Internationally acclaimed for live event  and documentary specials, director, writer and producer Robert MacAskill is the recipient of several prestigious awards for outstanding television and film productions. In addition to projects for Canadian broadcasters such as CBC, CTV, Discovery, TSN and Rogers Sportsnet, Robert’s programs have also been broadcast on NBC, CBS, Chinese Central Television, Channel 4 and Sky Network in Europe.
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Proficient in live broadcast and live event production, Robert is also  recognized for feature-length and short-form documentaries.  Common to all, is his direction of cameras to capture emotion, drama, and intimate storytelling. From live action coverage to a poignant interview, the universal theme is our prevailing human journey.

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Awards

 

“LIFE OF A LEGEND - Gordie Howe"

Canadian Screen Awards Nomination: Best Sports Feature

“VANCOUVER 2010: OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES SPECIAL”

Gemini Award: Best Sports Program

“FOREVER RIVALS”

Gemini Award: Best Sports Program, Documentary Sound

New York Festivals: Silver Medal

Home Video of the Year Award

 

"SEPTEMBER 1972"

Gemini Award Nomination: Best Sports Program

“OPEN ICE”

Gemini Award Nomination: Best Sports Program

“DASHAN’S ADVENTURES”  

CCTV Gold Medal: Best Information Series

“CANADA’S TEAM OF THE CENTURY”

Home Video of the Year Award

“EYE ON THE DIAMOND” 

Gemini Award Nomination: Best Sports Program

 

“MARIO LEMIEUX: THE MAGNIFICENT ONE”

Gemini Award Nomination: Best Documentary Editing

 

“ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE”

Gemini Award Nomination: Best Sports Program

“TOKYO ’91:

Gemini Award Nomination: Best Sports Program

“SPIRIT OF THE FOREST”

Silver Birch Award

“1988 SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES”

Gemini Award: Best Sports Program

 

Rogers Broadcasting Award

Don Hudson Memorial Award

RTA Award for Best Variety Program

RTA Award for Outstanding Creative Ability

Robert MacAskill

Screen Credits

EQUESTRIAN:

ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW

LONGINES FEI WORLD CUP GRAND PRIX (Q)

PAN AM GAMES 2015 - HOST BROADCASTER

LAS VEGAS NATIONAL HORSE SHOW

LIVERPOOL INTL. HORSE SHOW

HICKSTEAD AL SHIRA’AA DERBY

THE ROYAL HORSE SHOW TORONTO

HORSE SPORT LIVE

WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES

OLYMPICS:

MISSION GOLD

 LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES

RICK HANSEN: THE DIFFERENCE MAKERS

VANCOUVER 2010: OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

OLYMPIC HOCKEY 2010: HOCKEY GOLD

THE OLYMPIANS

 ATHENS OLYMPIC GAMES

OLYMPIC ASCENT

1988 SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES

 

SPECIALS & SERIES:

BELL LET’S TALK

MUHAMMAD ALI: FIGHT FOR A CURE

THE ROYAL WEDDING

SID THE KID V. ALEXANDER THE GREAT

THE FUTURE REVEALED

72 COMPLETE

ROLLING STONES: TORONTO ROCKS

THE FIFTH ESTATE

ARRIVAL OF POPE JOHN PAIL II

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Contact via email or phone preferred

NETWORK SPORT:

NHL REVEALED

THE NEXT LEVEL WITH PK SUBBAN

LIFE OF A LEGEND-JEAN BELIVEAU

CANADA’S TEAM OF THE CENTURY

HOCKEY; A PEOPLE’S HISTORY

OPEN ICE

SEPTEMBER 1972

FOREVER RIVALS

MARIO LEMIEUX: THE MAGNIFICENT ONE

SUMMIT ON ICE

DAVE STIEB’S NO-HITTER

COMPLETE GAME: RICK LANGFORD 

DOMINICAN BLUE JAYS

ISA SUPER WORLD SERIES

EYE ON THE DIAMOND

GREY CUP COUNTDOWN

WORLD INDOOR T & F CHMPS

MICHAEL SMITH: 

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

For Community

 

In non-profit sectors, Robert created a series for The Rick Hansen Foundation and CTV, featuring 25 outstanding Canadians and why they are regarded as Difference Makers in their communities. He also developed programming for the Bell Let’s Talk campaign.

Robert also serves a director on the Board of Rebounders Canada, assisting adult survivors of childhood cancer and resides in Toronto with his wife Carol and two sons.

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