Brett Harvey (Canadian director)

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Brett William Harvey is a Canadian film director and cinematographer based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

His directorial debut, The Union: The Business Behind Getting High, was awarded "Best Canadian Documentary" at the 2007 Edmonton International Film Festival, an award sponsored by the National Film Board.[1]

His sequel, The Culture High, premiered in the 2014 Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival and won "Best Documentary" at the 2015 AMPIA Awards.[2][3][4] In 2016 Brett directed and wrote the feature documentary "Ice Guardians".[5] Ice Guardians was listed in Newsweek's "Favorite Documentaries Of 2016".[6] and Sports Illustrated's "Best Of Film" in 2016.[7] The film went on to be nominated for four "Rosie Awards" in 2017 including "Best Documentary Over 30 minutes"[8] and nominated for two "Leo Awards" including "Best Feature Documentary" & "Best Director".[9] Currently he is directing and writing the upcoming feature documentary entitled "Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo" which chronicles the life of actor Danny Trejo.[10]


  1. ^ BKS Crew Productions Inc. - About Us - Brett Harvey
  2. ^ Gold, Daniel M. (2 October 2014). "'The Culture High' Explores Marijuana Decriminalization". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Sudbury's Cinefest begins to unveil lineup". Sudbury Star. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  4. ^ "The Culture High (2014) Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Ice Guardians (2016)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Our Favorite Films Of 2016".
  7. ^ "Best Of Film".
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  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-05-27. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  10. ^ "Inmate #1: The Rise Of Danny Trejo (2018)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 20 March 2016.

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