Bio

Su_Rynard_DirectorSu Rynard is a Canadian filmmaker and media artist. From her early video art to feature films, Rynard has worked across a range of approaches: dramatic, experimental, documentary, and installation. Inspired by art, science, ecology, and the human relationship to the natural world, her films have screened in film festivals around the globe and have garnered multiple awards. Recent work includes: feature documentary films, Duet for Solo Piano (2019),  Mosquito (2017), The Messenger (2015); Installation works, Goldilocks (2020), As Soon As Weather Will Permit (2015); Interactive media, SoloForDuet.ca (2019). Her dramatic fiction feature film KARDIA debuted in 2006. Su Rynard is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and was a Director Resident at the Canadian Film Centre. She is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada and is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art in Toronto.

Features

DUET FOR SOLO PIANO (2019)
MOSQUITO (2017)

THE MESSENGER (2015)

KARDIA (2005)

DREAM MACHINE (2000)

Installation

GOLDILOCKS (2020)

SEED BANK (2011)

DROWNING LONDON (2010)

APPLES (MALUS DOMESTICA)  (2009)

BUG GIRL (2003)

Short Film and Video Art

AS SOON AS WEATHER WILL PERMIT (2014)

CORONATION PARK (2009)

STRANDS (1997)

THE DAY JESUS MELTED (1996)

EIGHT MEN CALLED EUGENE (1996)

Big deal So what (1995)

SIGNAL (1993)

What Wants To Be Spoken, What Remains To Be Said (1991)

1932 (1989)

Within Dialogue (Silence) (1987 )

Absence (1986)

 

 

Awards:

Banff Rockie Award. Environmental and Wildlife (Mosquito)

Golden Sheaf Award. Best Documentary (Science/Nature/Technology) (Mosquito)

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival: Best Changing Planet Film (Mosquito)

Top Ten Audience Award, Hot Docs Film Festival (The Messenger)

Nominated for Best Cinematography in a Feature Documentary, CSA Canadian Screen Awards, (The Messenger)

Pariscience.  Biodiversity Award.  Prix Buffon Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, (The Messenger)

Best Conservation Film, Jackson Hole Film Festival, (The Messenger)

Best of Fest, International Wildlife Film Festival Missoula, Montana (The Messenger)

Best Theatrical Feature, International Wildlife Film Festival Missoula, Montana (The Messenger)

WFFR Awareness Award, Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam (The Messenger)

Best Environmental Film Prize – Festival de l’Oiseau et de la Nature, France (The Messenger)

Special Jury Award: Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature Environmental Film Festival (The Messenger)

Special Mention: Best Documentary, CinemAmbiente (The Messenger)

Favourite Documentary Feature, North Bay Film Festival (The Messenger)

Recipient: The 2015 Carl Nunn Media and Conservation Award presented by Ontario Nature

People’s Choice Award, Imagine Science Film Festival, New York (As Soon As Weather Will Permit)

Runner up: Nature Scientific Merit Award, Imagine Science Film Festival, New York (As Soon As Weather Will Permit)

Best Feature Doc Project Award. SongbirdSOS BIPS PITCH Sunnyside of the Doc, France

Alfred P. Sloan Award Feature Film Prize.  (Kardia)

Cinema, Sydney Australia, Best Narrative Film Award. (Kardia)

Creative Vision Award. Earth Dance Film Festival (Bug Girl)

Silver Award winner Worldfest Houston (Strands)

Mediawave Festival Hungary, Best Editing (Signal)

Best Short Film Cabbagetown Film and Video Festival (Signal)

Nomination for M. Joan Chalmers Documentarian Award for Film & Video (Sexual Healing)