Anne Wheeler

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Anne Wheeler
BornDorothy Anne Wheeler
(1946-09-23) September 23, 1946 (age 72)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
OccupationFilm director
Film producer
Screenwriter
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)Luben Izov
ChildrenMorgan Wheeler-Hendren, Quincy Wheeler-Hendren, Step son Alexander Izov
Parent(s)Benjamin Morril Wheeler and Nellie Rose (Nee Pawsey) Wheeler
RelativesBrothers Harry Benjamin, Kenneth Philip and Alan Edmund

Anne Wheeler, OC (born September 23, 1946) is a Canadian film and television writer, producer, and director.[1] Graduating in Mathematics from the University of Alberta she was a computer programmer before traveling abroad.[2] Her years of travels inspired her to become a storyteller and when she returned she joined a group of old friends to form a film collective. From 1975 to 1985 she worked for the NFB where she made her first feature film, A War Story (1981), which was about her father, Ben Wheeler and his time as a doctor in a P.O.W. camp during World War II. The war is a common theme in her work and she revisited it later in her films Bye Bye Blues (1989) and The War Between Us (1995). Her first non-NFB film was Loyalties in 1986.

In addition to her films, Wheeler has directed episodes of Cold Squad, Da Vinci's Inquest, Mysterious Ways, This Is Wonderland and The Guard.

Wheeler has been nominated four times for the Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction for her films Loyalties (1986), Cowboys Don't Cry (1988), Bye Bye Blues (1989), and Suddenly Naked (2001). Her 1998 television miniseries, The Sleep Room, won Gemini awards for best television movie and best direction.[3]

In 2017 Wheeler won a Leo Award for Best Direction (Television Film) for the Hallmark movie Stop the Wedding.[4]

Wheeler was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1995.[5] In 2012 she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Wheeler has also been awarded seven honorary doctorates.

Filmography[edit]

Director
Year Film Genre Other notes
1975 Great Grand Mother Docudrama
1976 Augusta Documentary
1977 Happily Unmarried Short drama
1978 Teach Me to Dance Short drama
1981 A War Story Docudrama
1984 One's a Heifer Short drama
1984 Change of Heart TV movie For the Record series
1985 To Set Our House in Order Short drama
The Ray Bradbury Theater TV series One episode
1986 Loyalties Feature
1988 Cowboys Don't Cry Feature
1989 Bye Bye Blues Feature
1990 Mom P.I. TV series Two episodes
Angel Square Feature
1992 North of 60 TV series Two episodes
1993 The Diviners TV movie 3-hour special
Other Women's Children TV movie
1995 Jake and the Kid TV series Two episodes
The War Between Us TV feature
1996 The Adventures of Shirley Holmes TV series Pilot
1998 Cold Squad TV series Three episodes
The Sleep Room Miniseries
Da Vinci's Inquest TV series (1998–2003) Seven episodes
1999 Better Than Chocolate Feature
2000 Marine Life Feature
The Orkney Lad: The Story of Isabel Gunn Docudrama
Mysterious Ways TV series One episode
Beggars and Choosers TV series One episode
Legs Apart Short drama
2001 Suddenly Naked Feature
2002 The Investigation TV movie
Edge of Madness Feature
2003 Betrayed TV movie
2004 A Beachcombers Christmas TV movie
This Is Wonderland TV series (2004–2005) Eight episodes
2005 Godiva's TV series Two episode
2006 Jozi-H TV series Two episodes
Christmas on Chestnut Street TV movie
The Guard TV series Two episodes
2007 Mom, Dad and Her TV movie
2008 Mail Order Bride TV movie
Living Out Loud TV movie
Dancing Trees (Partners in Crime) TV movie
2009 The Gambler, the Girl and the Gunslinger TV movie
2011 Knockout Feature
2013 Chi Short documentary
2015 A Country Wedding TV mvoie
2016 Stop the Wedding TV movie Best Direction, 2017 Leo Awards
Producer
Year Title Genre Notes
1977 Happily Unmarried Documentary
1978 Priory, The Only Home I've Got Documentary
1979 Triangle Island Documentary
Welfare Mothers Documentary
Never a Dull Moment Documentary
1981 A War Story Docudrama
1983 Great Days in the Rockies Documentary
From Bears to Bartok Documentary
1984 Children Of Alcohol Documentary
This Is Only a Test Documentary
1988 Cowboys Don't Cry Feature
1989 Bye Bye Blues Feature
1996 Mother Trucker: The Diana Kilmury Story TV movie
2001 Suddenly Naked Feature Executive producer
Writer
Year Title Genre Notes
1975 Great Gand Mother Docudrama
1976 Augusta Documentary
1981 A War Story Docudrama
1984 One's a Heifer Short drama Co-writer
1985 To Set Our House in Order Short drama
1986 Loyalties Feature
1988 Cowboys Don't Cry Feature
1989 Bye Bye Blues Feature
1990 Angel Square Feature
1996 Mother Trucker: The Diana Kilmury Story TV movie
2000 Legs Apart Short drama
2002 Edge of Madness Feature
2003 Betrayed TV movie

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.annewheeler.com/
  2. ^ http://www.annewheeler.com/
  3. ^ "The Sleep Room", The Canadian Historical Review, Volume 80, Number 4, December 1999 pp. 698-705
  4. ^ "Leo Awards 2017 Winner". "Leo Awards". Retrieved June 5, 2017.
  5. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/women/030001-1269-e.html

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