ABOUT KESTON

Keston was formed when its partners identified a niche in the international television marketplace they were uniquely positioned to fill. They brought a deep reach of relationships in North American and Europe and so created Keston to be the best combination of a British and Canadian company, able to nimbly and efficiently harness the benefits of both locales.

Momentum Creativity Panel - London (left to right): Michel Comte, Terri White, Alice Instone, Trevor Walton, Alice Levine

Momentum Creativity Panel - London (left to right): Michel Comte, Terri White, Alice Instone, Trevor Walton, Alice Levine

 
 

Trevor Walton started his career in London as a talent agent for PETERS FRASER AND DUNLOP where he personally guided the early careers of, amongst others, PIERCE BROSNAN, ALAN RICKMAN and DAVID SUCHET. Trevor also started his career as a producer at that time with comedy series GIRLS ON TOP with Tracey Ullman, Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French. Relocating to Los Angeles, Trevor was recruited by the CBS network where he eventually ran their long form drama department. From there he went on to run similar departments at the FOX NETWORK and LIFETIME TELEVISION, where in 2007 Trevor’s department achieved the distinction of all top ten movies on U.S. cable television. Trevor moved to Toronto to head all scripted programming for the CBC before starting his own company with partner Denis Coyne in 2014. Keston's first producing credit was for MURDER IN ITALY : THE AMANDA KNOX STORY. It was shot entirely on location Italy and starred Hayden Panetierre and Marcia Gay Harden.

 

Denis Coyne is a Toronto-based producer with dual Canada/UK citizenship, with expertise in development and production of television content and digital projects. He began his career at the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, working on its $200M Bell Lightbox Capital Campaign, while producing ground- breaking experimental digital projects including Torgame: Waking City, Canada’s first urban alternate reality game, and Mars Rocks, a collaborative learning system adopted by Canada’s largest school board. Upon joining THE NIGHTINGALE COMPANY (The Line, Living In Your Car) to expand digital strategy, he soon began driving development for a wide range of television drama, children’s and animation properties, formalizing a management relationship with 3ARTS. Later he produced Reno To Riches, a lifestyle series pilot for BREAKTHROUGH ENTERTAINMENT before joining Trevor Walton to found Keston. Soon after Keston developed a strategic first look deal with NBCUNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS under which a number of television projects were developed, providing the company a firm foundation from which to grow.  

Denis served on the Copyright Committee of the CMPA for 3 years during sweeping reform to Canada’s copyright laws and served as Founding Chair of Toronto’s ANGELWALK Theatre Company for 6 years. He is faculty at both RYERSON UNIVERSITY'S Creative Industries Program and GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE's Diploma in Screenwriting & Narrative Design.