Director's Resume

David Storey spent 2014 directing and producing the CSA (Candy) award winning Corner Gas The Movie. Critics raved and the box office was incredible. Nearly 60,000 movie goers, more than 7 million TV viewers, 60,000 Blue Rays/DVD’s shipped and tens of millions of social media impressions made the Storey directed Corner Gas The Movie a ground breaking, multi screen hit. “Its terrific entertainment, often hilarious,” John Doyle: The Globe and Mail.

After a colourful and varied career through the 70’s and 80’s that included stints as a teen actor, musician and Assistant Director David began directing many CMVA winning and Juno nominated music videos. These included Life Is A Highway for Tom Cochrane, Margo’s Got the Cargo for Stompin Tom as well as hour long specials for artists such as Anne Murray, Corey Hart, The Rankin family and Rita MacNeil.

These endeavours brought David to the attention of the CBC brass who invited him to direct a new series called Comics. Here he worked with some of Canada’s best and brightest funny men, among them Brent Butt, Ron James and Mark Farrell. From these relationships David helped pitch and create many successful shows for a number of networks. He directed and, with Ron James, created the pilot for Blackfly a single camera, film style comedy for the Global Network. He directed the multi camera, laugh track driven The Seán Cullen Show for the CBC. But the granddaddy of them all was the family friendly, film style, hit comedy Corner Gas which he executive produced and directed.

David and Brent Butt pitched Corner Gas to the CTV network thinking that if they were lucky they would get one summers work and a few good sod busters (Saskatchewan beer). Six groundbreaking seasons, 107 episodes and many rave reviews later Corner Gas could be the defining Canadian comedy of a generation. Along with an average audience share of 1.52 million, the series was nominated for an International Emmy in 2004, and has won 6 Gemini, 5 Leo, 6 Canadian Comedy, 4 Directors Guild and 3 Writers Guild Awards to-date. The show has been sold to markets across Europe, Australia, the Middle East and the USA. Storey directed final episode garnered a 3.02 million audience share setting a record for a Canadian scripted show.

As Corner Gas winds down David has been busy as Co-Executive Producer on Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story a miniseries for the CBC as well as executive producing and directing the first two seasons of Hiccups a Brent Butt created series for CTV. David is currently in development with Virginia Thompson on a feature based on Paul Quarrington’s novel entitled King Leary which David will direct