Gary Yates

Director

Gary Yates (born in Montreal, Canada) is a film director from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Yates has worked on Canadian television since the early 1990s and recently completed a number of feature films starring actor Kevin Pollack, including Niagara Motel (2005) and Seven Times Lucky (2004), which was nominated for five Genie Awards.

Gary Yates is a film director, screenwriter and producer from Montreal. His films have garnered worldwide critical acclaim, and have premiered at some of the world's most prestigious film festivals including Sundance, Berlin, Rotterdam, Karlovy-Vary, Shanghai, New York and Toronto.

Yates has won many international awards, for both directing and screenwriting, and was shortlisted for an Academy Award® Nomination for Best Short Film, for his surrealist comedy Without Rockets.

Yates' debut feature, Seven Times Lucky (2004) which he wrote, produced and directed, premiered to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004, and won six Blizzard Awards, including Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Actor for lead Kevin Pollak.

The film was nominated for five Genie Awards, and was awarded the top prizes at the Method Fest in Los Angeles, winning Best Film and Best Screenplay. According to the Daily Variety film review at Sundance: The grifter movie reaches a level of unprecedented enjoyment and excitement in Seven Times Lucky, an absolute knockout of a feature debut.

Yates' award-winning heist picture, High Life (2009), starring Timothy Olyphant, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, was nominated for Best Feature Film and won the Best Film Editing Award at the Director's Guild Awards. High Life also won the Best Film Award at the Calgary International film Festival. Maclean's Magazine raved: Buoyantly entertaining from start to finish, Yates has lifted the material off the stage and turned it into a kinetic visual drama with sparks of druggy delirium. A Canadian answer to the Coen Brothers with a Tarantino kick.

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Filmography (18 titles)

(movie, 2019)
···Our Christmas Love Song
Genre: Romance, TV Movie
Role: Director
(movie, 2019)
···Merry & Bright
Genre: Romance, TV Movie
Role: Director
(movie, 2019)
···My One & Only
Genre: Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 2019)
···One Winter Proposal
Genre: Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 2018)
···A Christmas in Tennessee
Genre: Family, TV Movie
Role: Director
(movie, 2018)
···Under the Autumn Moon
Genre: Romance, TV Movie
Role: Director
(movie, 2014)
···When Sparks Fly
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 2012)
···The Christmas Heart
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 2011)
···Lucky Christmas
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family
Role: Director
(movie, 2010)
···Smoke Screen
Genre: Crime
Role: Director
(movie, 2010)
···The Last Christmas
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 2010)
···Wedding for One
Genre: Mystery, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 2009)
···High Life
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Director
(movie, 2009)
···Taken in Broad Daylight
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 2007)
···Eye of the Beast
Genre: Horror
Role: Director
(movie, 2007)
···Maneater
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 2006)
···Niagara Motel
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 2004)
···Seven Times Lucky
Genre: Drama, Romance, Crime
Role: Director