For the past 30 years, Don Carmody has proven that he has a thing for genre films, and a talent for picking successful ones. This has led him to produce more than 90 feature films, including the 2005 Academy Award Best Picture winner Chicago.
His filmography contains such comedy classics as Weekend at Bernie’s, A Christmas Story, The Whole Nine Yards and Lucky Number Slevin as well as such horror/suspense classics asJagged Edge, Wrong Turn, and David Cronenberg’s early horror films, Shivers and Rabid.
Don Carmody Productions produces quality Canadian content features such asPolytechnique, which was invited to the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes 2009. He has won the Canadian Academy of Cinema and Television’s Golden Reel Award, which honors the highest grossing Canadian Feature Film, an unprecedented five times – for Meatballs, Porky’s, Johnny Mnemonic, Art of War, and Resident Evil: Apocalypse.
Aside from his own productions, Don Carmody Productions also produces feature films for many of the major Hollywood studios and has been responsible for bringing more than $1 billion U.S. in projects to Canada. Some recent examples are Amelia, for 20th Century Fox and Gothika, Whiteout and Orphan for Warners and Joel Silver’s Dark Castle Productions.
Don’s current projects are, not surprisingly, sequels to one of his preferred genres. Resident Evil: Afterlife is the fourth film in the RE franchise, starring Mila Jovovich , Ali Larter (Heroes), and Wentworth Miller (Prison Break). It is scheduled to hit theatres on August 27th, 2010 in 3D. Also, heading into production early next year is Silent Hill 2, in which Roger Avary returns as both screenwriter and director. Don will produce alongside Samuel Hadida.. On the comedy side he will produce GOON, a hockey comedy written by Judd Apatow alums, Evan Goldberg and Jay Baruchel.
Again following his genre instincts, Carmody branched out into the theatre world in 2004 as part of the production team for the Off-Broadway play Evil Dead: The Musical, a campy send-up of Sam Raimi’s cult classic horror films Evil Dead I and II. The musical received rave reviews in the US and Canada, and continues to do delight audiences as the touring company currently travels across Asia.
Don was born in New England and immigrated to Canada with his parents as a boy. He graduated from film school in Montreal and has produced films all over the world during his career. He currently lives in both Toronto and Los Angeles.
In spite of his busy schedule, Don is always willing to answer questions from up-and -coming filmmakers. No pitches please. You can reach him through his website at: http://www.doncarmody.com. You are also able to access many of his films’ theatrical trailers and one sheets there as well
His complete filmography is available on IMDB.