Allen Bergeron (SMITH)
Allen Bergeron is a film/theatre actor living in Toronto, Ontario. Since moving to the city two years ago, he has appeared in several short films and two Independent feature films both set for release in 2010. Allen received his BA from Dalhousie University, is a skilled Stonemason and currently studying Horticulture at Humber College.
Ken Olsen (DOCTOR)
Ken Olsen has been a full time actor for 20 years. He has hosted and directed over 280 episodes of series television and appeared in 39 films over the course of his career in the United States and Canada.
Sarena Paton (WIFE)
Sarena Paton is a contemporary soprano and actress. In her youth, she appeared in the Canadian classic television series Road to Avonlea, Ready or Not, Katts and Dog, not to mention her five-year spot on the CBC´s beloved Mr. Dress-Up and the feature film Fly Away Home.
As a classical-crossover soprano Sarena has recorded three albums, the most recent La Carissima, penned by Paton and top American and Canadian songwriters. With her enchanting voice, Sarena has starred in the Phantom Unmasked tour with Peter Karrie, and been the soloist for the Canadian International Military Tattoo, World Synchronized Skating Championships, and World Junior Hockey Championships. She has also joined tenor John McDermott and Cape-Breton songstress Rita MacNeil on their Christmas tours and traveled to Mexico and Spain to perform with counter-tenor Fernando Lima.
Izabela Ciesinska (Writer/Director/Executive Producer)
With no formal training, Izabela started her film career as a volunteer for film and television Production Companies. She quickly worked her way up from a set PA to a First Assistant Director, having worked on local television shows and independent films. During this time she accumulated the experience and connections she needed in order to write, produce, and direct her first short film, NEDE. Aside from set experience, she has also worked in film sales and distribution, as well as in the Toronto film festival scene.
From 2001-2005, Izabela attended Florida Gulf Coast University on a full athletic/academic scholarship, from which she graduated with a degree in Criminal Forensics (she should have gone to film school instead). Izabela is currently working as an Illustrator while continuing to develop and produce her own independent film projects.
Foad Almassi (Producer)
Foad Almassi started his career in film as an actor. Following High School, he studied at the York Theatrical Performance for three years, at Second City Improv in Toronto, and at the Groundlings School of Improv in California. In 2007 he graduated in Film Production from the Toronto Film School, International Academy of Design and Technology.
Throughout his film production studies, Foad continued to work as an actor but quickly realized that he enjoyed being behind the camera as much as in front of it. He worked his way from a set Production Assistant, to a First Assistant Director, to a Producer. Acting and Producing provide him with the best of both worlds – a creative and expressive outlet through character development, as well as the challenge of logistics and collaboration through the process of film production. His credits include Suspect (Short Film, 2009), Today (Short Film, 2009), and I’d Rather Fly (Feature Documentary; El Yelmo Best 2007 Adventure Film).
Foad was born in Iran, Tehran in 1981, and has lived in Toronto, Canada since 1995.
Andrea Gutierrez (Associate Producer/PM)
Andrea Gutierrez Infante started out in London, Ontario as an Assistant Stage Manager for a High School Project in the Grand Theatre of London.
In 2007 she moved to Toronto, Ontario. There she attended the Film Production Program at the Toronto Film School, where she expanded her knowledge in film and developed her passion for Production Manager. She developed the ability to handle paperwork and organize workloads. During her school year she participated in different projects as a Production Manager, Producer, Production Assistant and Continuity/Script Supervisor.
Andrea graduated in December 2008 from the Toronto Film School, with awards and honors. She’s currently working on an independent feature film as a Production Manager.
Gerry Mendoza (DOP)
Gerry Mendoza started out in Montreal as an editor/cameraman shortly after graduating from Ryerson University’s Film Program with a B.A.A. in Photographic Arts Film Studies in 1990. He learned the science and artistry of shadow and light from some of the top cinematographers around during his tenure as a gaffer and camera assistant.
As director of photography his credits range from features, shorts, music videos, corporate videos, commercials and documentaries.
Martha Rangel (Editor)
Martha Rangel was born in Recife, Brazil. She began her film career with REC Productores, a prestigious Brazilian film production company where she worked as a Producer/Editor. In 2007 she graduated in Film Production from the Toronto Film School. Her work experience includes commercials, short films, music videos, as well as concert and corporate videos. Her credits include numerous award winning short films, including “Between the Walls” (Best Short – Festival de Cinema de Gramado , 2005) and “Rhapsody for a Common Man” (Best Fiction – Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, 2006). Martha currently resides in Toronto, Canada.
Jason Greenberg (Composer)
Jason Greenberg, a native of Toronto, Canada studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston where he earned his Bachelor of Music Degree with a Dual Major in Film Scoring and Music Production & Engineering. At Berklee, Jason intensely studied Film Scoring, Composition, World Music, Musicianship, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Mixing and Mastering.
Jason now focuses his efforts composing for film and TV, writes music for albums, produces music for artists, and owns and operates a production music licensing library. Film and TV credits include TV shows Departures, Jozi H, Miss Match, Cities of the Underworld, The Amazing Race and a variety of feature and short films. Jason has worked on a variety of albums and signed various record deals including a Flamenco album for “Somerset Entertainment”, as well as several albums for Brooklyn indie label “Temporary Residence Ltd” and L.A. based “Catalog Records”. Jason has plans to release his own ambient electronica album under the moniker “Repose” entitled “After the Equinox” to be released March 20, 2010. Jason’s production music licensing library entitled “Soundscape Media Inc.” now has a catalogue of music of over 10,000 tracks with over 250 composers signed to it’s roster.