Jamie Ebata & Dan Lee – The Day My Butt Went Psycho: Episode 23 *WINNER*
Robert Ciasnocha, Brian Berger & John Logan – Mike The Knight: Episode H051
Stephanie Duncan & Marc Brenzil – Trucktown: Episode 10
Luke Sargent – Indigo
Kurt Skyers & Jason Cohen – Little Charmers: Episode 10
Ricardo Acosta, CCE – Marmato *WINNER*
Ricardo Acosta, CCE – 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story
Manfred Becker, CCE – Before the Last Curtain Falls
Nick Hector, CCE – Monsoon
Haya Waseem – Stay Aubrey!
Adam Locke-Norton – Entangled *WINNER*
Matthew Anas – Iris
Diane Brunjes – Happy 1 Year
Maureen Grant – Still
John Nicholls – The Last Halloween
Jonathan Dowler, Al Manson, Kyle Martin, Ben O’Neil & Steve Taylor – The Amazing Race Canada: Episode 205 *WINNER*
Rob Chandler – Surviving Evil: Episode 211
Simon Marcroft – Income Property: Episode 119
Ian McBain – 16×9: Season 7, Episode 2
Mark Westberg – Income Property: Episode 128
James Bredin, CCE – Schitt’s Creek: Don’t Worry It’s His Sister *WINNER*
Matthew Hannam, CCE – Sensitive Skin: Episode 106 *WINNER*
Trevor Ambrose – Schitt’s Creek: The Cabin
Tony Kent – Sports on Fire: Terrolympics
Nicholas Wong – Degrassi: Finally Part 2
Geoff Ashenhurst – Whatever, Linda- No Boys Allowed *WINNER*
Graham Chisholm & Stephen Roque – Whatever, Linda: Oh Henry
Paul Skinner – Whatever, Linda: Tis’ but a Scratch
Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux – SOS: Episode 4
Thom Smalley, Anthony Baird, & Lawrence Jackman – Guidestones: Sunflower Noir, Episode 1
Christopher Donaldson, CCE – Penny Dreadful: Episode105, Closer Than Sisters *WINNER*
Lisa Binkley, CCE – Motive: Episode 206, Bad Blonde
Lisa Grootenboer, CCE – X Company: Episode 101, Pilot
Mike Lee, CCE – Remedy: Episode 201, Our Friend, Chaos
Gillian Truster, CCE – Orphan Black: Governed As It Were By Chance
Matthew Hannam, CCE – James White *WINNER*
Adam Locke-Norton – Mountain Men
Aaron Marshall – The Calling
Dev Singh – Backcountry
Jorge Weisz – Wet Bum
Ashlee Bishop – Cosmo (Sheridan College)
Brad Wickman – Passion of the Poster (Humber College)
Emerson Chan – Hang Up (Sheridan College)
Glenn McGarry – Anemone (Sheridan College)
Yasmeen Tayara – The Repeal (Humber College)
Wendy Hallam Martin, CCE – The Handmaid’s Tale: Mayday
Ana Yavari – The Handmaid’s Tale: Witness
Carina Baccanale – Les Pays d’en haut: #37
Christopher Donaldson, CCE – The Handmaid’s Tale: Night
D. Gillian Truster, CCE – Anne with an E: A Strong Effort of the Spirit of Good
Amélie Labrèche, Myriam Verreault & Sophie Leblond – Kuessipan *WINNER*
Carina Baccanale & Cedric Coussy – Jouliks
Isabelle Malenfant, CCE – Fabuleuses
Véronique Barbe, CCE & Aisling Chin-Yee – The Rest of Us
Yvann Thibaudeau – Target Number One
Jacob DoForno – Happy Endings (Humber College)
Dylan Lattimer – Fragility (University of Toronto)
Margaret MacDougall – Her Shadow (Sheridan College)
Neena Malebennur from – In Focus (Humber College)
Mitch Theriault – Battles and Brotherhood (Sheridan College)
Alan Collins was born in India and grew up in the UK where he studied Drama and Film at Bristol University. He was inspired to become a film editor after viewing Battleship Potemkin by Sergei Eisenstein and reading the bible of the edit room, The Technique of Film Editing (K. Reisz, G. Lambert) in 1967.
He became a fan of Roger Corman’s movies, particularly The Pit and the Pendulum and The Wild Angels and sent the director reviews he had written of these movies in the university newspaper while a film student. He was later hired by Corman as an Assistant Editor on the World War 1 feature Von Richthofen and Brown filmed at Ardmore Studios near Dublin, Ireland in 1973.
Corman invited him to Hollywood, where he was promoted to co-editor of Von Richthofen and Brown and edited 3 more features for New World Pictures. While in Los Angeles he edited I Escaped from Devil’s Island starring Jim Brown.
Alan moved to Toronto in 1975 where he edited The Clown Murders, starring John Candy, and Love at First Sight, starring Dan Aykroyd, which received a Best Editing Award from the newly formed Canadian Film Editors guild in 1977. Collins then edited David Cronenberg’s The Brood, which later became a cult classic.
In 1987 Alan was series editor on the original Degrassi High series directed by Kit Hood. After editing 13 features and numerous documentaries he began teaching Film Editing at Ryerson University in Toronto from 1994 to 2006, just as the industry was shifting from flatbed editing to digital editing.
Alan firmly believes that editing is a tradition handed down from one generation to the next; his main influences being David Lean, Thelma Schumacher (Goodfellas) and Walter Murch (The Conversation).
In 2006 he moved to Halifax and began working as a producer. In 2007 he was invited by Focal Press to write the Foreword for the second edition of The Technique of Film Editing, the book that had played such a central role in his life as an editor. He describes this as one of the proudest moments in his life along with receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the CCE.
In 2015 Collins produced his first feature, Relative Happiness, based on the best-selling novel by Nova Scotia author Lesley Crewe. He has also directed and edited two documentaries, Drowning in Colour: The Art of Wayne Boucher (2013) and Terminal: A day in the life of the Dartmouth Bridge Terminal (2014).
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