scene of man swimming with shark from the documentary feature “Sharkwater Extinction.”UWindsor film professor Nick Hector won a national award for his work editing the documentary feature “Sharkwater Extinction.”

Prof swims away with film editing award

UWindsor film professor Nick Hector received the 2019 Canadian Cinema Editors Award for Best Editing in a Documentary Feature for his work on Sharkwater Extinction at an awards ceremony May 30 in Toronto.

The film exposes the illegal fishing industry that threatens the survival of the world’s sharks. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018 and opened the following month in theatres across Canada.

Hector produced and edited the film, directed by Rob Stewart. He is an inaugural member of the Canadian Cinema Editors honours society, a professional association of film editors.

In a 30-year career, Hector has worked in the film and TV industry, cutting more than two dozen feature documentaries and 100 TV documentaries. He joined the UWindsor faculty last year, teaching film production to students of Communications, Media and Film and the School of creative arts with an emphasis on documentary filmmaking and post-production.