DAVID CORMICAN is an award winning blogger (2011 Canadian Weblog Award winner – best literature & writing and arts & culture categories and 2010 Canadian Weblog Award winner for literature & writing), father, performer, filmmaker, producer and founder of the prestigious Canadian Short Screenplay Competition (CSSC), an organization he formed in 2008 to showcase and promote emerging screenwriters through recognition and the production of their work.
In 2010, Cormican was nominated for the Regina Mayor’s Arts & Business Award for Innovation in the Arts and a recipient of NSI’s Drama Prize. In addition to establishing CSSC’s Short Film Fund, he was also recently made a partner with Minds Eye Entertainment, where he is in charge of development for the company’s feature film, television and branded content.
Cormican’s impressive producing credits belie his youth. Recent executive producing accomplishments include the 2012 SXSW world premiere and $19M action thriller The Tall Man (Jessica Biel, Stephen McHattie) and the $15M female-in-jeopardy thriller Faces in the Crowd (Milla Jovavich, Julian McMahon, Michael Shanks) for Minds Eye and producing Rusted Pyre (Brooke Palsson, Samantha Somer Wilson), which premiered at the 2011 Festival de Cannes as part of Telefilm’s Perspective Canada screenings, followed by a Canadian bow at the 2011 Worldwide Short Film Festival and Minus Lara (Romina D’Ugo), for which he received his first nomination as a producer with a nod for the exclusive Ruth Shaw Golden Sheaf Award of Excellence as part of the 2011 Yorkton Film Festival. Both Pyre and Lara co-won Best in Canada at the Reel Rave International Film Festival in 2011.
He is a board member for Regina Downtown BID, ACTRA Saskatchewan, board member representing the arts portfolio for SaskCulture and he currently holds the Saskatchewan seat for the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA). He also sits on various committees and juries for SaskFilm, the CMPA, Universal Film & Festival Organization, Reel World Film Festival and Worldwide Short Film Festival.