CTV
Season 1, Episode 3 – Aired: 10/6/2010 “Rock N' Roll Zombies Know Best“
Season 1, Episode 8 – Aired: 11/10/2010 “Cockfight”
Season 2, Episode 5 – Aired: 11/27/2011 “Jungle Fever“
Season 2, Episode 7 – Aired: 01/05/2012 “See You Later...”
2011 Lost Girl SYFY Channel, Showcase
Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Lauren Holly
Season 2, Episode 14 – Aired: 01/22/2012 “Midnight Lamp”
2012 Health Nutz APTN Aboriginal Peoples Television Network,
Season 2, Episode 3 – Aired: 01/21/2012 “Juice, Jesus and Rock & Roll” Mike Reno
Season 2, Episode 4 – Aired: 01/28/2012 “Hypno Yoga” Brian George
2012 XIII: The Series SYFY Channel, Showcase, Canal +
Stuart Townsend, Stephen McHattie
Season 2, Episode 6 – Aired: 10/29/2012 “Gauntlet” Steve Bacic
Season 2, Episode 9 – Aired: 11/05/2012 "Pong" Sarah Lian
2012 Mr. Young Disney Channel, YTV
Brendan Meyer, Matreya Fedor
Season 3, Episode 10 – Aired: 10/30/2012 “Mr. Candy”
Season 3, Episode 15 – Aired: 02/26/2013 "Mr. Slumber Party"
Season 3, Episode 16 – Aired: 11/06/2012 "Mr. Sci-Fi"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Volmers, Eric (2012-01-21). "Calgary director gets shot at a succubus". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  2. ^ "Calgary Magazine Freeze Frame, September 1987, by: Linda Kupecek, "The Winning Way"". 
  3. ^ "LA Times review by Kevin Thomas, December 11, 1989". 
  4. ^ "1989, 1990 Gemini Awards 3 nominations". Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. 
  5. ^ "SYFY Channel’s official Stargate: Atlantis site for "Childhood’s End"". 
  6. ^ "The Sci Fi World.Net Interview with David Winning, June 2005". 
  7. ^ Volmers, Eric (January 19, 2009). "Hollywood's Hired Gun". Calgary Herald. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Street Justice Interview, August 2000". 
  9. ^ "Toronto Star, March 17, 2000, by: Jim Bawden, " Carver convincingly troubled in rare TV outing "". 
  10. ^ "Pre-production Begins on Middle Eastern Fairy Tale Sinbad The Fifth Voyage". News Net Publisher. July 16, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Worldfest Houston Winners Lists Archives: 1994, 1995, 1997, 2001-2008". Worldfest Houston International Film Festival Official Site. 
  12. ^ "1989, 1990, 1997 Gemini Awards 4 nominations". Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. 
  13. ^ "2002 DGC Team Awards TV Series Drama for "Moonshine Over Harlem"". DGC. Retrieved November 19, 2009. 
  14. ^ Bruce Dern/David Winning Film Swamp Devil Premieres on SCI FI CHANNEL from Encyclopedia.com
  15. ^ "RHI official site Black Swarm". RHI Films. Retrieved December 25, 2009. 

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