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How We Assist You
Responsible for driving growth and innovation in Vancouver’s physical film production industry, David Shepheard is Vancouver’s first dedicated film commissioner – a seasoned industry leader bringing over 18 years of experience as a film commissioner to the table. Formerly of Film London, David has initiated numerous other global film & TV development agencies from scratch, including the Abu Dhabi Film Commission, after which he served as its first Director.
As Film Commissioner, David Shepheard leads on physical film & TV production and its associated concerns, including liaising with industry associations, government agencies at the provincial and federal level, and industry executives from around the world; delivering proactive investment attraction initiatives; marketing and promotion of Vancouver and supporting local talent and businesses.
Previously, David ran the Film Commission services for Film London, the capital’s media development agency. Prior to joining Film London, David was CEO of Open House Films in the UK—a consultancy partnership specializing in developing strategies, flm commissions and media development agencies at city, regional and state levels in Europe, Africa, North America, Asia and the Middle East.
In 2017, David was re-elected to the Board for the Association of Film Commissioners International, the global membership organization with over 300 members around the world.