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David Storey has been a contributing force to the Canadian Arts Community for more than four decades …

16 Major Awards including a Bravo Award for best concert performance

29  Nominations  including a Juno Nomination, and more …

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Awards, Nominations, and Recognition

Juno and Canadian Music Awards

2014 Win Bravo Award: Outstanding Concert Performance – Solo Brampton Arts Council
1989 Nominated Toronto Music Awards  Roots Artist of the Year
1993 Nominated Much Music Video Awards Director of the Year Life is a Highway – Tom Cochrane
1992 Win Much Music Video Awards Best Roots/Country video Margo’s Got the Cargo – Stompin Tom Connors
1993 Win Much Music Video Awards  Director People’s Choice Life is a Highway – Tom Cochrane
1994 Nominated Juno Award – Best Music Video Director Life Is A Highway – Tom Cochrane
1992 Win Much Music Video Awards Director  Best Roots/Country video I’m Gonna Drive You Out Of My Mind – Charlie Major

Canadian Comedy Awards

2005 Win Television – Pretty Funny Direction – SeriesCorner Gas (2004)
2004 Win Television – Pretty Funny Direction – SeriesCorner Gas (2004)
Nominated Television – Pretty Funny Direction – SeriesThe Seán Cullen Show (2003)

Director’s Guild of Canada

2011 Nominated Television Series – Comedy Hiccups (2010)
2009 Win Television Series – Comedy Corner Gas (2004)
2007 Win Television Series – Comedy  Corner Gas (2004)
2005 Nominated Outstanding Team Achievement in a Television Series – Comedy Corner Gas (2004) 
2003 Nominated Outstanding Achievement in a Television Series – Comedy  Blackfly (2001)

 

Gemini Awards

2008 Nominated Best Comedy Program or Series Corner Gas (2004)
Nominated Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series Corner Gas (2004)
2007 Win Best Comedy Program or Series Corner Gas (2004)
2006 Win Best Comedy Program or Series Corner Gas (2004)
Nominated Best Direction in a Variety Program or Series Comic Genius (2006)
2005 Win Best Comedy Program or Series Corner Gas (2004)
Win Best Interactive Corner Gas (2004)
2004 Nominated Best Comedy Program or Series Corner Gas (2004)

Leo Awards

2012 Win Best Music, Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesHiccups (2010) 
2011 Win Best Music, Comedy, or Variety Program or SeriesHiccups (2010) 
2009 Win Best Music, Comedy, or Variety Program or SeriesCorner Gas (2004) 
Nominated Best Direction in a Music, Comedy, or Variety Program or SeriesCorner Gas (2004) 
2008 Win Best Direction in a Music, Comedy, or Variety Program or SeriesCorner Gas (2004) 
Nominated Best Music, Comedy, or Variety Program or SeriesCorner Gas (2004) 
2007 Nominated Best Music, Comedy, or Variety Program or SeriesCorner Gas (2004) 
2006 Win Best Music, Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesCorner Gas (2004) 
Nominated Best Direction in a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesCorner Gas (2004) 

2005

Win Music, Comedy, or Variety Program or Series: Best Music, Comedy, or VarietyProgram or SeriesCorner Gas (2004)
Win Music, Comedy, or Variety Program or Series: Best DirectionCorner Gas (2004) 
 

2016 Win – Canadian Screen Awards – Golden Reel Award (most popular TV show) – Corner Gas the Movie


Chronology

1987 – 1989 – PERFORMER – SINGER SONGWRITER

  • Release:  Choose Me and She’s My Girl singles and EP – Indie
  • She’s My Girl video:  medium rotation on Much Music
  • Now Magazine: “Storey creates a beautifully rendered mix of electric/acoustic/ folk rock originals”
  • Toronto Life Magazine thanked him for:  “crafting intelligent songs”.
  • Nominated: CASBY Award – Best Video – She’s My Girl
  • Nominated:  Toronto Music Award – Folk Roots performer of the year
  • Play:  Mariposa Folk Festival in Barrie

1990 – 2000 – DIRECTOR

  • Win:  Much Music Video Award – Best Roots/Country video – Margo’s Got the Cargo – Stompin Tom Connors
  • Nominated: Juno Award – Best Music Video – Life Is A Highway – Tom Cochrane
  • Win:  Much Music Video Awards – People’s Choice – Life is a Highway – Tom Cochrane
  • Nominated: Much Music Video Awards – Director of the Year – Life is a Highway – Tom Cochrane
  • Nominated: Much Music Video Awards – Video of the Year – Life is a Highway – Tom Cochrane
  • Direct: Season 3  Rita and Friends/CBC
  • Direct: Anne Murray’s Classic Christmas/CTV
  • Direct: Corey Hart special/CBC
  • Direct:  Buffy St Marie special/CBC
  • Win: Playback Magazine – Commercial Director of the Year and Commercial of the Year
  • Nominated: Gemini Award – Best Performing Arts – Rita MacNeil’s Christmas
  • Win: Much Music Video Awards – Best Roots/Country video – I’m Gonna Drive You Out Of My Mind – Charlie Major
  • Co – Create/Direct:  Blackly TV series starring Ron James – Salter Street Productions and Global TV
  • Nominated: Director’s Guild of Canada Awards – Best Direction Comedy Series – Blackfly

2000-2010 DIRECTOR / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

  • Co Develop/Executive Produce/Direct: Corner Gas TV series – 107 episodes.
  • Halifax Chronicle: “nose streamingly funny”
  • Win: 2xCanadian Comedy Awards – Best director TV series – Corner Gas
  • Win: 3XGemini Awards – -Best Comedy Program or Series – Corner Gas
  • Win: 2xDirectors Guild Awards – Best Comedy Program – Corner Gas
  • Win: 3x Leo awards – Best comedy program or series – Corner Gas
  • Win: 2xLeo awards – Best Direction comedy – Corner Gas
  • Nominated: International Emmy Awards – Corner Gas
  • Nominated: 2xGemini awards – Best Direction Comedy series – Corner Gas
  • Co Executive producer: Keep Your Head Up Kid – The Don Cherry Story
  • Nominated: Gemini awards – Best TV Movie or Miniseries – Keep Your Head Up Kid; The Don Cherry Story
  • Win: Leo awards – Best Comedy Program or series – Hiccups

2011 – 2016

  • Release: Movin On – 5 song EP
  • Toronto Moon Magazine: “Finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, sometimes with an ironic twist, is a theme that runs through Rootsy singer/songwriter David Storey’s debut EP Movin On”
  • Win: Bravo Award: Outstanding Concert Performance – solo
  • Director/Executive Producer: Corner Gas the Movie
  • The Globe and Mail: “The look and feel of Corner Gas, the show, the movie, is distinct from U.S. comedy – it feels Canadian, without everyone talking about being in Canada, and there’s genius in that.”
  • Release: Coming Home – 9 song album
  • Jan Hall Folk Roots Radio: “If ever there was an album that grew on me during the year, Coming Home was the one. I loved it. Nine semi-biographical songs about small town life, relationships, and the life challenges we all face – all delivered with empathy and a wry humour.”
  • Win: Canadian Screen Awards – Golden Reel Award (most popular TV show) – Corner Gas the Movie
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