MIKE MUNN – PICTURE EDITOR
Acclaimed for both his dramatic and documentary editing, Mike Munn began his career with the Toronto ‘new wave’, editing features for Bruce McDonald (Roadkill), Srinivas Krishna (Masala and Lulu) and Peter Mettler (Tectonic Plates and Picture of Light). He went on to cut numerous features for Canadian and international directors, including John Greyson (Law of Enclosures), Richard Kwietniowski (Owning Mahowny), Daniel MacIvor (Past Perfect and Wilby Wonderful), Nisha Ganatra (Cake) and Bruce McCulloch (Comeback Season). As well, Mike has edited several award-winning documentaries, including Stories We Tell for director Sarah Polley, and Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage for directors Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen. Throughout his very productive career, Mike has continued to regularly consult on independent projects and to seek opportunities to collaborate with creative filmmakers, whether they are firmly established or just starting out. Mike’s work has been recognized formally through award nominations as well as being highlighted in film reviews from around the world. His versatility and filmic sensibility allow him to bring a unique vision and precision to both drama and documentary projects.
CAROLINE CHRISTIE – PICTURE EDITOR
For over the past 25 years, Toronto-based editor Caroline Christie has worked in a variety of cinematic forms: award-winning feature documentaries (Army of One, Project Grizzly); TV comedy series (The Awful Truth with Michael Moore, Dan For Mayor, InSecurity, Puppets Who Kill); experimental short films (Michael Snow’s Hue Chroma Tint, Peter Lynch and Max Dean’s A Short Film About Falling, Elida Schogt’s Zyklon Portrait); award-winning dramatic shorts (Peter Lynch’s Arrowhead); series television (Republic of Doyle, Private Eyes, Frankie Drake) and feature films including Terrance Odette’s Fall and Peter Lynch’s post-noir feature, Birdland.
DALE HILDEBRAND – DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Dale Hildebrand is a multi-award winning DOP and filmmaker who loves to create visually captivating stories that convey both passion and compassion. After producing a series of action films for Universal Pictures and a variety of Canadian production companies, Dale began to focus on his independent productions, and telling stories in a voice uniquely his own. His documentaries have had international releases. Having traveled the world, and inspired by diverse cultures from around the planet, Dale’s project Peace won the Banff Television HDTV Pitchfest, and one of his latest productions, TO in 24 won, has been nominated, or is an official selection to 28 film festivals around the globe (including numerous Best Cinematographer awards, Best Picture awards, a Gemini Award and three Gemini nominations). When Dale is not working on long format productions his focus is on branding and commercial work. Dale has an ongoing roster of clients ranging from NHK (Japan), Discovery (USA), MuchMusic, OMNI TV, Rogers, United Nations, UNICEF, Children’s Aid Society, International Institute for Child Rights and Development, Mood Disorders Association of Ontario, Canadian Association for Community Living, Toyota, Honda, Subaru, Mitsubishi, BASF, Unilever, Dairy, Farmers of Canada, Stop Violence Against Women, Canadian Association for Mental Health, Bell Canada, Ontario Tourism and many more.
IRIS NG – ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Iris Ng is a cinematographer with over a decade of experience collaborating with award-winning filmmakers and artists. Her credits encompass art, narrative films, documentary series, commercials, and music videos, with a focus on long-form documentaries including 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), The Ghosts In Our Machine directed by Liz Marshall (Best Canadian Feature – Planet In Focus International Film and Video Festival), and most recently, a portion of the 10-part Netflix documentary series Making a Murder; Storyline Entertainment’s League of Exotique Dancers; and Yap Films’ Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl for the PBS series American Masters. She has also lensed films directed by Min Sook Lee, Fredrik Gertten, Michael McNamara, Vikram Jayanti, Martha Burns, Fisher Stevens, and artists Chris Curreri, Richard Fung and Oliver Husain.
TOM THIRD – MUSIC COMPOSER
Canadian Screen Award and Gemini Award-winning composer Tom Third has been scoring film and television projects for over 20 years and has more than 200 television episodes to his credit. His work employs an innovative combination of traditional instruments with electronic and digitally manipulated sounds. Most recently he was the composer for the documentaries What Wala Wants and Yellow Is Forbidden. His cutting-edge production is informed by his experience as a recording artist with Nettwork Records and the release of three critically acclaimed electronic CD’s. In 1999, he co-wrote songs sung by Gary Busey and rapper Ice-T for the feature Jacob Two Two and the Hooded Fang, and that same year scored the feature Four Days, starring Colm Meaney. In 2000, Tom began work in dramatic episodic television with the Showtime series, Queer as Folk, and won the MPSE Golden Reel Award for music editing. This was followed by the series ReGenesis (52 episodes for Shaftsbury Films). In 2004, Tom won the Volkswagen Score competition sponsored by the Berlin Film Festival and juried by world renowned editor/filmmaker Walter Murch. Other notable assignments include the multi-award winning drama Durham County for HBO Canada, The Listener (Fox and CTV) and Shoot the Messenger (CBC 2016). He won the CSA for the TV movie Borealis (aka Survival Code).