Title: Producer, Midnight's Children
Company: Hamilton Mehta Productions Inc.
Before embarking on the grand adventure of filmmaking, David Hamilton received his Masters at Harvard and wrote a book about “Decision Theory” that was published by MIT Press. He traveled extensively in India, Iran and the Middle East on a Harvard Sheldon Traveling Fellowship. David’s entrepreneurial ventures span film and concert production, mergers and acquisitions, and international trade.
For the past 16 years, his company Hamilton Mehta Productions has produced Deepa Mehta’s very successful films: the Elemental Trilogy, Fire, Earth, Water (this includes the four years spent putting Water back together after it was shut down), Bollywood/Hollywood and Heaven on Earth. He was the executive producer on the first ever Hong Kong – Canada co- production, Lunch With Charles, directed by Michael Parker.
David was the producer of Dilip Mehta’s internationally acclaimed documentary The Forgotten Woman, about widows in contemporary India; he also produced Cooking With Stella, a comedy about intrigue at the Canadian High Commission, directed by Dilip Mehta. David was once a tightrope performer in a children’s circus (an activity remarkably akin to feature film production).