Trevor Grant

Trevor Grant

Lecturer
Graduate Studies Coordinator
Broadcast (Honours) Mount Royal College – Calgary, BA (Film) University of Regina,MFA (Media Production) University of Regina

Office: AH105.26
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 306-585-5051
Fax: 306-585-4867

Research Interests

  • Narrative devices, speech types, signs, codes and aesthetic constructs within the documentary form
  • Applications of camera, sound and editing in illustrating complex narratives
  • Authenticity within the documentary genre
  • Music and Media as sites of resistance in contemporary culture

Trevor Grant is a producer/director and writer of documentaries, TV Series and music programming. He brings to his broadcast journalism courses 25 years of “in the trenches” experience ranging from documentarian, to multi-camera director of music shows/election/specials, to Current Affairs producer, Executive Producer of Arts and Entertainment (CBC) and for 15 years an independent producer/director through his company Roadhouse Pictures.

Trevor has directed many full length, nationally and internationally broadcast documentaries and TV series and received multiple awards and recognition ranging from the New York International Film Festival (Silver Medal) to the Canadian Screen Awards (Best Direction), the Aboriginal Film & Video Festival (Best Feature Documentary), the U.S. International Film & Video Festival (Creative Excellence Award), the Yorkton Film Festival (Gold Sheaf Award), the Gabriel Awards (Best Documentary) and many other awards and nominations.

Trevor’s broad range of experience extends to producing and directing Sesame Street segments, experimental filmmaking, art gallery video installations, producing on-line content and serving as a show runner (series producer) for a docu drama series.  His work has been broadcast on the CBC (regional and national news and current affairs, the Passionate Eye and “special presentations”), the Oprah Winfrey Network, PBS, the Food Network, China Central television, etc.  Trevor has also worked the “other side of the fence’ commissioning independent documentaries and TV series as a broadcast executive.

Trevor has also had the opportunity to mentor journalists, upcoming directors and production personnel.

Academic

Trevor joined the faculty at the School of Journalism in July of 2016.  He has taught as a sessional (primarily Documentary Theory and Production) in the past.  He obtained his MFA in 2011.

During his early studies at Mount Royal and his recent Grad Studies at the University of Regina – Trevor received the following academic awards, honours, grants, fellowships and distinctions

SSHRC – Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Scholarship

  1. Nominee for Meritorious Distinction – Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal
  2. Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Graduate Scholarship
  3. Doris and W.A. Riddell Graduate Scholarship
  4. John Spencer Middleton and Jack Spencer Gordon Middleton Scholarship
  5. University of Regina SSHRC Enhancement Award
  6. University of Regina Teaching Fellowships
  7. Betty K. Cooper Memorial Scholarship (Mount Royal College)
  8. President’s Honour Roll (Mount Royal College)

Publications

Book Chapters

Grant, T (2016). “The Hammer and the Hummingbird: Spectating Crime Inside the Documentary.”  In Arntfield, A., and Dansei, M. (Eds.) The Criminal Humanities: An Introduction.  Peter Lang Publishing.  New York, NY. (2016)