Maureen Judge is an award-winning producer/director and co-founder of Makin’ Movies. She recently completed a documentary in association with Shaw Media on the weird and wonderful world of doll collectors, entitled Living Dolls, which was broadcast Global Television in Canada and Logo TV in the U.S. Living Dolls has been screened at international festivals, won the Best POV Documentary Award at the Canadian Yorkton Film Festival and was nominated for Best Documentary at the Austin Film Festival. It has sold around the world.
Other films include the observational documentary trilogy which she produced and directed in association with TVO. These films explore the themes of love, betrayal and acceptance in parent/adult child relationships: Unveiled; The Mother Daughter Relationship, honoured with a multiplicity of awards, including a Genie from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television; the award-winning In My Parents’ Basement; and Mom’s Home, nominated for two Gemini’s, including the Donald Britain Award. A portrait film based on one of the mother daughter pairs in Mom’s Home was subsequently made, entitled, The August Years of May and Gloria.
Judge was the executive producer/producer on the Makin’ Movies/NFB co-production, FLicKeR, which played theatrically in Canada and was screened at festivals around the world, including Sheffield Documentary Festival, Cork Film Festival, Copenhagen Film Festival, Leipzig Documentary Festival and the Vancouver International Film Festival. She received a Gemini nomination from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television for FLicKeR, and the film was the winner of the Special Jury Prize for Canadian Feature Documentary, Hot Docs Film Festival (2008) and the Best Film in the International Films on Art Competition at the Era New Horizons International Film Festival, Wroclaw, Poland (2009).
Judge also directed the Chris Award winning NFB film, And We Knew How To Dance: Women and WWI. Judge is creator/producer and a director of the critically acclaimed television series, Family Secrets and the co-creator and producer/director of Bravo Television series, Heart of a Poet (I & II).
She has a Master’s Degree in Cinema Studies from New York University and has taught at Ryerson University’s Chang School for Continuing Education, Sheridan College and York University. She is a past Board Member of Women in Film and Television – Toronto (2010-2014), is an elected Executive Board Member for the Toronto Chapter of DOC (the Documentary Organization of Canada) and is a past programmer for Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival.