David Winning

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
David Winning
David Winning0079 -2.jpg
Born (1961-05-08) May 8, 1961 (age 57)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Citizenship United States, Canadian
Occupation director, producer, screenwriter, and actor
Years active 1976 – present
Website www.davidwinning.com

David Winning (born May 8, 1961) is a Canadian and American dual Citizen film and television director, screenwriter, producer, editor, and occasional actor. Although Winning has worked in numerous film and TV genres, his name is most commonly associated with science fiction, thrillers and drama.

Life and career[edit]

Winning was born in Calgary, Alberta.[1] He became a dual citizen of the US and Canada in 2003 and lives in Los Angeles. He was making films at age ten with a Super 8 camera. In 1979, he received a Canada Council grant to make the sixteen millimeter drama Sequence,[2] and expanded the plotline into his first feature film Storm, filmed in the summer of 1983 in Bragg Creek, Alberta. It was shot with money that his father had set aside for film school and was screened at Cannes.[1] It took four years to finish and was released by Golan-Globus' Cannon Films International and Warner Home Video in 1988. A December 11, 1989 Los Angeles Times review called the film "taut, ambitious and darkly comic".[3]

At 27, he directed episodes of Friday the 13th: The Series for Paramount and received three Gemini Award nominations.[4] His second feature Killer Image followed in 1992; the mystery-thriller starred Michael Ironside and M. Emmet Walsh. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s he directed 32 movies and episodes of twenty-eight series, including Stargate: Atlantis,[5] ABC's Dinotopia filmed in Budapest, Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark?, and four seasons on Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda.[6] He directed Kim Cattrall, Sean Young, and Eric McCormack in the award-winning thriller Exception to the Rule. His biggest budget studio movie to date is the $29-million kids sci-fi action sequel Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie for 20th Century Fox.[7] He directed seven episodes of the Cannell police series Street Justice with Carl Weathers.[8][self-published source?] Winning said "Episodic TV gets no respect" in a March 2000 Toronto Star interview.[9] He directed a 16-year-old Ryan Gosling in the Pilot and seven episodes of the Paramount UPN kid series Breaker High.

According to the February 2010 Avatar issue of Sci Fi Magazine, he was slated to direct the movie Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage with Patrick Stewart.[10] He directed episodes of Space Channel's comedy/horror series Todd and the Book of Pure Evil and Lost Girl[1] for SYFY Channel and Showcase—and supervised and directed the far north webisode series YUKONIC online in 2011. He is directing XIII: The Series with Stuart Townsend, produced by Roger Avary for French Canal +, and multiple episodes of the live audience multi-camera sitcom Mr. Young for The Disney Channel.

Awards[edit]

Winning has won the 1995 Gold Hugo Award and two Silver Plaques from the Chicago International Film Festival, and four national Gemini Award nominations for Best Director/Dramatic Series.[11] In 2002 he accepted the first national team award from the Directors Guild of Canada Best TV series Drama for Twice in a Lifetime and was nominated again in 2006.[12] His episode of Stargate: Atlantis, "Childhood’s End", won three awards for Directing; New York, Houston and Chicago in 2005. In April 2008, Winning won two Directing awards at the Houston Film Festival/WorldFest in Texas and a Special Jury Award for his work on the Lifetime Television vampire series Blood Ties.

2008 Hawaii Career Award and festival screenings[edit]

Winning was honored at the 2008 Big Island Film Festival in Hawaii.[13] He received a Special Career award on May 17, 2008 with a reception in his honor in Waikōloa Village. Swamp Devil also won the Golden Honu for Best Foreign feature film. A doublebill of his two monster movies was presented at the outdoor festival; Swamp Devil starring Bruce Dern and Black Swarm starring Robert Englund. The first in his trilogy was Something Beneath with Kevin Sorbo in 2007. Black Swarm also screened at the Boston Film Festival on Friday the 13th of June, 2008. Both films were produced in Montreal by Muse Entertainment for the SYFY Channel, New York City.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Director Producer Writer Notes
1987 Storm ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y
1992 Killer Image ☑Y ☑Y ☑Y
1996 Profile For Murder ☑Y
1997 Exception to the Rule ☑Y
1997 Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie ☑Y
1998 One of Our Own ☑Y
2009 Swamp Devil ☑Y
2014 The Town That Came A-Courtin’ ☑Y
2014 Mutant World ☑Y

Television[edit]

Year Title Director Producer Writer Notes
1989-1990 Friday the 13th: The Series ☑Y 3 episodes: aka Friday's Curse
1992 Neon Rider ☑Y Episode: "Straight Home"
1992-1993 Street Justice ☑Y 7 episodes
1993-1995 Are You Afraid of the Dark? ☑Y 10 Episodes
1993 Matrix ☑Y Episode: "False Witness"
1995-1997 Sweet Valley High ☑Y 11 episodes
1996 Goosebumps ☑Y Episode: "... It Came From Beneath the Sink"
1997 Dead Man's Gun ☑Y Episode: "The Black Widow"
1997 Breaker High ☑Y 7 episodes
1998 NightMan ☑Y 3 episodes
1998 Merlin: The Quest Begins ☑Y Television film
1999-2001 Twice in a Lifetime ☑Y 11 episodes
1999 Don’t Look Behind You ☑Y Television film
2000 Call of The Wild ☑Y Episode: "Molly Brown"
2000-2005 Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda ☑Y 10 episodes
2001-2002 Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict ☑Y 7 episodes
2002-2003 Dinotopia ☑Y 4 episodes
2002 Body & Soul ☑Y Episode: "Saviors"
2002 He Sees You When You're Sleeping ☑Y Television film
2004 Stargate: Atlantis ☑Y Episode: "Childhood's End"
2006-2007 Naturally, Sadie ☑Y 4 episodes
2006 Dinosapien ☑Y 4 episodes
2006 Past Sins ☑Y Television film
2007 Blood Ties ☑Y 4 episodes
2007 Something Beneath ☑Y Television film
2008 Black Swarm[14] ☑Y Television film
2010-2012 Todd and the Book of Pure Evil ☑Y 4 episodes
2012 Lost Girl ☑Y Episode: "Midnight Lamp"
2012 XIII: The Series ☑Y Episodes: "Gauntlet"; "Pong"
2012-2013 Mr. Young ☑Y 3 episodes
2013 Health Nutz ☑Y Episodes: "Juice, Jesus and Rock & Roll"; "Hypno Yoga"
2014-2015 The Stanley Dynamic ☑Y 4 episodes
2014-2015 Max and Shred ☑Y Episodes: "The Boardercross Bionic Boost"; "The Goofy Tamedog Air"
2014 The Tree That Saved Christmas ☑Y Television film
2014 Paper Angels ☑Y ☑Y Television film
Co-executive Producer
2015 The Magic Stocking ☑Y Television film
2016 Cradle of Lies ☑Y Television film: aka Where's My Baby?
2016 Under Fire ☑Y Television film: aka Who Killed My Husband?
2016 Unleashing Mr. Darcy ☑Y Television film
2016 The Rooftop Christmas Tree ☑Y ☑Y Television film
Executive Producer
2016 The Convenient Groom ☑Y Television film
2016 Tulips In Spring ☑Y Television film
2016 A December Bride ☑Y Television film
2016 The Mistletoe Promise ☑Y ☑Y Television film
Executive Producer
2017 Infidelity in Suburbia ☑Y ☑Y Television film
Executive Producer
2017 While You Were Dating ☑Y Television film
2017 Engaging Father Christmas ☑Y Television film: aka A Family for the Holidays (Canada); Winter Wedding (UK)
2017 Falling For Vermont ☑Y Television film
2017 Finding Santa ☑Y Television film
2017 Van Helsing ☑Y 4 episodes
2018 Winter's Dream ☑Y Television film
2018 Marrying Father Christmas ☑Y Television film: aka. Winter Wedding (Canada) (post-production)

References[edit]

External links[edit]