Phil Comeau

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Phil Comeau

Phil Comeau, CM is a Canadian film and television director, born in Saulnierville, Nova Scotia and living in Montreal, Quebec.

Biography[edit]

Phil Comeau is a film and television director and scriptwriter, born in Nova Scotia and based in Montreal. He has directed numerous drama and documentary films and television series in over 20 countries.

His recent films include the award-winning documentaries The Nature of Frederic Back and Secretariat's Jockey, Ron Turcotte. His popular adult drama series Tribu.com (I & II) received viewer ratings of 1.3 million in Quebec. His other popular drama series include the remake Lassie, Emily of New Moon, Pit Pony, La Sagouine, Les couleurs de mon accent, World Legends and Mayday shown on over 60 networks worldwide. He also directed a Canadian feature film Jerome's Secret and two TV movies in France Crash of the Century and Romania Teen Knight for US productions.

A globetrotter, Phil has travelled on all continents and visited over 50 countries. Comeau has also directed and wrote numerous films about his Acadian culture. Among them, the first independent Acadian feature film Jerome's Secret in 1994, the first Acadian comedy The Gossips, the first Acadian children's film The Hooked Rug of Grand-Pré and a popular series remake La Sagouine shot entirely by an Acadian crew for Radio-Canada.

Awards and honours[edit]

His films and TV series have received over 40 awards at festivals in North America and Europe. Phil Comeau was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2010; he received the rank of "Chevalier" of L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France in 2006; received the honorary distinction L'Ordre des francophones d'Amérique at the National Assembly in Quebec in 2007; two Honorary Doctorats in Arts from the Université de Moncton, N.B. (2013) and from Université Sainte-Anne, N.S. (2007); the Prix Meritas of the Federation acadienne du Quebec in 1999; and the Grand-Pre Award from the Minister of Culture of Nova Scotia in 1997.[1]

Filmography[edit]

as Director[edit]

as Writer[edit]

as Producer[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Honors[edit]

  • 2014: Personality of the week/semaine, Radio-Canada et Acadie-Nouvelle
  • 2014: Prix Acadie-Québec Award (Maritimes & Quebec)
  • 2014: Certificat de mérite Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse (Nova Scotia)
  • 2014: Film Retrospective of 6 Phil Comeau films in Lafayette (Louisiana)
  • 2013: Honorary Doctorat in Arts, Université de Moncton (New Brunswick)
  • 2010: Order of Canada (Ottawa)
  • 2007: Honorary Doctorat in Fine-Arts, Université Sainte-Anne (Nova Scotia)
  • 2007: Ordre des francophones d'Amérique (Quebec)
  • 2006: Order of Arts and Letters (France)
  • 1999: Prix Méritas - Federation acadienne du Québec (Montréal)
  • 1997: Prix Grand-Pré (Halifax)

Film Awards[edit]

  • 1994: Jerome's Secret (theatrical feature film)
    • 3 awards: Audience Choice Award, Bayard d'Or for acting & Best First Feature : Festival international du film francophone, Namur, Belgium
    • Audience Choice Award: Festival international du cinema, Sarlat, France
    • Maverick Award: Cinequest Festival, San Jose, California
    • Heritage Award: International Film Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Award of Excellence: FilmWorld Fest, Houston, Texas
    • Award of Excellence: FilmWorld Fest, Charleston, North Carolina
    • Award of Excellence: International Film Festival, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • La Vague Award: Festival international du cinéma francophone, Moncton, New Brunswick
    • Audience Choice Award: Festival des films de Baie-Comeau, Québec
    • Audience Choice Award: Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1996: Lassie (drama TV series)
    • Audience Choice Award: FilmWorld Fest, Charleston, North Carolina
    • Award of excellence: Parents Choice Awards, Maryland
  • 1998: Emily of New Moon (TV series)
    • 2 Best Acting Awards: Gemini Awards, Toronto
    • Best drama TV series: Alliance for children & television awards, Toronto
  • 2010: La Sagouine (drama TV series)
    • Award Hommage for actress Viola Léger and Coup de coeur: 12e Festival des créations télévisuelles de Luchon, in France.

Film Nominations[edit]

- Official selection at Shanghai International film Festival, China.

- Official selection at Annecy International Animated Film Festival, France

References[edit]

  1. ^ Governor General announces 74 new appointments to the Order of Canada
  2. ^ Wolski, Tom (20 June 2013). "Finally, a movie about Secretariat's jockey". Vancouver Province. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 

External links[edit]

IMDB * [1]

Order of Canada * [2]