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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 (June 2021):

  • David is co-developing 1hr teen TV horror/drama Limbo. (Pitch deck, pilot script avail.)
  • David's is seeking producing partners for his original 1hr sci-fi TV series, Meld. (Pitch deck, pilot script avail.)
  • David is currently pitching revenge horror feature, Mara Slaughter. (Pitch deck, script avail.)
  • David is currently developing a genre web series - launching in September 2021

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.

STATUS: Pitch deck, script available.

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.

Co-created with Matthew MacFadzean, Aurora Browne and Nicole Stamp.

STATUS: Pitch deck, script available.

Mara Slaughter Pitch Deck cover

Mara Slaughter - Feature Film

Two robotics engineers – Mara & Sumir – get swept up in a neo-nazi plot to instigate a civil war. Kidnapped, beaten and left for dead, Mara, alive but badly injured, steals and modifies her employer’s prototype Hintersuit N-5000 Exoskeleton, using it to mete out her gruesome revenge by crucifying, defibrillating, immolating, and power-drilling her former captors.

STATUS: Pitch deck, script available.

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).