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Holly Dale, one of Canada’s premiere film and television directors has been making films for over twenty-five years. She exhibits great versatility in her craft directing more than one hundred hours of dramatic television series, four dramatic television pilots, and movies of the week, numerous commercials, documentaries, and almost a dozen hours of theatrical cinema.

Check out Holly's reel!

To her credit she has been guest and in-house director on eighteen different series aired by A&E, ABC, BRAVO, CBC, CTV, CITY-TV, GLOBAL, LIFETIME, MGM, SHOWTIME, SHOWCASE, OXYGEN, PAX, W, SPACE, and the SCI FI CHANNEL.

Her films and television productions have garnished numerous awards. These include:

  • 9 GENIE NOMINATIONS
  • 1 GENIE AWARD, BEST FILM
  • 8 GEMINI NOMINATIONS
  • 2 GEMINI AWARDS
  • NOMINATED, THE CLAUDE JUTRA AWARD
  • 10 LEO AWARDS, BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • 6 YORKTON AWARD NOMINATIONS
  • YORKTON AWARDS INCLUDING BEST FILM
  • 2 DIRECTORS GUILD of CANADA DIRECTING NOMINATIONS
  • BEST FILM LOS ANGELES, WIFF
  • 3 RED RIBBONS AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL, NEW YORK
  • 2 GOLD PLAQUES CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

In the early years Holly launched her career as a documentary filmmaker and quickly became one of Canada's most notable documentarian. Her documentaries have been exhibited in major film festivals and received theatrical first run distribution around the world. Some of the larger cities include CHICAGO, BERLIN, TORONTO, MONTREAL, SYDNEY, NEW YORK, PARIS, LONDON, LOS ANGELES, ISRAEL, and TOKYO.

Her international success led to Norman Jewison inviting her to be his Director Observer on AGNES of GOD. That experience translated into her being chosen to be among the first twelve residents of Jewison’s CANADIAN CENTRE FOR ADVANCE FILM STUDIES (Canada’s version of the AFI). While there she directed her first feature film BLOOD & DONUTS with David Cronenberg as one of the cast members. This was also the first feature film produced out of the CANADIAN CENTRE FOR ADVANCE FILM STUDIES.

Shortly after that Holly’s highly successful hard hitting Movie of the Week DANGEROUS OFFENDER was nominated for 7 Gemini nominations from the ACADEMY OF CANADIAN CINEMA and TELEVISION including BEST PICTURE and BEST DIRECTING. It also went on to receive a CHRIS AWARD at the COLUMBUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.

Some of Holly’s personal achievements include the TORONTO ARTS AWARD CITY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MEDIA ARTS, the CANADIAN FILM AND TELEVISION ASSOCIATION’S THEATRICAL PRODUCERS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, and the TORONTO SUN’S WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD for OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT.

Before Holly became a dramatic film director in the late eighties she had worked on a numerous dramatic films in may job capacities, as editor, director of photography, assistant director, and producer. She also has given many acting workshops and lecturers at Universities through the world including Harvard and Browns University. This diverse education has embellished her craft as a director.

Holly has several projects in different stages of development and continues to director a variety of film and television production.


Holly Dale / Director
79 Lippincott Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2P2
416-515-1077
spectrum@the-wire.com

HOLLY DALE

DIRECTOR AGENT: LEE DINTSMAN, APA, 310 273-0746
MANAGER: GEOFFREY BRANDT, 818 783-7747

FEATURE FILMS AND TELEVISION MOVIES

NERO WOLFE    

A & E
Movie of the Week
Producer -: Michael Jaffe & Timothy Hutton
*DIRECTOR'S GUILD OF CANADA Award Nomination for Outstanding Direction

DANGEROUS OFFENDER

CBC
Movie of the Week
*Winner Chris Bronze Award, Columbus Intl. Film Festival
*Nominated for 7 Gemini Awards, Inc. Best Director & Best Movie
*Winner 2 Gemini Awards, Best Actress & Best Supporting Actress

BLOOD & DONUTS 

MALO FILMS DISTRIBUTOR
Feature Film
Producer -: Steve Hoban & Colin Brunton
*Nominated for 5 Genies, Inc. The Claude Jutra Award


TELEVISION SERIES DIRECTING CREDITS (SELECTED CREDITS)

KYLE X Y

ABC FAMILY/LIONS GATE
PRODUCER - Julie Plac, David Himelfarb

WILDFIRE

ABC FAMILY/LIONS GATE
Producer – Lloyd Segan. Shawn Pillar

MISSING

LIFETIME/ LIONS GATE
Producer – Debra Martin Chase, Bill Laurin, Glen Davis
Multiple episodes and Season Finale

STARGATE ATLANTIS

MGM / SCI FI / SPACE
Producer -: Brad Wright, Robert Cooper

THE COLLECTOR I & II

CITY TV / SPACE
Producer -: Larry Sugar
The Pilot and Multiple episodes
*10 Leo Nominations for the Pilot 2005

JUST CAUSE  

W / OXYGEN / PAX
Producer -: Kevin Dewalt & Jacqueline Zambrano
Multiple episodes
*DIRECTOR'S GUILD OF CANADA Award Nomination

JEREMIAH  

MGM / SHOWTIME
Producer -: Luke Perry

BLISS I & II 

MTN / SHOWCASE / OXYGEN
Producer -: Adrienne Mitchell, Janis Lundman
The Pilot and Multiple episodes
*Gemini Nomination, Best Direction, Drama Series
*Gemini Nomination, Drama Series
*Winner, Yorkton, Best Actress, Best Cinematography

SUE THOMAS F.B.EYE I &II

CTV / SONY
Multiple episodes
Producer Dave Johnson, Gary Johnson, & Marylyn Stonehouse

TRACKER 
CITY TV / SPACE / SCI FI
The Pilot and Multiple episode
Producer Gil Grant
RELIC HUNTER III

SCI FI / GLOBAL TELEVISION
Producer Jeff King & Jonathan Hackett

TWICE IN A LIFETIME  I & II

CTV / PAX
Multiple episodes
Producer Barney Rosenzweig & Marylyn Stonehouse
*Gemini Nomination, Drama Series
*Gemini Nomination, Actress
FIRST WAVE I & II & III  CITY TV / SPACE / SCI FI
Multiple episodes
Producer Francis Ford Coppola, Larry Sugar, & Chris Brancato
THE CITY   

CTV
Producer Suzette Couture & Pierre Sarrazin
*Gemini Nomination, Drama Series
*Gemini Nomination, Actress

PETER BENCHLEY'S AMAZON 

SCI FI / GLOBAL TELEVISION
Producer Peter Meyboom
TRADERS                                       

GLOBAL TELEVISION
Producer Allison felltes & Mary Kahn


DOCUMENTARIES

CALLING THE SHOTS 

CINEPLEX ODEON
Feature Length Documentary
*Winner Red Ribbon, American Film Festival
*Winner Grand Prize, Los Angeles Film Festival
*Nominated Genie Awards, Best Theatrical Documentary

HOOKERS ON DAVIE 

CINEPLEX ODEON
Feature Length Documentary
*Winner Gold Plaque, Chicago Film Festival
*Winner Red Ribbon, American Film Festival
*Nominated Genie Awards, Best Theatrical Documentary 

P4W: PRISON FOR WOMEN

CINEPLEX ODEON
Feature Length Documentary
*Winner Genie Awards, Best Theatrical Documentary
*Winner Gold Plaque, Chicago Film Festival
*Winner Red Ribbon, American Film Festival
*Winner Grand Prize Yorkton Film Festival, Best Film
*Winner Yorkton Film Festival, Best Film Best Direction and Best Cinematography


COMMERCIALS ETC.

COMMERCIALS

IN HOUSE DIRECTOR SPARKS PRODUCTIONS
*Winner of the Media excellence Award

HERITAGE MINUTES  PATRICK WATSON ENTERPRISES
DEAD MEAT CANADIAN CENTRE FOR ADVANCE FILM STUDIES / SHORT FILM

EDUCATION

  • Canadian Centre for Advance Film Studies
  • Director Observer, Norman Jewison, Agnes of God

PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

  • Toronto Arts Award, Media Arts
  • Theatrical Film Producer Achievement, Canadian Film and Television Association
  • Woman On The Move, Outstanding Achievement, Toronto Sun
  • Best Lecture / Performing Artist. The Canadian Organization of Campus Activities


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