Colin David MacDonald

Colin David MacDonald

onStream Productions
Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Editor, Post-Production Supervisor, Cinematographer and Colorist

Halifax, Canada

Member Since:
October 2014
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About Colin

I am an award winning filmmaker who has been honing my creative talents in the screen industry for over ten years. His dreams of becoming a filmmaker started at an early age when films like Night of the living dead, Robocop and Jaws captured my imagination.

I have has written and directed over a dozen short films and music videos including the award-winning projects Hangnail (2020), Presents (2019), and Presence (2013).

My most recent film Hangnail has become a viral sensation, premiering exclusively at Dread Central and garnishing over 10,000 views online. It has also screened at over twenty festivals around the world and won five awards including, Best Special Effects, Best Original Score and Goriest Film.

I'm currently finishing my next body horror film Stitches and am in development on my first micro-budget feature.


  • They're Out

    They're Out Horror After witnessing a gruesome murder/suicide, a conservative gay woman is traumatized by a malevolent entity that is using her deep seeded guilt to drive her insane.

  • Presence

    Presence Horror They're in the shadows


  • Ariyah & Tristan's Inevitable Break-Up

    Ariyah & Tristan's Inevitable Break-Up (2016)
    Film (Drama) Editorial department In Ariyah and Tristan's Inevitable BreakUp, Ariyah, an ambitious young animator, reluctantly gets involved with a club photographer names Tristan. Through pivotal moments in Ariyah's bedroom, the film follows the couple as they struggle through the ups and downs of a modern romance and an unplanned pregnancy. Written by Afro-Viking Pictures

  • En Francais SVP

    En Francais SVP (2016)
    TV Movie (Documentary, Biography, Family and History) Editorial department En Francais S.V.P. documents a year in the life of the Acadian Melanson family as they face the challenges of raising their French children in an English community.

  • Catcall

    Catcall (2016)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Editor In this comedy short, women are forced to consider how the street harassment they face makes the men who love them feel.

  • World of Death

    World of Death (2016)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Horror and Sci-Fi) Editor World of Death brings together the talents of hundreds of filmmakers from all over the world in a web series that will terrorize, astonish, disturb, and excite genre fans. With new episodes premiering on every week, horror fans will never be without a heaping mound of blood, guts and mayhem. Written by Tony Wash

  • Rearview

    Rearview (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Editorial department In this no-dialogue short, a young man deals with the unique grief and guilt after committing a hit-and-run.

  • Find It Inside

    Find It Inside (2015)
    Film (Short and Music) Editorial department Add a Plot »

  • Fanarchy

    Fanarchy (2015)
    Film (Documentary) Editorial department Fanarchy uncovers a subculture of die-hard fans who risk life, limb and financial bankruptcy in their quest to pay homage to the films and stories they love.

  • Carnivore's Oath

    Carnivore's Oath (2015)
    Film (Short, Crime, Music and Thriller) Editorial department Add a Plot »

  • Insert Coin

    Insert Coin (2015)
    Film (Short and Horror) Editor Jessi's day is feeling a tad off, but after discovering a cryptic note from her roommate Carolyn, it's fixing to get much worse... Created for the 60 Hour Film Challenge as part of the Colchester Film Festival.

  • Visiting with Lenore Zann

    Visiting with Lenore Zann (2014)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Smoke Whip

    Smoke Whip (2014)
    Film (Short and Music) Editorial department Waking up in the aftermath of a suicide cult, a cult member must escape the torment of the depraved cult leader.

  • Treat Her Like Gold

    Treat Her Like Gold (2013)
    Video (Short and Horror) Editor Zack hardly notices the new mannequin on display in his store, but she notices him and tries everything she can to catch his eye.

  • Presence

    Presence (2013)
    Film (Short, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Editor Presence is an experimental horror film that focuses on sound and the power it has over our psychological and physical health.

  • If We're Divine

    If We're Divine (2013)
    Film (Short and Music) Editor In a post apocalyptic world a desperate Priest must question his faith in order to survive.

  • Forgive Me

    Forgive Me (2013)
    Television (Drama) Editorial department A series that breaks the seal of the Catholic confessional booth. A young insomniac priest gets caught up in the sins of his congregants while a secret from his own past threatens his calling.

  • Honour Your Word

    Honour Your Word (2013)
    Film (Documentary, Drama and News) Editorial department Marylynn Poucachiche and Norman Matchewan faced tear gas and police batons when they joined their parents on logging blockades to defend the Barriere Lake Algonquins' traditional territory in the 1980s. Little did Marylynn and Norman realize they would still be on the barricades over 20 years later, this time with their own young children at their sides. Honour Your Word is an intimate portrait of life behind the barricades for the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, an inspiring First Nation whose dignity and courage contrast sharply with material poverty and political injustice they face. Written by Anonymous

  • Forbidden

    Forbidden (2013)
    Television (Crime) Editorial department Add a Plot »

  • Forensic Firsts

    Forensic Firsts (2012 - 2013)
    Television (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew DNA Profiling. Toxicology. Ballistics. Today's criminal investigators employ powerful scientific tools to catch bad guys. But where did they come from and how do they really work?

  • BorderLine

    BorderLine (2012)
    Film (Documentary and History) Editorial department BorderLine explores the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as experienced by ordinary people living and working along the Canada-U.S. border. The film follows award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist Daniel Sekulich as he treks across North America from the Atlantic to the Pacific on both sides of the international line. Sekulich and his intrepid crew seek out an assortment of characters along their journey and describe how their lives have been altered by 9/11. They encounter fishermen, shop owners, truckers, Native leaders, immigrants, border officials, former RCMP officers, and anyone else with a story to tell. BorderLine takes viewers on a scenic and thought-provoking, cross-country journey that reveals the ever changing relationship between Canada and the United States in the post 9/11 era. The film explores the significant changes that have occurred and considers how recent initiatives like the Beyond The Border agreement threaten our privacy, civil liberties, and... Written by Tell Tale Productions Inc.

  • Nightmare Factory

    Nightmare Factory (2011)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Editorial department In 1989 Greg Nicotero quit medical school and headed for Hollywood to pursue a dream of making monsters. Together with gore masters Howard Berger and Robert Kurtzman, Nicotero went on to create KNB EFX Group, one of the most prolific makeup effects studios in the world. Written by Colin MacDonald

  • The Withered Dead

    The Withered Dead (2010)
    Film (Short and Horror) Editor After Terry unknowingly stumbles into a town of the undead, he finds himself trapped in a house with Henry and his injured wife Sharon. Terry is determined to get them all to safety, but Henry has other plans. Desperate to find his missing son, Henry will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Even if it means fighting an army of flesh eating zombies. Written by Anonymous

  • Pretty Bloody: The Women of Horror

    Pretty Bloody: The Women of Horror (2009)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Join Us

    Join Us (2008)
    Film (Short, Horror and Thriller) Editor Laura is a woman who avoids the outside world when ever she can, until the day when her sanctuary turns on her and she has no option but to escape.


  • Hangnail - Best Sound Design

  • Hangnail - Best Original Score

  • Hangnail - Best Makeup Effects

  • Hangnail - Goriest Film

  • Hangnail - Best Effects

  • Presents - Best Comedy Short

  • Presence won video of the week at

  • Best music video, Coast Awards for If We're Divine


  • NSCC Screen Arts

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