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, including 116 CAMERAS, 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.
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