Toronto – March 22, 2013
Toronto’s film and television director Dawn Wilkinson recently guest directed an episode of CBC’s award winning and internationally acclaimed series Murdoch Mysteries, set to air on Monday March 25, 2013 at 9 PM. The episode, titled Lover in a Murderous Time, features guest stars Sheila McCarthy of Little Mosque on the Prairie, Antonio Cupo of Bomb Girls and Cheri Maracle of Tkaronto. Follow Dawn on Twitter (@DawnWilkinson), she will be live Tweeting behind the scenes production details and more throughout the show.
Now in its sixth season, Murdoch Mysteries is a Canadian drama television series starring Yannick Bisson as a police detective working in Toronto in the 1890s.
Dawn is also co-creator of JUMP UP, a sitcom for kids about biracial fraternal twins growing up in a household with two cultures. The program is currently in development with writers and producers John May and Suzanne Bolch (How To Be Indie, Naturally Sadie, Connor Undercover) for Heroic TV.
Upcoming, Dawn is attached to direct the TV adaptation of the Austin Clarke‘s Giller Award Winning Novel The Polished Hoe alongside writer/producer James Russell. The show will star Yanna McIntosh for MANKS Productions.
Currently in development, Dawn is writing, directing and producing Ellis Hawkes, a crime thriller about a hero cop who solves a series of murders in the Jane and Finch Corridor with her production company Afterlife Films.
As well, Dawn is working on One Man Woman with LA producer Rudy Langlais (The Hurricane, Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story). One Man Woman is a romantic comedy about a Caribbean woman who falls in love even though she doesn’t believe in monogamy. She is also developing the coming of age dramedy Revealing Rachel, the story of a half-black, half-Jewish girl’s search for her biological father with Barbados producing partner Lisa Harewood (A Hand Full of Dirt).
Born in Montreal and raised in Toronto, Dawn studied directing at the Canadian Film Centre. Over the years Dawn’s directing credits can be seen in TV series How To Be Indie and She’s The Mayor, as well as short films Girls Who Say Yes, Instant Dread, Dandelions and Wilderness which won the Platinum Remi Award for Best Original Short Subject at the 2012 Worldfest in Houston. Dawn’s feature film Devotion won the 2004 Tony Stoltz Completion Award and ReelWorld Film Festival’s Star! Audience Award and Best Feature at the San Francisco Urban Kids Film Festival. In addition, Dawn was the recipient of the 2008 Women In Film & Television’s Director’s Guild of Canada Emerging Television Director Award.
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