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Tony Hrynchuck

Farenheit Films
Saskatoon, SK
Since quitting his M.A. is psychology to pursue a career in film, Antonio Hrynchuk has produced and directed many television commercials, music videos, one-off docs and 2 documentary series. Hrynchuk has collaborated with such diverse groups as CMT, The Comedy Network, & Amnesty International (Although, not at the same time).

Tony is currently producing/directing the first season of First Response: Paramedics for City Saskatchewan / Rogers Media Ltd.. From 2013-2015 Hrynchuk created three seasons of NightClub Confidential, another doc series for CitySaskatchewan / Rogers Media Ltd. about a rough-and-tumble Saskatoon nightclub. Tony’s mom says it is “very professional.”

Hrynchuk is an experienced music video director having shot all over Canada, parts of the US, and as far away as Tokyo. He was nominated in 2005 and 2008-2012 for Video Director of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards. Hrynchuk also has several Saskatchewan film awards for his work.

In 2007 he produced and directed a documentary “Stolen Sisters” for Global Television about the Amnesty International report of the same title. The program was featured in several Canadian newspapers, receiving a Critics Pick from The Globe and Mail. It also won the Jury Prize at the Saskatchewan Motion Picture Association Awards.

In 2006, he directed “100 Days of Freedom” also for Global Currents about long term offenders’ and their attempts to reintegrate back into society.

That year Hrynchuk also won the Banff World Television Festival’s Lifestyle and Reality Pitch Competition and $10,000.00 in development for “High School Reunion Stories”. He also pitched in the 2007 CTV DocuMart - World’s Richest Pitch and was a CTV Fellow at the 2007 Banff World Television Festival.

Hrynchuk began his career in 2001 film with “Rider Pride”, a short he co-produced and directed starring comedian Brent Butt. The film received an unprecedented theatrical release through Alliance Atlantis opening for Men with Brooms across Saskatchewan. It played festivals across North America and Australia and was featured on a national screening tour sponsored by The Toronto International Film Festival. “Rider Pride has been enthusiastically reviewed from Toronto to Los Angeles. Stephen Cole of The National Post called it “A Raucous Comedy.”