James Genn

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James Douglas Genn is a Canadian film and TV writer and director born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1972.

His work includes the feature film Old Stock and the Genie Award nominated short film The Dog Walker, produced at the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where he completed a director's residency in 2003. His work has screened at festivals around the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival, and has earned him several awards, such as CSA, Genie, Gemini, and DGC award nominations, and the first ever Philip Borsos Award. He writes for the screen and directs comedy and drama television series, including multiple episodes of Global's Rookie Blue, CTV's Saving Hope, CBC's Rabbittown and Kim's Convenience, HBO Canada's Call Me Fitz, and Todd and the Book of Pure Evil for Space.

He is the son of Canadian artist Robert Genn, the brother of musician Dave Genn, and is the twin brother to artist and musician Sara Genn. Prior to working exclusively as a director and writer, Genn had a successful career in Canada as a sound designer.

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