Christy Garland


Christy Garland has directed award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary features and fiction shorts. Based in Toronto, she often co-produces with the Nordic countries. Distributed worldwide, Garland’s films deliver strong dramatic development, poignant character transformation and universally- felt themes. The Bastard Sings The Sweetest Song (2012, Hot Docs, Sheffield a.o.) garnered rave reviews at its theatrical release, “echoing the work of Bresson and the Dardennes” (Globe & Mail). Her latest film Cheer Up (2016, HotDocs, DOC NYC a.o) was called “a biting portrait of young womanhood” by Vice.