About Davin

Davin grew up in Saskatchewan, earning a B.Ed, B.Sc and B.Eng. More importantly, he made 6 ninja films. Moving to Toronto for law school at UofT, he fell in love with the idea of producing shows for a living. He left the law firm to help friends being the web series Pure Pwnage to television. Since then, he has worked on dozens of web series, including “Space Janitors” which won the 2013 Canadian Comedy Award and 2014 Canadian Screen Award for best series. His work has been seen by over 10,000,000 viewers.

Speaking Engagements

  • 2014 – TO WebFest
  • 2013 – Banff World Media Festival: Scripted Web Producers Workshop
  • 2013 – Toronto Sketchfest: WebTV – From performance to screen
  • 2012 – ACTRA Conference: WebTV
  • 2012 - Mississauga Independent Film Festival: Financing WebTV
  • 2012 - Canadian Media Production Association: “Next Big Thing”
  • 2011, 2012, 2013 – Ryerson Capstone Lecture: WebTV
  • 2010 - Worldwide Short Film Festival: Storytelling and Distribution
  • 2010 - CFC Media Labs: Pure Pwnage – The Making of a Hit Web Series

Awards

  • 2014 – Canadian Screen Awards: Winner for Best Digital Media Series (“Space Janitors”, Producer)
  • 2013 - Canadian Comedy Awards: Nomination for Best Digital Media Series (“Space Janitors”, Producer)
  • 2013 - Screen Awards: Nomination for Best Digital Media Series (“Space Janitors”, Producer)
  • 2010 - Gemini Awards: Nomination for Best Comedy program of Series (“Pure Pwnage”, Co-Producer)
  • 2010 - SXSW Music Accelerator: Nomination for Best Music Technology (“Herd.fm”, Founder)
  • 2008 - Toronto Filmi South Asian Film Festival: Winner Short Film Category (“Wires and Words”, Producer)
  • 2008 - World Bank Social Dimensions of Climate Change Award: Nomination for Best Short Film (“Weathering the Storm”, Producer)

Education

  • Juris Doctor (Law) - University of Toronto
  • Engineering Physics - University of Saskatchewan
  • Mathematics - University of Saskatchewan
  • Education - University of Saskatchewan

Positions

  • Member, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
  • Don, Massey College
  • President, Canadian Federation of Engineering Students
  • Chair, Canadian Congress of Engineering Students

 

 

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