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Thom Fitzgerald

Thom Fitzgerald

Thom Fitzgerald's 1997 debut feature The Hanging Garden won over twenty international and Canadian prizes, including four Genie Awards including Best Screenplay, Supporting Actor Peter MacNeill and Supporting Actress Seana McKenna. The film also won the FIPRESCI European International Critics Prize and The People's Choice Award for Best Film at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it was bought for theatrical release by MGM.

His docu-comedy homage to 1950s physique magazines, Beefcake, featuring Jack LaLanne and Joe Dallesandro, premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and enjoyed a U.S. art house run by Strand Releasing. Along with several Genie nominations, Beefcake garnered an ACTRA award for supporting actor Jonathan Torrens.

Thom directed the television freak show Wolfgirl, featuring Tim Curry, Grace Jones and Lesley Ann Warren, which premiered on USA network in 2001, followed by a specialty NC-17 rated video/DVD release by Newmarket Entertainment.

Next, ready for release in 2002 will be The Wild Dogs, a DV drama surrounding the current cull of 200,000 stray dogs in Bucharest, Romania. The vivid ensemble cast features Rachel Blanchard (Road Trip), David Hayman (Sid and Nancy), and Alberta Watson (Spanking the Monkey).


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Thom Fitzgerald Facts

OccupationDirector
BirthdayJuly 8, 1968 (49)
SignCancer
BirthplaceNew Jersey, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Thom Fitzgerald compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Cloudburst
The Hanging Garden
3 Needles
Blood Moon
Beefcake
The Event
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