Dennis Foon - Screenwriter
Dennis wrote the screenplay for Life Above All, winner of the Prix Francois Chalais at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, and Oscar shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film. A Shine of Rainbows premiered at TIFF and played at over 30 international film festivals winning 11 awards. He co-wrote Mina Shum’s feature Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity (starring Sandra Oh) that screened at TIFF and Sundance. He’s received the Gemini Award, two WGC Awards, four Leos and the Robert Wagner Award for his screenplays, including Little Criminals, International Emmy Nominee White Lies, Torso (Gemini, Best Movie), The Terry Fox Story, and most recently, On The Farm. An internationally produced playwright, his plays include New Canadian Kid, Skin, and War - for which he has received the British Theatre Award, two Chalmers awards and a Governor General’s nomination. His award-winning trilogy of novels, The Longlight Legacy, has been published in five countries.