Danny McIvor

Cinematographer/Post Production Editor/Director/Screenwriter   

Coming across a movie  company on location at age 12 in the small village of Caulfeild on Canada’s west coast,  Danny watched in fascination as the magic of making a motion picture was unveiled before him. It was then and there he knew what he wanted to do with the rest of his life.

His first movies were made with a borrowed 8mm film camera and the neighborhood kids and once out of school Danny worked as an Assistant Film Cameraperson and also shot and Directed television programs for a local Vancouver TV station.

At age 20 Danny moved to Toronto and accepted a job with the News and Documentary Unit of the CBC Television Network where he spent 12 years learning various production skills- location sound recording, video editing and documentary cinematography. He traveled the world making documentaries for CBC.

After leaving CBC to strike out on his own, Danny became a freelance Cinematographer and Editor, moving to Rio de Janeiro Brazil where he worked on various TV commercials and Music Videos as well as shooting documentaries for CBS, BBC, NBC, CBC and CNN. After a couple of years Danny was invited to work full time for CNN covering all of South America for the network. He has shot, edited and directed 60 documentary films in his career, winning Emmy and Gemini awards for his work.

After 10 years in Rio Danny returned to Toronto and started miramac productions and for over a decade has provided clients with high end advertising and promotional video content for TV and the Web. He also decided to return to his first love, making fiction motion pictures.

In 2010 Danny became a founding member of Toronto Actors, Writers and Filmmakers (AWF), at the time the largest group of independent movie-makers in Canada. He acted as Cinematographer and Editor on over two dozen movies in various capacities- Cinematographer/Director & Editor.

In 2015 Danny started the Toronto Indie Movie Support Group on Facebook now with over 2500 members.

He also organized the 1st Annual TIMSG screening event showing movies produced by the TIMSG membership including THE TIME BETWEEN.

He owns and operates the RED Digital Cinema camera, a Leica SL Hybrid camera as well as a full Adobe CC EDIT SUITE. Danny resides in Toronto Canada and can be reached by email at: dannymakesmovies@gmail.com                                                                       

Directing Actors Emily Lineham and

Andrei Preda on the set of THE TIME BETWEEN

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