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MICHAEL BURTCH: ARTIST

SCULPTOR, SOUND ARTIST, WRITER, SET DESIGNER

CANADIAN SCREEN AWARD

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Canadian Screen Award

The Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research.

MARCH 2017 

MEDIA

The Northern Hoot

"Nine years ago, outdoor adventurer couple and conservationists, Gary and Joanie McGuffin and art historian, Michael Burtch, set out to retrace and map the Group of Seven’s paths across pristine lakes and the wild northern landscape –just for the love of it. A few years ago the president of White Pine Pictures, Peter Raymont and researcher, Nancy Lang, made a connection with the trio. A couple of pizza pies and a few beers later, the group agreed that they should unite forces and take McGuffin’s and Burtch’s discovery to the next level –film." 


SooToday

“No one more surprised than Michael Burtch at winning Canadian Screen Award “- by Kenneth Armstrong  

No one more surprised than Michael Burtch at winning Canadian Screen Award

A team of researchers who worked on the documentary 'Painted Land' won a Canadian Screen Award
Mar 8, 2017 8:30 PM by:  in Sootoday.

Michael Burtch seen at home today, holding his Canadian Screen Award. Burtch was among the winners of The Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research for the documentary film 'Painted Land'. Kenneth Armstrong/SooToday

When Michael Burtch began his project to find Group of Seven painting sites, he never imagined his research would result in a Canadian Screen Award.

Even while sitting in the audience last night, he was not expecting the end result of that project — the documentary film Painted Land — to take home The Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research.

“Last night we were just enjoying ourselves at the gala. Our category came up and I was ready to applaud someone else when they called our name,” said Burtch.

“I was literally — and I am not being falsely modest — I was really resigned and honoured just for the group having been nominated,” he added.

Burtch shares the award with Gary and Joanie McGuffin, Nancy Lang, Rebecca Middleton and Emma Hambly, who all worked in a research capacity on the film.

Although he has won a number of awards, Burtch considers this one to be a pinnacle achievement.

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Meet the group that looked for and found locations where members of the Group of Seven painted and inspired the movie, "Painted Land: Searching for the Group of Seven."

 


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