Born and rasied in Waterhen Lake First Nation in Northern Saskatchewan, Rueben Martell was enamored with the oral tradition of storytelling. Hearing Cree tall tales from his grandmother at a young age opened his mind and imagination to unique styles of storytelling and directing. During Rueben’s early experience as an extra in a CBC movie “Revenge of the Land”, he discovered his passion for directing and his preference to wrok behind the camera.
Over the years he worked as a Production Assistant for 2 seasons on “Seventh Generation”. Ruben was a Trainee Assistant Director on season 1 of “Moccasin Flates” and a 3rd AD for season 2 in 2004. Constantly while learning, Rueben was a Director’s Observer on
“Rabbit Fall” (2007) and “Corner Gas”(2008). Between 2009 and 2015 he raised his two sons while working as a videographer for the department of land claims, all the finding time to write. Rueben developed the screenplay “Jocko Road” based on the life of Dwayne Jocko, a known cigarette smuggler during the uprising at Oka. He Also directed the music video for George Leach’s Juno Award winning song “Let It Go”. Currently Rueben is developing a screenplay with Canadian actress Natile Krill entitles “This Land We Live On”., an interracial love story.
Graduated from McGill University and The Hornsey College of Art, London, UK and has had a long career writing film and television dramas. Some credits include Margaret’s Museum for which he received the Genie for Best Screenplay. The film also won the Best Film Award at San Sebastian and many other awards. He was a writer/producer of the Tony and Ridley Scott anthology series, The Hunger, featuring David Bowie for which he wrote 13 episodes and was writer/producer on 44. Other credits include the CBC mini-series, St. Urbain’s Horseman (Gemini Nomination, Best Teleplay Movie or Mini-Series); numerous television dramas for a number of franchises including multiple episodes of the Nickleodeon series Are You Afraid of the Dark and many other TV series. His French language feature Manuel, Le Fils Emprunté received 5 best film awards at International festivals and was selected for competition in Berlin. In the States he has had development and production deals with Warner Bros. Television, Showtime, Paramount, USA Network, and others. Many of his other films have received awards along the way. A recent feature, Don’t Say Its Name (Superchannel) received the Best Screenplay Award at the Blood In The Snow genre festival.
A veteran producer, director of photography and musician with over 30 years in the film and television industry, Rene Jean Collins started his career in private broadcasting. Over the next 13 years at the CBC he produced current affairs and documentary features for Regional and National News services. In 1997 he opened his production company, servicing the film and television industries and received numerous awards and nominations to his credit. In 2019, he Co-Produced the sci-fi thriller Parallel Minds, a feature film for APTN, Indigenous Crafts a six-part documentary series currently in post- production and is the Executive Producer on the Indigenous horror film Don’t Say Its Name.
Rene’s accolades include being nominated for the Robert Brooks Award for best documentary Cinematography 2012 and was awarded the Metis Businessman of the year 2009 and Volunteer of the Year award, Calgary Aboriginal Friendship Centre 2019.
Carolyn McMaster is the President of Calgary based CHAOS a film company, a creator of cross genre content for scripted entertainment, factual, and short-form digital series. Her producing highlights include feature films Walk All Over Me that premiered at TIFF, Genie nominated Turning Paige, Chokeslam, Root of the Problem, Ferocious and the critically acclaimed theatrical documentary The Caravan. In post production is the Indigenous feature film Don't Say Its Name, documentaries No Accident and Crack of Dawn. Schedule for production in 2020 is Silent Knights with Marlee Matlin, to be directed Sean McNamara and Flint's War with director Mark Lester.
Ms. McMaster is an alumna of the Canadian Film Center and member of the Canadian Media Producer's Association, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, the Producers Guild of America and is a recipient of an Emmy Award.
Carly James was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and is a graduate of Grande Prairie Regional College, where she earned a diploma in Interactive Digital Design and Studio Painting Practice. Carly went on to receive a Bachelor of New Media degree at the University of Lethbridge. Carly’s time in the New Media program allowed her to pursue her passion for film-making, and in just three years her dedication and perseverance had her advance from a location production assistant to a 2nd Assistant Director in various film and television productions.
Carly has worked on several successful television series including Arrow, Flash, and The Order. Her experience in feature films include Boundaries, The Lost Wife of Robert Durst, Parallel Minds, and is an executive producer on Don't Say Its Name. Selective Producer credits include the six-part documentary series Contemporary Indigenous Artisans, Historic Murals of Alberta and she is currently in development on her children's animation series Nadie and Dipper Discover the Galaxy.
Carly is proud of her Cree and Metis heritage and is committed to bringing diverse and Indigenous stories to a global audience.
is an award-winning genre film writer and producer. He is also a member of CMPA, Producers Network at Cannes and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Mr. Bond’s career began with COOKERS and AMERICAN CRIME for Lionsgate Films. Since then, he has had many successful films, such as EXTREMITY for Dark Elegy Films, available on Shudder, and released by Sony in Germany and has oversaw the 1980s horror reboot hit, THE BOOGEYMAN as a producer and writer.
Mr. Bond executive produced the 70s-style arthouse horror film ANTRUM: The Deadliest Film Ever Made. In the spring of 2020, ANTRUM became the number one film on Amazon Prime. Having a Theatrical Release in JAPAN on February 9th and the UK on October 26th, and it already appears on three Top 10 lists. Also, in the spring of 2020, ANTRUM went viral globally by reaching over 200k on BuzzFeed and having over 70 million watches on TikTok videos. Mr. Bond also was the executive producer of BLOODTHIRSTY, CREEPYPASTA and was co-producer of the Richard Stanley Documentary THE LAST SECRET OF FATIMA.
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