Carl Bessai

Film director

1966 –

67

Who is Carl Bessai?

Carl Bessai is a Canadian film director and screenwriter. Bessai studied at OCAD University and at York University in Toronto graduating with a Master of Fine Arts Degree. He got his start directing documentary films before moving to Vancouver and directing his debut feature film Johnny in 1999. Bessai has made a career working on low-budget independent features but has worked with A-List actors Ian McKellen and Deborah Kara Unger on his film Emile and Carrie-Anne Moss on his film Normal. He was nominated for the Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction for the latter film. Bessai is a member of the Director’s Guild of Canada, the Writer’s Guild of Canada, and the Canadian Film and Television Producer's Association.

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Born
1966
Edmonton
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • Ontario College of Art & Design
  • York University
Lived in
  • Edmonton

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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