Rama Rau – Writer/Director
Rama Rau trained in films on one of the largest film sets in Mumbai, India. Her passion is to make films that are cross-cultural and examine “the extraordinariness of ordinary lives”. Rama’s short film Aftermath, about the horror of the terrorist attack in Mumbai, premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival’s Court Metrages. Her feature documentary The Market (2010), a never-seen-before journey into the dangerous underworld of illegal international organ trade, premiered at IDFA, was nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards and won prizes in Germany and China.
Rama’s other films include My Life with Me, A Day in the Life of Vij’s and Losing My Religion. Her debut film, Fingers of Fire, premiered at the 2006 New York International Film Festival. Rama has been awarded the Hot Docs Don Haig Award, the Stuttgart Indian Film Festival Best Documentary Director Award, Sichuan TV Festival’s Golden Panda for Best Director, the Tom Shoebridge Screenwriting Award, “Filmmaker of the Year” Award by the Toronto Business Forum and she was named a Quebecor Fellow of DOC, Toronto. She serves on the board of the Documentary Organization of Canada. Rama's next film, the documentary The Daughter Tree, is currently in production with the National Film Board.
Ed Barreveld – Producer
Emmy® award winning Ed Barreveld is a veteran of the Canadian film industry who honed his skills at the National Film Board. In 2000 he co-founded Storyline Entertainment for its inaugural release Aftermath: The Remnants of War, a double Gemini Award nominee. In 2004 he became Storyline’s sole principal focusing on point of view, auteur driven documentaries and distinctive history programming. His films are seen around the world and honours include best film prizes at Tribeca and Hot Docs and Emmy®, Gemini and Canadian Screen Awards. In 2013 and 2014 Realscreen named Storyline Entertainment a Top 100 global producer of non-fiction. The Deeper They Bury Me, a web based interactive project inspired by the Emmy® Award winning documentary Herman's House and produced by Storyline Entertainment for the National Film Board, premiered at the 2015 New York Film Festival. Ed is executive producing Shadow Girl, a treaty co-production with Chile, producing Dolphin Man, a treaty co-production with France and Greece and producing Shasha Nakhai's first feature documentary Take Light.
Mary Wong - Location Sound
Mary Wong began her career at the CBC in Vancouver as a film and video editor. After moving to Toronto she was posted to CBC bureaus in Beijing and London where she added field audio recording to her skills. She has contributed to many CBC shows such as The Journal, the fifth estate, The Nature Of Things and many CBC in house Documentary Unit productions including China Rising, India On The Move, Love Hate And Propoganda, The Suzuki Diaries, and many others. In 2012, she was nominated for a Prix Gemeaux for best audio for her work on Amour, Haine, Et Propagands : La Guerre Froid and was part of the team that won the 2012 International Emmy Award for best Current Affairs & News Documentary - Haiti's Orphans: One Year Later.
Rob Ruzic – Editor
A graduate of York University and the International Academy of Design and Technology, Rob Ruzic has been editing documentaries and factual TV since 2001. His films have screened at film festivals such as Toronto International Film Festival, Hot Docs, Vancouver International Film Festival and The Viennale and broadcast on CITY-TV, BRAVO!, TVO, PBS and HISTORY. He has also edited series that have aired on The Discovery Channel, Space, The A-Channel and The Outdoor Channel. His work on the documentary series Fanboy Confessional earned him a Canadian Cinema Editing Awards nomination for Best Editing. For Storyline Entertainment Rob edited The Real Sherlock Holmes which received a 2014 Canadian Screen Awards Best Arts Program nomination.
Ken Myhr – Composer
Ken Myhr has scored for more than 75 award winning documentary and dramatic, series and feature films. His work can be heard weekly on the title credits for CBC’s flagship series The Nature of Things. His orchestral score for CBC’s Geologic Journey garnered a Golden Sheaf award for best original score, a Gemini nomination and was honoured with a full orchestral reading sponsored by the Guild of Film Composers. He recently worked on Storyline’s The World Before Her, Herman’s House, The Real Inglorious Bastards, The Real Sherlock Holmes and The Market. The Market, The Real Sherlock Holmes and Herman’s House scores all received Canadian Screen Award nominations for best original music in a documentary program. Ken studied contemporary composition, jazz and world music at York University and concurrently studied improvisation with Duke Ellington alumni Fred Stone, South Indian music with master drummer Trichy Sankaran, and African drumming with Abraham Adzinya. http://kenmyhr.com/kenmyhr.com/home.html
Daniel Pellerin – Sound Design & Mix
Daniel Pellerin has worked in sound and music post production for film and television for the past 32 years, as recording and re-recording mixer / engineer, sound design and music supervisor / editor. For the past 16 years, he has specialized in mixing, editing and music supervising in digital 5.1 audio format for film, presently utilizing the most current digital technology, specializing in HD productions that heavily rely on CGI content.
He has been nominated for 11 Genie Awards for which he has won three (Atom Egoyan’s The Sweet Hereafter, Istvan Szabo’s Sunshine and Clement Virgo’s Love Come Down) and 16 Gemini Awards, for which he has won two (Musicians in Exile and Under the Piano). Hot Doc Awards for Sound include Nettie Wild’s A Place Called Chiapas and Ric Bienstock’s Ebola: Inside an Outbreak. Daniel won a 2014 Canadian Screen Award for his work on Tim Wolochatiuk’s We Were Children.
Iris Ng – Cinematographer
Iris Ng is a cinematographer with over a decade of experience collaborating with award-winning filmmakers and artists. Her credits encompass art, narrative films, documentary series, commercials, and music videos, with a focus on long-form documentaries including STORIES WE TELL directed by Sarah Polley (Best Canadian Film - Toronto Film Critics Association, Best Documentary - Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and Best Non-Fiction Film - New York Film Critics Circle), HERMAN’S HOUSE directed by Angad Bhalla (Emmy® Award for Outstanding Arts & Culture Program), THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE directed by Liz Marshall (Best Canadian Feature - Planet In Focus International Film and Video Festival), and most recently, part of the the 10-part Netflix documentary series MAKING A MURDERER. She has also lensed films directed by Vikram Jayanti, Min Sook Lee, Fredrik Gertten, Rama Rau, Michael McNamara, Martha Burns, Fisher Stevens, and artists Chris Curreri, Richard Fung, and Oliver Husain.
Among numerous upcoming 2016 releases are The National Film Board of Canada’s THE APOLOGY, White Pine Pictures’ GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT for CBC’s First Hand, and Yap Films’ LORETTA LYNN: STILL A MOUNTAIN GIRL for PBS’s American Masters Series. http://iriscinematography.com
Shasha Nakhai – Production & Post-Production Manager
Shasha Nakhai joined Storyline in January of 2011. Having graduated from Ryerson University's Broadcast Journalism program, she has completed stints with Summerhill Entertainment, CBC Radio, CKLN FM and Africa Independent Television. Shasha came to Canada as an international student from Nigeria in 2003 and now resides in Toronto.
Her award-winning short documentaries including The Sugar Bowl, Joe and Unsinkable have screened at festivals worldwide including Hot Docs, Atlanta, LA Shorts, Reel Asian and Al Jazeera Film Festivals. She was recently selected to participate in the inaugural WIFT Ubisoft Toronto Producer Mentorship and the Documentary Organization of Canada's Breakthrough Program.
Shasha is currently developing a feature documentary with Storyline Entertainment called Take Light.