ThomFitzgerald

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Thom Fitzgerald was born in New Rochelle and grew up in New York City. He studied at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art but after he graduated with a BFA in performance and film, he moved to Nova Scotia in 1988. Why Nova Scotia? Thom had spent one term as an exchange student at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. His debut feature, The Hanging Garden, was released to immediate and widespread acclaim. It was voted most popular film at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Atlantic Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Mar del Plata Film Festival in Argentina. In addition, the film won four 1997 Genie Awards from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Thom was also given the prestigious Claude Jutra Award which is given for Best Direction of a First Feature.

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