“The death (and life) of Carl Naardlinger is Kate’s first feature film as Director. Most recently Katherine has worked as a senior story editor and writer on a number of TV series including Heartland, Sophie, and Godiva’s.
Katherine wrote the feature film Sheltered Life that premiered as part of Telefilm Canada’s Perspective Canada Cannes Programme in 2008. It featured an ensemble cast of thirteen women, and was based on Kate’s three-year stint working at a social services agency in the notorious downtown eastside of Vancouver. The film went on to play at festivals at home and abroad, and was broadcast by Superchannel.
Katherine started her writing career as an actress, playwright and director in Vancouver, performing with the feminist theatre collective Ruby Slippers.
Carl founded and presided over the King’s Independent Filmmakers’ Society where he shot, and edited short films for emerging filmmakers in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He also directed and edited several music videos and two short films: the Genie nominated short comedy “The Big Thing” (about the end of the world) that premiered at the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen and “Man Depot”. His first feature film was “Sheltered Life” which premiered at Perspectives Canada Cannes in 2008.
His company Cinéman Films has developed several features in the past few years, with “The death (and life) of Carl Naardlinger” releasing in 2018.
He is currently directing and producing a documentary series on foundational physics, and as a Real Estate Sales Representative for Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage, he can buy and sell homes, businesses and commercial interests on your behalf.
Most recently Marc co-produced “Weirdos”, directed by Bruce MacDonald and written by Daniel McIvor.
Named one of the Next Gen: Twenty Young Starts on the Rise in Canada by the Hollywood Reporter, Marc Almon is an award-winning producer, a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre, and a participant of the Rotterdam Lab, Trans-Atlantic Partners, Berlinale Talents, and the Festival de Cannes’ L’Atelier, Marc developed and produced the feature film “Blackbird”, written and directed by Jason Buxton and starring Connor Jessup (Falling Skies) and Alexia Fast (Jack Reacher). “Blackbird” won Best Canadian First Feature Film at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, the Claude Jutra Award for Best Debut Feature from the Academy of Canadian Cinema, and the 2013 Grand Prix at the Cannes sidebar competition, Cannes Junior.
Marc is in the packaging phase on two new features: “Torchbearer” (director: Charles Officer, a co-production with Alcina Pictures) and “A Good Girl” (director: Sean Garrity). He is also attached as Canadian Co-Producer on “The Tale”, a feature film from Sundance award-winner Jennifer Fox.
He has numbers projects in funded development, including “Merciful”, a television series by Lynn Coady (Orphan Black) that is supported by Bell Media / HBO Canada. Based in Halifax, Canada. Marc’s ultimate mission is to champion the work of exceptional storytellers.
Growing up in a small town on Prince Edward Island, Dave was an odd ball with a odd brain and didn’t fit in. He moved to Toronto to pursue film and found himself behind the lens ever since.
A bright mind with a new take on filmmaking, Dave has found his niche in the industry and has grown into the professional that he is today. From hanging out of helicopters to operating a steadicam on a skateboard, Dave has never been afraid to take on a challenge.
Jairus Khan is a DJ, electronic musician, promoter, and recovering goth. Releasing electronic music as Ad·ver·sary and as part of the duo Antigen Shift, his work has been written about in media as diverse as Shameless Magazine, Coilhouse, and Oxford University Press’s Critical History of Industrial Music.
He co-founded Ottawa’s ‘Dark Carnival’ arts and music festival, which combined live music with interactive artistic performances, including metal sculpting, fire breathing, robotics, and other experimental arts.
In recent years he has moved to Toronto, where he lives with three formerly-feral cats in search of Adventure.