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Ken Myhr – Composer

Ken Myhr has spent the last 25 years writing music for more than 100 award winning documentary dramatic, series and feature films. He began his professional life as a session guitar player, arranger, producer in the once burgeoning Toronto recording scene contributing most notably to numerous Cowboy Junkie and Jane Siberry recordings. Since migrating to film in the early 90’s he has won an Emmy, a Golden Sheaf and has garnered seven Gemini/CSA nominations for Best Score. His recent production Sembene! has garnered wide critical acclaim, went to Cannes, and was short listed for an Oscar. Feature Herman’s House won an Emmy for Best Documentary. Va voom feature The League of Exotique Dancers opened Hot Docs with sold-out houses and rave reviews. The Accountant of Auschwitz has garnered wide critical acclaim and is currently in the Netflix top 10 streaming docs. Two films premiered this year at Hot Docs: The Daughter Tree and Killing Patient Zero as well as Untying The Knot which will premiere in the Hot Docs series “Films That Make a Difference.”

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