Michael Brockington

Film Editor

 

Phone: (604) 254-2149 Cel: (604) 418-7437 e-mail: mbrock A@T minusblue.ca

Vancouver, BC




 

General

 

Picture Editor: 1995-present

IATSE 891 Permittee as both Film/Video Picture Editor and 2nd Assistant Picture Editor.

Fluent on Avid & Final Cut Pro; experienced with Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, flatbeds.

Well-versed in a variety of formats and workflows – SD, HD, R3D, film.

 

Editing Awards & Nominations

 

Leo Award nomination, Best Overall Sound (Documentary), Uninterrupted, 2013.

Gemini Award nomination, Best Documentary Picture Editing, Carts of Darkness, 2009.

Leo Award nomination, Best Documentary Picture Editing, Carts of Darkness, 2009.

Leo Award winner, Feature Drama: Best Picture Editing, Eve & the Fire Horse, 2006.

Leo Award nomination, Short Drama: Best Picture Editing, The Telescope, 2003.

Leo Award winner, Documentary: Best Picture Editing, Island of Shadows, 2001.

 

Selected Credits

Feature Drama

Eve and the Fire Horse (92 drama)

Dir: Julia Kwan

75 days, 2004

    5 Genie nominations, Claude Jutra Award for director Julia Kwan, 2007.

    Special Jury Award, Sundance Film Festival, World Cinema dramatic competition, 2006.

    5 Leo Awards: Direction, Screenwriting, Picture Editing, Sound Editing, Production Design, 2006.

    Most Popular Canadian Feature Film, Vancouver Intl Film Festival, 2005.

On the Corner (90 drama)

Dir: Nathaniel Geary

86 days, 2002-3

    Premiere at TIFF, 2003. Included in Canadas Top Ten for 2003. 6 Leo Award nominations, 2004.

Protection (80 drama)

Dir: Bruce Spangler

83 days, 1999-2000

    Genie-nominated, Best Lead Actress, 2001. 9 Leo Award nominations, inc. Best Picture & Director, 2001

 

Episodic

Alienated II (1/2-hr sci-fi comedy, 11 episodes.)

Dir: Mark Sawers

149 days, 2003-4

 

Documentary

Everything Will Be (85 verite documentary)

Dir: Julia Kwan

252 days, 2011-3

Uninterrupted (14 5-screen installation/projection)

Dir: Nettie Wild

26 days, 2012

    Editing & Sound Design

    Leo Award nominations for Best Overall Sound, Cinematography, 2013.

Deepa Mehta – In Profile (6.5 profile)

Dir: Nettie Wild

18 days, 2012

    Leo Award nomination for Best Short Documentary Program, 2013.

Bone Wind Fire (30 art-historical)

Dir: Jill Sharpe

125 days, 2010-11

    Emmy nomination, Best Historical Documentary, 2014.

    Best Short Documentary, Sonoma International Film Festival & Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, 2012.

    Best Canadian Film, FIFA / International Festival of Films on Art, Montreal, 2012

    Leo Award winner for Best Overall Sound; nominations for Best Short Documentary, Screenwriting, 2012.

The Edge of the World: BCs Early Years

(55 historical/20 interstitials)

Dir: Erik Paulsson

169 days, 2009-10

    Editor & Co-Director.

In Chinatown (7 experimental/historical)

Dir: David McIlwraith

27 days, 2008-9

Carts of Darkness (63 profile/extreme sports)

Dir: Murray Siple

153 days, 2007-8

    Leo Award winner for Best Documentary; 6 Leo Award nominations, including Best Editing, 2009.

    Gemini Award nomination for Best Documentary Picture Editing, 2009.

Bevel Up (45 documentary, 3.5 hour teaching DVD)

Dir: Nettie Wild

125 days, 2006-7

Symphony of Silence (22 profile/arts)

Dir: William Eaton

40 days, 2005

    2 Leo Award nominations, inc. Best Documentary, 2006.

Reed (95 biography) – Edited with Fumiko Kiyooka, et al.

Dir: Fumiko Kiyooka

180 days, 2001-10

Access Challenge (58 profile). Rough-cut editor.

Dir: David Ozier

44 days, 2001

Island of Shadows: DArcy Island Leper Colony, 1891-1924 (48 historical)

Dir: Erik Paulsson

77 days, 1999-2000

    Leo Award winner for Documentary: Best Picture Editing, Best Director, Best Overall Sound, 2001.

 

Short Drama

The Old Woman in the Woods (25 drama)

Dir: Caroline Coutts

35 days, 2011

    7 Leo Award nominations, 2013, including Best Short Drama, Direction, Screenwriting, Female Actor.

Blossom (6.5 drama) – Consulting editor

Dir: Julia Kwan

2 days, 2009

    Commissioned for the Cultural Olympiad Digital Edition.

Smile (17 drama)               

Dir: Julia Kwan

15 days, 2007

    Sundance Film Festival, 2008

The Telescope (22 drama)  

Dir: Jessica Bradford

17 days, 2001

    4 Leo Award nominations, 2003: Picture Editing, Overall Sound, Production Design, Female Actor.

Watching Mrs. Pomerantz (20 comedy) Fine-cut editor

Dir: Steve Rosenberg

4 days, 1999

Marlboro City (23 comedy-drama)       

Dir: Michael Brockington

60 days, 1992

    Norman Mclaren Award, best film, Canadian Student Film Festival, 1992.

    Gold Award, best undergraduate film, WorldFest-Charleston, 1993.

 

Performance

A Cup of Wine (6.5 dance)

Dir: Daniel Conrad

21 days, 2010

The Rushing of Time (2.5 dance)

Dir: Daniel Conrad

6 days, 2009

    Produced for the Cultural Olympiad Digital Edition.

Afternoon of the Chimeras (12 & 24 versions, dance)

Dir: Daniel Conrad

23 days, 2005

6 Possibilities (12 & 24 versions, dance)

Dir: Daniel Conrad

34 days, 2002

    National Broadcast Premiere on CBC, Opening Night, 2003.

Subways (12 & 24 versions, dance)                  

Dir: Daniel Conrad

21 days, 2001

Reverb (1 hr Pilot, Pop-culture Variety Show)

Dir: William Morrison

20 days, 1998

Labour Day Fair (5 Music Video)

Dir: Billy Chapman

6 days, 1997

 

Other Skills

 

       Ive written & directed short films (Marlboro City, Eat Truth, Static), shared writing & direction credits on variety shows (Reverb, Planet Aaj), and co-directed The Edge of the World in 2010.

       Ive published fiction, articles and arts criticism in The Vancouver Sun, The Georgia Straight, Prairie Fire, The Vancouver Review, On-Spec, Space & Time, Aaj Magazine and elsewhere.

       I occasionally teach introductory workshops for the Avid Film Composer and provide 1-on-1 training.

 

Education

 

Bachelor of Arts, 1993. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C. Major in Film Production.

 

References

 

(contact information available on request.)

Nettie Wild Director, Bevel Up / Uninterrupted / Deepa Mehta: In Profile

Julia Kwan Writer/Director, Eve and the Fire Horse / Everything Will Be

Bruce Spangler Writer/Director/Co-Producer, Protection