Nick Hector

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Nick Hector is a DGC, CCE, HotDocs and multi-Gemini Award winning Canadian film editor, Gemini Award nominated sound editor, story editor, and Genie Award nominated producer.

Hector collaborated with Canadian filmmaker Allan King and exclusively cut his films during the last decade of King's career. He won a Gemini for editing King’s TIFF "Top Ten Canadian Film"[1] and Gemini Award-winning Dying at Grace[2] – which the Toronto International Film Festival described as “one of the best films ever made in this country”. In 1996 he won the Hot Docs "Best Editing" award for Yvan Patry’s Hand of God [3]. He received a Gemini in 1998 for his work on Yvan Patry’s Hot Docs Best of Festival and Chalmers Award winner Chronique d’un genocide announce. In 2009, he won a Gemini for editing Sturla Gunnarsson’s Air India 182, making him the only editor to be awarded three Gemini Awards for documentary editing.[4]

Hector's credits include Tim Southam’s Genie-nominated Drowning in Dreams; John Haslett Cuff’s Gemini-winning Crimes of the Heart; Min Sook Lee’s Hot Docs "Best Canadian Feature" Hogtown[5]; and Allan King’s TIFF "Top Ten Canadian Film" Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company.[6] He edited Sturla Gunnarsson's documentary about David Suzuki, Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie, which won the People’s Choice Documentary Award at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, the Canadian Cinema Editors Award for Best Documentary Editing and the Directors Guild of Canada's Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking. In 2014 Hector cut Gunnarsson's TIFF Canadian Top Ten Audience Award winner Monsoon.

In addition, Hector served as a co-producer for the documentaries Wiebo's War, Thay - The Teacher, War Surgeon, Actuality and the award-winning El Chogui. He served as series producer for Birth Stories and Love is Not Enough and co-director of the CSA Award winning series War Story. Hector was nominated for a 2012 Genie Award - Best Feature Documentary for Wiebo's War.

Hector is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada and the Canadian Cinema Editors honours society. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Filmography[edit]

  • How to Prepare for Prison (2016)
  • This Changes Everything (film) (2015)
  • War Story: Liberation (2014)
  • Monsoon (2014)
  • Wiebo's War (2011)
  • Force of Nature (2010)
  • Experimental Eskimos (2009)
  • Air India 182 (2008)
  • The Rise and Fall of the Grumpy Burger (2007)
  • EMPz 4 Life (2006)
  • Actuality (2006)
  • Memory (2005)
  • Hogtown (2004)
  • Crimes of the Heart (2003)
  • Dying at Grace (2003)
  • Inside Information: Stories from the War Zone (2002)
  • El Chogui (2001)
  • Hand of Fate (1999)
  • Dragons Egg (1998)
  • Drowning in Dreams (1997)
  • Chronicle of a Genocide (1996)
  • Hand of God (1995)
  • Winds of Memory (1992)
  • Nuit et silence (1990)
  • Forbidden Land (1989)

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • 2016 Directors Guild of Canada - Nominated - Best Documentary Editing - "This Changes Everything"
  • 2016 Canadian Screen Awards - Nominated - Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program - "Liberation"
  • 2015 Directors Guild of Canada - Nominated - Allan King Award - "Monsoon"
  • 2015 Canadian Cinema Editors Award - Nominated - Best Documentary Editing - "Monsoon"
  • 2013 Canadian Cinema Editors Award - Winner - Best Documentary Editing - "Echoes"
  • 2012 Directors Guild of Canada - Nominated - Allan King Award - "Wiebo's War"
  • 2012 Canadian Cinema Editors Award - Nominated - Best Documentary Editing - "Wiebo's War"
  • 2012 Genie Award - Nominated - Best Feature Documentary - "Wiebo's War" (as producer)
  • 2011 Directors Guild of Canada - Winner - Allan King Award - "Force of Nature"
  • 2011 Canadian Cinema Editors Award - Winner - Best Documentary Editing - "Force of Nature"
  • 2010 Directors Guild of Canada - Winner - Allan King Award - "Experimental Eskimos"
  • 2009 Gemini Award - Winner - Best Documentary Editing - "Air India 182"
  • 2009 Directors Guild of Canada - Winner - Allan King Award - "Air India 182"
  • 2006 Gemini Award for Best Documentary Editing - "Memory"- Nominated
  • 2006 Directors Guild of Canada Award - Best Documentary Team- "Memory" - Nominated
  • 2005 Directors Guild of Canada Award - Best Documentary Team- "EMPz 4 Life" - Nominated
  • 2004 Gemini Award - Winner - Best Documentary Editing - "Dying at Grace"
  • 2003 Gemini Award for Best Documentary Editing "Inside Information"- Nominated
  • 2001 Gemini Award for Best Editing in an Information Program "Birth Stories" - Nominated
  • 1999 Gemini Award for Best Documentary Editing "The Dragon's Egg"- Nominated
  • 1998 Gemini Award - Winner - Best Documentary Editing - "Chronicle of a Genocide"
  • 1997 Prix Gemeaux - Meilleur montage documentaire - "Chronique d'un genocide" - Nominated
  • 1996 HotDocs Award - Winner - Best Editing - "Hand of God"
  • 1991 Prix Gemeaux - Meilleur montage documentaire - "Nuit et silence" - Nominated
  • 1989 Gemini Award for Best Documentary Sound - "Electronic Jam" - Nominated

References[edit]

Canadian Who's Who [7], University of Toronto Press, 2011.

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