Within every hero lives a tragedy.

HURT has won the Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary Award at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards. The award was presented to producer Peter Gentile and director Alan Zweig at an awards ceremony held at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts inToronto.

This is the second major win for HURT, which won the prestigious TIFF.40 Platform Prize after having its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

Nominated films in competition for the documentary award included The Amina Profile, Hadwin’s Judgement, How to Change the World and Last of the Elephant Men.


The Canadian Screen Awards celebrate Canadian productions and talent who excel in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes in Canadian film, television and digital media. The awards are broadcast nationally on CBC.

HURT was produced by Peter Gentile (Clubland, Nureyev, Shadow Pleasures), edited by Robert Swartz (When Dreams Take Flight, The Young Romantic), with music composed by Ohad Benchedtrit (Semisweet: Life in Chocolate, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) and Justin Small (Semisweet: Life in Chocolate). Cinematography by Jonathon Cliff (Redacted, Small Town Gay Bar), Emmy Award-winner Ian Kerr (National Geographic Explorer, The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini) and Chris Romeike (The Team, Souvenir of Canada)

HURT is currently airing on Superchannel and Superchannel on Demand. Check the broadcast website for dates and times.


HURT is a documentary portrait of Steve Fonyo, a one-legged cancer survivor who successfully completed a cross-Canada run in the 1980's, only to spend three decades mired in crime and addiction.

Produced with the participation of

Canadian Media Fund, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Super Channel and iChannel.

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