David York has been producing high quality, entertaining and commercially successful television for 15 years. Producer/writer York began his career in the mid-eighties as a production manager on performing arts and IMAX films and commercials. In 1992, he produced Mustard Bath, a feature film shot in Guyana, directed by Darrel Wasyk. In 1993, he produced Life with Billy, a television movie for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Life with Billy was honoured with three Gemini Awards for Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress the following year.
In 1996/97, York and Phyllis Brown produced the feature length documentary Gerrie and Louise, directed by Sturla Gunnarsson, about an unlikely marriage set against the opening weeks of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and in 1997 was awarded an International Emmy for Best Documentary. It was also awarded the Donald Brittain Award for Best Feature Documentary at the 1998 Gemini Awards.
Since then, York has produced or executive produced many long running series, including Dogs With Jobs, Birth Stories, Gene Hunters, 90 Days in Hollywood, eLove, Frontiers of Construction, and Blueprint for Disaster. These shows were commissioned by networks including CBC, Life Network, Oxygen, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Health, Discovery Channel, Discovery Networks International and Living UK and have been sold around the world.
David York formed 52 Media Inc. in June 2006. The company’s first shows in production are First Comes Love starring comedienne Elvira Kurt, produced with Paperny Films, for LOGO, Stuck for W Network and Air India 182 in partnership with Eurasia Motion Pictures.
Most recently, David directed Wiebo's War, a feature documentary co-produced by 52 Media and the National Film Board.