R.J. (Bob) Huggins has spent a lifetime weaving stories through multiple mediums. He is best known for creating PaperofRecord.com, a rich historical compendium of newspapers dating back to 1752 accessible in their original published form. This massive, educational, historical repository was acquired by Google as a base for the Google News Archive project. Prior to his association with Google, Bob spent twenty years in traditional publishing, film and video. His publication, This Country Canada, was the winner of several national magazine awards for excellence in visual documentary categories, including sharing a photographic excellence award with LIFE magazine.
Anthony von Seck
Anthony von Seck is a rare and incredible talent that brings his visual and sensory abilities combined with his own brand of musicality. Anthony won a JUNO award for Leslie Fiest’s, bio pic, Look What the Light Did Now. His 20 plus years as a filmmaker has seen him add his skills to Martin Sheen’s The Way and Ziggy Marley’s documentary series, Marley Africa Road Trip. Anthony of, course led the way on The Greatest Freedom Show on Earth, helping a raw and humbled director in understanding the process of documentary film making. Anthony is an accomplished musician, and can be found on Apple iTunes.
Patrick White has a history of working on and producing both short and feature films. Most notably producing the comedy-horror film Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer starring Robert Englund, aka Freddy Kreuger, and short film sensation Still Life. Patrick’s award-winning short films have played in over 100 festivals nationally and internationally, have sold to NBC Universal and Canal+ and have over one million views on YouTube. Patrick most recently stepped behind the camera to direct the short film The Garage, which had its US Premiere at the 21st Annual Palm Springs International ShortFest.
Mark Edwards is a veteran in the entertainment and advertising industries. His experience includes a dozen years practicing entertainment law, co-founding Amberwood Entertainment Corporation, producing over $50M of television cartoons and managing Fuel Industries, establishing its licensed properties division and creating branded games for Fortune 500 companies. Mark founded Bent 360 in the fall of 2007 to focus on creating new media branded entertainment and developed CrowdWave Games to extend the interactive branded entertainment experience to large venues and mass audiences.
Lisa Runge-Faubert has 18 years experience video editing documentaries, lifestyle television, reality television, and animation. She has held positions as Voice Director, Media Coordinator, Production Manager, Locations Manager, EFP news shooter/editor (CBC Charlottetown) and short film Director. Lisa is the Supervisor at the Media Production Centre, Carleton University.
Carey van Eden
Visual communication designer Carey van Eden graduated from the University of Alberta, VCD program in 1997. She has worked for Halkier + Dutton Strategic Design and Psychometrics Canada Ltd. in Edmonton, Alberta. She is currently the Publications Officer for the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. In between these full-time gigs, she has contributed her talents to a number for not-for-profit and for-profit clients including: Autism Calgary, Culturing Wellness, Orphan Boy Films, Rocky Mountain Soap Company and Theatre Alberta.
Small town dweller, writer, thinker, troublemaker
Sandy Irvin has worked as a writer, technical editor, program administrator, proposal writer, show runner, production manager, music festival planner, set dresser, costume designer, journalist, doughnut maker, caterer & server, window dresser, bartender, waitress, and theatrical lighting operator, all billed under “technical services” to small businesses within the community. Small towns inspire creative thinking about work and life. One becomes adept at meeting needs within the community.