About the Filmmaker
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Connolly has produced five projects in partnership with Canadian broadcasters. The most recent documentary, Shelter From the Storm, on homelessness and activism surrounding Toronto's Tent City, was broadcast on CBC Witness.
Other documentaries include How To Eat a Cat: The Cartoonist Mike Constable, My Sister's Keepers, Making Peace: What Makes Canadians Secure? and The Iconoclast: The Images of Richard Slye. Broadcast partners have included CBC, Newsworld, TVOntario, Vision TV, Knowledge Network and the Saskatchewan Communications Network.
Michael also produces advocacy and educational videos for non-profit organizations such as the Ontario Nurses' Association, the Registered Nurses Association and the Social Planning Network of Ontario.
Michael recently produced, with Compass 360, a commercial for the Public Service Alliance of Canada.
In addition to producing and directing, Michael is a proficient editor and writer.
Michael is a member of NABET 700 CEP and the Documentary Organization of Canada (formerly the Canadian Independent Film Caucus). He is a former member of locals of the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and has sat on the Boards of Directors of two artist-run centres: Trinity Square Video and Ed Video.
Michael grew up in Halifax and now makes his home in Toronto.