A Partner in Eagle Vision, Canada’s leading Aboriginal-owned production company, Kyle Irving has produced numerous award- winning feature film and television productions, including four
features by first time directors, notably the Academy Award and Golden Globe winner (Best Actor – Philip Seymour Hoffman) and multi-nominee (including the Oscar for Best
Picture) Capote, directed by Bennett Miller; Marshall Lewy’s Blue State starring Oscar-winner Anna Paquin and released by MGM; and Tim Wolochatiuk’s We Were Children, a co-production with the National Film Board of Canada and APTN which has played at film festivals around the world including: VIFF and IDFA, it has won two Canadian Screen Awards, the Best Public Service Film Award at the American Indian Film Awards and the Best Historical Documentary at the Banff Rockie Awards, and is the preeminent film on the subject of Indian Residential Schools; and most recently Irving produced the feature film Lovesick starring Jay Baruchel, Jessica Paré, and Jacob Tierney, to be distributed in Canada by eOne, that won a ShowCanada Spotlight Award and premiered in the Borsos Competition at Whistler.
Irving’s feature film career also includes Robert Cuffley’s award-winning Walk All Over Me, which premiered in competition at the Toronto International Film Festival where it was the first ever Canadian production bought by the Weinstein Company and the Lionsgate US theatrical release of Reasonable Doubt, starring Oscar-nominee Samuel L. Jackson and Dominic Cooper.
One of the most prolific producers in Canada having produced more than 150 hours of content over 13 years, He’s also an Executive Producer on the television series Ice Road Truckers, one of the most successful docu-drama series in television history and on the CBC/APTN true-crime series Taken now in it’s second season. Irving’s other television productions include: JACK: The Jack Layton Story an MOW for CBC which won two Canadian Screen Awards; the award-winning doc series The Sharing Circle; the multiple Parents’ Choice Gold Award winning children’s series Tipi Tales; and numerous one-of documentaries. Irving also has a long record of producing music television projects: The Indigenous Music Awards (formerly the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards — 10 years), We’Joggin ’06 and ’07, Celebrate, Blue Rodeo Live at the Forks, and Kyle Riabko: The Lead, account for more than 25 hours of music based production. While his roots come from working in the theatre, Irving made the jump to journalist and live-sports freelancer, then ultimately television and film producer.
He has been chosen as one of the “Top 40 under 40” by Sun Media, sits on and has been a member of several boards, and continues to give back to his community through volunteering and charity work. He has two beautiful daughters and wife who often work with him in the industry he loves.