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David Malysheff - Director of Photography

David Malysheff has over 40 years of extensive television production experience in both film and broadcast television. Over this time, David has acted as both Director of Photography and Director on hundreds of projects for both broadcast and non-broadcast. David was recently honoured with a Leo Award for “Best Cinematography” for the documentary “Listening to Orcas” with Sarika Suzuki for CBC.

David has been working with First Nations People to help tell their stories for over 28 years, acting as Director of Photography on the award-winning film “Kuper Island; Return to the Healing Circle” for CBC National. A 25 year follow up film, “Penelakut; Return to the Healing Circle” is now complete and is about to be released.


Winds of Change; Truth. Art and Reconciliation”, A 40-minute documentary funded by Telus Storyhive featuring Daniel Elliott for the Telus Optic Channel.

Tillicum Lelum; A Saving Grace,” A 48-minute documentary featuring the life’s work of Grace Elliott Nielson, and her dedication towards creating and maintaining one of Canadas longest running Aboriginal Healing Centre’s. The Broadcast Premier is set for Wednesday June 21 on National Indigenous Peoples Day on CHEK TV.

Ocean Warriors”, Co-Director of Photography for a new series airing soon on APTN - Kwassen Productions


Tribal Police Files”, Director Of Photography for three seasons filmed for APTN - Kwassen Productions

Moosemeat and Marmalade”, Camera Operator for 5 seasons on the popular APTN show

Leave it on the Water”, Director of Photography on the award winning short film with the Penelakut Tribe - Kwassen Productions

Finding the Balance”, Four First Nations on Southern Vancouver Island work together to protect their territorial waters.

Tiga Talk”, Proud to act as Director of Photography on 26 episodes of the children’s show , which also airs on APTN.

A Family Tree Narrative” and “Forgotten Legacy: Spirit Of Reclamation” . Director of Photography on two series,

Tribal Journeys”, a one-hour documentary for APTN which culminated with canoes converging on Cowichan Bay, followed by the opening of the North American Indigenous Games in Duncan.

Tears and Triumphs”, “Tribal Treks”, the comedy series “She Kills Me”, and “Down2Earth2”. other series


The Immortal Beaver”, directed and filmed the 1-hour History Television documentary chronicling the history and evolution of the DeHavilland Beaver airplane and starring Harrison Ford .

Off the Map”. Director on three episodes of the popular travel series taken in India, Hawaii and Senegal.

Best Places to Kiss” Director of Photography on the travel series which airs on the Travel Channel and WTN.
Virtues, A Family Affair”, and “The Fires That Burn –The Life of Sister Elaine” on Vision Television.
Cake Night” and “Checklist: A Measure of Evil”, a one-hour documentary for CTV.
Revelations From the Lost Pages of History,” for The Seventh Day (Adventists) on HDTV; and “From Bella Coola To Berlin”


David has directed a wide variety of TV Commercials, Corporate Videos and numerous Educational and Training videos.

David is also an RPAS (Drone) Pilot with an advanced license and is fully insured.

David was recently accepted into the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC) as an associate member, is a member of Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), the International Cinematographers Guild Local 669 (DGC669), and CINEVIC Society of Independent Filmmakers.