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  • Sudz Sutherland
    Home Again He is an award-winning writer and director with a desire to tell stories about the realities of what home and family means.

    Sudz Sutherland is a Canadian writer and director with a desire to tell stories about the realities of what home and family means. His latest film, Home Again, traces the lives of two men and one woman who are deported to Jamaica and forced to leave the only homes they ever knew. Based on true events, this movie highlights a human rights issue in Canada today that is seeing vocal supporters on both sides.

    Sudz has won multiple awards and a Genie nomination for his debut feature film Love, Sex and Eating the Bones. He directed The Phantoms that aired on the CBC in 2012. He co-wrote and directed the dramatic CBC miniseries Guns, which based on four families caught up in illegal gun trafficking and won five Gemini Awards including best writing and directing. Sudz also wrote and directed the triple Gemini award-winning Doomstown. His  powerful half-hour dramatic debut, My Father’s Hands screened at The Toronto International Film Festival.  and went on to win prizes in Canada at the 2000 Yorkton Film Festival (four awards including best drama, script, direction and best actor), and internationally, including the $20,000 HBO Short Film Award at the Acapulco Black Film festival. The film was also nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Short. In addition, Sudz co-directed the National Film Board’s documentary film, Speakers for the Dead.

    Read more about Sudz at http://hungryeyes.ca/

     

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