Cavan Campbell wrote his first screenplay when he was 13 … not too surprising, having followed in the footsteps of his older brother and sister to revel in the world of their film-buff father.
Growing up in rural Prince Edward Island, if you didn’t play hockey, you didn’t belong. Cavan’s was definitely not a hockey family. Rather, raised by a writer mother and artist father, he read, painted, watched movies, and spent plenty of time in the woods and beaches around his house. In high school Cavan did movie reviews for CBC Radio. He always knew that he would live his life in the world of film; so after high school he moved to Toronto to study film at Ryerson University – where he excelled and won several awards.
Toronto was a world apart from rural PEI; Cavan loved it. He really enjoys the City, its vibrant arts scene, and the many friends he shares his life with. But, the ‘country boy’ in him still spends hours cycling (a favourite pastime), hiking, taking pictures, and reading outdoors.