Sturla Gunnarsson Net Worth

Complete Biography of Sturla Gunnarsson, which include net worth and movie earnings in 2017. Sturla Gunnarsson body measurments like height, weight and age information. Sturla Gunnarsson wiki include family profile: spouse (wife/husband); siblings; childen; parents. Biography of Sturla Gunnarsson net worth was updated in 2019.

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Mini Biography

After a profession spanning over three decades, Sturla Gunnarsson has become identified by the Canadian film industry as you of its most accomplished filmmakers. Gunnarsson was created in Iceland, and elevated in Vancouver, Canada. After their studies at the University or college of English Columbia, he relocated to Toronto where he started doing work for the Country wide Film Table. His first film, FOLLOWING THE Axe in 1982, got him an Oscar nomination for greatest documentary brief. In 1998, Such an extended Journey (1998) predicated on Rohinton Mistry’s book was his 1st fiction film to obtain international acknowledgement. It received twelve genie nominations, including greatest picture. Gunnarsson offers since produced two other exclusive feature movies; Rare Parrots (2001), a quirky Newfoundland humor, and Beowulf & Grendel (2005) the historic Norse epic. Latest documentaries including Gerrie and Louise (1997), and Air flow India 182 (2008). Gunnarsson was elected chief executive from the Directors Guild of Canada in 2008. He lives in Toronto, but is constantly on the function almost everywhere else in the globe.

Known for movies

Interesting Facts

1Moved to Canada at age seven.
2Contracted Hepatitis while shooting Diplomatic Immunity (1991) in El Salvador.
3Was elected President of the Directors Guild of Canada in May 2008.


1[observation, 2014] I am in a constant state of existential crisis about what I do. After 'Air India', I wanted to do a movie based on Christie Blatchford's book about Afghanistan, and the first time Canada was at war since Korea. But I couldn't get any traction. To this day, there has not been a treatment of Canadian military adventures there in any form. That kind of stuff does matter..because if you don't have a history you don't have a country.

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011DGC Team AwardDirectors Guild of CanadaAllan King Award For Excellence in DocumentaryForce of Nature (2010)Nick Hector (Picture Editor)

Michael Bonini (Sound Editor)
2010People's Choice AwardToronto International Film FestivalDocumentaryForce of Nature (2010)
2010Most Popular Environmental FilmVancouver International Film FestivalForce of Nature (2010)
2009DGC Team AwardDirectors Guild of CanadaAllan King Award For Excellence in DocumentaryAir India 182 (2008)Alexandra Lane (assistant production manager)

Wendy Ord (first assistant director)

Terry Stone (second assistant director)

Ian Brock (production designer)

Shawn Thomas (first assistant art director)

Marilyn Jang (production accountant)

Melissa Warry-Smith (location manager)

Dominic Main (location manager)

Boris Radivojevic (assistant location manager)

Brandon Gowing (assistant location manager)

Nick Hector (picture editor)

Michael Bonini (sound editor)
2007DGC Craft AwardDirectors Guild of CanadaDirection - Television Movie/Mini-SeriesAbove and Beyond (2006)
2004DGC Craft AwardDirectors Guild of CanadaOutstanding Achievement in Direction - Television SeriesDa Vinci's Inquest (1998)
2004DGC Team AwardDirectors Guild of CanadaOutstanding Team Achievement in a Television Series - DramaDa Vinci's Inquest (1998)Julia Neville (production manager)

Lee Knippelberg (1st assistant director)

Caroline Battista (2nd assistant director)

Doug Brons (location manager)

Jennifer Kidd (3rd assistant director)

Casey Charleson (3rd assistant director)

Amy Edelson (assistant location manager)

Scott Firth (trainee location manager)

Sydney St. Louis (location scout)

Anand Kanna (location scout)

Frank Ciofitto (key production assistant)
2004GeminiGemini AwardsBest Direction in a Dramatic SeriesDa Vinci's Inquest (1998)
2002DGC Team AwardDirectors Guild of CanadaOutstanding Achievement in a Feature FilmRare Birds (2001)Alex Pappas (first assistant director)

Kelly Stone (second assistant director)

Terry Stone (third assistant director)

Luke Fisher (production assistant)

Gary Swim (location manager consultant)

Pam Hall (production designer)

Jeff Warren (film editor)

David Evans (sound designer/supervisor)

D. Gillian Truster (assistant editor)
2002DGC Craft AwardDirectors Guild of CanadaOutstanding Achievement in DirectionRare Birds (2001)
2001Audience AwardAtlantic Film FestivalRare Birds (2001)
1998GeminiGemini AwardsBest Documentary ProgramGerrie & Louise (1997)David York

Phyllis Brown
1998Most Popular Canadian FilmVancouver International Film FestivalSuch a Long Journey (1998)
1986GenieGenie AwardsBest Feature Length DocumentaryFinal Offer (1985)Robert Collison

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015DGC Team AwardDirectors Guild of CanadaAllan King Award For Excellence in DocumentaryMonsoon (2014)Nick Hector (Picture Editor)
2014Politiken's Audience AwardCPH:DOXMonsoon (2014)
2014Impact AwardVancouver International Film FestivalMonsoon (2014)
2011LeoLeo AwardsBest Feature Length Documentary ProgramForce of Nature (2010)Yves J. Ma

Janice Tufford
2010Pare Lorentz AwardInternational Documentary AssociationForce of Nature (2010)
2006DGC Team AwardDirectors Guild of CanadaOutstanding Television Series - DramaDa Vinci's City Hall (2005)Bev White (Production Manager)

Bonnie Benwick (1st Assistant Director)

Kate Vanderbyl (2nd Assistant Director)

Bryant Marshall (3rd Assistant Director)

Michael Cates (Location Manager)

Linda Yip (Assistant Location Manager)

Maggie Laird (Trainee Assistant Locations)
2003DGC Craft AwardDirectors Guild of CanadaOutstanding Achievement in Direction - Television Movie/Mini-Series100 Days in the Jungle (2002)
2003DGC Team AwardDirectors Guild of CanadaOutstanding Achievement in a Television Movie/Mini-Series100 Days in the Jungle (2002)Roger Mattiussi (Picture Editor)

Todd Cherniawsky (Production Designer)

Lisa Byrne (Production Manager)

Ehud Ellman (1st Assistant Director)

Karen Sowiak (2nd Assistant Director)

Doug Steeden (Unit Manager)

Kym Trowell (Assistant Director)

Cory Faulkner (Assistant Director)

Laurette Bourassa (Production Coordinator)

Michelle Gougeon (Assistant Production Coordinator)

Tracy Noga (Office Production Assistant)

Jill Antal (Accountant)

Elizabeth Bolstler (1st Assistant Accountant)

Leslie Maynes (Accounting Clerk)

Eric Rebalkin (Location Manager)

Ed Huery (Location Assistant)

2003GeminiGemini AwardsBest Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series100 Days in the Jungle (2002)
2003GenieGenie AwardsBest Achievement in DirectionRare Birds (2001)
2002Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsFilm - Pretty Funny DirectionRare Birds (2001)
2002Taos Land Grant AwardTaos Talking Picture FestivalRare Birds (2001)
2001GeminiGemini AwardsBest Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesScorn (2000)
1999GenieGenie AwardsBest Achievement in DirectionSuch a Long Journey (1998)
1997GeminiGemini AwardsBest Direction in a Dramatic ProgramMother Trucker: The Diana Kilmury Story (1996)
1989GeminiGemini AwardsBest Direction in a Dramatic or Comedy Series9B (1988)
1983OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Documentary, FeaturesAfter the Axe (1981)Steve Lucas
1981Gold HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest DocumentaryAfter the Axe (1981)



The Art of More2016TV Series 1 episode
Motive2013-2016TV Series 10 episodes
19-22016TV Series 3 episodes
Ice Soldiers2013
The Firm2012TV Series 1 episode
Rookie Blue2011TV Series 1 episode
Degrassi: The Next Generation2008-2011TV Series 8 episodes
The National Parks Project2011Documentary
Force of Nature2010Documentary
Defying Gravity2009TV Series 3 episodes
The Best Years2007-2009TV Series 2 episodes
St. Brigid's Medical2009TV Series
Air India 1822008Documentary
Intelligence2006TV Series 2 episodes
Above and Beyond2006TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
Da Vinci's City Hall2006TV Series 2 episodes
Beowulf & Grendel2005
Snakes & Ladders2004TV Series
Da Vinci's Inquest2003TV Series 1 episode
Wild Card2003TV Series 1 episode
100 Days in the Jungle2002TV Movie
The Man Who Saved Christmas2002TV Movie
Rare Birds2001
Scorn2000TV Movie
Ricky Nelson: Original Teen Idol1999TV Movie
Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story1999TV Movie
Dead Man's Gun1997-1999TV Series 4 episodes
Such a Long Journey1998
Gerrie & Louise1997Documentary
Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way1997TV Movie
Mother Trucker: The Diana Kilmury Story1996TV Movie
We the Jury1996TV Movie
Side Effects1995TV Series 1 episode
The Diary of Evelyn Lau1994TV Movie
North of 601993TV Series 1 episode
Scales of Justice1992TV Series 1 episode
Diplomatic Immunity1991/II
The Campbells1990TV Series 4 episodes
Street Legal1987-1990TV Series 2 episodes
E.N.G.1990TV Series 1 episode
The Beachcombers1988-1989TV Series 2 episodes
The Twilight Zone1989TV Series 1 episode
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1987-1988TV Series 2 episodes
The Ray Bradbury Theater1988TV Series 1 episode
9B1988TV Series 1 episode
Where Is Here?1987Documentary
Final Offer1985TV Movie documentary
After the Axe1981Documentary


Monsoon2014/IDocumentary producer
Force of Nature2010Documentary producer
Air India 1822008Documentary producer
Beowulf & Grendel2005producer
The Real Thing: The Making of 'Diana Kilmury: Teamster'1996TV Movie documentary producer
Diplomatic Immunity1991/IIproducer
Where Is Here?1987Documentary producer
Final Offer1985TV Movie documentary producer
After the Axe1981Documentary producer


Air India 1822008Documentary writer


Passage1978Short as Sturla Gunnarson, photography


The Diary of Evelyn Lau1994TV Movie developer


The Voyager Diaries2014Documentary short special thanks
Stories We Tell2012Documentary thanks - as Sturla Gunnarson
Desolation Sound2005with special thanks to
Black Swan2002special thanks


Katie Chats2014TV SeriesHimself
Wrath of Gods2006DocumentaryHimself
The Real Thing: The Making of 'Diana Kilmury: Teamster'1996TV Movie documentaryHimself - Director


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