Warren Sulatycky

Warren Sulatycky is a Gemini-nominated (Canada's Emmy) television, film, online digital and advertising production veteran with over thirty years experience in media and arts. An entrepreneur, writer, director, producer, actor, commercial photographer and artist Warren has founded several successful profit and non-profit companies since 1990. 

Most recently, Warren wrote, produced, directed, edited and acted in the feature film "April in Autumn". Financed with the participation of Telefilm Canada, "April in Autumn" was selected to screen at the Cannes Film Festival in Telefilm's  Perspective Canada - Cannes showcase of the best of new Canadian cinema, 2018. 

Warren began his media career as a commercial and music video director with some of Canada's pre-eminent production companies including Hoodoo Films, Avion Films, LTB, and Navigator Films. In 1993 Warren branched out into long format series directing, producing, and writing on the YTV scripted youth series "Destructoe Brothers On the Run" while still continuing to work in commercials and music videos. Since then, Warren has directed, produced, written and show-ran over 250 hours of network and cable television series.

In 1995 Warren founded Palliser Communications, an early pioneer company in Canadian branded television and online content, and a co-venture with Avion Films. Palliser created successful branded television series content for numerous clients including Minolta, Kraft, Labatt Breweries, Spectrum Mutual Funds, and Travel Ontario, with broadcasts on Life Network (now Slice Network), CBC NewsWorld, Global Television, and The Weather Channel. Partnering with AOL Canada, Palliser developed "Wellington Arms", an early generation social media interface with a online virtual world environment

In 1998, Warren founded Renaissant Film and Arts to develop and produce original non-branded scripted and unscripted television, film, and digital programming. Through Renaissant, Warren has created, executive produced and series directed the international hit HGTV series "Love By Design". He directed both "This Small Space" and "Design for Living" again for HGTV. For the Food Network, he created, directed and produced "Getaway Gourmet"; for the CW Network he directed and produced "NY Residential"; for CMT (Country Music Television) he produced and directed both national singing competition series "Karaoke Star" and "Karaoke Star Junior" (also broadcast on YTV Canada). For Showcase Television, Warren wrote and directed the Al Waxman Calling Card award-winning drama, "Surrender" which premiered at the Atlantic Film Festival. In 2010 Warren was nominated for Canada's Emmy Award (the GEMINI) for the eight-part music documentary series "Live At CMT" for Country Music Television, showcasing music stars Lyle Lovett, Keith Urban, Steve Earle, and Blue Rodeo among others. Warren directed the final three seasons of the #1 rated series on HGTV, "Selling New York", and season two of the worldwide travel and real estate reality series "Live Here Buy This" for HGTV. 

Warren is the founder and artistic director of Savage Theatre which for two decades has produced new original theatrical works of his own and others in many theatres across North America, including New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Quebec City, and Saskatoon. Most recently, Warren produced the Off-Broadway New York Times acclaimed critical hit "Trout Stanley" by Governor General-nominated playwright Claudia Dey.

In 2011 Warren created Sula Studio to bring together the multiple media and arts platforms in which his companies have created and innovated content for over two decades. Warren divides his career between Canada and New York/Los Angeles.