KEVIN DEWALT, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - BIOGRAPHY
Kevin DeWalt is the award winning producer and CEO/Chairman of Canadian-based Minds Eye Pictures. As an Executive Producer,
Kevin spearheads production for the company. Under his leadership, Minds Eye Pictures has seen more than 35 productions to
completion, many of them national and international award-winners. Presently, he is commandeering more than a dozen projects
in development and several currently in production.
Kevin's beginnings in film really started in 1981 after watching the movie Ghandi while travelling in Bombay. As a result of
his travels, he produced his first film project, Namaste. This documentary format film tells the emotional and personal story
of two young adults, whose 37-month journey throughout 11 countries in central and southeast Asia was life changing. Since that
time, it is Kevin's passion for film making that has been a driving force for Minds Eye Pictures.
Starting Minds Eye Pictures in 1986, Kevin spent his early years in the industry producing and directing many projects and then
moved on to producing. Kevin's selected credits for the big screen include: the action-thriller Decoy, starring Peter Weller and
Robert Patrick; Held Up!, a comedic "Dog Day Afternoon", starring Jamie Foxx and Nia Long, produced for Trimark Entertainment;
the romantic comedy Something More, starring Michael A. Goorjian and Chandra West, a co-pro with Eighty Seven Bear Images,
distributed by Alliance Releasing; Without Malice, an action thriller starring Jennifer Beals, Craig Sheffer and Corey Haim;
Murder Seen, a psychological thriller starring Nicole Eggert and Callum Keith Rennie; Viva Las Nowhere, a dark comedy starring
James Caan, Daniel Stern and Patricia Richardson, a co-production with Franchise Films, and; The Unsaid (aka Sins of the Father),
starring Andy Garcia and Teri Polo a psychological thriller produced for New Legend Media.
On a personal level, he is the winner of the 1999 Cherwynd Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence and a 1989 ABEX New Venture Award.
In 1996 he was nominated for an Entrepreneur of the Year Award. His company has amassed more than 100 national and international
awards and nominations.
An ardent advocate of motion picture production in Canada, Kevin's service to the industry is exemplary. He is a board member
and committe chairman of the National Training Program of the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) and
is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Screen Institute. He is pressently the North American Vice-President of
the International Quorum of Film and Video Producers and past President of the Saskatchewan Film Producers Association. Kevin
is a founding member and present board member of the Saskatchewan motion picture association (SMPIA).