Pete McCormack Movies and Career Information

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Jan 27, 1965

Director and Writer

Pete McCormack (born January 27, 1965) is a Canadian author, filmmaker, screenwriter and musician. He is best known for directing the Academy Award short-listed documentary Facing Ali and the Leacock Award-nominated novel Understanding Ken. In 2003, McCormack directed and wrote his first feature film, the award-winning See Grace Fly starring Paul McGillion and Gina Chiarelli. Chiarelli won multiple awards and was nominated for a Genie Award for her role as Grace McKinley, a woman suffering from schizophrenia. In 2006, McCormack wrote and co-directed (with Jesse James Miller) the award-winning documentary Uganda Rising, about the plight of the people of Northern Uganda. The film was narrated by Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey. For UNICEF in 2007, McCormack wrote and co-directed (with Tim Hardy) the 25-minute Pierce Brosnan-narrated short film Hope In The Time of AIDS about the HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, and the potential of antiretroviral drugs. In 2009, McCormack directed the documentary Facing Ali. The film was short-listed in the 2010 Academy Awards’ category for best full-length documentary. In October 2009, the film won the Audience Choice award for Best Documentary

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