MASTER CLASS Sudz Sutherland & Jennifer Holness
MASTER CLASS: JENNIFER HOLNESS & SUDZ SUTHERLAND Award-winning writer and producer Jennifer Holness and Award-winning director and writer Sudz Sutherland will take us through their journey in the film / TV industry, obstacles they had to overcome, what keeps them going and their secret for success. SUDZ SUTHERLAND: WRITER/DIRECTOR Sudz Sutherland works as a freelance writer and director for TV dramas and feature films. Sudz' episodic work includes Reign, Beauty and the Beast, Murdoch Mysteries and Haven. Sudz's latest feature film, Home Again, won the prestigious PAFF‐BAFTA Festival Choice Award in Los Angeles. Home Again follows up Sudz' multiple award winning debut feature film Love, Sex and Eating the Bones. Sudz' next feature is called Operation Red Dog, set to shoot in 2018. He is currently in development for season 2 on CBC's 'Shoot the Messenger,' his first Dramatic series co-created with writer/producer Jennifer Holness that premiered fall 2016. JENNIFER HOLNESS: WRITER/PRODUCER of scripted and factual TV and films. Jen co-created and produced the new drama series, Shoot The Messenger, along with the miniseries Guns for CBC. The latter won five Canadian Screen Awards, including a shared best writing award for Jen. She’s also produced numerous documentaries for TV, including Hispaniola, currently in production with the NFB. Her film credits including the festival winners Home Again and Love and Sex and Eating the Bones, which won the Best First Canadian Feature at TIFF. Jennifer is a member of several Boards including Women in View, pushing for diversity in all things.