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Montreal Neurological Institute (McGill University) • Xerox • Reitmans • Centre Mont Royal • World Wildlife Fund • Advanceit • Cadbury • Corner Cast Manufacturing • IEEE • Strategic Objectives • Radar • Fiddler Lake Resort • DealMango
Nominee for French Gemini 2008, Best Research, La Grande Guerre (SRC).
Best Research Award, Golden Sheaf for Big Sugar, 2006 Yorkton Film Festival • Best Social and Political documentary Nominee, 2006 Geminis.
French Gemini 2005 winner, Best Research, L’Empire du Sucre - Big Sugar. Galafilm Productions, Montreal. Two hour television series CBC/SRC / International broadcast.
Royal Reel Award for Environmental Short Film, "Spill" -Canada International Film Festival 2915
Yorkton Film Festival • Zero Film Festival Los Angeles • Zero Film Festival NYC • Byron Bay International Film Festival (Australia) • Festival de Curtmetratges de Manlleu (Barcelona) • Okanagan International Film Festival • Rendezvous with Madness (Toronto) • NSI Short Film Festival (Canada) • Montreal World Film Festival 2013 (selected) • 11th Annual Green Film Festival in Seoul, Korea • 7th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest • Voices from the River Film Festival India (selected) • FINCORTEX International Festival of Experimental Short films (Colombia) • Canada International Film Festival • Haida Gwaii Film Festival •
COUSINCHANG IS A FULL SERVICE VIDEO & TELEVISION PRODUCTION COMPANY WITH 18 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE INDUSTRY.
Hugh John Murray, MA
A graduate of the University of Western Ontario Media Studies program, Hugh John Murray is an independent director, producer and editor based in Montreal.
A former director of Maple Street Productions based in Vancouver, he has worked in many creative capacities on everything from music videos to features, including many corporate productions for such clients as Audi Canada, Canadian Tire, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, CBS, Lindala Special Effects (X-files) and IntraWest ULC. In 1999, he co-produced and directed the critically acclaimed Democracy & the Dictator: the real apec story, for CTV, an investigative film that explores the Canadian government’s role in the APEC fiasco of November 1997. In 2002, he was nominated for a Golden Sheaf award for his POV documentary Ironson (SCN / PBS), a film that examines the errosion of prairie culture in Western Canada.
With Galafilm Productions in Montréal for 8 years, Hugh John has worked on the docu-dramas War in Korea (TVO/Pathe! France), Big Sugar (CBC/SRC), the CBC/SRC mini series The Great War (2007), in which he was 2nd Unit director, the ARTE/History docu-drama 1759: Battle for a Continent (2009), and the Irish saga Famine and Shipwreck, an Irish Odyssey (CBC/SRC). In 2012, Hugh John directed 5 episodes of Season 3 of the highly popular Investigation Discovery / OWN / CANAL D series "The Will," including episodes on Andy Warhol, Ritchie Valens, Jerry Garcia and Robert Johnson. In 2013, he directed episodes of "Fatal Vows" (Investigation Discovery / OWN / CANAL D). He has also worked on numerous other documentaries and dramatic programs for international broadcasters the world over, writing and developing television shows for some of Montreal's top production companies, and has produced and directed yoga and health videos, some of which consistently sell in the top 5 health and wellness videos in the Québec market.
Hugh John is the recipient of a 2005 French Gemini and 2006 Golden Sheaf award for Best Research (L’Empire du Sucre / Big Sugar), and was nominated for a Gemeaux for his work on The Great War. His 2009 short film, Desiderata, played at festivals in Europe, North America and Australia, and received an honourable mention in consideration for the A&E Channel Short Filmmakers Award with the National Screen Institute of Canada online film festival. In 2013, he finished the VFX intensive short film "Spill," now submitted to International film festivals.
As a video artist and VJ, he has performed internationally and has created video installations with dancers in both Canada and Europe. He is currently directing a documentary for CBC / CANAL D and developing a period dramatic series.