Jeremy Lutter
Filmmaker Biography

Measuring in at a height of six feet seven inches tall, Jeremy understands the benefit of standing out in a crowd. He studied creative writing in his hometown at the University of Victoria.  Since graduating, his work has been seen on The Movie Network, MuchMusic, MTV, CBC, Bravo!, TV Italy, Air Canada and screened at festivals around the world.  

Jeremy pitched the MPPIA Short Film Award at the 2010 Whistler Film Festival and won funding and in-kind services to make a short film called JOANNA MAKES A FRIEND. That film was a huge success and went on to screen at over 20 film festivals world wide,winning several awards includingAudience Choice Award at both TIFF Kids & Victoria Film Festival. Telefilm Canada took notice and presented JOANNA MAKES A FRIEND at the Cannes Film Market as a part of their "Not Short on Talent" program in 2012.  The film stars Dalila Bela and Fred Ewanuick (Dan For Mayor, Corner Gas).

Jeremy has made a series of award winning short films over over the years. Through the NSI Drama Prize and BravoFACT with filmmaker Daniel Hogg, they made a short film called FLOODPLAIN, which stars Cameron Bright (Twilight, X-Men, Thank You for Smoking) and Sarah Desjardins. The Harold Greenberg Fund’s Short to Feature launched his next project called GORD’S BROTHER about a young boy and his monster brother. The film is written by long time friend and JOANNA MAKES A FRIEND writer, Ben Rollo. RESET a sci-fi thriller which won BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM at the Long Beach FIlm Festival in New York. CAW an art council sponsored short film that is about to premiere in 2017.

Jeremy recently won the Telefilm Micro-budget Feature Program to make an horror thriller called THE HOLLOW CHILD which is set to premiere in 2017

Jeremy has also directed for episodic series. He has directed episodes for the Leo Award winning webseries FRESHMAN'S WHARF, and the AMAZON STUDIOS / KNOWLEDGE / TVO international children's TV drama ANNEDROIDS.

 

Awards:

* Telefilm Micro-Budget Feature – "The Hollow Child"
* Best Narrative Short – Long Beach New York Film Festival 2015 – "Reset"
* Best Director Award – Short Circuit Film Festival 2015 – "Gord's Brother"
* Yorkton Film Festival - Nominated Best Short Drama 2015 – "Gord's Brother"
* Harold Greenberg Fund's Short to Feature 2013 – "Gord's Brother"
* 1st Runner Up Award Hot Shot Shorts Contest 2013– for "Gord's Brother"
* Not Short on Talent at the Cannes Film Festival 2013 – by Telefilm Canada
* NSI Drama Prize 2012 – funding for a short film "Floodplain"
* Brian Linehan Foundation Award 2012 – support for "Floodplain"
* Not Short on Talent at the Cannes Film Festival 2012 – by Telefilm Canada
* TIFF Kids Audience Choice Award 2012 – for "Joanna Makes a Friend"
* Metropol Audience Choice Award (Victoria FIlm Festival) 2012 – for "Joanna Makes a Friend"
* Nominated Best Drama at Yorkton Film Festival 2012 – for "Joanna Makes a Friend"
* MPPIA Short Film Award 2010 – funding for a short film "Joanna Makes A Friend"
* 1st Runner Up Award Hot Shot Shorts Contest 2010– for "Joanna Makes A Friend"
* Leo Awards 2010 – 2 nominations for Best Music Video Award
* M Awards 2009 & 2011 (Monday Magazine) – Favourite Filmmaker
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* Cinevic 48 Hour Film Slam 2009 – Audience Favourite Award
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* Cinevic 48 Hour Film Slam 2009 – Runner up Director Award
* Reel to Reel Music Video Competition 2008 – Grand Prize
* Leo Awards 2008 – nomination for Best Music Video Award
* Okanagan Film Festival 2008 & 2009 – Best BC Music Video Award
* No Exit Music Video Festival (New Jersey) 2008 - Best Use of Creativity
* Cinevic 48 Hour Film Slam 2008 – Runner up Best Picture