Sudz Sutherland, Canadian born of Jamaican roots, won the Best Director Award for the ‘Phantoms’ at the recent Canadian Screen Awards in a Dramatic Programme for 2014.
And the congrations are pouring in: “Congrats Sudz. You make us proud in your work of faith and labour of love,”enthused Pauline Christian, President, The Black Business and Professional Association, BBPA.
The Camera interviewed Sutherland when he received his BBPA Award last year and he was very humble in his servant leadership as one of the leading visionaries in his field.
Sutherland made his first feature film debut with 2003’s Love, Sex and Eating the Bones, a film that won him the Best Canadian First Feature Film Award TIFF 2003.His latest feature was Home Again, which player at TIFF 2013. His success also includes ‘Guns’ and ‘Speakers for the Dead.’
Apart from feature film and documentary work, Sutherland has been involved with numerous television shows, directing episodes of shows such as Murdoch Mysteries, Heartland, Cracked, Beauty and the Beast. Other episodes include: Da Kink in my hair, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Wild Roses and Joz-H.
Sutherland was one of the creators of one of Canada’s sitcom, ‘She’s the Major.’