Pavan (pronounced “Pav-in”) Moondi is a writer/director based in Toronto. He has written and directed three feature films. The first two (EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY and DIAMOND TONGUES) are available on Netflix and the third, SUNDOWNERS (2017), co-stars comedian Tim Heidecker and was released in Canada in August 2017 (with the US release to come in late 2017). The film was financed by Telefilm Canada and will be distributed in the US by The Orchard and Factory 25. It was shot primarily in Santa Marta, Colombia.
Pavan’s previous film, DIAMOND TONGUES, generated significant press and critical acclaim (currently sitting at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes) while garnering a Canadian Screen Award nomination for its first-time actress star, Leah Fay Goldstein of the band JULY TALK.
It is one of the rare Canadian films available on Netflix Canada and has been steadily building its audience here and abroad, including in the US where it was released theatrically via boutique indie distributor Factory 25 and is currently available on Fandor; and in Europe, through regular rotation on the Sundance Channel.
In 2016, Pavan also directed all 8 episodes of a CBC TV single camera sitcom – FOUR IN THE MORNING.
He is currently working in the writers’ room on the hit CBC series SCHITT’S CREEK (starring Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy) while developing his fourth feature film and a television series that he has co-written and will direct.