James Genn

James Douglas Genn is a filmmaker, writer and director, born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1972. He is the son of Canadian artist Robert Genn, the brother of musician Dave Genn, and is the twin brother to artist and musician Sara Genn. His work includes the Genie Award nominated short film "The Dog Walker", produced at the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he completed a director's residency in 2003. His well-received work has screened at festivals around the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival, and has earned him several awards, such as the first ever "Philip Borsos Award". He writes for the screen and directs comedy and drama television series, including several episodes of CTV's comedy series Robson Arms, and CBC's Rabbittown. Prior to working exclusively as a director and writer, Genn had a successful career in Canada as a sound designer.



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