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SONS AND DAUGHTERS: The Italians of Schreiber
Biography: David Mortin and Patricia Fogliato


As a husband-and-wife filmmaking team, David Mortin and Patricia Fogliato have collaborated on several award-winning documentaries. Their most recent production, Time on Earth (1997), follows three seniors as they travel the highways of North America in their motor-homes. The film has received several honours, including the Bronze Award, 1997 Houston Worldfest; Bronze Award, 1997 Charleston Worldfest; and the Bronze Plaque, 1997 Columbus Int'l Film Festival. Time on Earth was a Finalist at the 1998 New York Festivals, and was selected for competition at the 1997 International Documentary Filmfest Amsterdam and the Figueira da Foz Int'l Filmfest in Portugal. It was also nominated in the Best Cultural Documentary category at the 1997 Hot Docs! Awards, and most recently, has been nominated in the Best Editing category of the 1998 Gemini Awards.

Enigmatico (1995), is an hour-long arts documentary which interweaves the poetry, music, painting, sculpture and photography of several Italian-Canadian artists. This film has also received several awards throughout North America, including Best Arts Documentary, 1996 Hot Docs! Awards; Silver Hugo, Humanities, 1995 Chicago International Film Festival; Silver Award, Arts/Cultural, 1995 Houston Worldfest; and was nominated for a 1995 Genie Award for Best Short Documentary.

Prior to forming Enigmatico Films with Patricia, David spent over five years on staff at Rhombus Media, the internationally-renowned production company specializing in films on the performing arts. His most recent credits with Rhombus include Co-writer of the Emmy Award-winning performance feature, September Songs; The Music of Kurt Weill (1995), and Second Unit Director/Associate Producer of Hong Kong Symphony: Heaven, Earth, Mankind (1997).

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