|Name Bruce Sweeney||Role Film director|
|Education Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia|
Awards Canadian Comedy Award for Multimedia / Best Direction in a Feature
Nominations Canadian Comedy Award for Multimedia / Best Writing in a Feature
Movies The Dick Knost Show, Last Wedding, American Venus, Excited, Live Bait
Similar People Tom Scholte, Gabrielle Rose, Cam Cronin, Laara Sadiq, Benjamin Ratner
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Bruce Sweeney is a Canadian film director. Born in Sarnia, Ontario, he won the 2002 Canadian Comedy Award for Pretty Funny Film Direction for the film Last Wedding. He has since directed American Venus, and Excited. His upcoming film The Dick Knost Show has been selected to be screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Sweeney's debut film, Live Bait, won the award for Best Canadian Feature Film at the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival.
On June 5, 2010, Sweeney's film Excited won four Leo Awards for Best Feature Length Drama, Best Direction in a Feature Length Drama, Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama (Gabrielle Rose) and Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama (Laara Sadiq). In October 2013 The Dick Knost Show won Best BC Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival.