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Thom Fitzgerald

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B: July 8, 1968 in New Rochelle, New York

Thom Fitzgerald was born in New Rochelle and grew up in New York City. He studied at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art but after he graduated with a BFA in performance and film, he moved to Nova Scotia in 1988. Why Nova Scotia? He had spent one term as an exchange student at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. His debut feature, The Hanging Garden, was released to immediate and widespread acclaim including being voted the most popular film at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Atlantic Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Mar del Plata Film Festival in Argentina. In addition, it won four 1997 Genie Awards from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Fitzgerald was also given the prestigious Claude Jutra Award which is given for Best Direction of a First Feature. His film Cloudburst, based on his own stage play, was selected to open the 2011 Edmonton Film Festival.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The Hanging Garden (1997)
Beefcake (1999)

Wolf Girl (TV-2001)
The Wild Dogs (2002)
The Event (2003)
The Young Astronomer (2005, short)
3 Needles (2005)
The Gospel According to the Blues (TV-2009)

Cloudburst (2011)
Ryan Doucette: Premiere Ronde (TV-2012)
Splinters (2018)

TV Series – a least 1 episode:
Forgive Me (2013-2018)
Sex & Violence (2013-2017)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
The Hanging Garden (1997)
Beefcake (1999)

The Wild Dogs (2002)
The Event (2003, co-writer)
The Young Astronomer (2005)
3 Needles (2005)

Cloudburst (2011)
Ryan Doucette: Premiere Ronde (TV-2012)
Splinters (2018)

TV Series – a least 1 episode:
Forgive Me (2013-2018)
Sex & Violence (2015, 2017)

Splinter, movie, poster,