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David J. Fernandes

Is an award-winning Canadian genre filmmaker, focused on creating original sci-fi, horror, thriller, and suspense films and TV.

Current Projects (November 2019):

  • David's original 1hr sci-fi TV series, Meld, is in development with Breakthrough Entertainment.
  • David is currently pitching revenge horror feature, Mara Slaughter.
  • David is co-developing 1hr teen TV horror/drama called Limbo (Formerly called The Wait).
  • David's short film, Binge (2018), had its world premiere at Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival is currently touring film festivals.
  • David produced and production managed director Tate Young's short film Hypernova in April 2019. Currently in post-production.

CURRENT & PAST PROJECTS

Meld - TV Series

25 year old Karine Ahmed tries a new party drug called Meld. The next morning she discovers she can eavesdrop on other people's texts, emails, searches and photos – their entire digital lives are suddenly accessible to her, as easy as thinking.

It's fun – until she discovers that a dangerous group is using these abilities to control politicians and other powerful elites. Karine soon gets drawn into uncovering the truth behind Meld, where it came from, and why it exists.

Meld is currently in development with Breakthrough Entertainment.

Limbo - 1hr teen TV horror/drama

A haunted love story between a ghost and a girl who need each other in order to be seen.

Starring Keeya King (Handmaids Tale, Brown Girl Begins), Jessica Clement (Pure, Hemlock Grove), and Stephen R. Hart (Wynona Earp, Shadow Hunters).

Currently in development.

Binge - Short Film

A mysterious envelope arrives at Jen's door, sending her on an increasingly dangerous hunt to discover its intent.

Written, directed, produced and edited by David, Binge is an exercise in minimalism: the goal is to take a simple idea and use only images, music and sound design to tell a compelling story. 

Binge had its world premiere at Toronto's Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival, which celebrates the best in contemporary Canadian Horror, Genre and Underground film. It is currently screening at other festivals.

RE-WIRE - Short Film

Harley seeks the help of a controversial doctor who claims he can cure the one thing that has plagued him for his entire life: his fear.

Hailed by Todd Brown of Screen Anarchy / XYZ Films  as "far and away one of the better science fiction shorts of the year."

Winner of Best Sci-Fi at the Hamilton Film Festival in 2012.

Nominated for an award for Best Dramatic Short by the Canadian Society of Cinematographers.

Official Selection at six international film festivals including Fantasia (2010).