Colin MacDonald

2023 Winner

“I am beyond excited and grateful to be selected for the JL Nova Scotia Creative Award and have the opportunity to create a documentary regarding the housing crisis in Nova Scotia. I will share stories and interviews - both personal and from our community- of the struggle to keep a roof over our heads. Thank you to the Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund, Cat LeBlanc, the Atlantic jury, and BOYNECLARKE LLP for the generous support.”

As an award-winning filmmaker, cinematographer, and editor, Colin has been honing his creative talents in the Nova Scotia screen industry over the past ten years. He has produced over a dozen short films and music videos, including the award-winning projects Stitches (2022), Presents (2019), and Presence (2013).

Colin’s career in post-production has also granted him the opportunity to be the lead editor, colourist, and assistant editor on numerous documentary films and series, including Militaria (2020- 2023), I See You (2022), Farrin (2020), Generation We (2019), Fanarchy (2015), and Nightmare Factory (2011)

Colin’s passion lies in collaborating on documentary and narrative films that strongly focus on character and story, striving for creative and innovative ways of evoking emotion in the audience.