Company: Optic Nerve Films
Kevin Eastwood is an award-winning film and television producer. He is currently the co-producing The Romeo Section – the highly anticipated new drama series from creator Chris Haddock for CBC Television. Other recent credits include executive producing the Hot Docs Award-winning documentary, Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World, screening at this year’s VIFF, and producing the comedy-drama Preggoland which won Most Popular Canadian Film at VIFF 2014 and starred Sonja Bennett, James Caan and Danny Trejo. Prior to that, Kevin was the series director and co-executive producer of Emergency Room: Life + Death at VGH, a ground-breaking documentary series that scored record-setting ratings for Knowledge Network, was nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards (including Best Director of a Documentary Series) and won Best Documentary Series and The People’s Choice Award at the 2014 Leo Awards. Some of Kevin's other producing credits include the cult hit zombie comedy, Fido, starring Carrie-Anne Moss and Billy Connolly (Opening Gala – TIFF 2006; Official Selection – Sundance 2007); the Canadian box office hit comedy, The Delicate Art of Parking, the award-winning documentary feature Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson, and the acclaimed CTV movie, Elijah (VIFF 2009) for which he won a Gemini Award.