Bruce Pittman

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Bruce Pittman
Born Ronald Bruce Pittman
1950
Toronto, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Film director, film producer
Years active 1966–present

Ronald Bruce Pittman, (b. 1950)[1] is an award-winning Canadian television and film director best known for directing the 1987 slasher, Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II.[2] He also directed the 1989 film Where the Spirit Lives, which won 3 awards internationally and has been nominated for multiple Gemini and other awards.[3]

He is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada[4] and the Directors Guild of America.[citation needed]

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Pittman attended Park Lawn Public School, Royal York Collegiate and Kipling Collegiate in Etobicoke, Ontario.[5]

In 1966, he made his first film, which received an Honorable Mention at the Kodak Student Film Festival in Rochester, New York.[5]

Pittman began full time filmmaking in 1973 with documentary films about other filmmakers: Freddie Young and John Frankenheimer.[6]

Filmography[edit]

  • I Know a Secret (1982) based on a short story by Amy Cooper

Major Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 1989, Where the Spirit Lives (1989), Gold Plaque (Television Production - Feature Film Made for TV - Network Special Achievement in Direction), Chicago International Film Festival.[3]
  • 1989, Where the Spirit Lives (1989), Most Popular Canadian Film, Vancouver International Film Festival.[3]
  • 1990, Where the Spirit Lives (1989), Lucas Award (Children's Section), Lucas - International Festival of Films for Children and Young People.[3]
  • 1990, Where the Spirit Lives (1989), nominated for Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, Gemini Award
  • 1993, Beyond Reality (1991), nominated for Best Direction in a Dramatic or Comedy Series, Gemini Award
  • 1996, Harrison Bergeron (1995), nominated for Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, Gemini Award
  • 2004, Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003), nominated for DGC Team Award (Outstanding Team Achievement in a Television Movie or Mini-Series), Directors Guild of Canada
  • 2004, Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003), nominated for Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, Gemini Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography for Bruce Pittman on IMDb
  2. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1987/10/17/movies/film-hello-mary-lou.html
  3. ^ a b c d Awards for Bruce Pittman on IMDb
  4. ^ https://dgc.ca/en/national/the-guild/leaders/national-directors-division/memberView?m=22292
  5. ^ a b Bruce Pittman Collection[permanent dead link], York University Archives and Special Collections. Fonds FO465 Call Number i.e. 2004-033/013 file1
  6. ^ York University Archives and Special Collections - Bruce Pittman Collection - Fonds FO465 Call Number i.e.. 2004-033/002 file 9

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