Nick Hector

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Nick Hector
Born
OccupationProfessor
Film Editor
Film Producer
Years active1986 - present

Nick Hector is a CSA, DGC, CCE, HotDocs, and Gemini Award-winning film and story editor, a Gemini Award-nominated sound editor, and a Genie Award nominated producer. Hector is also a professor at the University of Windsor where he teaches film production arts.

Career[edit]

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" and Gemini Award-winning Dying at Grace, which the Toronto International Film Festival described as “one of the best ever made in this country”. In 1996 he won the Hot Docs "Best Editing" award for Yvan Patry’s Hand of God. 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.

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 and Allan King’s TIFF "Top Ten Canadian Film" Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company. 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 also 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 Sharkwater Extinction, 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.

In 2018, Hector completed the movie Sharkwater Extinction after the death of Rob Stewart (filmmaker).[1]

Hector is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada and the Canadian Cinema Editors honours society.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Sharkwater Extinction Producer, Editor Best Environmental Film - Byron Bay Film Festival
Best Documentary - Fort Lauderdale Film Festival
Courageous Filmmaking Award - Napa Valley Film Festival
Best Educational Film – Green Film Festival (China)
Finalist - Best Documentary – New York Festivals
Finalist - Directors Guild of Canada Award for Best Documentary Editing
2017 Canada in a Day Editor Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary Editing
2017 Unfractured Editor Planet in Focus Award for Best Canadian Feature
Earthx Film (Texas) Award for Best Feature
Finalist - Directors Guild of Canada Award for Best Documentary Editing
2017 How to Prepare for Prison Editor Finalist - Canadian Cinema Editors Award for Best Documentary Editing
2016 This Changes Everything Editor Cinema Politica Audience Choice Award
Finalist - Directors Guild of Canada Award for Best Documentary Editing
2015 Monsoon Editor Toronto International Film Festival Top Ten Canadian Film
TIFF Top Ten Festival Audience Award
Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film
Finalist - Canadian Cinema Editors Award for Best Documentary Editing
Finalist - Directors Guild of Canada's Allan King Award
2014 War Story Co-director, Editor Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary Series
Yorkton Film Festival Golden Sheaf Award for Best Documentary Series
Houston International Independent Film Festival WorldFest Award
Finalist - Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary Editing
2013 Echoes Editor Canadian Cinema Editors Award for Best Documentary Editing
2012 Wiebo's War Producer, Editor Finalist - Genie Award for Best Feature Documentary
Finalist - Directors Guild of Canada's Allan King
Finalist - Canadian Cinema Editors Award for Best Documentary Editing
Finalist - Sheffield Green Award
Honourable Mention - Hot Docs Best Feature Documentary
Honourable Mention - RIDM Award for Best Canadian Feature
2011 Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie Editor Canadian Cinema Editors Award for Best Documentary Editing
Directors Guild of Canada's Allan King Award
Toronto International Film Festival People’s Choice Documentary Award
Canadian Environmental Media Award of Excellence
Vancouver International Film Festival Award for Best Environmental Film
Byron Bay Film Festival Award for Best Film
Cinéfest Award for Best Documentary
2010 Experimental Eskimos Editor Directors Guild of Canada's Allan King Award
Yorkton Film Festival's NFB Kathleen Shannon Award
Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival Award for Best Documentary
2009 Air India 182 Editor Directors Guild of Canada's Allan King Award
Gemini Award for Best Documentary Editing
Finalist - Gemini Award for Best Documentary
2006 Memory Editor Finalist - Gemini Award for Best Documentary
Finalist - Gemini Award for Best Documentary Editing
Finalist - Gemini Award for Best Documentary Sound
Finalist - Directors Guild of Canada Award for Best Documentary Team
2006 EMPz 4 Life Editor Finalist - Directors Guild of Canada Award for Best Documentary Team
2004 Dying at Grace Editor Gemini Award for Best Documentary
Gemini Award for Best Documentary Directing
Gemini Award for Best Documentary Editing
Directors Guild of Canada Award for Best Documentary Team
Cinematheque Ontario Award for Top Ten Canadian Film
2004 Hogtown Editor HotDocs Award for Best Canadian Documentary
2003 Inside Information Editor Finalist - Gemini Award for Best Documentary Editing
2002 El Chogui Producer, Editor Contra el Silencio todas las Voces (Mexico) Award for Best Documentary
La Festival Medias Nord-Sud (Switzerland) Award for Best Independent Film
Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Award for Best Documentary
San Francisco Latino Film Festival Award for Best in Festival
La Cinemafe Film Festival (New York) Special Jury Prize
1999 The Dragon's Egg Editor Finalist - Gemini Award for Best Documentary
Finalist - Gemini Award for Best Documentary Editing
1997 Chronique d'un genocide Editor Gemini Award for Best Documentary Editing
Hot Docs Award for Best of Festival
Hot Docs Award for Best Theatrical Film
Chalmers Arts Awards for Best Documentary Film
Cinemateque Quebecois Award for Best Quebeccois Film
Finaliste - Prix Gémeaux meilleur montage documentaire
1996 Hand of God Editor HotDocs Award for Best Documentary Editing
1996 Drowning in Dreams Editor Finalist - Genie Award for Best Documentary
1992 Winds of Memory Editor Festival of the Americas Special Jury Prize, Best Human Rights Film
Havana International Film Festival Coral
Festival Cine-Iberamerican (Huelva, Spain) Best Documentary
1991 Nuit et silence Editor, Sound Editor Finaliste - Prix Gémeaux meilleur montage documentaire
Canadian Association of Journalists Award for Best Television Reportage
Canadian Association of Journalists Award for Best Reportage in any Media
1989 The Forbidden Land Editor, Sound Editor Nyon International Documentary Film Festival Jury Prize
American Film & Video Festival Blue Ribbon
1989 Electronic Jam Editor, Sound Editor Finalist - Gemini Award for Best Documentary Sound

References[edit]

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  • Lumley, Elizabeth (2018). Canadian Who's Who 2018. University of Toronto Press.
  • Tong, Allan (2011). Montage Magazine "Cut to Nick Hector". Directors Guild of Canada. pp. 20–23.
  • Nick Hector on IMDB
  • Nick Hector on Criterion