Wednesday

The end of a long and rich love affair










TIP #1
FEEL THE RHYTHM


TIP #2
PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE


TIP #3 
FIND THE JOY



TIP #4
DO YOUR THING AND DON'T HOLD BACK
(no matter what others think)



TIP #5
(well, maybe hold back a little)



TIP #6
SHARE THE MAGIC



TIP #7 
WANT IT BAD AND MAKE IT GOOD



TIP #8
TRY IT ALL AND SEE WHAT STICKS



TIP #9
KEEP IT REAL



TIP #10
MAKE IT WHOLE


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Monday




Pastels from THE SWEATER




Illustrations from THE HOCKEY SWEATER





Illustrations from THE BOXING CHAMPION




Illustrations from THE LONGEST HOME RUN








Illustration from THE BASKETBALL PLAYER
Illustrations from THE FLYING CANOE
 



Wednesday

Independent Filmmaker (Animation)
Consulting Director
Professor
Book Illustrator
Writer (memoir and screenplay)
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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

1971 McGill University, Montreal, QC
Bachelor of Science
1972  Sheridan College, Oakville, ON
Fine Arts Diploma with Honours
1972 NFBMontrealQC
Animation Studio, Student training
1982/83 Concordia University, Montreal, QC
Art Education and Art Therapy studies

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Directing /Animating
8 films for NFB (freelance capacity)
2 films for Sesame Street, CBC
2 films for Bravo!FACT, Bravo TV

Consulting
5 films for the TALEPINNERS series, NFB

Teaching and Group Presentations
Harvard University, Visiting Professor in Film Animation, (1998-99 Fall/Winter Semesters)
Concordia University, Animation Instructor, (1984-89)
Speaking engagements (Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco, Dubai, Abu Dhabi)

Illustrating Children’s Books
5 books for Tundra Books, Toronto, ON
1 book for Coteau Books, Regina SASK

ANIMATED FILMS 
1973 BOSSA BOP
Student film, Entrant: Annecy Film Festival, France

1974 DEATH BY STREETCAR
Based on a poem by Raymond Souster, Entrant: Ottawa International Film Festival

1980 THE SWEATER
Based on a short story by Roch Carrier
Awards:
BAFTA British Academy Award (Best Animation)
Yorkton, Sask. (Certificate of Merit, Excellence in Animation)
Salerno, Italy (Silver Medal, Artistic Direction)
Toronto (Children’s Film Festival, Best Animation)
Cork, Ireland (St. Finbarr Statuette, Best Animation)
Los Angeles (Ruby Slipper, First Prize in Animation)
Columbus, Ohio (Learning A-V Awards, Best Film of the Year)
New York (American Film Festival, Red Ribbon)
American Library Association (Selected Film for Young Adults)
Menuires, France, (Best Animation, Grand Prize)
Best of 1991 Entertainment Weekly (Best Video List)

1984 PIES
Based on a short story by Wilma Riley
Entrant: Annecy, Hiroshima, New York Film Festival
Winner: Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival

1998 SNOW CAT
Independent co-production
Based on a short story by Dayal Kaur Khalsa
Columbus International Film Festival (Bronze Plaque Award)
Yorkton, Sask. (Golden Sheaf Award for Best Animation)
American Library Association (notable video)
Gemini Awards (nominee for Best Animated Film)

2003  I WANT A DOG

Based on a short story by Dayal Kaur Khalsa
Awards in
Zagreb, Zlin, Bloomington, Cleveland, New York, Chicago (CICFF adult jury, First Prize and children's jury, Second Prize), Columbus

2005  FROM BOOK TO FILM: ANIMATED CLASSICS BY SHELDON COHEN
DVD compilation
Distributed to libraries and schools across Canada as part of National Book Week

2006  THE THREE WISHES
PMA Productions/NFB co-production with Bravo!FACT, Bravo TV
based on the traditional folktale adapted by Aubrey Davis
Selected for Montreal WFF, Cinefest (Sudbury), Calgary
Distributed to libraries and schools across Canada as part of National Book Week

2009 MOOSE OF LA MANCHA
PMA Productions/NFB co-production with Bravo!FACT, Bravo TV

2015 MY HEART ATTACK
NFB production based on a personal narrative

CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS
Published by Tundra Books and written by Roch Carrier
1984   THE HOCKEY SWEATER
1991 THE BOXING CHAMPION
1993 THE LONGEST HOME RUN
1996 THE BASKETBALL PLAYER
2004  THE FLYING CANOE
Published by Coteau Books and written by Wilma Riley
1991 PIES

Memoir published by ECW Press
2012   THIS SWEATER IS FOR YOU!


Screenplay for NFB
2015 MY HEART ATTACK

Awards for Book Illustrations:
1984  Communication Jeunesse, Children’s Jury Prize: The Hockey Sweater
1985 Finalist, Ruth Schwartz Children’s Literature: The Hockey Sweater
1985 Finalist, Amelia Frances-Gibbon Award: The Hockey Sweater
1985  American Institute of Graphics, Certificate of Excellence: The Hockey Sweater
1991 Finalist, Amelia Frances-Gibbon Award: The Boxing Champion
1991 Finalist, The Mr. Christie Book Award: Un champion
1991 Governor-General’s Award for Illustration: Un champion
1993 Short list, Governor-General’s Award for Illustration: Le plus long circuit
2005 Aesop’s Accolade: The Flying Canoe
2006 IBBY Honour List: The Flying Canoe

Other Honours:
1991  Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books: The Hockey Sweater
1992  Canadian Children’s Book Centre, A Choice Book: Pies
1992  Canadian Library Association, Notable Picture Book: The Boxing Champion
1992 Official gift from Ontario Government to Princess Diana: The Hockey Sweater and later to Prince William and Kate
2006 Picture Perfect! Toronto Public Library (Osborne Collection virtual exhibit)

Exhibitions:
1982  Gairloch Galleries, Oakville, ON: paintings
1984  Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, QC: Treasure Hunt Contest, runner-up
1984 McCord Museum, Montreal, QC: The Hockey Sweater illustrations
1986 Cinematheque Quebecoise, Montreal, QC: painting
1993  Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Sert Gallery: book illustration
1998 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Carpenter Center: animation cels