David Widdicombe

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David Widdicombe (27 May 1962 - 10 July 2017) was a Canadian filmmaker and playwright. His most successful work is Santa Baby (2006), which he directed and wrote.

Widdicombe was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre and had been nominated for the Norman Jewison Award for Directing. He had also been playwright-in-residence at Toronto's Factory Theatre.

Widdicombe's stage plays include The River Lady (Winner of the National Playwrighting Competition,[citation needed]) Dinosaur Dreams, Swamp Baby & Other Tales, and Wake (named one of the top ten plays at the 2000 Edinburgh Festival Fringe[citation needed]).

In 2001, his play Science Fiction won the Prix Aurora Award[1][2] and was nominated for four Dora Mavor Moore Awards including Outstanding New Play.

Santa Baby won Best Film Comedy at the 2006 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival [3] and was named Best Screenplay at the Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto.


  1. ^ "Prix Aurora Awards - All Winners & Nominee". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22.
  2. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards - Aurora Awards Winners by Category". Archived from the original on 2011-02-04.
  3. ^ "Los Angeles International Short Film Festival Announces Award Winners". Archived from the original on 2010-12-17.

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