For the past 20 years David Hamilton has produced Deepa Mehta’s acclaimed and successful films, including the Oscar nominated Water. He had previously produced Deepa Mehta’s feature films Fire and Earth. These three movies: Fire, Earth, and Water comprise her celebrated Elemental Trilogy, which David has sold in conjunction with United Artists to over 40 countries worldwide. Has produced number of other movies as well. His passions early in life were gymnastics, theatre and tight rope walking. After completing his undergraduate studies at McGill, David went on to Harvard for a Masters degree where he wrote a book on decision theory published by MIT Press. A strong supporter of the arts, David was an active member of the board of directors of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, The School of Dance, and was chairman of The Ottawa International Writers Festival.