Director / Producer - Carolyn Combs

The work of Carolyn Combs captures memorable characters in contemporary landscapes.  She was the 2010 recipient of the CTV/WIDC Director Development Award, which she used to complete the short, Small Currents to be released in January 2011. Her debut feature, Acts of Imagination (2006), received its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and was subsequently invited to numerous international festivals, theatrically released in Canada, and broadcast nationally on Super Channel. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University, a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Manitoba, and is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Director’s Program.

 

Writer / Producer - Michael Springate

Michael’s screenplays and producer credits include Small Currents (2010) and Acts of Imagination (2006). His “History Plays” include Historical Bliss, Dog and Crow, Kareena, Freeport Texas and Kut.  His poetry has been performed in musical compositions at the Toronto New Music Gallery and the Winnipeg New Music Festival. He recently collaborated with John Cha on translations of the contemporary Korean poet Song Kijo, and he is currently writing a trilogy of novels set in contemporary Montreal. He is the past Artistic Director of Playwrights Workshop Montreal, Prairie Theatre Exchange and Factory Theatre in Toronto..

 

Director of Photography: Steven Deneault

Steven studied at the Vancouver Film School and was the recipient of the Canadian Society of Cinematographer's 2004 Award for Outstanding Achievement for his student film, White Grease Paint. His second short film as cinematographer, Alarium, received two Leo Awards. Acts of Imagination was his first feature as cinematographer. He has subsequently been the cinematographer for several films including Raging Boll, Death Wish, and Solid State. He has operated camera for several films by Carl Bessai, and recently directed the Leo award winning short, The Gray Matter.

 

Music: David Mesiha

David Mesiha is an Egyptian born Vancouver-based Composer and Sound Designer. David has obtained a Diploma in sound engineering, followed by a Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition from Simon Fraser University. There are many credits to his name both in film and theatre, among these credits are original score and sound design for plays such as The Absurdessy (Green Leaf Circus), Apparition, House of Kosa (TigerMilk Collective) and The Dark Between (Craning Neck Theatre), as well as the original score for the short film Boxed In. David also writes music for concert, most notably his piece for percussion titled Imaginary Friends and more recently his quartet titled Quartet for Victims of Inferno, which was performed as part of Sonic Boom 2010.

 

Editor: Kye Meechan

Kye Meechan is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Editors Lab (2008). He has edited a number of award-winning short films, including HOW EUNICE GOT HER BABY (Ana Valine, 2009) and D’UNE RIVE A L’AUTRE (Maxime Desmons, 2009), which have screened at film festivals worldwide. Kye is currently slated to cut his first feature film in 2011.