David Barlow

David Barlow

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Producer, Screenwriter and Script Consultant

Toronto, Canada

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About David

The more than 200 hours of TV series and features for television David Barlow has written, produced or story edited have received over 45 awards and nominations, including a Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Dramatic Series and two Geminis for Best Comedy Series. He has been a producer/writer on four Canadian Screen Award/Gemini nominees for Best Dramatic Series and is the recipient of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television’s Margaret Collier Award for his body of work as a screenwriter and his contribution to the Canadian television industry.

Barlow is a faculty member of the Bachelor of TV and Film Program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario and has conducted screenwriting workshops across Canada, as well as in Singapore and Dublin.


  • Remedy

    Remedy (2015)
    Television (Drama and Family) Consulting Producer, Writer Griffin Conner (Dillon Casey) comes home having dropped out of medical school. He gets a job as an orderly at the hospital where his father (Enrico Colantoni) is the Chief of staff and his sisters (Sarah Allen and Sara Canning) are a nurse and a surgeon, respectively. Written by J.S.T

  • Cracked

    Cracked (2013)
    Television by White Pine Pictures (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Producer, Writer After an embarrassing and public breakdown, Detective Aidan Black (David Sutcliffe) is reassigned from his beloved SWAT team to the newly created Psych Crimes and Crisis Unit. There, he's dismayed to find his partner is not another cop, but forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Clara Malone (Brooke Nevin). The unit also includes Detective Poppy Wisnefski (Luisa d'Oliveira) and psychiatric nurse Leo Beckett (Dayo Ade), with Inspector Diane Caligra (Karen LeBlanc) keeping a close watch over the unique partnerships. Passionate and opposing viewpoints are an inherent part of the job in Psych Crimes, and the answers the teams seek never come easy. Aidan's deep insight and investigative skills combine brilliantly with Daniella's keen ability to decipher human behaviour. Learning to work cohesively, the Psych Crimes and Crisis Unit investigates city's most troubling and psychologically complex crimes. Whether or not the unit is still around in a few months... is completely up to them. Written by Anonymous

  • King

    King (2011 - 2012)
    Television by Indian Grove Productions (Crime and Drama) Co-Executive Producer, Writer Life of detective Jessica King does not run exactly smoothly. When she becomes the head of the Major Crime Task Force, she is eager to prove she is the best cop in town.

  • The Border

    The Border (2007 - 2010)
    Television by White Pine Pictures (Action, Crime and Drama) Producer, Writer This TV series is a fast-paced, hard-driving series set in Toronto in a paranoid post 9/11 world concerned with one topic - The Border, with its security crises, terrorist infiltrations, cross-border police actions, and trafficking in everything from enriched uranium to abducted children. Written by Anonymous

  • Durham County

    Durham County (2007)
    Television by Back Alley Films (Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Story Consultant They say there's only six degrees of separation between you and anyone else in the world, but sometimes it's not even that. Sometimes the most brutal evil you can imagine is already in your world. Sometimes he's just across the street. Durham County is an emotionally powerful six one hour dramatic series that revolves around Detective Mike Sweeney and his family as he hunts a serial killer he's certain is the guy across the street. You'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference between the cop and the killer or between them and you. They have a shared history, one that goes all the way back to high school. You think you can leave your past behind. But you can't... Written by Janis Lundman

  • Blue Murder

    Blue Murder (2001 - 2004)
    Television by Barna-Alper/North Bend Film (Crime and Drama) Executive Story Editor, Writer Blue Murder is a Canadian crime television series featuring a Toronto based police squad investigating murders.

  • The Lost World

    The Lost World (2000)
    Television (Action, Sci-Fi and Adventure) Writer At the dawn of the 20th century, a band of adventurers are part of an expedition to prove the existence of a lost world isolated from the modern world. Disaster happens and the band find themselves trapped and isolated in this dangerous land with only the help of a young wild woman who was stranded in the land herself as a child. Together, the band fight to survive against the fearsome dinosaurs and other dangers that land has as they search for a way to escape. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

  • Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy

    Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy (1999 - 2000)
    Television by Milestone/Alliance/Atlantis (Comedy and Romance) Co-creator, Executive Producer, Writer During World War II, former New York City stockbroker Richmond Hobson Jr. has traded in his business attire for cowboy duds and is trying to build the largest cattle ranch in the world in northern British Columbia. Running the ranch, he is constantly mediating the quarrels between his two partners, one being an experienced cowpoke named Panhandle Phillips, the other being Rich's new wife, former Vancouver socialite Gloria McIntosh Hobson. Gloria knew little about ranching before she decided on an impulse to marry the dashing cowboy. Pan and Gloria have competing priorities, Pan's to do whatever is best for the business side of the ranch, Gloria's to do whatever's best for the personal side. Beyond the continuing issue of financing the ranch's operations, Rich has a problem getting ranch hands. All the experienced men are away at war and Rich is forced to hire a bunch of inexperienced teenagers. Written by Huggo

  • Cold Squad

    Cold Squad (1998)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Executive Script Consultant Cold Squad is a one hour police crime-drama made in Vancouver about a team of Vancouver police officers in charge of investigating and solving cases that have been in the "cold" file for a while, which basically means the police gave up on them because there were no leads. Written by person1

  • Chasing the Dream

    Chasing the Dream (1998)
    TV Movie by Ballpark Pictures/Peter Raymond (Documentary) Producer Gemini Nominee – Best Sports Program or Series Chasing the Dream follows three young professional baseball players through a summer with the Blue Jay’s minor league farm team. It follows an American, a Latin American, and a Canadian who are all in their early twenties, all beginning their climb up the steep ladder of professional baseball and all dreaming of making it to the majors

  • Traders

    Traders (1998)
    Television Writer In the setting of the Toronto-based investment house, Gardner/Ross, Traders explores the intimate lives and loves, the mystique and monetary machinations of investment bankers whose ... See full summary »

  • Peacekeepers

    Peacekeepers (1997)
    Film by CBC TV/Brad Turner (Drama and War) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Side Effects

    Side Effects (1994)
    Television by CBC TV (Drama) Producer, Writer A medical drama created by Brenda Greenberg and Guy Mullally, the series was set in an inner city clinic in the Parkdale district of Toronto.

  • Street Legal

    Street Legal (1993 - 1994)
    TV Series Writer

  • E.N.G.

    E.N.G. (1994)
    Television (Drama) Co-producer, Writer The show was based in Toronto, they are a news station that go out filming news worthy stories all the while a romance brewing with the news show director & camera man, Jake.

  • North of 60

    North of 60 (1993)
    Television by Alliance (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Executive Story Editor, Writer A mystery drama series about trials and tribulations of Aboriginal people in the fictional town of Lynx River, Northwest Territories.

  • C.B.C.'s Magic Hour

    C.B.C.'s Magic Hour (1990)
    TV Series Writer

  • Sanity Clause

    Sanity Clause (1990)
    TV Movie Producer

  • Max Glick

    Max Glick (1990)
    Television by Foster Films/Sunrise Films (Drama and Family) Executive Story Editor, Writer Add a Plot »

  • Breaking All the Rules

    Breaking All the Rules (1988)
    Film by CBC TV (Comedy and History) Producer, Director In the early 1980s, a group of Canadian friends, tired of having to buy multiple copies of the Scrabble board game, decide to create a game of their own, Trivial Pursuit. The game proves so entertaining and innovative that the idea of selling to the public becomes an irresistible notion. However, what follows is a years-long struggle of financing, research and bargaining with an insular industry that cannot accept that this bizarre game created by a bunch of Canadian amateurs could have any appeal. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • Seeing Things

    Seeing Things (1981 - 1987)
    Television by CBC TV (Comedy and Mystery) Co-creator, Executive Producer, Writer Louis Ciccone is a reporter for the Toronto Gazette, but life's given him a forced side activity. This is due to his inconvenient power as a postcognitive, a person who is able to see visions of past events. These visions are always related to a murder of a person he encounters by happenstance. While he cannot control these visions or trigger them voluntarily, they do provide vital leads and clues that allow him to investigate the crime. This leads him into the strangest situations as he investigates them Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

  • King of Kensington

    King of Kensington (1977)
    TV Series Producer

  • BeastMaster

    TV Series Writer


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