A graduate of Sheridan College's Media Arts program, Alvin Campaña is a Toronto-based writer, director, editor and visual effects artist. Since leaving Sheridan, he has gone on to direct three television specials abroad with acclaimed Filipino magician Erik Mana ('Stranger', 2004; ‘Mastermind’, 2005; ‘Believe’, 2011). In 2007, Alvin directed the short film ‘Premiere’, which was accepted into the prestigious Floating Film Festival, one of the most exclusive festivals in the world.
In 2009, Alvin won a Gemini Award for his editing on ‘Departures’, the acclaimed documentary-style travelogue, and has gone on to edit for a number of documentary travel series. Alvin has also received two Canadian Screen Award nominations, recognizing his editing work on both documentary series' 'Descending’ (2013) and 'Boundless' (2015).
Alvin completed his fx laden short film ‘Lullaby for Lucious & Sumat’ in 2012, which premiered in San Jose at the Academy Award qualifying festival, Cinequest.
In his hometown of Mississauga, Alvin was awarded the 2003 Mississauga Arts Award for Best Emerging Media Artist. Ten years later, he received the Marty for Best Established Media Artist. His life is now divided between contract work and his passion projects, the latter of which are produced under his own production company: click here to see Whose Army Studios.
Devoting his life to art in its many methods, Alvin continues to look for new forms of expression that will ultimately allow him to show others his dreams.
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