Born and raised in the UK, Siobhan moved to Canada with her family as a teenager. She has both undergraduate and graduate degrees in drama and is an alumna of the Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) program. Devine worked for several years in public relations for non-profit children’s charities before getting her directing career off the ground. Devine now works as a television and film director. She is a regular director on the award-winning CBC/Netflix series Kim’s Convenience, has directed several children’s shows including Gabby Duran and the Unsittables, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn; the YTV/Disney XD hit show Mr. Young, the Netflix Original/YTV series Some Assembly Required, YTV’s The Stanley Dynamic, and Nickelodeon’s I am Frankie. As well, Siobhan directed the prime time half-hour comedy Package Deal for which she won a Leo Award for Best Direction. She has also directed television movies for the Lifetime and Hallmark channels.
Devine has directed several award-winning short films and in 2015 produced and directed her debut feature film The Birdwatcher. The feature had its World Premiere at Whistler Film Festival, it’s US Premiere in LA at Dances With Films and UK premiere at Southampton International Film Festival. The Birdwatcher was awarded Best Canadian Feature at the Female Eye Film Festival and Best Overall Film, Best Feature, Best Director, Best Lead Actress and Best Supporting Actress at the Indie Gathering International Film Festival in Ohio. In 2016 The Birdwatcher was nominated for 9 Leo Awards including for Best Motion Picture and it picked up a win for Best Director.
Currently, Devine has two feature films and a one-hour television drama in development. She has earned multiple CSA and Leo Award nominations for Best Direction for television series Kim’s Convenience, as well as Gabby Duran and the Unsittables.
WIDC Award Winner
“This script crossed my path shortly after the loss of a dear friend. I witnessed her struggle to come to terms with planning a future for her daughter that she would not be a part of, so this story hits home for me.”