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Atom Egoyan

Birthdate:   19 July 1960
Website: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000382/
Category: Behind The Camera

Atom Egoyan's parents were painters and he studied International Relations and music at the University of Toronto where he began making short films: "Howard in Particular" 1979, "After Grad with Dad" 1980, "Peep Show" 1981 and "Open House" 1982. While he has several distinguished Television and Opera works on his resume and such pictures as his debut "Next of Kin" 1984, Berlin and Moscow International Film Festival-winning "Family Viewing" 1987 and "The Adjuster" 1991 - his most critically acclaimed creation is The Sweet Hereafter (1997) and his most famous work is the astonishingly clever film-in-film Ararat (2002) 4 time Cannes Film Festival winner and the most famous Armenian filmmaker since Sergei Parajanov, the Egypt-born, Canada-bred, Oscar-nominated master of indie cinema, has collected an impressive 4 awards from the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. A 7 time recipient of Canada's top Genie Awards, he is one of the most remarkable figures of the contemporary independent filmmaking.




Resume: Director - filmography 1. Citadel (2006) 2. Where the Truth Lies (2005) 3. Ararat (2002) 4. Diaspora (2001) 5. Krapp's Last Tape (2000) (TV) 6. The Line (2000) 7. Felicia's Journey (1999) ... aka Voyage de Félicia, Le (Canada: French title) 8. Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande (1997) 9. The Sweet Hereafter (1997) ... aka De beaux lendemains (Canada: French title) 10. "Yo-Yo Ma Inspired by Bach" (1997) TV Series 11. A Portrait of Arshile (1995) 12. Exotica (1994) 13. Calendar (1993) 14. Gross Misconduct (1993) (TV) 15. The Adjuster (1991) ... aka Expert en sinistres, L' (Canada: French title) 16. Montréal vu par... (1991) (segment "En passant") ... aka Montreal Sextet ... aka Six variations sur un thème (Canada: French title: subtitle) 17. Speaking Parts (1989) 18. "The Twilight Zone" - The Wall (1989) TV Episode 19. Looking for Nothing (1988) (TV) 20. "Friday the 13th" ... aka Friday the 13th: The Series ... aka Friday's Curse (UK: repeat compilations title) - Cupid's Quiver (1987) TV Episode 21. "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" - The Final Twist (1987) TV Episode 22. Family Viewing (1987) 23. Men: A Passion Playground (1985) 24. In This Corner (1985) (TV) 25. Next of Kin (1984) 26. Open House (1982) 27. Peep Show (1981) 28. After Grad with Dad (1980) 29. Howard in Particular (1979) Producer - filmography 1. The 1 Second Film (2007) (filming) (producer) 2. Away from Her (2006) (executive producer) 3. Citadel (2006) (producer) 4. Where the Truth Lies (2005) (executive producer) 5. Sabah (2005) (executive producer) 6. Mouth to Mouth (2004) (executive producer) 7. Foolproof (2003) (executive producer) ... aka À toute épreuve (Canada: French title) 8. The Saddest Music in the World (2003) (executive producer) 9. Luck (2003) (co-executive producer) 10. The Making of 'Ararat' (2003) (V) (producer) 11. Gambling, Gods and LSD (2002) (executive producer) 12. Ararat (2002) (producer) 13. Shirley Pimple in the John Wayne Temple of Doom (2000) (associate producer) 14. Jack & Jill (1998) (executive producer) 15. Babyface (1998) (executive producer) 16. The Sweet Hereafter (1997) (producer) ... aka De beaux lendemains (Canada: French title) 17. Curtis's Charm (1995) (executive producer) 18. Exotica (1994) (producer) 19. Calendar (1993) (producer) 20. Speaking Parts (1989) (producer) 21. Family Viewing (1987) (producer) 22. Next of Kin (1984) (producer) Writer - filmography 1. Citadel (2006) 2. Where the Truth Lies (2005) (screenplay) 3. Ararat (2002) (written by) 4. The Line (2000) 5. Felicia's Journey (1999) (screenplay) ... aka Voyage de Félicia, Le (Canada: French title) 6. The Sweet Hereafter (1997) (screenplay) ... aka De beaux lendemains (Canada: French title) 7. A Portrait of Arshile (1995) 8. Exotica (1994) 9. Calendar (1993) (written by) 10. The Adjuster (1991) ... aka Expert en sinistres, L' (Canada: French title) 11. Montréal vu par... (1991) (segment "En passant") ... aka Montreal Sextet ... aka Six variations sur un thème (Canada: French title: subtitle) 12. Speaking Parts (1989) 13. Looking for Nothing (1988) (TV) 14. Family Viewing (1987) 15. Next of Kin (1984) 16. Open House (1982) 17. Peep Show (1981) 18. After Grad with Dad (1980) 19. Howard in Particular (1979) Miscellaneous Crew - filmography 1. Childstar (2004) (special thanks) 2. The Making of 'Ararat' (2003) (V) (camera operator: behind-the-scenes) 3. In the Shadow of Hollywood (2000) (special thanks) ... aka À l'ombre d'Hollywood (Canada: French title) 4. The Five Senses (1999) (special thanks) 5. When Night Is Falling (1995) (friend of the film) ... aka Quand tombe la nuit (Canada: French title) 6. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) (acknowledgment) ... aka 32 Curtas Metragens Sobre Glenn Gould (Portugal) ... aka Glenn Gould - 32 lyhytelokuvaa (Finland) ... aka Trente-deux films brefs sur Glenn Gould (Canada: French title) 7. The Adjuster (1991) (classical guitar) (co-editor) ... aka Expert en sinistres, L' (Canada: French title) 8. The Top of His Head (1989) (special thanks) 9. Next of Kin (1984) (classical guitar) 10. After Grad with Dad (1980) (classical guitar) 11. Howard in Particular (1979) (voices) Editor - filmography 1. Citadel (2006) 2. Krapp's Last Tape (2000) (TV) 3. Calendar (1993) 4. Family Viewing (1987) 5. Men: A Passion Playground (1985) 6. Next of Kin (1984) 7. Open House (1982) 8. Peep Show (1981) 9. After Grad with Dad (1980) 10. Howard in Particular (1979) Actor - filmography 1. The Stupids (1996) .... TV Studio Guard 2. A Portrait of Arshile (1995) 3. Camilla (1994) .... Director 4. Calendar (1993) .... Photographer 5. Boîte à soleil, La (1988) ... aka The Box of Sun (Canada: English title) 6. Knock! Knock! (1985) 7. Next of Kin (1984) (uncredited) .... Birthday Guest/Man Taking Suitcase at Airport 8. Howard in Particular (1979) .... Voice on Tape Cinematographer - filmography 1. Citadel (2006) 2. Calendar (1993) (8mm video images) 3. Men: A Passion Playground (1985) 4. Peep Show (1981) 5. After Grad with Dad (1980) 6. Howard in Particular (1979) Self - filmography 1. Citadel (2006) .... Himself 2. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006) .... Himself 3. Je t'aime moi non plus (2004) .... Himself 4. Freedom2speak v2.0 (2004) .... Himself - Berlinale Competition Jury Chairman/Director, Canada 5. Weird Sex & Snowshoes: A Trek Through the Canadian Cinematic Psyche (2004) (TV) .... Himself 6. Invitation aux images, L' (2003) .... Himself (participation spéciale) 7. Check the Gate: Putting Beckett on Film (2003) (V) .... Himself - Director ("Krapp's Last Tape") 8. The Making of 'Ararat' (2003) (V) .... Himself 9. Escape from the Newsroom (2002) (TV) .... Himself 10. Indie Sex: Taboos (2001) (TV) .... Himself 11. Film-Fest DVD: Issue 2 - Cannes (1999) (V) .... Himself 12. A Road to Elsewhere (1999) .... Himself ... aka Atom Egoyan: A Road to Elsewhere (USA) 13. "The Directors" - The Films of Atom Egoyan (????) TV Episode .... Himself 14. Formulas for Seduction: The Cinema of Atom Egoyan (1999) .... Himself 15. I Think I Cannes (1997) (uncredited) .... Himself ... aka All Access (France) Archive Footage 1. The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV) .... Himself - Nominee: Best Director & Best Adapted Screenplay Share on Facebook

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