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Peter Raymont

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Full Name  Peter Raymont
Years active  1971-present

Name  Peter Raymont
Role  Filmmaker
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Born  February 28, 1950 (age 73) (1950-02-28) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Occupation  film director, screenwriter, producer, film editor & cinematographer
Spouse  Lindalee Tracey (m. 1989–2006)
Children  Liam Robert Tracey-Raymont
Parents  Mary Ward Raymont, Colonel Robert Lewis Raymont
Siblings  Elizabeth Mary Heatherington, David John Raymont
Movies and TV shows  Genius Within: The Inner Life, Shake Hands with the Devil, The Border, Guantanamo's Child, Fight Like Soldiers Die Like
Similar People  Lindalee Tracey, Romeo Dallaire, Glenn Gould, Mark Korven, James McGowan

Peter raymont white pine pictures at omdc s celebrate ontario during tiff 2013

Peter Raymont (born February 28, 1950 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian filmmaker and producer and the president of White Pine Pictures, an independent film, television and new media production company based in Toronto. Among his films are "Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire" (2005), "A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman" (2007), "The World Stopped Watching" (2003) and "The World Is Watching" (1988). The 2011 feature documentary "West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson" and 2009's "Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould", were co-directed with Michèle Hozer. Raymont is Executive Producer of the television drama series, The Border, which he co-created with Lindalee Tracey, Janet MacLean and Jeremy Hole. The Border's 3 seasons have been broadcast in more than 25 countries. He is also the Executive Producer of the CBC drama series, Cracked, a Toronto-based police procedural which explores the intersection of the law and mental illness.[ Cracked's 2 seasons are also broadcast in France, Germany, USA and elsewhere.


Raymont's documentary feature, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire was honoured with the 2005 Audience Award for World Cinema Documentaries at The Sundance Film Festival and the 2007 Emmy Award for Best Documentary. [ "A Promise To The Dead" was short-listed for the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

"Genius Within" premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, followed by invitational presentations at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA) and several other festivals worldwide (Full Frame, Vancouver, Seattle, Sydney, Melbourne, Hawaii, Bermuda). The film opened theatrically across Canada, USA and Australia in 2010, playing in over 50 US cities. A two-hour version of the film was broadcast on the PBS series "American Masters" in December, 2010. "Genius Within" won the 2010 Gemini Award for Best Biography Documentary presented by the Canadian Academy of Cinema and Television, and was short-listed for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. [.

Convocation 2015 honorary degree recipient peter raymont


Raymont attended Crighton Street School, Rockcliffe Park Public School and Lisgar Collegiate in Ottawa. He graduated from Trinity College School in Port Hope in 1968. At Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario he was honoured with the Tricolour Award for contribution to the university community. Raymont graduated from Queen's University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science and Film Studies. Raymont is a graduate of The Canadian Centre for Advanced Film Studies in North York, Ontario (First Year, 1988), now The Canadian Film Centre. He was a co-founder of the Canadian Independent Film Caucus, now The Documentary Organization of Canada and is a member of The Directors' Guild of Canada and The Canadian Media Producers' Association.

Early career

Raymont's career began at age 21 at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal. From 1971-78, he worked as an editor, director and producer. While at the NFB, Raymont also taught film and video production in the Canadian Arctic. In 1978, Raymont moved to Toronto and established his independent film and television production company, Investigative Productions now operating as White Pine Pictures. He co-partnered the company for many years with his late wife, award-winning filmmaker and author, Lindalee Tracey.


  • Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary (Guantanamo's Child), 2016
  • Best Editing in a Documentary (Guantanamo's Child), 2016
  • Trent University Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree 2015 [
  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
  • NEWS AND DOCUMENTARY EMMY AWARD - Best Documentary 2007 [
  • Gemini Awards:

  • Best Sports Program or Series 1999
  • Best History-Biography Documentary, 2004
  • Best Direction of a Documentary, 2004
  • Best Biography Documentary, 2010
  • Canadian Film and Television Awards

  • Best Documentary 1983
  • Sundance Film Festival

  • AUDIENCE AWARD - World Cinema Documentary, 2005
  • Philadelphia Film Festival

  • JURY AWARD - Best Documentary, 2005
  • Chicago International Film Festival

  • SILVER HUGO - Best Social/Political Documentary 1991
  • GOLD HUGO - Best Social/Political Documentary 1988
  • GOLD PLAQUE - Social/Political Documentary 1983
  • American Film Festival, New York City

  • Blue Ribbon, Best Social/Political Documentary 1976
  • Red Ribbon Social/Political Documentary 1983
  • Nyon International Documentary Film Festival, Switzerland

  • Sesterce d'Argent, 1990
  • Ecumenical Prize and Second Public Jury Prize, 1988
  • Leipzig International Film Festival

  • Best Short Documentary 1976
  • International Jury Award, 1991
  • Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA), Biarritz, France

  • Special Jury Mention, 2004
  • Honourable Mention, 2004
  • Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists, ACTRA Awards

  • Top Ten Award, 1999
  • Best Writing, TV Documentary 1984
  • Yorkton International Film Festival, Canada

  • Best Documentary, Sports/Recreation and Best Cinematography 1985
  • Best Broadcast Documentary 1991
  • Best Documentary 2010
  • Alberta Film and Television (AMPIA)

  • Best Documentary 1986
  • International Arctic Film Festival (Rovaniemi, Finland)

  • Special Award, Television 1986
  • 23rd International Festival of Short Films (Cracow, Poland)

  • Polish National Peace Committee Prize, 1986
  • National Film and Video Association, Oakland, California

  • Bronze Apple 1990, Gold Apple 1991, Bronze Apple 1994, Gold Apple 1995
  • Worldfest Houston

  • Gold, Special Jury Prize, 2001
  • Gold Award for Documentary Series 2000
  • Special Jury Prize, 2000
  • Gold Award for Sports Documentary 1999
  • Gold Medal for Best Documentary Television Series 1998
  • Silver Award 1992, Certificate of Merit-Finalist 1995
  • Academy Awards, Los Angeles, USA

  • Honourable Mention, Documentary category, 1983
  • Berlin Film Festival

  • Honourable Mention, Peace Prize Committee 1989
  • References

    Peter Raymont Wikipedia