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Kari Skogland


B: in Ottawa, Ontario

Kari Skogland was named one of the “Ten Directors to Watch” by the Hollywood Reporter for her debut as writer-director of Liberty Stands Still. Her career began in Canada by directing award-winning commercials and music videos. She then moved into television where she started with the enormously successful Traders, which was nominated for 9 Geminis including Best Director and won Best Series. White Lies, a movie for CBC, was nominated for several Geminis and an International Emmy and won a Tout Ecran. Her films The Size of Watermelons, Men With Guns and Liberty Stands Still screened and won awards at major festivals in Canada, the United States and around the world. She was nominated for both a Directors Guild of Canada award and a Gemini for her work on The 11th Hour for CTV and for her film Chicks With Sticks. She won the DGC Best Director for her work on the mini-series Terminal City.

Kari Skogland talks about the making of Fifty Dead Men Walking.