Sponsors and Visitors
Thank you to these sponsors and the visitors below for making this event possible.
DISTINGUISHED CANADIAN VISITORS
On National Canadian Film Day, April 20th, we'll be hosting a number of special guests. Please give them your warmest welcome!
Deputy Consul General Kirk Duguid, Consul General of Canada to the Southeast United States
Kirk Duguid joined Canada’s foreign ministry in 2008 and has been posted to the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta since late 2019, where he heads the political, public affairs and consular sections. He also serves as the Deputy Head of Mission, filling in for the Consul General during his absences. Kirk has previously served abroad at Canada’s Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela (2018-2019), where he was the last Canadian diplomat to depart upon the closure of the Embassy in 2019, as well as in Algiers, Algeria (2015-2018) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (2012-2015). At headquarters, Kirk has worked in the Non-proliferation and Disarmament Division, the Latin America Bureau and in the Africa Bureau. Before becoming a civil servant, Kirk worked in management at Canada’s national passenger rail service and as a high school English teacher in the Montreal area. Kirk holds university degrees from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and from the University of Ottawa.
Stephen Campanelli, Director of Indian Horse movie, will fly in the day before and be meeting with film studies and theatre students during the day, participate in reception, and introduce movie/participate in the discussion afterward (potentially also performing arts students at local high schools). Stephen Campanelli, was the first to combine "A" Camera operating and steadicam, and in doing so unlocked an entirely new filmmaking perspective that quickly peaked the interests of some of Hollywood's top directors, including Stephen's boyhood idol, Clint Eastwood. Stephen first joined Clint on the Oscar-nominated Bridges of Madison County and has remained Clint's most trusted "camera eye" ever since, including Oscar-winning films, Million Dollar Baby and Mystic River, and the Oscar-nominated Letters from Iwo Jima, Gran Torino, American Sniper, The Mule, and Richard Jewell.
Stephen's talent has been recognized by winning several prestigious awards throughout his career, including an SOC Lifetime Achievement Award, and has witnessed six Oscar-winning performances with Clint, and also on Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Stephen is following in the footsteps of a great storytelling director, who has shared with him his vast knowledge, and now with Clint Eastwood's blessing and the admiration of every cast and crew he has worked with, Stephen Campanelli has made the natural leap to the director's chair, having already helmed 4 feature films: Drinkwater, Momentum, Grand Isle, and the #1 box office Canadian film, Indian Horse, which went on to win over 15 international film festival awards. Stephen has also directed a pilot for Fox, Paradise, Inc.., and a nationwide Nissan Titan Commercial, and is now ready to breathe life into his next project.
Colm Joseph Feore is a Canadian actor in film, stage, and television. A 13-year veteran of the Stratford Festival, he is known for his Gemini-winning turn as Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in the CBC miniseries Trudeau (2002), his portrayal of Glenn Gould in Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993), and for playing Detective Martin Ward in Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006) and its 2017 sequel. His other roles include Martin Harrison in Chicago (2002), Lord Marshal Zhylaw in The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), First Gentleman Henry Taylor on 24 (2009), Cardinal Della Rovere on The Borgias (2011–2013), Laufey in Thor (2011), General Ted Brockhart on House of Cards (2016–2017), Declan Gallard on 21 Thunder (2017), Wernher von Braun in For All Mankind (2019), and Sir Reginald Hargreeves on The Umbrella Academy (2019–present). Feore is also a Prix Iris and Screen Actors Guild Award winner and a Genie Award nominee.