D.W. Waterson is the award winning director and creator of the white-hot digital series That’s My DJ. Recently winning Best Director at the New York Television Festival and Vancouver WebFest, Waterson was scouted and signed to GERSH agency.
Since founding her production company Night is Y, Waterson has dedicated herself to uniting the talents of filmmakers, artists, musicians and actors to tell visually stunning, dynamic stories.
A graduate of Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts, Waterson is well-versed in the world of music. The creative force behind multiple music videos, directing for bands such as Princess Century, For Esmé and Superpoze. A multi-faceted talent, Waterson also moonlights as hey! dw, one of Toronto’s most in-demand DJs known for her signature bassy beats, iconic cheerleading uniform and high-energy live drum solos.
Age: I’m going to say 25. Is that actually your age? No! But people look at women differently in this industry. If you’re 25 and killing it, then you’re considered super skilled, but if you’re older, people see it like, “Well, you should be that talented by that age.”
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You’ll never look at a bubblegum lollipop the same way again.
Today’s Notable Young Professional is acclaimed DJ, creator, film producer, and indie director D.W. Waterson, who we caught up with to find out about the inspiration behind her work and advice for other creatives in any industry… WORK Describe what you do in less than 140 characters. Go.
By 2020, it’s estimated that more than 40% of the American workforce will be “independent workers” (aka freelancers, contractors or temporary employees). So many of the young/wild/driven people we meet in the city have a side hustle (and a side, side hustle), or are combining multiple freelance gigs to make up their overall income.
A multi-faceted talent, D.W. is recognized as one of Toronto’s most in-demand DJs known for her signature sound of bouncy British beats and high-energy live drum solos.
That’s My DJ is a Canadian web series described as an “unapologetic look inside the new order of rave” with a Season 2 that focuses on a “sexually charged narrative between two women in Toronto’s music scene.” It’s even cooler than it sounds.