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 Managing Partner 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 as of November 2023 is an award winning Director. 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 currently is the Executive Producer, Director and Writer on NTD TV’s new comedy show “A Little Sketchy”. Their first order for the series is quite possibly the largest in Canadian TV comedy history at a staggering 42 episodes. 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 “Switched at Death”. It then went on to become a Finalist in the 2020 Houston, Atlanta and Portland Comedy Film Festivals, The Paris Lift-Off Film Festival and was a Semifinalist in the 2020 StoryPros International Screenplay Contest and the Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes. Knowing they had a good script Switched at Death the feature film was shot in the spring of 2023 directed by Dave and produced by Bruno Marino of High Star Entertainment. It won Best Comedy Film and Best First Time Director at both the 2024 New York International Film Awards and the Rome International Movie Awards. It currently is an “Official Selection” in film festivals in Los Angeles, Cannes, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Barcelona and Budapest. Dave and Larry have optioned two other screenplays, their suspense thriller “The Cage” which won Best Screenplay at the New York Tri State International Film Festival and a feature length action film “The Harvest” for Triality Productions out of Paris France.
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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