Toronto-based writer and director Earthwyn (born April 1, 1987) has been independently producing and providing freelance services for film and television for the past eight years. Formally trained as an Urban Designer, Earthwyn brought his strong design background and professional public speaking abilities to the realm of film in 2010, when he became the owner and founding member of 1987 Productions. Since then, Earthwyn has written and directed 4 short films, including the film “Metro,” for which he took home the prize for Best Picture at the Toronto 24 Hour Film Challenge, and has worked on numerous music videos, television shows and feature films. “Sugar Cube” marks the debut of Earthwyn’s first animated short film, and is sure to astound audiences with its whimsical animation styles and thought-provoking storyline.
Executive Producer Aaron Key has over a decade of Audio Post experience under his belt. Initially beginning his career as an Audio Engineer, Aaron quickly transitioned into the role of Producer, and has spent the last few years overseeing logistics for film, television and digital projects in the Long Format Department of Pirate Studios in Toronto, Ontario. His impressive client list includes CBC, CTV, MTV, Bravo, Cineflix and DHX Media, just to name a few.
After joining the Pirate Studios team in Toronto, Ontario as an Audio Engineer in 2011, Ian has worked on commercial campaigns for clients ranging from automotive companies such as Volvo, Mazda and Audi to public service creative including Until The Last Child, The Canadian Cancer Society and Kids Up Front. Ian has also been involved with sound design for television productions such as Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan, Fear Thy Neighbor and Daily Planet. He is an active composer and mix engineer, who currently works with established and emerging music acts in the Toronto area.
Kyle has been working professionally as an audio engineer for the past four years but began familiarizing himself with the studio environment from a young age, performing as a musician. Over this time had the opportunity to play all over the world and work with award winning producers and engineers such as Garth Richardsion and Eric Ratz. After putting music on the sidelines, Kyle attended the acclaimed Media Arts program in Oakville, Ontario where he majored in post-production audio techniques and received the Best Sound award for one of his eight senior year film. Immediately after graduating, he was offered a position at Pirate Toronto, a highly decorated post audio house, where he now sound designs, mixes and record engineers for a wide variety of clients and media formats.
Michael Falco is currently a Production Manager and Sound Engineer at Pure Percent Inc. Over the last three years he has been greatly involved with numerous events and video productions across Canada. In 2014, Michael was the Audio Supervisor for the MANIFESTO Festival, an annual arts festival hosted in Toronto. Michael is passionate about great storytelling and is dedicated to ﬁnding new ways to share compelling content with the world.
Bearing the markings of a global visionary, BRIAN GREGORY, is an established, independent filmmaker, born and raised in TORONTO, CANADA. His passion to create began in high-school, through visual story-telling, and a combined interest in audio production. While attending York University, Brian participated in a program called “The Remix Project,” where he directed, shot, and edited the film “Dedication – The life of a Photographer.” Despite being one of his earliest works, the film went on to achieve ‘Best Documentary’ and was featured in the 2013 Canadian Film Festival. Since then, Brian has become a seasoned filmmaker, accumulating a variety of credits all around the World. In 2012, Brian took home the award for “Best Cinematography” at the Cannes Film Festival for the production of “Une Expérience,” and won “1st Overall Film” at the Campus MovieFest Film Competition that same year. Brian’s work has been featured on multiple media platforms including, Much Music, MTV, BET, and NY1, and has worked with household names like Ryan Leslie, Fabolous, Andre Igoudala (2015 NBA Champion), Kevin Hart, GQ Magazine, and the Dave Bolland Foundation (NHL Champion 2010 & 2013).
David F. Mewa is a highly sought after Director and Cinematographer from Toronto, Ontario who’s style and detail has garnered international attention. In addition to producing 2 Seasons of the CBC Music show “Backstage Pass,” David has produced “Muziki Ni” for the US-based network The Africa Channel, The Urban Art Department for Youtube as well as a deck of other shows in various stages of development. His other credits include HGTV lifestyle television, spots for HBO.com and L’Oreal Paris, and a slew of music video credits and accolades including a 2009 Much Music Video Award nomination for “Best Rap video,” Canada’s STYLUS award for “Video of the Year” as well as the “Best Music Video” honor at the LOS ANGELES ARTHOUSE FILM FEST.
Kira May is an experimental vocal loop artist and visual artist from Toronto, Ontario. Her work uses the textural and emotive possibilities of the voice to explore the complex relationship between the spirit and body. Since the release of her debut EP Health in 2014, Kira has received recognition from the Ontario Arts Council and FACTOR in support of her work, and composed the theme song for the CBC radio series Stripped. She is currently recording her first full-length album.