Ian MacKenzie – Director/Producer

Twitter: @ianmack


Ian MacKenzie is Sean’s longtime friend and filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC. He has a background in video journalism, and has produced a number of segments dealing with topics as diverse as eco-consumerism, peak oil, and music culture.

In 2009, he worked on Word Travels, a travel reality series airing on OLN, CityTV, and National Geographic. Ian has also created a variety of online projects including Let Me On Survivor and the spiritual travel magazine Brave New Traveler.

Robyn Symon – Producer


Robyn Symon is a two-time-Emmy award-winning filmmaker and television producer with more than 15 years of broadcast experience as a Writer, Producer and On-Camera Talent of TV series and documentaries for PBS, The Travel Channel, CNBC, BRAVO and Discovery Health Networks.

Heather Hawthorne-Doyle – Executive Producer

Heather Hawthorn-Doyle is the Executive Producer and Head of Omni Life, a division of Omni Film Productions Ltd. An experienced award-winning producer/director, Heather has been responsible for thousands of hours of programming including producing CBC’s Make Some Noise (winner of the $50,000 Shaw Rocket Prize, the Gemini for Best Youth Series, the internationally acclaimed NHK Japan Prize and was short listed for the Prix Jeunesse).

Jessica McKee – Editor



Jessica Mckee is an award-winning Editor who has cut a diverse range of projects across numerous genres. She has shows airing worldwide: NAT GEO, UKTV FOOD, HGTV USA, Food Network USA, and Diva TV UK to name a few.

For over 9 years, Jessica has cut a reputation for herself in Documentary, Music, Lifestyle, and Drama editing, creating ground breaking TV and Films. She is known as a collaborative and creative force in the edit suite who brings an objective eye to the task.

With her superb storytelling and problem solving skills this one-of-a-kind editor works tirelessly to ensure every project she puts her name to is the best it can possibly be.

Caroline Manuel – Music Supervisor

Caroline Manuel’s involvement in all things music started early. With four big brothers all boasting extensive music collections Caroline was regularly subjected to random LP pop quizzes-an incorrect answer resulted in all kinds of cruel and unusual punishments.

For the past few years Caroline has had the great pleasure of sourcing and securing music from Canada and abroad for all three seasons of the 40 part docu-drama Word Travels airing on Nat Geo Adventure, OLN and Citytv.

VividusFX – Graphics & Animation



VividusFX is a digital art collective that produces various still, motion and interactive art services. They deliver visual effects (VFX), CG animation, title sequences, motion graphics, compositing, matte painting and more to their clients in TV, film, advertising, real estate, aviation and various other industries.

From their studio near Commercial Drive in Vancouver, VividusFX has been consistently developing the highest quality products for its clients since their inception in 2007. They love all that Vancouver has to offer and it’s a great place to find amazing visual effects talent. And their dog Junebug loves that they’re close to so many parks for her daily walks.

Amanda McCuaig – Poster Illustrator

Website | Twitter: @mettlelurgy

BC-born, Idaho raised, and Vancouver residing artist Amanda McCuaig has been illustrating and designing for more than 10 years. Her watercolour paintings can be found across Canada and the Pacific Northwest, including Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Portland, and Spokane. A selection of her work can be seen online at www.mettlelurgy.com

Raphael Choi – Sound Designer


Raphael Choi is a sound designer and music composer based in Vancouver, BC. He graduated from Emily Carr University in 2008, with a bachelor’s degree in Film, Video + Integrated Media. Afterwards, he attended Vancouver Film School’s sound design program. Since then, he’s worked on a number of feature length documentaries and animation/dramatic shorts.

Recently in 2010, he’s received a Leo nomination for his sound editing work on NFB production, Finding Farley.

Felix Oltean – Colourist


Felix Oltean is an cinematographer and colorist who has worked in a variety of genres and mediums, including educational and corporate videos, dramatic shorts, and even a comedic feature (Sketch, which is playing at the Edmonton and Calgary international film festivals this year). He has recently completed his BFA in film production at the Simon Fraser School for the Contemporary Arts.