ABOUT GEOFF D'EON

Halifax-based Geoff D’Eon is an award-winning veteran of television and event production, with extensive experience as a journalist, producer, writer, director and executive producer.

His credits include the East Coast Music Awards (2000 - 2009), This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1993-2008), One Night In Acadie (2004), East Coast Sessions (2007), Rick Mercer’s Christmas In Kabul (2003), Stand Up In Kandahar (2006), and Songwriters’ Circle (2005). In addition to music and comedy production, Geoff has an extensive background in journalism and documentary. One of his projects, Blood On The Coal, won both an Atlantic Journalism Award and a prestigious HotDoc Award (2000). In 2001, Geoff produced and directed Rick Mercer's Talking To Americans, the highest-rated comedy special in the history of CBC Television.

In his 25 year career with the CBC, Geoff’s work was recognized with twelve Gemini wins, an International Emmy nomination, three Atlantic Journalism Awards, and dozens of regional and national news awards.

In January 2005, Geoff was a pivotal organizer of The Concert For Asia, which raised $240,000 for Tsunami Relief. The concert was put together extraordinarily fast, in just 10 days. For this project, Geoff was co-awarded the 2005 Maritime Philanthropy Award.

His wide experience in media has taken Geoff on professional assignments literally all over North America, to the North Pole, to the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Bosnia, India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, China and Australia.

In November 2008, Geoff launched his Halifax-based company Pilot Light Productions and continues to do the work he enjoys, as a producer and director.

Geoff has an M.A. from Cambridge University, and a Bachelor of Journalism from Kings College Halifax. He currently sits on the Board of the Atlantic Film Festival, and is a member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. During the summer months, he can most often be found on sailboats.

Pilot Light’s Geoff D’Eon is profiled in the latest edition of the Atlantic Film Festival’s newsletter here.