Niv Fichman (Producer)
Niv Fichman has 30 years experience and over 200 feature films, documentaries, and television series to his name. Currently, Niv is in the postproduction phase of HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN, starring Rutger Hauer. His latest production was William Phillips’ comedic western GUNLESS, starring Paul Gross, Sienna Guillory and Dustin Milligan. He recently produced Fernando Meirelles’ adaptation of Nobel Laureate Jose Saramago’s BLINDNESS, written by Don McKellar and starring Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Danny Glover, and Gael Garcia Bernal; as well as Paul Gross’ World War I romantic epic PASSCHENDAELE, top grossing Canadian film of 2008. Fichman has previously produced renowned directors such as Francois Girard, Olivier Assayas, Guy Maddin, Don McKellar, Peter Mettler, Peter Wellington, Kevin McMahon, Marc Evans, as well as his partners at Rhombus, Larry Weinstein and Barbara Willis Sweete. Feature films include THE RED VIOLIN, THIRTY TWO SHORT FILMS ABOUT GLENN GOULD, LAST NIGHT, THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD, CLEAN, SNOWCAKE and SILK. Selected television projects include SLINGS & ARROWS, YO-YO MA: INSPIRED BY BACH, SEPTEMBER SONGS and LE DORTOIR. Awards include an Oscar for THE RED VIOLIN, seven Emmys and numerous Genies, Geminis, Golden Pragues as well as a Golden Rose of Montreux and a Prix Italia. In June 2007, Niv Fichman was named the Canadian Producer of the Year by the CFTPA.