Gerry Rogers — Director / Producer

Internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker Gerry Rogers loves, loves making movies! She has over 20 films to her credit and as many awards. Her latest films My Left Breast, an intimate, starkly honest and surprisingly humorous portrayal of her struggle with breast cancer won over 20 international awards including 2 Geminis and Gold at Hot Docs

Pleasant Street, a curious and intimate story of community, love and living with dying, won the Rex Tasker NFB Award for Best Documentary and the Empire Theatre Award for Best Direction. It also won a special jury prize at the Nickel Independent Film Festival. Rogers released her latest film Ferron: girl on a road, a tribute to lesbian singer/songwriter icon Ferron in 2009.

Gerry’s film career began in 1982 at the National Film Board’s Studio D in Montreal. In 1992 she returned to her native Newfoundland and founded Augusta Productions. Her directorial credits include the NFB/CBC co-production After The Montreal Massacre, the internationally award winning Vienna Tribunal and Kathleen Shannon: on film, feminism, and other dreams. Among the many films she has produced is the internationally award winning To a Safer Place. Gerry’s most recent films include, “R” Rated, a 3 minute comedy starring Andy Jones and Ferron: girl on a road, a film on folksinger/songwriter icon Ferron.

Rogers is currently in post production on From Her Majesty’s Pen, shot in Canada’s oldest men’s penitentiary and in development with, Women on the Edge, an alternative drama with female prisoners.

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