Lindsay Fitzgerald is an emerging director and producer in Toronto. She has spent the last six years writing and producing work for major publications including CBC’s Fifth Estate, TVOntario and the Hamilton Spectator. In 2017, Lindsay was chosen as one of eight high-potential producers in Canada for the Doc Institute’s Breakthrough Program. Her first short film, About Employment (2016), won the TVO Short Doc Contest, and has screened at festivals worldwide. Lindsay has also worked as an associate producer and cinematographer for veteran documentary filmmaker Maureen Judge, and worked closely with the prolific editor Manfred Becker for her thesis film "What Appears to be the Problem?" (Premiere, Victoria Film Festival 2017). She holds an MFA in Documentary Media, and a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University. Lindsay is currently a production manager/associate producer for Betrayal (2021), licensed by CBC’s Documentary Channel. After Fact (2020) is Lindsay’s directorial debut for a feature-length production.
Ivor Shapiro is a full professor and former chair of the School of Journalism at Ryerson University, where he has taught media law, ethics and feature reporting and conducts research into journalists’ professional identity and values. He led the Canadian Worlds of Journalism Study from 2014 to 2019, funded by an Insight Grant of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Ivor chaired the ethics advisory committee of the Canadian Association of Journalists until June 2015 and was the founding editor of the Canadian Journalism Project (J-Source.ca). As a magazine journalist, Ivor was a contributing editor of Saturday Night magazine and managing editor of Chatelaine magazine; he has been honoured six times at the National Magazine Awards and was a finalist for a Canadian Association of Journalists award for investigative journalism. He has written feature articles for Toronto Life, the Walrus, Maclean’s and the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine. His scholarly work has been published in Journalism Studies, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Canadian Journal of Communication, Journalism Practice, Newspaper Research Journal, and Digital Journalism, and as chapters in several books.
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Sarah Claydon is a freelance film editor and producer based in Toronto, selected to be part of the inaugural Canadian Cinema Editors 2020 Mentorship Program. Sarah has experience in editing documentary and fiction shorts, and has also worked as a digital producer for CBC Radio and CBC Podcasts, creating video content and writing for online. For her work as the digital /co-ordinating producer on CBC Podcasts' Uncover: The Village, she was awarded Gold for Best Social Storytelling at the 2020 Digital Publishing Awards. The Uncover: The Village team has received numerous international awards, including Amnesty International Canada Media’s Best Long-Form Audio and Gold for Narrative/Documentary Podcast at the New York Festival Awards. She holds an undergraduate degree in Cultural Studies from McGill, a Graduate Certificate in New Media Journalism from Sheridan, and a Masters in Documentary Media from Ryerson. In 2018, Sarah was awarded the Gold Medal for Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication and Design. Coles notes version: She's a proud queer feminist with an old-soul and a knack for Adobe. Give her a shout!
Eric Miller is a filmmaker, editor and partner with his newly registered company Thalweg Productions. Originally a musician, he is the inaugural recipient of the Oscar Peterson Scholarship, having studied jazz performance at Humber College and York University. The impetus for his transition into film came from his decade of experience working as a wilderness guide for Northwaters and Langskib, an organization heavily focused on group development and individual rites of passage. Often unable to communicate at home the intimate stories of the experiences he witnessed on trail, he turned to film. Eric wrote, produced, directed, shot and edited a 12-episode web series called The Albany, chronicling the inner and outer journeys of a 35-day canoe trip. In addition, Thalweg Productions remains a platform for corporate, documentary and fiction pieces. His continued goal is to develop stories that pursue the nuance of sincere human experiences.
Andrew Bateman is a digital media artist and documentary filmmaker whose work is focused on the interplay between government and its constituencies. Andrew has had his work shown in Canada, Berlin, Belgium, Turkey and Norway. He is currently working on his PhD in Communication and Culture at Ryerson University. Andrew also holds an MFA in documentary media, and a BA in Contemporary Studies and Social Anthropology from University of King’s College.
Igor Correia is a music composer working and living in Toronto. As a writer at award winning creative audio agency Grayson Matthews, he has been able to compose for numerous high profile TV/Film projects and commercial spots. Some of his favourite projects include the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup and the Rio 2016 Olympics theme package for the CBC – a mix of Samba and epic orchestral beats. The score for the 2014 TIFF selected Canadian independent film We Were Wolves, and co-writing the score for the 2018 film The Padre, a heist film starring Tim Roth and Nick Nolte. You can also hear his music driving spots for some of the world's most iconic brands such as Sportchek, McDonalds, Volkswagen, Lexus and many others.
Nick Sewell is a designer and musician living in Toronto. Working in broadcast design since 1999, Nick has created work for a diverse range of clients including MTV, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, Warner Bros., Sports Center, and PBS as well as advertising agencies such as FCB, JWT, and Taxi. His film work includes title design for David Cronenberg’s Spider, Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy, William Shatner’s The Captains, Fight Like Soliders, Die Like Children and Sugar Coated. His design work has appeared in numerous graphics and post-production publications such as Stash, Design In Motion, and Applied Arts Annual, media outlets such as Rolling Stone and NME and has also earned acclaim internationally, including over 16 Broadcast Design Awards. Parallel to his career in design, Nick has also been releasing and performing loud guitar music for over 25 years — as a bass player, singer and songwriter in such storied T.O. rock outfits as Biblical, The Illuminati and Tchort. His newest project, Mount Cyanide will be releasing their debut album in 2019.