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Tricia Fish

New Waterford Girl

Tricia Fish is a screenwriter and artist probably best known for writing the feature comedy New Waterford Girl, a comedy-drama “twisted love letter to New Waterford” about a fifteen-year-old misfit who will do anything to get out of her small Cape Breton town. It was nominated for seven Genies (Canadian Screen Awards) including Best Picture. It won Best Film award of the Atlantic Film Festival, a special jury mention for lead Liane Balaban at the Toronto International Film Festival, and was nominated for four Canadian Comedy Awards (including for writing) and won for best film and best lead actor. Tricia studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and was a writer resident at the Canadian Film Centre’s Feature Film Program. Tricia has since (aside from raising two kids) written for TV drama, comedy, and animation, and has written or story-edited over 60 episodes of television. She’s working on two prose projects and a new adult comedy-drama series set in Cape Breton. Tricia is currently a season three writer and consulting producer on Sort Of, the Peabody-award-winning CBCGem/ HBOMax comedy. Tricia has two teenagers, loves reno as a hobby, and lives in Toronto and Lunenburg, NS. 

Tricia Fish
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