John Fawcett

Director John Fawcett spearheaded a new wave of Canadian horror with cult werewolf flick "Ginger Snaps" (2000) before co-creating one of his homeland's most successful sci-fi exports, "Orphan Black "(Space, 2013-). Born ... Read more »
Born: 05/03/1968 in Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Filmography

Director (30)

Orphan Black 2013 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Bitten 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Rookie Blue 2010 - 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Spartacus 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Lost Girl 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

The Secret Circle 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Covert Affairs 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Flashpoint 2011 (Tv Show)

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Spartacus: Gods of the Arena 2011 (Tv Show)

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La Femme Nikita 1996 - 2003, 2007 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken 1995 - 2003, 2007 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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The Border 1998 - 1999, 2002 - 2003, 2007 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Unnatural History 2010 (Tv Show)

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Xena: Warrior Princess 1995 - 2003, 2007 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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John Woo's Once a Thief 1998 - 1999, 2002 - 2003, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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The Dresden Files 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

The Dark 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Whistler 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Missing 2005 (Tv Show)

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Queer as Folk (US) 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

The Dark 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Show Me Yours 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Miracles 2003 (Tv Show)

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Playmakers 2003 (Tv Show)

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My Daughter's Secret Life 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Director

Ginger Snaps 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Power Play 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Boy's Club 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Last Exit (TV Show)

Director

The Dark (TV Show)

Director
Producer (3)

Ginger Snaps: The Beginning 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Actor (2)

After the Black 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Riding the Rails 1997 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Writer (1)

Ginger Snaps 2001 (Movie)

(From Story)
Music (1)

Our Town (TV Show)

Lyrics

Biography

Director John Fawcett spearheaded a new wave of Canadian horror with cult werewolf flick "Ginger Snaps" (2000) before co-creating one of his homeland's most successful sci-fi exports, "Orphan Black "(Space, 2013-). Born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1968 to strict Mormon parents, Fawcett first began making films on a Super 8 camera while at high school, going onto hone his craft at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Canadian Film Centre. Fawcett made his directorial debut with "Half Nelson" (1992), a short about a kid who thinks his father is a vampire, before moving into TV for a single episode of kids sci-fi comedy "Space Cases" (Nickelodeon, 1996-97) and then full-length features with "The Boys Club" (1997), a crime thriller in which Chris Penn's fugitive befriends a group of teenagers. His big breakthrough arrived in the shape of "Ginger Snaps" (2000), a coming-of-age lycanthropic tale about two death-obsessed sisters which briefly positioned Fawcett as the new David Cronenberg. Following work on "My Daughter's Secret Life" (2001), a TV movie about a high school student's gambling obsession, and several episodes of action-adventure "Xena: Warrior Princess" (Syndication, 1995-2001), crime drama "Da Vinci's Inquest" (CBC, 1998-2005), and romantic sitcom "Show Me Yours" (Showcase, 2004-05), Fawcett returned to the horror genre with "The Dark" (2005), a Welsh-based mythological story about a couple whose daughter is replaced by a long-dead girl. Fawcett then helmed a number of TV movies including parallel lives drama "Last Exit" (2006), countryside horror "Bon Voyage" (2006) and political thriller "The Quality of Life" (2008), and added LGBT groundbreaker "Queer as Folk" (Showcase, 2000-05), security agency drama "The Border" (CBC, 2008-2010) and police procedural "The Bridge" (CTV, 2010) to his increasingly prolific resume. Family drama "Heartland" (CTV, 2007-), supernatural hit "Lost Girl" (Showcase, 2010-15) and time travel comedy "Being Erica" (CBC, 2009-2011) were just some of the Canadian TV shows which occasionally benefitted from Fawcett's directorial flair, with cop drama "Rookie Blue" (ABC, 2010-15) and medical mystery "Saving Hope" (CTV, 2012-) both employing his talents for longer periods too. Fawcett then received the highest acclaim of his career with a show with he wrote, produced and directed, and developed alongside Graeme Manson, "Orphan Black" (Space, 2013-), an award-winning sci-fi drama which explores the complex issue of human cloning.

Milestones

2013

Co-created sci-fi series "Orphan Black" (Space, 2013-)

2000

Directed cult hit "Ginger Snaps"

1997

Made feature film debut with "The Boys Club"

Bonus Trivia

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Other shows which Fawcett directed multiple episodes of include "Power Play" (CTV, 1998-2000), "Miracles" (ABC, 2003), "Whistler" (CTV, 2006-08), "Flashpoint" (CTV, 2008-2012) and "The Secret Circle" (The CW, 2011-12).

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