RIEL STONE, DIRECTOR/WRITER
Riel Stone’s debut short film was the 1920’s-style silent movie, “Sacred Symbol” (2010), a parable exploring the challenges of creators’ rights in an era of digital piracy. Prior to that, he wrote and directed several student shorts, while studying at New York Film Academy and York University. Riel has worked as an assistant director on numerous films and television dramas in the Toronto film industry. He recently scripted the feature film, NEEDLES, based on William Deverell’s Seal award-winning novel, a project that is currently in development with Cedar Avenue Productions. Riel is now at work on a new feature film script.
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IRIS NG, CINEMATOGRAPHER
Iris Ng is a cinematographer with over a decade of experience collaborating with award-winning filmmakers and artists on over sixty projects in documentary, art, narrative films, series television, commercials, and music videos. Her credits include STORIES WE TELL directed by Sarah Polley (Best Canadian Film - Toronto Film Critics Association, Best Documentary - Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and Best Non-Fiction Film - New York Film Critics Circle), HERMAN’S HOUSE directed by Angad Bhalla (Emmy Award for Outstanding Arts & Culture Program), and THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE directed by Liz Marshall (Best Canadian Feature - Planet In Focus International Film and Video Festival).
HOLLY LEE RISPIN, CO-PRODUCER
Holly Lee Rispin embarked on her television and film career when she moved from New Brunswick to Toronto in 2006 to attend Toronto Media & Film College. She graduated top of her class with a Film Arts and Production Diploma and was awarded the Director’s Scholarship. In the past 7 years Holly has played many roles in the independent film and television industry from Production Coordinator (Ruby Skye PI: The Maltese Puppy) to Associate Producer (The Polar Explorer), working with various esteemed Canadian filmmakers.
visual effects supervisor
JORDANA AARONS, PRODUCER
A former resident of Norman’s Jewison’s prestigious Canadian Film Centre and the National Screen Institute, Producer JORDANA AARONS has produced documentary and dramatic films, TV shows and transmedia series. Her many productions have been broadcast and exhibited in Canada and around the world, screening & winning awards at major film festivals such as TIFF (part of opening gala 2014), ImagineNative at Berlin, Cannes (Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent), MOMA, the Lincoln Centre for the Arts, and several times in competition at Sundance Film Festival with the films TONGUE BULLY and WAKENING. Recently Jordana was the Supervising Producer on the hit award-winning transmedia series Ruby Skye PI: The Maltese Puppy for CBC TV and the web. Presently in development is the feature film NEEDLES.
"If I wasn’t a witch before, I am one now. "
ALEXIS MARSH & SAM JONES, COMPOSERS
Alexis Marsh and Samuel Jones began collaborating in 2010 after attending USC's Scoring for Motion Picture & Television program. Sharing a background in jazz, pop, and avant-garde music as well as a passion for cinematic storytelling, the two composers and multi-instrumentalists teamed up to form a studio that has since provided scores and songs to features, short films, documentaries, art installations, and advertising campaigns. Alexis & Sam's film work has been heard at major festivals around the world including Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Slamdance, Edinburgh Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, AFI Fest, and the Champs Ellysees Film Festival. As collaborators with Los Angeles visual artists such as Alex Israel and Morrisa Maltz, their music has been featured in gallery exhibitions worldwide, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Barbara, Peres Projects in Berlin, and Reena Spaulings Fine Art in New York City.