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D.W. Waterson


D.W. Waterson (they/them) is a Toronto-based, award-winning, non-binary/queer filmmaker and world-touring electronic music artist. The creative force behind the 6 million-viewed, 40+ times award-winning digital series That’s My DJ (Seasons 1-3). They have been DJing and throwing parties in the Toronto underground for ten years, and have opened for artists such as Peaches and Idris Elba. Waterson’s work has garnered a Canadian Screen Award Nomination, 5 Best Director awards as well as Noteable’s 2017 Director of the Year award. A Resident at the 2022 TIFF Filmmaker Lab, D.W. has completed their debut feature film Backspot, which will have its World Premiere in September 2023 at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Alongside directing and producing, D.W. also created the original electronic music tracks to accompany the film.

Also see: Backspot at TIFF 2023.
Read more about Backspot.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Green Christmas (2009, short)
Drop (2010, short)
Backspot (2017, short)
Teiakotsinarèn: tonte (The Hoof Lady) (2018, short)
Backspot (2023)

TV Series:
Devout and Out (2019)
The D Cut (2020)

Web Series:
That’s My DJ (2014-2017)

Music Videos:
For Esmé: You (2015)
Princess Century: Metro (2016)
For Esmé: Just Yet (2016)
Featurette: Bang (2017)
Hey! dw: Things I do (2017)
Caveboy: Landslide (2019)