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CAST AND CREW

 
 Rich   is a professional hockey player from Toronto who has spent the last decade between the NHL and AHL, playing for teams such as the LA Kings, Nashville Predators, and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He has also been active in the arts since childhood; his brothers Matt and Ben are both screenwriters currently working out of Los Angeles. In his spare time Rich is active with organizations such as the Canadian Mental Health Association and Sick Not Weak, and also Renascent Treatment Centre, where he serves as a volunteer counsellor for recovering addicts. Rich has openly discussed his struggle with addiction and mental health with various media outlets since he became sober in May of 2010, after completing the Renascent in-patient program. Rich has a strong and very personal connection with many of the themes in Hypostasis where he performed an instrumental role in writing the story.
 A graduate of both film and business schools, Liz understands the balance between the creative and managerial sides of the production. She holds an Honours BA in Communications, Media, and Film with a minor in Drama from the University of Windsor, and an MBA from Windsor’s Odette School of Business specializing in Arts and Media Management from Schulich through the Ontario Visiting Graduate Student program. After 2 years with CTV, Liz left to pursue filmmaking full-time.
 Conor is a Cinematographer and Colourist from Toronto who serves as a longtime member of the production house Alter Ego, where he has worked on films such as Mad Max: Fury Road and Operation Avalanche, as well as on commercials for Ford, Honda, Land Rover, Cadbury, McDonald's, Tim Hortons and Nike.
 Based out of Toronto, Kevin is a highly trained and experienced Camera/Steadicam operator. Specializing in Steadicam, Kevin has taken what he has learned from 10 years of Steadicam operating and applied it to all facets of camera operating.  Having worked in over a dozen countries in the most remote parts of the world Kevin has developed the skills necessary to face the most challenging situations and come home with spectacular footage.
 Eric is a freelance Camera Assistant based out of Mississauga. He has been working professionally since 2015 gaining a positive repuatation among those he has colaberated with. He is planning on joining the union in the very near future.
 Mafalda is a Production Manager and Producer for Transcontinental Premedia, where she specializes in commercials for Canadian Tire, as well as music videos and large budget television pilots. In 2013 she produced her first short film Aidon. It was screened at Cannes and won various awards at multiple festivals. She in currently in pre-production for her first project as Director.
 Kelsi is a Toronto based Digital Marketing Executive whose company LUX Media Group provides Media, Event Management and Staffing services for an array of companies and organizations across Canada. Kelsi is a Journalism graduate from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.
 Liza is an Assistant Director based out of Toronto. She has a passion for collaboration. She has a background in film and television editing from the Centre for Arts and Technology in Kelowna, BC. As a Media Teacher, Liza has led classes of high school students across Southeast Asia and Europe while teaching Filmmaking and Photography.
 Jason Tse is lifelong Musician, Composer and Guitarist based in Hong Kong. A student of Jazz at Concordia University, he graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts before relocated back to Hong Kong to begin his career as an educator and performer, teaching and playing live around the city. In 2015, he shared the stage with members of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Hong Kong jazz scene as well as grammy award nominee Howard McCrary.  He then began studying composition through Berklee College of Music’s online program with focus on film scoring.  Since then, he has worked on various projects including composing for a comedy web-series based in Singapore and writing music for advertising campaigns. He is also currently working as a composer and Assistant Production Manager for the music production and publishing company, Melodise.  
 Aaron Labbé is an Intermedia Artist, Composer and Sound Designer from Toronto. Living with a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder, Aaron has close ties with our film both through his craft and through his life experiences. On top of a conservatory background in Music and Sound Engineering, Aaron has over 7 years of Audio Production experience and 12 years of music experience.
 Miyuki Mori is a Special XF MU-Artist who has worked in fashion and film for over a decade across the US, Canada, and Japan. Originally from Japan, she moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to study at MUD and start her career.  Her film credits include Supernatural, V, Final Destination 5, Smokin' Aces 2 and Harper's Island. She was nominated the LEO Award as a "Best make up artist of short drama for Lilian Code". In 2014, Miyuki moved to Toronto, where she was hired by Mindwarp Production Inc and through that she has worked on Heroes Reborn, Killjoys, 12 Monkeys, Channel Zero, Conviction, Machine and Saw8: Jigsaw.
 Nhat Nguyen is a Toronto based Cinematographer and Filmmaker specializing in Steadicam and camera motion. He was born and raised near Toronto and is completing his Undergraduate Degree in Film Studies with a concentration in Cinematography at Ryerson University. His body of work features a variety of styles in short form narratives, documentaries and music videos.  He has a great desire to discover and share compelling stories, ideas and feelings through his art. He is constantly refining, and honing his skills in the craft as he draws inspiration working with other story-tellers in the creative industry. His personal objective is to produce the most expressive and richest visuals regardless of project scope and scale. He has a strong artistic and technical background and has an aptitude for seeking and acquiring a breadth of knowledge as well as into the obscure.
 André is former industrial worker from Sweden who one day magically turned into a Canadian key-grip.
 Melanie is a French Production Designer and Art Director with a BFA in Film and Photography from the University of Montpellier in France; she spent her senior year at Montana State University. She has worked in New York City and Los Angeles, and currently lives in Toronto.
 Danielle has been working in front of and behind the camera since 2013. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and studied Improv and Writing at The Second City, Toronto. Danielle has worked on a variety of Short Films, Features (including Bollywood), and Music Videos, and has had the opportunity to work with many production companies, including Canadian Film Centre, ACTRA National, and Harlequin.
 TJ is an Actor, Producer and founding member of the theatre group Triple Bypass Productions, winner of Patrons Pick at the 2015 Toronto Fringe Festival. His work can also be seen on NBC’s ‘The Firm’ and CTV’s ‘Flashpoint’. In between his work in bigger budget commercial fare, he acts in a number of short films, including ‘Yours’, which was nominated for best film and best drama at the Alternative Film festival this past year. TJ strives to constantly push the boundaries of his storytelling and is excited to use his talents to bring awareness to mental health issues.
 Born in London, Ontario, Constance spent her youth split between London, Ontario and Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. In 2013, she moved to Toronto, and soon signed to Plutino Models. Since then she has continually worked locally and internationally in Milan, Paris and New York.  Having always had a passion for film, she is currently in the process of making the transition from modelling to acting, filmmaking, writing, and web development.
 Brent is an Actor, Real Estate Agent and Volunteer Sponsor for those dealing with mental illness and addiction in the Greater Toronto Area.
 Carl is an Actor and Model from Campbellton, New Brunswick. He moved to Toronto last year to pursue acting.
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 Vikki is a Stage Actress, playwright, and the Co-Founder of Brick and Mortar, a Toronto based theatre company that provides creative spaces for artists at a very low cost.
 Samantha is an Illustrator who works as an Administrator at Sunnybrook Hospital. She holds a Bachelor of Design from OCAD and surrounds herself with a mountain literature. Her work reflects the human condition and how we live, love and treat one another.
 
 Photography: Samantha Falco

Photography: Samantha Falco

 

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Photography: Samantha Falco

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 Photography: Tim Leyes

Photography: Tim Leyes