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Su Rynard


B: in Toronto, Ontario

Su Rynard is an award-winning filmmaker and media artist who has numerous narrative, documentary and art films to her credit. Artistically inspired by uncle Michael Snow and aunt Joyce Wieland, Rynard’s films have been screened at festivals worldwide, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Oberhausen Short Film Festival and Tampere International Film Festival. Her works have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Harvard Film Archive, the National Gallery of Canada and the Tate of the North in the United Kingdom. Also a freelance documentary filmmaker, Rynard directed the National Film Board of Canada-produced Dream Machine, and the Gemini Award-nominated programs Kink, Opening Soon, Little Miracles and The Surgeons. Rynard is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and was the 1996 resident director at the Canadian Film Centre. She lives and works in Toronto. Her documentary, The Messenger had its World Premiere at Hot Docs in Toronto in 2015.

Also see: Spring 2023 Film Festival Preview.
Also see: Official website.

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

Absence (1986)
Within Dialogue (1987)
1932 (1988)

What Wants to be Spoken, What Remains to be Said (1992)
Signal (1993, short)
Sexual Healing (1995)
Big Deal So What (1995, short)
Eight Men Called Eugene (1996, short)
Strands (1997, short)
The Day Jesus Melted (1999)

Dream Machine (2000, documentary)
Bug Girl (2003)
Bear (2004)
Kardia (2005)

The Messenger (2014, documentary)
Mosquito (TV-2017)
Duet for Solo Piano (2019)

Reef Rescue (2020)
Études for Augmented Piano (2022)

TV Series:
Opening Soon (2001-2003)
Little Miracles
The Surgeons
Kink (2005)
Groomed (2006)
Mayday (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
The Nature of Things (2020)
Nova (2021)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Big Deal So What (1995, short)
Kardia (2005)
As Soon as Weather Will Permit (2015, short)
The Nature of Things (2020)
Nova (2021)

Kardia, movie poster