Home Invasion Studios Inc. is an exciting new Toronto based film and TV company that writes and produces all forms of creative content that makes it’s way to your home or mobile device but specializes in funny. Whether it’s film, TV, web series, ads or educational videos Home Invasion Studios is your source for content creation especially if you need a comedic bent. Coming up with humorous content can be a daunting task, unless your team is made up of professional award winning stand-up comedians with over 30 years of writing experience. Home Invasion Studios brings together several of Canada’s best comedians with 6 Gemini Awards, 3 Canadian Screen Awards, 4 Writers guild awards, 1 Rose D’Or Award for Excellence in Television (international), 1 Canada International Film Festival award, 3 Canadian Comedy Awards and 5 Canadian Comedy Award nominations.
David Merry is the President and founder of Home Invasion Studios. For over 30 years David has performed his comedy/magic around the world, 54 countries at the latest count. He has appeared and/or contributed to such television shows as Kids In the Hall, SCTV, Just for Laughs, America’s Funniest People and Last Comic Standing. He is a multiple nominee at the Canadian Comedy awards, is a member of the Writers Guild of Canada, ACTRA and is working towards membership in the Directors Guild. In 2019 he co-created, co-wrote and directed the Comedy/Golf/Travel/Revenge show “Off the Hozzle” which aired on the CBS Sports Network in the US and TSN in Canada. Dave has written 30 comedic training videos and countless online comedy videos & political spoofs for clients. He is an award winning writer having written four TV series, six sit-com pilots, nine feature length screenplays, two web series and six short films. In April 2019 Dave, Marty Putz and Larry Horowitz won Best Feature Screenplay at the Canada International Film Festival for their comedy feature “Switched at Death”. It then went on to become a Finalist in the 2020 Houston, Atlanta and Portland Comedy Film Festivals, The 2020 Paris Lift-Off Film Festival and was a Semifinalist in the 2020 StoryPros International Screenplay Contest and the Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes. It currently is in pre-production to be directed in 2022 by Canada’s iconic Bruce McDonald. Dave and Larry have optioned two other screenplays, their suspense thriller “The Cage” and a feature length action film “The Harvest” for Triality Productions out of Paris France.
Tim Steeves: Creative Director.
Tim has long been considered one of Canada’s top comedians having appeared at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival, CBC’s Winnipeg and Halifax Comedy Festivals and countless clubs across North America. Tim has written on two of Canada’s longest running comedy series – five seasons on “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” (CBC), and all 15 seasons on “The Rick Mercer Report” (CBC). Tim was one of the creators of the top Canadian comedy special in Canadian history “Talking to American’s” starring Rick Mercer. As well as the four Gemini Awards and three Canadian Screen Awards for best comedic writing, Tim has also been nominated for an International Emmy Award.
Brian Merry: Vice President and Head of Production and Marketing.
After leaving the NATO Council of Canada as their Content Manager Brian became Project Coordinator at Ariad Communications then Account Manager strategizing new business development and sponsorship marketing. With his passion for video editing and film making he attended the London Film Academy and now shares his time with Home Invasion Studios and the Commerce Garage working as writer, advertising manager and video editor. As an improv student and avid board game lover, he created the entertainment app Betchoo in 2019 and also heads up all creative and marketing for the board game High Handed www.highhandedgame.com and Velocitee Golf Tees www.velocitee.net
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