Devinder Paul Singh was born and raised in India. He has been dreaming of making films since the age of 17. He came to Canada to pursue his MBA at McGill University. For the past 11 years, he has been mostly living in Montreal where the artistic ambience, multiculturalism and unique identity inspired his work. Take Out was Devinder’s first short film which premiered at Cannes in 2011 and explored such diverse themes as multiculturalism and relationships in a postmodern society. It was also shown at couple of other European film festivals.
His second film, The Search, is a fantasy/thriller and takes a complete 180 degree turn from his first film in terms of exploring a different genre and style of filmmaking. The Search premiered at Cannes in 2013 and won the prestigious FAP grant from the National Film Board of Canada. The Search has till now played at five different International film festivals in Canada, US and Europe and is still doing the festival circuit. Devinder is influenced by such filmmakers as Stanley Kubrick, Woody Allen, Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Michael Haneke, Jim Jarmusch and the Coen Brothers. He is currently working on developing his first feature film project.