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Denis McCready appointed Executive Producer of the NFB’s Canadian Francophonie Studio.


August 30, 2018 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada

Denis McCready has over 20 years’ experience in film and television and has worked on more than 45 documentaries. He joined the NFB in 2015, serving as a producer at the Documentary Studio for two years and subsequently as a director-producer for the Institutional Program. While at the Documentary Studio, his achievements included co-producing the feature films Waseskun by Steve Patry and Freelancer on the Front Lines by Santiago Bertolino with Nathalie Cloutier, in addition to producing Olivier D. Asselin’s Pipelines, Power and Democracy. In 2017, he produced and directed Return to Vimy, a short film spearheaded by the Institutional Program in partnership with the Vimy Foundation. He also produced Ian Jaquier’s medium-length film Kanata: Colonization Today with Laterna Films, which was broadcast on RDI and is currently in the running for two Gémeaux Awards.

Prior to joining the NFB, McCready produced L’or du golfe (Ian Jaquier, 2015), MTL Punk: The First Wave (Érik Cimon and Alain Cliche, 2011), and Seeking the Current (Nicolas Boisclair and Alexis de Gheldere, 2010), which won numerous awards, including a Gémeaux and an Audience Award at the 2010 Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM).

McCready was a member of the Doc Québec executive committee for several years and was also on the Hot Docs festival’s board of directors. He has served on SODEC peer review juries for more than 10 years.

Created by the NFB in 2013, the Canadian Francophonie Studio is dedicated to French-language production in minority communities. It comprises two production centres that are well established in their communities: one in Toronto (since 1975) for Central and Western Canada, and the other in Moncton (since 1974) for Acadie. These centres allow the NFB to maintain a vital presence across Canada and to promote the plurality of Franco-Canadian voices and perspectives.


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