Davina Pardo is an Emmy-award winning director and producer who most recently produced VERY SEMI-SERIOUS, a feature-length documentary about New Yorker cartoonists. VERY SEMI-SERIOUS premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, was broadcast on HBO, and received an Emmy for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming. Davina has directed and produced several award-winning documentary shorts on themes of place and memory, including MINKA, which was nominated for both IDA and Cinema Eye Honors awards and was featured on NYTimes.com, and YESTERDAY IN RWANDA, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. She is currently in post-production on 116 CAMERAS.
Davina's films have screened at festivals worldwide, including Toronto, Tribeca, True/False, DOC NYC, Hot Docs, Full Frame, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Aspen Shortsfest, Palm Springs ShortFest, and AFIDOCS. Her work has been supported by Tribeca Film Institute, IFP's Documentary Lab and Independent Film Week, and the Sundance Institute.
Davina previously worked as assistant to David Cronenberg and associate produced the Academy Award-winning documentary FREEHELD. A native of Canada, she has an MA in Documentary Production from Stanford University and a BA from Amherst College, and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Contact: davina at birdlings.com