The Defector Wins 3 Canadian Screen Awards!

Fathom Film Group is pleased to announce The Defector: Escape from North Korea won three Canadian Screen Awards at last night’s Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television ceremony: Best Documentary Program, Best Direction in a Documentary Program and the Academy’s Diversity Award.


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A great team win! It’s a testament to the incredible talent that came together to make this film. Heartfelt congratulations to:

Director of Photography – STEPHEN CHUNG Supervising Editor and Co-Writer – MANFRED BECKER Editor – CHRIS WISEMAN and STEVE GUISE Art Director – ALEXANDRA G. BRILLEMBOURG Animation Director – ROBERT PILICHOWSKI Visual Research – ELIZABETH KLINCK Music Composed and Performed by – ARI POSNER Commissioning Editor, TVO – JANE JANKOVIC Line Producer – HEIDI TAO YANG Associate Producers – SHERRY BARRETT-BOGUSKI, ERICA LEENDERTSE, HEIDI TAO YANG, MELANIE HORKAN, HANNAH DONEGAN

CG Graphics – SCOTT MCPHERSON

Motion Graphics – ALEXANDRA G. BRILLEMBOURG, ROBERT PILICHOWSKI, STEPHANIE DUDLEY, SHUMING JIANG, TOM TRINDADE, MUNZER HALIME, ABHYUDAY KARN, ARTURO MERINO

Second Unit Cinematographer – ALAN POON Additional Camera – ROBERT PILICHOWSKI, JOHN TRAN Camera Assistant – SCOTT BURTON Los Angeles Sound Recordist – NATHAN BARGER Los Angeles Production Assistant – JUSTIN FERK Toronto Sound Recordists – SEAN VAN DELFT JEFFREY MAGAT Korea Sound Recordist – NA-RU KANG Thailand Sound Recordist – PONGSARID TOMECHAI Fixer (South Korea) – MI-HYE KIM, CHARLIE MAENG Fixer (Thailand) – FRANK SMITH, MAE THEEWARI Daily Assistant Editor – JARED RAAB Editorial Assistant – DAINE BOHNER Additional Stock Treatment – KYOUNGKUEN CHUNG Translators and Editorial Assistants – EUI YONG ZONG SEAN KANG MI-RE KIM Interns MAX COTTER ARIAL YANG Post Production by – REDLAB Audio Post Production by – POST CITY SOUND INC. Dialogue Editor and Sound Design – ALEX BULLOCK Music Supervisor – STEPHANIE PIGOTT Music Mixed by – JARED KUEMPER Music Assistant and Additional Music – PATRICK COTTER

Thank you TVO, CMF, Bell Broadcast and New Media FundRobin Balick MirskyHot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Documentary Organization of Canada, Canal DCTS and to all of the amazing Kickstarter supporters!

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