Christy Garland

Director

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Filmography

  • WHAT WALAA WANTS

  • WORLD PREMIERE: BERLINALE FILM FESTIVAL 2018
  • (Feature documentary /HD / 90')
  • PRODUCERS: ANNE KöHNCKE(FINAL CUT FOR REAL) / MATT CODE (WILDLING PICTURES) / JUSTINE PIMLOTT (NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA) / GUCCI TRIBECA DOCUMENTARY FUND / DANISH FILM INSTITUTE / DANIDA
  • CHEER UP

    (Feature documentary /HD/82'/CBC documentary Channel/YLE FINLAND/UR SWEDEN/2016)
  • THE BASTARD SINGS THE SWEETEST SONG

    (Feature documentary/HD/72'/CBC documentary/DR DENMARK/2012)
  • DOORMAT

    co-Directed w/Susan Armstrong (TV documentary/HD/ 52'/ CBC documentary Channel/2008
  • DUAL CITIZEN

    (Short Comedy/35mm/13'/2001) 
  • DEAR MR. NEWTON

    (DocShort/BRAVO/16mm/4'/2000) 
  • THESE GOODS ARE MANUFACTURED

    (DocShort/BRAVO/16mm/4'/1999) 
  • BLIND SPOT

    (Short Drama /CBC /16mm /13'/1998)

 

 

Murmur is home to award-winning filmmaker Christy Garland who has directed documentary features, drama & comedy shorts and documentary profiles. She is based in Toronto, but has co‐produced her last three feature documentaries with the Nordic countries, particularly with Final Cut for Real in Denmark, who are the producers on the upcoming WHAT WALAA WANTS, and previously THE BASTARD SINGS THE SWEETEST SONG. She focuses on compelling, intimate, character‐driven stories that unfold over time, using an observational documentary shooting style. 

WHAT WALAA WANTS, premieres at the Berlinale Film Festival in 2018, and is a co-production between Murmur, Final Cut for Real in Denmark, and the National Film Board of Canada in association with Wildling Pictures and Iambic Dream. Funders include the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund (AOL Charitable Foundation Award), the Danish Film Institute, the Doha Film Institute, the Toronto Arts Council and DANIDA. 

After premiering in 2016 at Hot Docs, Edinburgh IFF and DOC NYC, Christy's recent feature CHEER UP, a co-production with producer Liisa Karpo at napafim (Finland) was just nominated for a 2018 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARD for Best Documentary Program (TV)  Watch for it on CBC documentary, YLE Finland,  VG Norway and UR Sweden.  

 

 

 


FREQUENT COLLABORATORS

 
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Graeme Ring

Picture Editor

Graeme has worked as Picture Editor on a growing number of Murmur's projects, beginning with Cheer Up, which he co-edited with Danish editor Thor Ochsner in Copenhagen. 

Right now he’s busy with Christy’s next film, What Walaa Wants, supported by the National Film Board of Canada, Danish Film Institute and the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund. Graeme graduated from Brock University where he studied film theory and cut his teeth as a producer and editor at BrockTV before moving to Toronto to work as an assistant editor.   He edited the interactive documentary series My Millennial Life (2016) directed by Maureen Judge for TVO. 

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Tom Third

Composer

Murmur is lucky to have had Tom Third write the musical score for all of Christy's films. Tom has scored over 200 hours of film and television. He has garnered four nominations for the Gemini award, winning in both 2010 and 2014, and was the winner of the 2004 Volkswagen Score Competition sponsored by the Berlin Film Festival and juried by Walter Murch. After graduating from The Ontario College of Art, with a major in film studies, he went on to sign a recording deal with Nettwerk Productions, and then pursued film scoring after the release of three critically acclaimed CD’s. His work can be seen in documentaries and dramatic series for Showtime, HBO, FOX, NBC, PBS, CTV, and CBC. Recent projects have included CERTAIN PREY, produced by Mark Harmon for USA NETWORK, THE LISTENER, for CTV and FOX, and SHOOT THE MESSENGER currently broadcasting on CBC. Tom also regularly collaborates with fine artists on more experimental film and installation work, and has shown at art galleries throughout the world. 

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Matt Code

Producer, Wildling Pictures

For his own banner Wildling Pictures, Matt Code is a producer of award-winning feature films, television and digital media, and a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre, Film Program Producer’s Lab. His most recent film, Molly Goes Round, directed by Molly McGlynn, premiered to glowing reviews at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.  For Murmur, Code is currently producing the feature documentary What Walaa Wants, a co-production with Final Cut For Real of Denmark. Also for Murmur, he co-produced for Cheer Up, nominee for Best Documentary Program at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards, and which premiered at Hot Docs and continued to over 20 other international festivals.