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David Wharnsby

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David Wharnsby is a Genie and Gemini award winning Canadian film editor who lives in Toronto.

Some of Wharnsby's numerous credits include; the CBC's miniseries Northern Town, directed by Gary Burns; At The Hotel, directed by Ken Finkleman; TIFF top ten films, I, Claudia, by Chris Abraham; The Uncles by Jim Allodi; Ken Finkleman's Gemini winning The Newsroom and Foreign Objects; Genie-winning short "I Shout Love" by Sarah Polley; Atom Egoyan's Gemini winning Sarabande; Emmy-nominated The Four Seasons and Don Giovanni Unmasked by Barbara Willis Sweete; David Weaver's Siblings and Century Hotel; and Genie-nominated Three Stories by Semi Chellas.

His television directing credits include one episode of Billable Hours ("Killer Comma") and two episodes of Being Erica ("This Be the Verse" and "The Unkindest Cut").

Wharnsby received a Gemini Award for his work on Jennifer Baichwal's documentary The Holier It Gets. He has also worked with Baichwal on the Gemini-winning The True Meaning of Pictures, and the Emmy winning Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles. He won a Genie Award in 2004 for his work on Guy Maddin's The Saddest Music in the World.

Wharnsby married Sarah Polley, who in addition to directing is an actress, singer, writer and activist, in September 2003. They have since divorced. He collaborated with then wife Polley on the critically acclaimed 2008 feature-length film Away from Her, which Polley directed. His mother Marnie was host of a children's television show in the 1960s for CKCO-TV; his brother Tim is a sports reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's website,


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