Kevin's entrepreneurial achievements classify him as one of Canada’s most dynamic producers. He is the winner of the prestigious Canadian Film and Television Production Association’s Chetwynd Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, the 2002 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the media category and the Saskatchewan Motion Picture Association’s Centennial Volunteer Industry Leader award in 2005. He has produced over 50 film and television projects and has spearheaded the development of a regional production company into an internationally recognized, vertically integrated organization which includes subsidiaries in production, post production, Visual effects, and international distribution.
As a producer and/or executive producer, he has been instrumental in establishing the Canadian film and television industry with exceptional, exportable projects that have been sold to over 150 territories around the world.
Kevin, responsible for the feature film The Unsaid, a psychological thriller starring Andy Garcia and Teri Polo, is in post-production on the $15M Faces in the Crowd, starring Milla Jovavich and Julian McMahon, amongst a multi-platform doc-series, Odyssey On The Ganges, the $15M 3-D feature Hybrid about a killer car and Ticket Out starring Ray Liota and Billy Burke. Dolan’s Cadillac, the Christian Slater starrer based on Stephen King’s short story, was a recent top 10 rental in the USA with Block Buster Video. The recently produced Grace, premiered to fainting festival goers as part of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
Television wise, Kevin produced and executive produced over 250 hours of television including the CBC mini-series Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story, which became the highest rated mini-series in the last 5 years on CBC and The Englishman’s Boy (winner of the coveted Seoul Drama Award and an industry-leading 6 Gemini Awards in 2008, including Best Mini-Series). In addition to his producing role on the legal drama series (22 one hour episodes) Just Cause for PAX and W Network, he executive produced the feature film Falling Angels, the television movie Betrayed for CBC, 26 episodes of the action adventure teen series 2030CE for YTV; 26 episodes of the travel adventure series My Global Adventure for Life Network; a 13 one-hour episode children’s series MythQuest, broadcasting on PBS in the U.S. and CBC in Canada.
With an expertise in international co-production, Kevin is currently in production on the France treaty co-production The Tall Man, a $15M action thriller starring Jessica Biel. Minds Eye recently produced and delivered the France treaty co-production, Lullaby for Pi, a $9M romantic drama starring Rupert Friend, Clemence Poesy and Forest Whitaker, which is slated for its world premiere Fall 2010.
Recognized for his commitment to the industry, Kevin is a past president of the Canadian Film and Television Production Association, now the Canadian Media Production Association, and served as committee chair of the CFTPA National Training Program for eight years.
"It's been a delight to serve on the board of the CFTPA for the last 20 years", says DeWalt. "With the evolution and transition into the new CMPA, the association is more dynamic and has never been more important in the history of content in this country. For any Canadian producer wishing to achieve success in this industry, membership in the CMPA is an absolute must."
He is currently President of the International Quorum of Film and Video Producers located in Zurich, Switzerland. Kevin is also a founding member of the Saskatchewan Motion Picture Association (SMPIA) and is the current president of the Saskatchewan Film Producers Association. Kevin is married with three children and makes his home in Regina, Canada.