Award-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Connolly has produced five projects in partnership with Canadian broadcasters and has produced many commissioned videos for unions and non-profit organizations.
In addition to producing and directing, Michael is a proficient editor, writer and photographer.
His documentary, "Shelter From the Storm," on homelessness and activism surrounding Toronto's Tent City, was broadcast on CBC Witness and has been widely used by educational institutions and community groups.
Michael is a member of NABET 700 Unifor.
Shelter from the Storm
How To Eat a Cat: The Cartoonist Mike Constable
My Sister's Keepers
Making Peace: What Makes Canadians Secure?
The Iconoclast: The Images of Richard Slye.
Saskatchewan Communications Network
Ontario Nurses' Association
Waterloo Region District School Board
The Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development
Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario
Canadian Auto Workers
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario
Social Planning Network of Ontario
Ontario New Democratic Party
University of Guelph
Ontario Midwives Association
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Toronto Civic Action Network.
BEST AUDIO-VISUAL PRODUCTION FOR MEMBERSHIP AND INFORMATION for "Trillium Health Centre RNs Join ONA" from the Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM) Awards, 2011.
BEST PUBLIC ADVOCACY AUDIO-VISUAL PRODUCTION for "The Curious Case of the Missing Recovery" from the Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM) Awards, 2010.
GOLD SPECIAL JURY AWARD for "Shelter from the Storm" from the Worldfest Houston festival, 2002.
FINALIST AWARD for "How To Eat a Cat" from the Worldfest Houston festival, 2000.
NOMINATION for BEST BIOGRAPHY DOCUMENTARY for "How To Eat a Cat" in the Hot Docs! Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, 2000 in Toronto.
NOMINATION for BEST SOCIAL ISSUES DOCUMENTARY for "My Sister’s Keepers" in the Hot Docs! CanadianInternational Documentary Film Festival, 1997 in Toronto.
FINALIST AWARD for "The Iconoclast: The Images of Richard Slye" from the Houston International Film Festival, 1991.
SPECIAL MERIT AWARD for "The Iconoclast: The Images of Richard Slye" from the EarthPeace International Film Festival in Burlington, Vermont, 1991.
HONOURABLE MENTION for "Tammy, the Millionaire, the G-7 and the Protestors" in the competition for "video political cartoon" in the Video Witnesses, Festival of New Journalism at the Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Centre in Buffalo.
MEDIA AWARD from the Canadian Motorcycle Association for "The Joys of Motorcycling," an independent radio documentary broadcast on national CBC radio, 1976.
Teacher: Video Production Level One course(Continuing Education), Centennial College, Toronto, 1999-2001.
Artist in Residence: the Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Oct.-Dec. 1998 .
Artistic and Administrative Director: ED Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph, Jan. 1997 - Apr. 1998
Electronic Media Producer: Communications Dept., NDP CaucusServices, Ontario Legislative Assembly, Toronto. Nov.1992 - June 1994
Publicity and Promotion Manager: James Lorimer & Company,Publishers, Toronto, June 1986 - Jan. 1988.
Information Officer: OntarioFederation of Students, Toronto, Sept. 1983 - Aug. 1985
Film Facilities Co-ordinator: TV Current Affairs, CBC, Toronto, Nov.1981 - Aug. 1982
Assistant Production Manager: TVCurrent Affairs, CBC, Toronto, Oct. 1979 - May 1980
Story Editor: CKEYRadio, Toronto, Sept. 1978 - May 1979