“Prey” Reviews

Now Magazine https://nowtoronto.com/movies/reviews/hot-docs-prey-matt-gallagher

CBC News https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/prey-documentary-windsor-director-sexual-abuse-1.5097909

CTV News https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/a-powerful-thing-sex-abuse-survivors-tell-their-stories-in-windsor-based-film-1.4674278

Windsor Star https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/gallagher-brings-award-winning-documentary-on-catholic-priests-abuse-to-windsor

Sudbury Star https://www.thesudburystar.com/news/local-news/cinefest-doc-captures-sudbury-tragedy

Toronto Star https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2019/11/06/church-looked-away-as-priest-preyed-on-children.html

‘Prey’ Wins HotDocs Audience Award

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.

‘Prey’ wins HotDocs Special Jury Prize

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.”

Sharkwater Extinction Reviews

★★★★ – 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

 

‘Sharkwater Extinction’ to premiere at TIFF

 

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.