Director, Producer, Writer
First-time filmmaker but no stranger to storytelling, Ananda More worked with theatre companies such as One Yellow Rabbit and SunoLoka after graduating from the University of Alberta. She covered all major crafts from writing and directing to acting and stage-managing.
After her own seemingly miraculous cure from a lifetime with depression using homeopathy, Ananda decided to dedicate her life to this medical system. She began her professional homeopathic practice in 2005 specializing in autism, vaccine injury and immunity. As owner of Riverdale Homeopathy, a homeopathic dispensary, bookstore, and clinic, she is intrinsically connected with the homeopathic community. She was featured last year in The Walrus Magazine and Toronto Life Magazine. Her debut film Magic Pills exposes what these publications and media in general don’t dare discuss regarding health and financial interests.
Avi Federgreen’s over twenty years of experience in the Canadian film industry features many highlights, from music videos to TV series to full-length feature films. Starting in the locations department, he moved quickly into production management, line producing, post supervision, and producing.
Federgreen’s current projects in release as Producer include Kiss and Cry directed by Sean Cisterna, and Prisoner X produced directed by Gaurav Seth. Federgreen’s current projects as Executive Producer include The Adventure Club directed by Geoff Anderson, The Land Of Rock and Gold directed by Daniel Redenbach, How To Plan An Orgy In a Small Town directed by Jeremy Lalonde; The Cocksure Lads directed by Murray Foster; Relative Happiness directed by Deanne Foley, and Porch Stories directed by Sarah Goodman.
Eugene Weis has worked in the film industry as an Editor for the last 10 years entrusted by the top Directors and industry professionals in the Canadian film business.
His most recent work as Editor of Milk, premiered at Hotdocs 2015 in Toronto and was nominated for best feature documentary at the 2015 Hollywood Film Festival. Weis also edited The Poet of Havana, winner of the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at the 2015 Gasparilla International Film Festival as well as the Jury Award for Best Documentary at the 2016 Edmonton International Film Festival. The Poet of Havana aired on HBO Latino across the United States in October of 2015 and will be airing on HBO Canada in 2016.
Who The F**K Is Arthur Fogel, which garnered Eugene a nomination for “Best Picture Editor” by the Canadian Academy of Motion Pictures (2015), aired on HBO Canada and can be spotted on Netflix.
Select titles from his filmography include: Positive Women: Exposing Injustice with Producer and Director Alison Duke, a film uncovering the facts about the criminalization of HIV Positive women living in Canada for non-disclosure; Desert Riders with Director Vic Sarin, an exploration on the controversial issue of child trafficking in the UAE; Teaching the Life of Music with Director David New, a film that examines music education as a form of outreach with children living in poverty; Let’s Talk About It, which gave Weis the opportunity to work alongside Academy Award nominated Director Deepa Mehta; The Forgotten Woman, which won the Best Documentary award at the Hollywood Film Festival in 2008.
Peter G. Reynolds
Director of Photography
Peter is a Toronto based cinematographer and filmmaker, specializing in documentary, commercial productions and digital web content.
As a filmmaker, Peter’s is a passionate advocate for people and groups neglected by traditional media. From People with Disabilities and the Deaf, to social justice and environmental causes, Peter is always trying to push the boundaries of visual storytelling to raise awareness and inspire change.,
Peter’s 20 year career has taken him across Canada as well as to the U.S., Central America and Europe. He is also a graduate of Second City and believes humour can be a powerful tool to engage audiences.
Internationally renowned writer and speaker Fernanda Rossi has collaborated in more than 500 fiction scripts, documentaries and fundraising samples, including two documentaries nominated for the Academy Award® and many that received funding from ITVS and National Film Board of Canada. She has given her lectures in more than 12 countries and at world markets, such as Hot Docs and Sheffield Doc/Fest. In addition, she’s is a trainer for special programs and grant evaluator for foundations. Her book Trailer Mechanics: How to Make Your Documentary Fundraising Demo, 2nd Edition, is according to industry professionals the bible on demo production.
Patric Caird has been writing music for film and television since the last century. In that time he has created hundreds of film and television scores which have been broadcast worldwide in all genres from animation, documentary, and comedy to drama, video game and live dance/theater. Feature film highlights include HERE’S TO LIFE, for which Patric received the Genie Award (Canada’s Oscar) for best original music. TRU LOVE (Canadian Screen Award Nomination for Best Song). DEAD HEAT starring Kiefer Sutherland, Ann Marie Fleming’s THE FRENCH GUY (Park City Film Music Festival Gold Medal) and CHUM/National Lampoon’s GOING THE DISTANCE among others. TV series credits include RAKE (Fox), THE OUTER LIMITS (Showtime/SciFi), THE DEAD ZONE (USA), WILDFIRE (ABC/Family), THESE ARMS OF MINE (CBC) and KINK (Showcase). In the animation world, Patric has worked extensively with Danny Antonucci both while at International Rocketship and later when Antonucci started his own studio – a.k.a. cartoon inc., for which he composed the score for the animated series THE BROTHERS GRUNT that aired on MTV. He then composed the music (6 seasons, 3 specials and a feature film) for a.k.a./Cartoon Network’s ED, EDD N’ EDDY. A citizen of Canada, the EU and the USA, Patric now lives in Los Angeles where he works from his Laurel Canyon studio.