Shaun Kadlec is a Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter, and director. He has directed numerous films and television series, including the feature films Smoke (1998), The Clearing (2004), and The People Garden (2016), and the television series Heartland (2007-2012).
Kadlec was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1974. He attended York University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Film Production. He then went on to study at the Canadian Film Centre, where he earned a Master of Arts in Filmmaking.
Kadlec’s first feature film, Smoke, was released in 1998 and received critical acclaim. The film follows a young boy living in a small Canadian town, and his struggles to find his place in the world. The film was nominated for several Genie Awards, and Kadlec received the Claude Jutra Award for Best First Feature.
Kadlec’s next feature film, The Clearing, was released in 2004. It follows a family’s struggle to cope with the aftermath of a car accident that left their daughter in a coma. The film was nominated for the Genie Award for Best Picture.
Kadlec’s next feature film, The People Garden, was released in 2016. It follows a young woman who travels to Japan to find her missing boyfriend. The film was nominated for the Genie Award for Best Picture.
Kadlec also worked on the television series Heartland from 2007-2012. The show follows a family living and working on a ranch in Alberta, Canada. The show was a hit, and was nominated for several awards, including a Gemini Award for Best Drama Series.
Kadlec has also directed numerous music videos, including videos for artists such as The Sheepdogs, The Trews, and The Glorious Sons.
Kadlec is currently working on a new feature film, The Ground Beneath My Feet, which is set to be released in 2021. He is also directing the upcoming television series The Age of Miracles, which is set to premiere in 2020.
Kadlec is a talented and experienced filmmaker, and his work has been widely praised and awarded. He continues to create films and television series that are both entertaining and thought-provoking.