John Stead - Shaw Festival Theatre

John Stead
John Stead
Fight Director

SHAW 2022: Fight director for the season.
(Selected Credits) FOR THE SHAW: fight director for twenty-one previous seasons. ELSEWHERE: past head of stage combat for Stratford Festival for twenty-five seasons; stage combat co-ordinator for National Theatre School; master instructor emeritus with Academy of Dramatic Combat; fight director for over 600 productions across North America. FILM/TELEVISION: stunt co-ordinator on over 500 films and separate television episodes; director on several television series, including Pretty Hard Cases, Designated Survivor, Dark Matter, Bitten, XIII: The Series, The Bobby Buck Show; directed two feature films and several short films, including the award-winning film The Waking. AWARDS: Award of Excellence, Canadian International Film Festival; Genre award for best suspense, BNFF; Derek F. Mitchell Artist Director’s award, Tyrone Guthrie award, Stratford Festival; Judges’ Choice award, 15 Minutes of Fame International Film Festival; Best Short 1st Runner-Up, Ticket to Hollywood International Film and Screenplay Festival; nominated for Best Short award, Directors Guild of Canada.

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