I'm a Toronto-based TV college professor (Durham, Seneca and Humber), documentary filmmaker and TV writer. I studied TV writing at the Canadian Film Centre and I also have an MFA in Documentary Studies from Ryerson, a BFA in Film from York and a Media Arts degree from Sheridan College.
Currently I'm teaching in the MAD department at Durham College which has been a great experience, teaching the next generation of media makers everything from film studies to advanced lighting. I am also lucky enough to be teaching a Pop Culture course for the ELI Department at Seneca, the Dual Credit Program at Seneca and online courses at Humber.
I've written for a huge variety of TV projects, from the kid's science show, "The Magic Backpack" to the lifestyle series "Outlaw Inlaws" and work for several seasons as head writer on the "Canadian Country Music Awards." I worked on early development of the Nelvana series "Scaredy Squirrel" and this past year finished his second season on the series "Almost Naked Animals" for 9 Story Entertainment. I was hired to write and co-create a preschool kid series "The Garden Swing." "GS" is being backed by CTV Two.
I think it would be awesome to have my own preschool series, given that my favourite person in the whole world is an avid preschool TV watcher:
My daughter Isla. A fun and funny little girl, who also happens to be ridiculously cute.
Prior to becoming a TV writer, I worked for almost ten years as a new media producer for a corporate and commercial production house, Cormana. But writing remained my passion and I left that world to pursue writing and his own projects full-time in 2005.
I grew up in Niagara-on-the-Lake, which was the foundation of my first feature documentary, "Living as Brothers." It's the story of the hidden lives of Jamaican migrant men who toil unseen in the lush orchards of Niagara-on-the-Lake each summer, sometimes for 20 years or more. I traveled extensively throughout Jamaica for several years to tell their compelling story.
While all of this has been going on, I've been a college professor of TV Studies, Film, Photography and Art History about Sheridan and Seneca College. I've been lucky enough to teach technical courses at Ryerson and Trinity Square Video in everything from Final Cut Pro to field production to motion graphics.
I love teaching, and I'm hoping to get more involved in teaching film, TV and media production as I love sharing my knowledge and experiences with the next generation of filmmakers and creators.
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contact me: kevin at kevinfraser dot ca