Writer & Director
Daniel DiMarco is an award-winning Australian Canadian writer/director. He has made two internationally recognized and short films. Spoon Man received official selections to festivals such as Tribeca Film Festival and the New York Film Festival and has won Best Film at the Flickerfest International Film Festival, Key West Film Festival as well as the IF Audience Award from Popcorn Taxi. Bella has been official selection at Cannes Shorts Corner, the Palm Springs Shortsfest, San Francisco International Film Festival and the Philadelphia International Film Festival.
Daniel has been involved as a writer and director on several other short films (711/Daysleeper/Raging Bob), commercials (Yellow Pages, Youth Suicide Prevention) , music videos (Sick Puppies: Fly), corporate videos (NRL, NSW Institute of Sport), and documentaries (Panthers on the Prowl/If These Walls Could Talk).
A Vancouver native and graduate of USC Film School and the Canadian Film Centre, Matthew has worked for several film companies over the years including Valhalla Motion Pictures (Terminator, The Hulk), Lighthouse Productions (The Sting, Taxi Driver, Mimic), Peace Arch Entertainment and Avrio Filmworks (Mindstorm, Chaos) before starting Mad Samurai Productions and producing the Genie and Leo award winning short MILO 55160 starring Patrick McKenna.
Matthew followed that success with his first feature THE COLONY starring Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton, and Kevin Zegers, and continued on producing CRUEL & UNUSUAL in partnership with the Canadian Film Centre and Entertainment One. Matthew’s latest feature JUGGERNAUT from writer/director Daniel DiMarco, stars Jack Kesy (Baywatch), Amanda Crew (Silicon Valley), Peter McRobbie (The Visit), and David Cubitt (Medium) in partnership with Canadian distributor Level Film and international sales agent 13 Films.
Ben Charles Silverman comes to producing with a background in literary management as the former literary head of The Characters Talent Agency in Vancouver. Some of Ben’s feature film credits include GOON (Seann William Scott, Eugene Levy, Jay Baruchel), SUMMERHOOD (John Cusack, Christopher McDonald) and THE MOVIE OUT HERE (aka “The Kokanee Movie”). Ben holds a BFA in creative writing from UBC and is a proud alumnus of the NSI Features First program. He is the founder and chair of Stainproof Media, which currently has projects in development with Point Grey Pictures, Bell Media, E1 and Telefilm Canada. Ben is the founder, managing partner, and literary head at Integral Artists, one of Canada’s largest talent management firms.
Internationally established producer Dave Valleau founded South Creek Pictures in April of 2011 with a primary focus to develop and produce high quality feature film and television production for the global marketplace. Utilizing well-established relationships with representatives of the World’s most respected writers, directors and actors, the company has access to some of the most commercial and successful talent in the industry. South Creek Pictures is a vertically integrated company able to develop, finance, produce and deliver feature film and television productions to compete at an international level. South Creek also has strategic partnerships with international financiers and distributors, enabling the company to finance a majority of a film’s budget outside of US distribution. Well versed and experienced in producing and structuring complicated international co-productions, South Creek Pictures is developing a slate of projects for the global market. (more…)
Director of Photography
Patrick Scola graduated from the film school at Emerson College in Boston, and subsequently began his career in the camera department in New York before moving to Los Angeles. His consistent collaborators include Paul Hunter, Sam Pilling, Eliot Rausch, Young Replicant, Philippe Templeman, Ian & Cooper, and Brewer. Scola’s work on Joel Compass’s “Back to Me” garnered countless awards and nominations including a Best Cinematography Nomination at the prestigious Camerimage Cinematography Festival and a Nomination for Best Music Video at SXSW. His work on Flying Lotus “Coronus, The Terminator” music video was nominated for best cinematography at 2015 UKMVA.
Rich counts himself fortunate to have successfully worked in casting over the past 18 years, on theatre, TV, film, and new media, both in New York City and Los Angeles. Select film credits include: Remember Me, Warm Bodies, Safe Haven, Youth in Revolt, The Wackness, The Step Up franchise (all 5 films!), Dear John, Cedar Rapids, and No Strings Attached. His most recent film work has been represented in theaters and digital platforms in 2016 by Blunt Force Trauma (Co-Producer) starring Ryan Kwanten, Freida Pinto and Mickey Rourke, Amateur Night starring Jason Biggs, and coming in early 2017, Undercover Grandpa starring James Caan, Jessica Walter and Louis Gossett Jr. and Ashes in the Snow based on the “New York Times” best selling novel Between Shades of Gray, starring Bel Powley and Martin Wallström. He’s cast music videos, short films, and new media projects for both Electronic Arts and Bad Robot, including U2’s music video “Song for Someone” starring Woody Harrelson and Empire of the Sun’s “Alive,” PSAs and commercials for Park Pictures, and consulted for The Park Avenue Armory in NYC on MASSIVE ATTACK v. ADAM CURTIS. (more…)
Rob Grant broke into the editing department on such features as CABIN IN THE WOODS, THE A-TEAM, POINT BREAK, and most recently Assistant Editor with Steven Spielberg and Michael Kahn on THE BFG and Previz Editor on the upcoming WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES. He recently finished as lead editor on season 2 and 3 of NETFLIX’S PROJECT MC2 as well as Lifetime/Sepia Films production, STRAIGHT A’s. In his free time he writes, directs, and edits his own feature projects, all of which have received widespread acclaim on the festival circuit. His latest short film, WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU premiered at TIFF, which is based on his feature in development TO BE CONTINUED. He is currently wrapping up production on his latest feature experimental doc FAKE BLOOD and finishing up editing on Daniel DiMarco’s feature film debut JUGGERNAUT.
Toronto based composer Michelle Osis completed her Graduate Certificate in Screen Music at the Australian Film Television Radio School in 2011 and The Australian Institute of Music for a degree in Composition and Music Production. She is also a pianist with over 25 years experience in classical piano. She emigrated from Sydney, Australia where she worked as a freelance Screen Composer for music and VFX post-production companies, including music houses Songzu, Smith & Western, Engine, Nylon Studios and Sandcastle Studios. Osis has written music on many international commercials for Optus, Fox Sports, McDonalds, Virgin Mobile, Mitsubishi, Air Canada, Bell, Nissan, Ford, McCains, PC Financial, Best Buy, Cheerios, Dodge, Toyota, BPAY, and many more.. and she also composed the music for the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 Opener.
After a successful career in the Finance Industry, Ines decided to pursue her lifelong dream of producing for the big screen. In December 2011, she graduated with Honours from UBC’s Sauder School of Business, under the Entertainment Administration Program and shortly after joined CRAZY8’s, an 8-day filmmaking challenge that provides funding and support to emerging filmmakers. Over the four years there, she produced over 30 short films, many of them winning awards for Best Short Screenplays, Composing and Short Film at various film festivals. In 2013, she transitioned into features co-producing Cinemanovels, a feature film with Director, Terry Miles. It premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and subsequently received an Honourable Mention for Best BC Film at the 2013 Vancouver International Film Festival.
Jennifer Morden is a freelance Production Designer based in Toronto, Canada. She is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada and IATSE Local 891 in British Colombia. Jennifer spent time working as a photographer itching to design constructed spaces for her models to live in. This led her to begin a career in film in 2012 upon the completion of a Certificate in Design for Arts and Entertainment from Ryerson University. Her work takes her between the commercial, television and feature film world. Jennifer believes that whether in real or fabricated spaces, a large impact can be derived from the interaction between an individual and his/her surrounds. From this, the viewers have a more visceral experience of the world they are entering, the characters in it, or the products on display. Her drive to communicate this connection through design is fuelled by the variety this industry invites.