LINDSAY MACKAY is the writer/director of Wet Bum, her debut feature film, which was named a Top 10 Finalist in the prestigious Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition. She is a graduate of the Directing program at the AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles, where she was granted the distinguished Franklin J. Schaffner Fellow and Richard P. Rogers Spirit of Excellence Awards, and her thesis film won the esteemed College Television Award (the Student Emmy). Her work has screened at festivals worldwide including SXSW, AFI Fest, Palm Springs International ShortsFest and Camerimage. She currently divides her time between Toronto and Los Angeles. Lindsay is currently developing a feature length version of Clear Blue. She currently divides her time between Toronto and Los Angeles where she is developing two features.
Paula Devonshire’s first features were UNLEASHED and THE BEGINNING, sequels to the critically acclaimed GINGER SNAPS. She produced REAL TIME, GEORGE A. ROMERO'S SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD, WET BUM and THE DARK STRANGER, co-produced DIARY OF THE DEAD, THE RIGHT KIND OF WRONG and Atom Egoyan’s most recent film REMEMBER. Paula worked at E1 as a Production Executive supervising several TV shows in production and development. Her television producing credits include PURE PWNAGE, MEN WITH BROOMS, and JOHN GRISHAM’S THE FIRM. Paula is also an active member of ImagineNative (the largest aboriginal film festival in the world) as Treasurer on the Board of Directors.
Clique Pictures is a Toronto-based company focused on feature film and documentary production focused on working with female creative talent both in front and behind the camera. Lauren Grant’s produced the feature film Picture Day with Tatiana Maslany, and the futuristic short film Frost, which both premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and have screened at numerous other festivals. Picture Day won the Borsos Competition for Best Film at the Whistler Film Festival and the Audience Award at the River Run International Film Festival. Frost was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. Clique Pictures also produced the Genie award-winning short film, a residential school musical, Savage. Lauren’s upcoming documentary Traceable will premiere at Raindance Film Festival UK before being broadcast on Bravo.
Producer SEAN BUCKLEY has been running Toronto-based Buck Productions for more than 15 years. Buck Productions creates and produces feature films, branded content, television, commercials, documentaries and music videos. Throughout his career, Sean has produced several successful feature films including dramas A Beginner’s Guide to Endings with Harvey Keitel, and Unrivaled with MMA great Rashad Evans; action film Defendor with Woody Harrelson; and comedies Cooper’s Camera with Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, Running Mates with Henry Winkler, and Servitude with Dave Foley. His latest feature, The Privileged, stars Sam Trammell, and is due out in 2014. Sean’s TV credits include Our Family Vacation (Travel + Escape), and he serves as executive producer for the doc-reality series The Project Guatemala (CityTV) and McMorris & McMorris (MTV), featuring two competing snowboarding brothers. Close to Sean’s heart is a documentary called Leave Her to Die, whish focuses on a Thai home for HIV+ children. The documentary screened across North America and all $800,000 raised from the project was directed back to the home in Thailand. Sean is an in-demand speaker on industry panels and has lead Buck to multiple inclusions on Realscreen’s Global 100 list, honouring the top independent production companies.
Since graduating from the CFC, editor Jorge Weisz has been an unstoppable force working on Peter Stebbing’s Empire of Dirt, which premiered at TIFF and earned him both Canadian Screen Award and Canadian Cinema Editor’s Award nominations, Copperheart’s television series collaboration with Vincenzo Natali Darknet (Super Channel) and the feature The Pin (which has received rave reviews internationally). Jorge has also worked with Charles Officer on his short films 100 Musicians and The Truth about Rainbows. He has recently worked on the indie features Pretend We’re Kissing and Wet Bum.
Originally from Nova Scotia, cinematographer GUY GODFREE has worked around the world. Guy is a 12-year member of the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 667 and is a graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory's Cinematography
Program, in Los Angeles, CA. He was awarded the Eastman Kodak Gold Award for Excellence in Filmmaking for his Cinematography work on the film 'Revelations' in 2010. His cinematography credits include the 2013 Whistler Film Festival selection Patch Town, 2011 Toronto International Film Festival selection Frost, which also received Best Canadian Short at the Edmonton International Film Festival, and Ten for Grandpa, which he also co-produced, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and won the Gold Hugo Award at the Chicago International Film Festival.