David Tucker is an accomplished filmmaker with multiple national and international awards as a writer, producer, director to his credit. Best known for his contributions to the long-running CBC-TV science series, The Nature of Things with David Suzuki, David has also produced a movie of the week, arts specials, current affairs and children’s programming. His work has been presented at Hot Docs and he has been awarded a Gemini, a Gracie and a Prix Leonardo among many film and journalism awards. A member of the Documentary Organization of Canada and the Writer’s Guild of Canada, David is also a published author of fiction and is currently working on a screen adaptation of one of his own works.
David holds a terminal degree in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts and an Honours BFA in Film. As past Chair of the RTA School of Media at Ryerson University, David helped spearhead the launch of its first graduate program in Media Production. Before joining Ryerson, David served as the Associate Dean of Media at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, where he played an important role in the development Sheridan’s Centre for Animation & Emerging Technology. Currently, David teaches media production and aesthetics and specializes in documentary and drama production. He has presented papers on media aesthetics and design at international conferences and been published in academic journals including through the Sorbonne in Paris. For additional information log onto: davidtucker.ca