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Biography #2 (for Past Perfect)

Daniel MacIvor is the co-writer and star of House (directed by Laurie Lynd), and writer and star of the Genie Award Winning musical short The Fairy Who Didn't Want To Be A Fairy Anymore, also directed by Lynd. His short films Permission and Until I Hear From You both premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and his short tapes Margaret Atwood and the Problem With Canada and Wake Up Jerk Off, have played to great acclaim internationally. As an actor he has appeared in Thom Fitzgerald's Beefcake, in Don McKellar's inventive CBC series Twitch City, and in Jeremy Podeswa's The Five Senses, for which he was nominated for a Genie. With Producer Sherrie Johnson, Daniel is the Artistic Director of the international touring theatre company da da kamera, recently winning a Village Voice Obie Award for their New York production of MacIvor's play In On It. Past Perfect is MacIvor's first feature film.

Wilby Wonderful is Daniel MacIvor's second feature film as director and writer following 2002's Past Perfect, in which he also starred. First known for his work in theatre, MacIvor is Artistic Director of da da kamera, a theatre company he runs with his longtime business partner Sherrie Johnson. Together they formed the company's offshoot da da kamera pictures. As a theatre maker, MacIvor is known to audiences around the world for the touring productions of his own plays: Cul-de-sac, In On It, Monster, Here Lies Henry, and House. He and da da kamera have been the recipients of numerous awards, including a GLADD Award from the American Gay and Lesbian Anti-Defamation League, and the prestigious Village Voice OBIE in 2002.

MacIvor has been working as a filmmaker since 1995 when he wrote and directed the now cult favorite shorts Wake Up Jerk Off and Margaret Atwood and the Problem With Canada. In 1997, he wrote and directed the half hour Permission, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. And in 1998, he wrote and directed the festival favorite, Until I Hear From You.

As a screenwiter, MacIvor's credits include Laurie Lynd's Genie Award-winning 22 minute musical The Fairy Who Didn't Want To Be A Fairy Anymore (in which MacIvor also starred as the titular Fairy), co-writing (and starring in) the feature film House (based on his own play) which Lynd also directed, and writing Marion Bridge for Wiebke Von Carolsfeld, which won best First Canadian Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival, and won MacIvor Best Screenplay at the Atlantic Film Festival in 2002. Also known as an actor, MacIvor was nominated for a Genie Award for his work in Jeremy Podeswa's The Five Senses, and was a regular on Don McKellar's CBC series Twitch City.

Currently MacIvor continues to tour his one man performance Cul-de-sac and is at work on an screenplay adaptation of his play You Were Here.

Bio courtesy Mongrel Media for "Past Perfect" (31-Mar-2003)


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