A twenty-seven year veteran of the Canadian film, television and media industries, Jeff Boulton is a seasoned executive and content producer. As the Head of Production for Don Carmody Television, Jeff was intimately involved in producing the Netflix and CBC series Northern Rescue (Billy Baldwin, Kathleen Robertson, Michelle Nolden), as well as the feature films Tulipani, Love, Honour and a Bicycle (written and directed by two-time Oscar-winning writer-director Mike van Diem, starring Ksenia Solo, Gijs Naber, Lidia Vitale, Giancarlo Giannini), Survival Box (starring Jake Kenny-Byrne, Michala Brasseur, María José Zuniga), Lucky Day (written and directed by Oscar-winner Roger Avary, starring Luke Bracey, Nina Dobrev, Crispin Glover), and Death of a Ladies’ Man (starring Gabriel Byrne, Jessica Paré, Brian Gleeson).
Tammi is a co-founder of Crafthaus Ltd. along with her partner, Jeff Boulton. Tammi was instrumental in creating and launching Re:Make Hamilton, the company’s series of short documentaries on Hamilton-based makers and craftspeople.
Susan Curran is a seasoned veteran on the marketing and distribution side of the media industry who is now making her push into the world of producing content.
Over the last three decades, Susan has worked as a marketing executive for Sony Wonder, Tower Records, Universal Music, Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada and A71 Entertainment.
During her 12-year-run as Executive Director of Marketing and Acquisitions for Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada, her notable accomplishments include the release of more than 1,000 titles into the Canadian retail marketplace, over 100 of which were Canadian acquisitions. Her innovative marketing and advertising strategies helped build Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada’s company profile, as well as consistently delivered extraordinary results for each property distributed by her team.
As COO of A71 Entertainment, Susan continued to be a champion of new talent, enjoying the energy and ingenuity of the creative people she worked with in the film community while successfully bringing their projects to the marketplace.
Since taking on the role of Executive Producer for the features Between the Waves and The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw, Susan has now shifted her focus to producing, as well as consulting on productions from development to packaging and delivery.
George Mihalka is a master storyteller who has parlayed a celebrated directing career into work as a Showrunner, Executive Producer and Production Executive.
For the last three years, George has been working as the Co-Creator and Executive Producer on Hunyadi: The Rise of the Raven, a 10-hour medieval period drama shooting in Hungary for Canadian-Hungarian producer Robert Lantos (Serendipity Point Films), Beta Film Gmbh (Germany), and The Hungarian Film Institute (NFI).
Prior to that, his expertise helped to shape Raven Banner’s multi-award-winning feature Lifechanger; as well as A Perfect Plan, Don’t Click and The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw for Vortex Media.
Sam spent 25 years as a freelance actor, director and designer before expanding his career into film and television.
Sam’s directing career spanned everything from new and experimental works in theatre to grand opera. In 1997, he helped co-found a theatre company called THEM, Inc. in Chicago. While serving as Associate Artistic Director, he wrote Wit and Moonlight: A Paper Courtship adapting the letters of George Bernard Shaw and the actress Ellen Terry. The Chicago Sun-Times called it “a lovely theatrical dance.” Having received a Master of Fine Arts degree in theatre in 1982, he embarked on the quest for a second MFA—this time in film—in 2001. He worked at WTTW in Chicago before immigrating to Canada in 2006.
While working on his thesis film, Sam taught screenwriting at Columbia College Chicago. After moving to Canada, he taught screenwriting and communication courses at Trebas Institute in Toronto.
Sam’s films have been seen in festivals and on TV. Flying Above This Life (which he wrote, directed and edited) premiered on the program Image Union. Another of his films, Short Trip Home, (which he also wrote, directed and edited) premiered at the Reeling Film Festival. He has also worked as an Editor for companies including Dante Media Group and Arc Productions.
Sam is currently working on several feature scripts including: The Good Son, about a boy who tries to escape his decaying family through singing; Trilby, a modern-day retelling of the novel by Georges Du Maurier about a young man who becomes obsessed with a young woman who, herself, falls under the influence of a ne’er-do-well musician; No Man’s Land, follows a group of older gay men navigating in a world obsessed with youth culture; and Mama, about a self-involved hedonist who has to put his life on hold to take care of his dying mother from whom he has been estranged.
Roger Rousseau strives to create works that are accessible and impactful. He has written and directed several promotional videos for Against the Grain Theatre’s modern adaptations of classic operas, most notably Figaro’s Wedding and #UncleJohn, providing a narrative introduction to the stories and characters through a series of social media campaigns. Most recently, he has written two plays produced by Solar Stage Children’s Theatre, including an original story titled Krampus the Christmas Curmudgeon, which recounts the heartwarming tale of redemption of its title character; and A Merry Munsch Pyjama Party, an adaptation of Robert Munsch stories for the stage.
A Franco-Ontarian from Timmins, Ontario, who graduated from York University with a BFA in Film and Video Production, Roger has written and directed several short films. He has also made several forays into the copywriting world, and is an avid photographer, with experience photographing performances and events, including weddings, concerts, theatrical productions and burlesque.