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Winning, David 1961–

PERSONAL

Born May 8, 1961, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Addresses:

Agent—Agency for the Performing Arts, 405 South Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career:

Director, producer, and writer. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, instructor, 1985-86.

Awards, Honors:

AMPIA Awards, best feature drama and best of festival, Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association, 1986, both for Storm; Special Jury Award, Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association, 1989, three Gemini Award nominations, best direction in a dramatic or comedy series, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1989, 1990, two Awards of Merit, International Television Movie Festival, 1989, Silver Plaques, best director and best television drama, Chicago International Film Festival, 1992, all for Friday the 13th; Certificate of Merit, best direction—dramatic series, Chicago International Film Festival, 1993, for Street Justice; Special Award, direction—television drama, Columbus International Film and Video Festival, 1994, for Matrix; Bronze Award, 1994, and Gold Award, 1995, television series direction, Worldfest Houston, Gold Hugo Awards, best direction—children's television, Chicago International Film Festival, 1994, 1995, Bronze Plaque Award, direction—children's television, Columbus International Film and Video Festival, 1994, Gemini Award nomination, best direction in a dramatic or comedy series, 1997, all for Are You Afraid of the Dark; Gold Award, theatrical feature films—thriller, Worldfest Houston, 1997, for Exception to the Rule; Gold Award, theatrical feature films—thriller, Worldfest Charleston, 1997, for One of Our Own; Gold Plaque, best variety, Chicago International Television Festival, 2000, for Match Made in Heaven; Gold Plaque, best direction—variety or entertainment, Chicago International Film Festival, Honorable Mention, entertainment, Columbus International Film and Video Festival, Bronze Medal, television programming and promotion—craft: program—best direction, New York Festivals, 2000, Gold Award, Silver Award, and Bronze Award, television and cable production—television series—dramatic, WorldFest Houston, 2001, Directors Guild of Canada Craft Award nomination, outstanding achievement in design, Directors Guild of Canada Team Award(with others), outstanding achievement in a television series—drama, 2002, Gold Plaque Award, special achievement in direction, Chicago International Film Festival, Gold Medal, television programming and promotion—craft: program-best direction, New York Festivals, 2003, all for Twice in a Lifetime; Gold Award, television and cable production—television series—dramatic, WorldFest Houston, 2001, 2002, Platinum Award, television and cable production—directing—television, WorldFest Houston, Gold Plaques, special achievement in direction and best dramatic series, Chicago International Film Festival, 2004, Gold Award, WorldFest Houston, television and cable production—directing—television, Certificate of Merit, special achievement in direction, Chicago International Film Festival, 2005, all for Andromeda; Gold Plaque, special achievement in direction, Chicago International Film Festival, Gold Awards, television and cable production—Television series—dramatic, WorldFest Houston, 2001, 2002, for Earth: Final Conflict; Honorable Mention and Bronze Plaque Award, entertainment, Columbus International Film and Video Festival, Silver Award and Bronze Award, television and cable production—Television series—dramatic, WorldFest Houston, Bronze Medal, television programming and promotion—action/adventure, New York Festivals, Leo Award, dramatic series—best director, Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation of British Columbia, 2003, all for Dinotopia; Gold Award, television and cable production—Television series—dramatic, WorldFest Houston, 2003, for Body & Soul; Silver Plaque, special achievement in direction, Chicago International Film Festival, Bronze Plaque Award, entertainment, Columbus International Film and Video Festival, Gold Award, television and cable production—feature made for television/cable, WorldFest Houston, 2003, both for He Sees You When You're Sleeping; Platinum Award, television and cable production—directing—television, WorldFest Houston, Silver Plaque, special achievement—direction, Chicago International Film Festival, 2005, both for Stargate: Atlantis; Gold Award and Platinum Award, television and cable production, WorldFest Houston, Leo Award nomination, best direction in a youth or children's program or series, Directors Guild of Canada Team Award nomination, outstanding television series—family, Silver Plaque, special achievement—direction, Chicago International Film Festival, 2006, all for Naturally, Sadie; Platinum Award, fantasy/horror, WorldFest Houston, Silver Plaque, special achievement—direction, Chicago International Film Festival, 2007, both for Something Beneath; Platinum Award, best director, WorldFest Houston, Certificate of Merit, special achievement—direction, Chicago International Film Festival, 2007, both for Past Sins; Gold Award, television and cable production—directing—television, WorldFest Houston, Silver Plaque, special achievement: direction, Chicago International Film Festival, 2007, both for Dinosapien.

CREDITS

Film Work:

Director, producer, editor, and cinematographer, The Visitors, Groundstar Entertainment, 1977.

Director, producer, editor, and cinematographer, Game Over, Groundstar Entertainment, 1978.

Director and producer, Sequence, Groundstar Entertainment, 1980.

Director and music editor, Storm (also known as Turbulence), Warner Bros. Home Video, 1987.

Director, producer, supervising editor, and editor, Killer Image (also known as Meurtre dans l'objectif), Paramount Home Video, 1992.

Director, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Director, Exception to the Rule (also known as Nach gefahrlichen regeln), Artisan, 1997.

Director, Profile for Murder, Prism Entertainment, 1997.

Director, One of Our Own (also known as Dener P.D.: One of Our Own), 1998.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Body in elevator and voice on tape machine, Game Over, Groundstar Entertainment, 1978.

(Uncredited) Commuter, Superman III, 1983.

(Uncredited) Young Jim, voice of radio announcer, and man in wilderness (dream), Storm (also known as Turbulence), Warner Bros. Home Video, 1987.

(Uncredited) Voice of boyfriend on answering machine, Profile for Murder, Prism Entertainment, 1997.

Television Creative Consultant; Series:

Twice in a Lifetime, PAX and CTV, 1999.

Television Director; Movies:

Don't Look Behind You (also known as Du entkommst mir nicht), 1999.

He Sees You When You're Sleeping (also known as Mar Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark's "He Sees You When You're Sleeping"), PAX, 2002.

Past Sins, Lifetime, 2006.

Something Beneath, Sci-Fi Channel, 2007.

Black Swarm, 2008.

Television Director; Pilots:

Merlin (movie; also known as Merlin: The Magic Begins and Merlin: The Quest Begins), 1998.

Television Work; Specials:

Director and editor, All Star Comedy, 1982.

(Uncredited) Executive producer, Cameras Rolling: 20 Days on Set, 2000.

Television Director; Episodic:

Profile, 1982.

"The Sweetest Sting," Friday the 13th (also known as Friday the 13th: The Series and Friday Curse), syndicated, 1989.

"Scarlet Cinema," Friday the 13th (also known as Friday the 13th: The Series and Friday Curse), syndicated, 1989.

"Jack-in-the-Box," Friday the 13th (also known as Friday the 13th: The Series and Friday Curse), syndicated, 1989.

Street Justice, syndicated, 1992-93.

"Straight Home," Neon Rider, syndicated, 1992.

Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Nickelodeon, 1993-95.

"False Witness," Matrix, USA Network, 1993.

Sweet Valley High (also known as California College: Les jumelles de Sweet Valley and Francine Pascal's "Sweet Valley High"), Fox, 1995-97.

"It Came from Beneath the Sink," Goosebumps, Fox, 1996.

"Black Widow," Dead Man's Gun, Showtime, 1997.

Breaker High, UPN, 1997.

"Fear City," Night Man (also known as Nightman), syndicated, 1998.

"The People's Choice," Night Man (also known as Nightman), syndicated, 1998.

"Gore," Night Man (also known as Nightman), syndicated, 1999.

Twice in a Lifetime, PAX and CTV, 1999-2001.

"Molly Brown," Call of the Wild (also known as Jack London's "Call of the Wild"), Animal Planet, 2000.

Andromeda (also known as Gene Roddenberry's "Andromeda"), NBC, 2000-2005.

Earth: Final Conflict (also known as EFC, Gene Roddenberry's "Battleground Earth," Gene Roddenberry's "Earth: Final Conflict," Invasion planete Terre, and Mission Erde: Sie sind unter uns), syndicated, 2001-2002.

"Saviors," Body & Soul, 2002.

Dinotopia (also known as Dinotopia: The Series), ABC, 2002-2003.

"Childhood's End," Stargate: Atlantis (also known as La porte d'Atlantis and Stargate: Atlantis), Sci-Fi Channel, 2004.

"Year of the Dragon," Naturally, Sadie (also known as The Complete Freaks of Nature), Disney Channel, 2006.

"Double Jeopardy," Naturally, Sadie (also known as The Complete Freaks of Nature), Disney Channel, 2006.

"Smother's Day," Naturally, Sadie (also known as The Complete Freaks of Nature), Disney Channel, 2007.

"Poetic Justice," Naturally, Sadie (also known as The Complete Freaks of Nature), Disney Channel, 2007.

"We'll Meet Again," Blood Ties, Lifetime, 2007.

"Drawn & Quartered," Blood Ties, Lifetime, 2007.

"Post Partum," Blood Ties, Lifetime, 2007.

"5:55," Blood Ties, Lifetime, 2007.

"Without a Paddle," Dinosapien, Discovery Kids, 2007.

"Monster in the Woods," Dinosapien, Discovery Kids, 2007.

"Critters," Dinosapien, Discovery Kids, 2007.

"Dawn of the Dinosaur," Dinosapien, Discovery Kids, 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(Uncredited) Voice, news announcer, informant, and reverend on telephone, Past Sins, 2006.

(Uncredited) Voice of beast in woods, angry Arab guest, and Television announcer, Something Beneath, Sci-Fi Channel, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Phil Donahue, Rod Serling, Primitive man, and others, All Star Comedy, 1982.

Storm: In the Making, 1983.

Cameras Rolling: 20 Days on Set, 2000.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

The Visitors, Groundstar Entertainment, 1977.

Game Over, Groundstar Entertainment, 1978.

Sequence, Groundstar Entertainment, 1980.

Storm (also known as Turbulences), Warner Bros. Home Video, 1987.

Killer Image (also known as Meutre dans l'objectif), Paramount, 1992.

Television Writer; Movies:

Additional writer: action scenes, Don't Look Behind You (also known as Du entkommst mir nicht), 1999.

(Uncredited) Something Beneath, Sci-Fi Channel, 2007.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Calgary Herald Sunday Magazine, January 13, 1991.

Calgary Magazine, September, 1987.

Vancouver Sun, December 4, 1999.

Winning, David 1961–

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