Daniel Bekerman (Executive Producer) founder and president of Scythia Films is one of Canada’s most prolific feature film producers with broad experience in creative producing, financing, international co-productions and service productions having completed over 25 films in the last 5 years.
Recent credits include FALLING by Viggo Mortensen, which had its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020 and is an Official Selection at the 73rd Edition of the Cannes Film Festival as well as TIFF 2020, as well as COME TO DADDY, starring Elijah Wood, which premiered at Tribeca in 2019 and released theatrically in February.
Most notable credits include THE WITCH directed by Robert Eggers, winner of U.S. Dramatic Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as two Independent Spirit Awards.
In release now is PERCY, starring Christopher Walken, Zach Braff and Christina Ricci. Based on events from a 1998 lawsuit Percy follows a Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser who defends himself against a major conglomerate when the company’s genetically modified (GMO) canola is discovered in his crops.
In 2017, Scythia Films and production company Stellar Citizens jointly launched a development fund to produce both film and television projects spanning a variety of genres and formats. The first of these projects is slated for release in 2021, a sci-fi adventure movie entitled SLASH/BACK, directed by Nyla Innuksuk, about a group of teen Inuit girls who fight an alien invasion in their sleepy Arctic hamlet.
Recent documentary projects include feature film YOUTH UNSTOPPABLE. Filmed over 12 years, director Slater Jewell-Kemker grows up before our eyes as she captures the definitive account of the rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement culminating in the emergence of Greta Thunberg.
Daniel is an executive producer on READY OR NOT (Fox Searchlight Pictures), as well as HOW IT ENDS and ANON for Netflix.
Daniel is part of the executive team and a co-founding member of the newly formed IMPACT (Independent Media Producers Association of Cinematic Talent) which launched at TIFF 2020, a non-profit association working hard to combat and dismantle systemic racism in Canada’s and Quebec’s film and TV industries.