Guy Ferland

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Guy Ferland
Born (1966-02-18) February 18, 1966 (age 48)
Beverly, Massachusetts, US
Occupation Film, television director
Years active 1989 – present

Guy Ferland (born February 18, 1966) is an American film and television director.

Career[edit]

After Alfred Hitchcock's 1946 film Notorious inspired him to become a filmmaker, Ferland went on to study cinema production at the University of Southern California's School of Cinema and Television, graduating in 1988,[1] and received an internship working as a researcher at Creative Artists Agency.[2] He landed a job as film director Joel Schumacher's assistant three days after receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree and in five years, until 1994, he worked with Schumacher on Cousins, Flatliners, If Looks Could Kill, Dying Young, Falling Down and The Client, receiving an associate producer credit in the last. He then moved on to write and direct his first own film, The Babysitter, in 1995 and in 1997 directed Telling Lies in America, which was commended for Excellence in Filmmaking by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. After directing and producing Delivered, he began to direct for television, starting with Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge, an American Broadcasting Company made-for-television movie.[2] He also directed the award-winning television movies After the Storm and Bang, Bang, You're Dead in 2001 and 2002 respectively. After the Storm was named Best Feature Film at the 2000 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival and Ferland was individually commeded on the realism he brought to the film with underwater photography,[3] while he was awarded a Daytime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Directing in a Children's Special[4] and a Directors Guild of America Award in the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs[5] for Bang Bang You're Dead in 2003.

After directing the 2004 sequel to the 1987 Dirty Dancing, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights,[6] Ferland proceeded to work primarily with television series, and has picked up credits directing for the series Ed, Medical Investigation, House, M.D., Blind Justice, Nip/Tuck, The Unit, Prison Break, Sleeper Cell, Raines, Traveler, Damages, Saving Grace, The Riches, Eleventh Hour, and most notably The Shield, for which he has directed thirteen episodes.

He is a regular director for the FX series Sons of Anarchy. Ferland has directed episodes of all six seasons of the show to date.

He also directed the sixth episode of the zombie television series The Walking Dead.[7]

Ferland has directed episodes for CBS' Elementary.

Personal life[edit]

Ferland was born in Beverly, Massachusetts and attended the acclaimed Hollis Brookline High School in Hollis, NH. His father is Rod Ferland, a high school band teacher who also plays with Massachusetts' Boston Pops Orchestra.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James W. Teller (2006). "Shows on the Air". In Motion. Retrieved February 20, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Guy Ferland Biography". Tribute.ca. Retrieved February 17, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Underwater photography adds realism to After the Storm". InCamera. July 1, 2001. Retrieved February 20, 2008. 
  4. ^ Simon Applebaum (May 12, 2003). "Showtime Goes Bang at Daytime Emmys". Multichannel News. Retrieved February 17, 2008. 
  5. ^ "DGA Announces Winners of 2002 Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards & Recipients of DGA 2003 Lifetime Achievement Awards". Business Wire. March 2, 2003. Retrieved February 17, 2008. 
  6. ^ Charles Lyons (June 25, 2002). "Ferland to helm 'Havana' this fall". Variety. Retrieved February 17, 2008. 
  7. ^ TV: The Mysery Ends Today: All 'Walking Dead' Directors/ Writers Revealed
  8. ^ "Damn Yankees – Cast & Creative Team". North Shore Music Theatre. Retrieved February 17, 2008. 

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