WARREN P. SONODA

BAFTA-winning and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Warren P. Sonoda is known for directing his features Coopers’ Camera, Swearnet: The Movie, Ham & Cheese, the iconic TV shows Trailer Park Boys, Utopia Falls, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Murdoch Mysteries and Odd Squad, over 160 music videos, 80 episodes of TV and 11 feature films. In 2020, Japanese-Canadian Sonoda was the first person of colour to be elected as the National President of the Directors Guild of Canada, sits on the Visioning Board of BIPOC TV & Film, is Chair of the Canadian Film Fest, knocked Martin Scorsese out of the Guinness Book of World Records, has a medal from the Queen, a rescue dog from Mexico named Scruffie and was thrilled to unveil his new genre-bending passion-project crime/cello/caper movie Things I Do For Money in 2020.

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