Bio/Filmography

Goodwill's career as a narrative writer/director launched with his award-winning debut feature Patch Town. 

Patch Town, based on Goodwill's Directors Guild Award winning short of the same name, had its International Premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January 2014 (New Vision New Voices Category) European Premiere at Moscow International, and Asian Premieres at Shanghai International (Panorama) and Fantasia Film Fest in Montreal. Patch Town recently won the Best Feature Award at the Canadian Film Festival in Toronto. US distribution rights to Patch Town were sold in Cannes to Kino Lorber.  

Craig recently completed his second feature SADIE which shot in Italy and is currently in post-production looking to a 2016/17 festival run. 

FILMOGRAPHY

2016 - SADIE - Director/Producer - Post Production

Craig Goodwill began his film career as a producer/director's assistant on films such as Good Will Hunting, 54, Driven, Superstar, Storm of the Century, Loser, among many others. Subsequently, Goodwill traveled the world from Haiti to India directing and producing documentaries for National Geographic, CBC, Alliance Atlantis, during which time he completed a feature documentary called Godless, documenting the rise of Atheism through modern times.

Goodwill continues to shoot award-winning work as a commercial director for clients such as Nike, Microsoft, Bank of America, and Nokia, to name a few.

 

 

 

2015 - PATCH TOWN - Director/Writer/Producer - KINO LORBER

2014 - THE SPIRIT GAME - Director/Producer -  Cannes Film Festival (NSOT)

2011 - PATCH TOWN - Director/Writer  Toronto International Film Festival / Palm Springs International, Winner of 2012 Director’s Guild Award for Best Short.

2011 - Artist Unknown - Director/Producer - Cannes (Market) Best Short Winner (CSC Awards)

DOCUMENTARIES:

2011 - GODLESS - Director/DOP Vision Television - A documentary that looks at the history and rise of Atheism and its role in modern day society.

2008 - Quest For Excellence - Director/ProducerBravo / CCTV - QFE follows world-renowned photographer Kevin Connelly around the world to meet extraordinary artists who have over come the stigma of disability, and find out how these cultures perceive those living with disabilities. South Africa, China, USA, Canada

2008 Director Oasis of Hope Plan International - Tells the stories of two best friends from Benin, West Africa who escape their villages in order not to be forced into marriage.

2007 Director Forgotten Children Plan International - This stunning documentary follows three Canadians as they work tirelessly to prevent and bring awareness to the issue of child slavery in Haiti.

2006 Director My Heart is Africa Book Shorts/Bravo - The story of a man’s return to Africa, seeking adventure and a zest for life. Thomas A. Allen Publishing www.bookshorts.com

2006 Director Sketched Out CBC: Zed/Nerve - The story of a young boy tormented by his alcoholic stepfather, and his courage to overcame the cycle of emotional abuse through the power instilled in him by Alateen. (Child of an Alcoholic) 2006 World Short Film Festival Selection

2005 Director My Own Revolution CBC - A verite documentary following an Ukrainian/Canadian’s first journey to her homeland, as she takes part in the upcoming Ukraine reelection as an international observer. There she discovers her roots, and that guarding democracy can be a very scary endeavor. World Wide Film Festival Selection.

2005 Director Canadian Geographic TVO - A thirteen part, cross Canada, series. A Lonely Planet style show for kids.

2004 Director/Producer Nerve CBC - A gritty verite series that explores today’s youth, their challenges, fears, and beliefs. Awarded The Japan Prize 2004 for Best Youth Show in World.

2003 Director Cruelty Call CBC - A verite documentary series following the inspiring, and usually gruesome job of the agents of SPCA.

2003 Consultant/Producer National Film Board of Canada - Spearheaded a fact-finding mission regarding the film boards emerging filmmaker programs.

2002 Seg. Producer Crisis Zone National Geographic Television USA - Produced “Solfrid in Papua” one of three stories in episode thirteen.

2002 Assoc. Producer Crisis Zone National Geographic Television USA - Crisis Zone is a thirteen part verite reality series, which follows Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in war torn countries. As

Associate Producer I managed over a dozen-production assistance and the fact checking for all episodes.

Commercial Experience:

2015 Director/Producer - Clorox

2014 Director/Producer -  KIND Bars Small Ax

2013 Director Microsoft Surface 2 Wunderman

2010 Director Ve’ahavta Blast Radius

2010 Director Nike Proximity - CMA Award WINNER

2009 Director Pedigree Proximity - A commercial series which highlights the difference between big dogs and little dogs, and what their different energy needs are.

2009 Director Whiskas Proximity

2008 Director Bank of America – Home Town Hopefuls NBC - Bank of America enlisted Organic to create and tell the stories of its athletes. An interactive experience was created to engage consumers before, during, and after the 2008 Games.

2008 Director Nokia International Momentum Worldwide - Created a series of mobile filmmaking tutorials.

2000 Producer Advertising and Design Awards Industry Films

1998-2002 Assist to the Producer/Director Miramax/Universal/Disney - Worked on: Good Will Hunting, 54, Driven, Superstar, Loser, Storm of the Century and several other full budget features.

Lifestyle/Youth entertainment/Reality

2013 Director CHILD STARR - LARK Productions -  Slice Network - A series telling the stories of children and their mothers trying to make it in Hollywood.

2010 Director/Writer Carlawood Season 2 Global/Bravo/Slice - A documentary series following comedians as they navigate the shallow terrain of Hollywood in their attempts to find fame and fortune.

2007 Director Outlaw In-laws Slice / Life Network - This 30 min doc. series following feuding in-laws, and what they have to do to cure their family issues.

2006 Director DIY Disaster HGTV - People that have gone too far with do-it-yourself home makeovers, and need help desperately 13x30 min series.

2005 Director Antique Style Global Television - A cross-country series following homeowners and their unique antique stories. Six, hour-long, specials.

2005 Director Diva on a Dime UK Style - How to get style on a budget.

2005 Director Design Inc. HGTV - Eighteen part real series that goes “behind the scenes” of a working design firm.

2004 Director/Producer The X CBC - Directed and produced 20 segments for CBC’s #1 children’s show

Created youth branded content/promos to promote the show and its mandate

2002 Producer MOD/Powershift/Live Much Music/Chum TV - Produced several live shows, ie. Much on Demand, Power Shift, and specials such as Much sk8, also producing the Countdown to the MTV Video Awards.

2002 Producer Music Video’s Blink Pictures - Produced large budget music videos for bands such as Remy Shand and Treble Charger.

2002 Senior Producer U8TV:The Lofters Life Network - Canada’s first reality series. A daily series which creative a unique synergy between broadcast and the internet. Simira to MTV’s Real Life. Managed a large team of producers and editors through two truly unique seasons.