Kevin Eastwood

Kevin Eastwood

Program Completed at the CFC

Telefilm Canada Feature Comedy Exchange

Completion Year

2012

Current Information

Current Company

Optic Nerve Films Inc.

Current Title

Producer/Director

Biography

Kevin Eastwood is a Gemini Award-winning producer and director who works in both drama and non-fiction. Most recently he was the series director and co-executive producer of "EMERGENCY ROOM: LIFE + DEATH AT VGH", a six-part documentary series for Knowledge Network and Lark Productions that took an unprecedented look inside Vancouver's busiest emergency room (er.knowledge.ca).

Other recent non-fiction film credits include "OIL SANDS KARAOKE" (executive producer), a feature documentary about people working in the Alberta tar sands that premiered at Hot Docs 2013 and was released in theatres across Canada (osk.knowledge.ca); "DO YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW?" (producer), a documentary about predictive genetic testing directed by Oscar-winner John Zaritsky that won Best Documentary at the Yorkton Film Festival; and "ECO-PIRATE: THE STORY OF PAUL WATSON", a documentary about the iconic environmental activist that premiered at Hot Docs, won Best Documentary at Projecting Change Film Festival and was released in theatres in Canada and Australia by eOne.

Kevin's feature film credits as a producer include: "CRIMES OF MIKE RECKET" directed by acclaimed indie auteur Bruce Sweeney (Official Selection, TIFF); the cult hit zombie comedy, "FIDO", starring Carrie-Anne Moss and Billy Connolly (Opening Gala, TIFF; Official Selection, Sundance); and the Canadian box office hit comedy, "THE DELICATE ART OF PARKING" (Best Feature - Montreal World Film Festival).

Among his television credits, Kevin was the Supervising Producer on the Gemini Award-winning CTV movie, "ELIJAH" about First Nations leader, Elijah Harper; and was the Co-producer on the CBC Television series "THIS SPACE FOR RENT".

Kevin's other directing credits include the music video for "POST-WAR BLUES" by Dan Mangan (bit.ly/IHIQz9) an homage to Dr. Strangelove starring Don McKellar; a documentary series for Animal Planet; and the Gemini-nominated short artist profile, "DOUGLAS COUPLAND: POP ARTIST".