Filmmakers

Michael Melski - Director/Co-Writer
Michael Melski is an award-winning writer and filmmaker from Cape Breton. His many produced and published plays include JOYRIDE, MILES FROM HOME, CORVETTE CROSSING and the Merritt and Dora-nominated HOCKEY MOM, HOCKEY DAD, named one of the Top Ten Plays of The Year by the Toronto Star, which has had over 50 professional stage productions with new productions upcoming in 2012. THE FLY FISHER'S COMPANION was also a nationwide hit and was recently a box office smash at Neptune Theatre last year.  Michael has written extensively for television including such Gemini-nominated television series as BLUE MURDER, STRAIGHT UP, and SNAKES AND LADDERS, as well as directing on CTV's comedy hit ROBSON ARMS. He is the screenwriter of the acclaimed feature films MILE ZERO and TOUCH AND GO, and in 2008, Michael wrote and directed his first feature film GROWING OP, starring Rosanna Arquette and Wallace Langham, released theatrically by Mongrel Media. A multi award-winning comedy hit at festivals across North America, GROWING OP made the Playback 'Hot Sheet' for Canadian box office in its first week of release, has been sold to countries around the world, and has also been an enduring hit on VOD, Netflix and Itunes in Canada and the US. He is currently playwright in residence at Neptune Theatre and is developing several new feature films as writer-director. 


Brent Barclay & Tracey Boulton – Producers
Brent and Tracey first met and collaborated together while participating in the 1999 Film Resident Program at Norman Jewison’s prestigious Canadian Film Centre. Since then, they have worked on a collection of award winning and notable feature films and television productions.

Brent spent seven years as a producer at Toronto based Sienna Films. His credits include Producer on HOW SHE MOVE (Sundance 2007, int’l theatrical release by Paramount Vantage); Associate Producer on the UK/Canada Co-Production TOUCH OF PINK (Sundance 2004, int’l theatrical release by Sony Pictures Classics); and Co-Producer on MARION BRIDGE (Toronto Int’l Film Fest, Rotterdam Film Fest 2002). He was also a Co-Producer on the CTV television movie ONE DEAD INDIAN, nominated for seven Gemini Awards in 2006 including best television movie, and winning best director and best script. Brent also produced the award winning and genre festival favourite psychological thriller THE DARK HOURS, directed by Paul Fox in 2003.

After producing CHARLIE ZONE with Brent, Tracey went on to produce the pilot WISH LIST for CBC and eOne. In winter 2009 Tracey produced the television movie MADE for MTV. In 2007/2008, Tracey produced the pilot and first season of the CTV/CBS hit series FLASHPOINT. Prior to that she produced the festival and box office success YOUNG PEOPLE F*CKING (Opening Film “Canada First!”, Toronto Int. Film Fest 2007). Tracey also produced the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning features, SABAH (2005) and THE RHINO BROTHERS (2001).


Joe G. LeClair - Writer
Joe G. LeClair, a resident of Nova Scotia, Canada has been writing professionally for the last five years.  Joe got his creative start in underground comics, poetry magazines, and some small press periodicals in Toronto. Along with writing, Joe is an avid artist of pencil, charcoal and abstract paintings and often paired his words with his own unique visual perspective.  When Joe re-located from the urban center of Toronto to the east coast he turned his creative mind and eye to film and focused his expansive energy on visual storytelling.  As well as his first feature film as writer, CHARLIE ZONE, Joe's many screen writing/directing credits include the award-winning short film FRACTURED, THE DECISION, THE CAB DRIVER and IDENTITY which have all played at various film festivals in Canada. He is currently in development on ENDGAME , a feature film with Telefilm Canada to be shot in October 2012, as well as the feature DEPREVATION. 

 


Hank White - Producer
Hank White is a film industry veteran with over forty years experience as an Actor,Producer, Writer, Production Manager and Director.  Hank is member of Nova Scotia Native Council Zone 12, of Woodlands-Cree ancestry.  Started Acting at age 10 Pond Playhouse Halifax, Neptune Theatre, Pier1 theatre, Seaweed Theatre and Dream Productions. He started Hank White Productions in 1979 and was the first Casting Director in Nova Scotia 1982, He was a founding member of Film Nova Scotia the precursor to The Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation.Hank is Vice-President of Chessboard Films Inc. and Producer on the feature films CHASING, DEPREVATION,  and ENDGAME-- a feature with Telefilm to be shot in October 2012. Hank is President of Stone Cold Productions Limited and among his other credits as Producer are KATRINA’S NEW BEAU, which premiered at the 2011 Atlantic International Film Festival in the CBC Shorts Gala, THE ORCHARD 2010 - A student film for the London Film School, the award winning short FRACTURED which was broadcast on CBC 2010, and THE DECISION, which is distributed by Ouat Media and was shown on Movieola 2007-2008.



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