David Bertrand

David Bertrand is a writer, film programmer, festival coordinator, and drummer based in Toronto, Canada. Recent writing can be found at ShockTillYouDrop.com, SpectacularOptical.ca and in the pages of Fangoria, Cashiers du Cinemart and the anthology Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s. A veteran organizer with TIFF, VIFF, Just For Laughs and the Fantasia International Film Festival, he currently assists with programming administration at Toronto's Royal Cinema and development/business affairs for film production company Markham Street Films. David drums for power pop-sludge band Broken Puppy and electro-industrial composer Chris Alexander. He co-founded Montreal's psychotronic micro-cinema, the Blue Sunshine Film Centre (2010-2012).