The Directors Guild of Canada has nominated “Prey” for Best Documentary and Best Documentary Editing. https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/nominees-announced-for-18th-annual-dgc-awards-851413658.html
“Sharkwater Extinction” wins the 2019 Canadian Cinema Editors Award for Best Editing Award in a Feature Documentary.
The Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary was awarded to Prey. As part of the award, the film received a $50,000 cash prize, courtesy of the Rogers Group of Funds. It is the largest cash prize for a documentary in the world.
DGC Special Jury Prize – Canadian Feature Documentary
Prey (D: Matt Gallagher; P: Cornelia Principe, Matt Gallagher, Nick Hector (co-producer); Canada)
Sponsored by the Directors Guild of Canada and DGC Ontario, the award includes a $5,000 cash prize.
Jury statement: “This prize goes to a film with extraordinary access and a masterful edit, which was deliberate and exacting. The filmmaker had us in their grip from the first moment, leaving us with a heightened understanding of the lasting damage on innocent lives that can never be atoned for.”
★★★★ – National Post ★★★★ – Montreal Gazette ★★★★ – Vancouver Sun
★★★★ – Ottawa Citizen ★★★★ – Calgary Herald ★★★★ – Edmonton Journal
“A remarkable film editing job by Nick Hector”- POV
“Rob Stewart’s final masterpiece”- Toronto Life
“One last great act of environmental heroism”- The Globe and Mail
“A work of galvanizing activism rendered with heart and soul”- TIFF
“Amazing, majestic, beautiful…this film might be even more powerful than the first”- Vice
“A solid journalistic work that honours the man who made it”- NOW magazine
“The late Rob Stewart’s third film is also his best, adding urgency to the planetary concerns of his earlier films Sharkwater and Revolution with scenes of marine-life genocide that could make you weep tears of rage”. – Toronto Star
“A beautiful film from a beautiful soul”. – Alessandra Cannito, director of programming at Planet in Focus Film Festival
“A moving and lasting tribute to Stewart’s drive and determination… Some of Stewart’s strongest and most poignant work”. – The Gate
The tragic final film of shark advocate Rob Stewart has been announced as a Special Presentation for the Toronto International Film Festival, Sept. 6-16.
Stewart, a Toronto filmmaker and conservationist, died last year while making Sharkwater Extinction, the followup to his acclaimed 2006 debut Sharkwater. Stewart, 37, drowned in a scuba diving incident during filming near a shipwreck off the coast of Florida.The new movie will world-premiere at TIFF as a special-event tribute to the man and his work.
Sharkwater Extinction continues Stewart’s globe-trotting quest to stop the illegal poaching behind the shark fin industry, which kills millions of sharks annually and threatens their existence as a species.