Film Team

Liz Marshall

Liz Marshall

Director/Producer/Writer/Cinematographer
Liz Marshall is an award-winning Canadian documentary/non-fiction filmmaker based in Toronto. Since the 1990s she has directed and produced independent projects and been part of film and television teams, creating broadcast, theatrical, campaign and cross-platform documentaries shot around the world. Marshall’s immersive feature length documentaries illuminate social justice and environmental themes through strong characters. She is known for the critically acclaimed influential documentary The Ghosts In Our Machine (2013), and for Water On The Table (2010). The success and impact of The Ghosts In Our Machine is reflected in an extensive global evaluation report, co-authored by Faunalytics, funded by the UK documentary foundation Bertha BRITDOC Connect. Liz is inspired to make Meat the Future as a solutions-focused follow up to Ghosts. 


Chris Hegedus and DA Pennebaker

Chris Hegedus and DA Pennebaker

Consultants

Chris Hegedus and DA Pennebaker form one of the most respected teams in documentary filmmaking. Their forty-year collaboration spans a wide-range of subjects that include Pennebaker’s Dylan classic, Dont Look Back, to their Academy Nominated, The War Room, filmed during the 1992 presidential campaign. Hegedus received the prestigious Director’s Guild Award for her film Startup.com, which chronicled the 2000 Internet boom and bust through the adventures of two young entrepreneurs. In 2013 the Academy recognized Pennebaker’s contribution to cinema verité documentaries with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The team’s latest film Unlocking the Cage will broadcast on HBO.


Gordon Henderson

Gordon Henderson

Executive Producer

Gordon Henderson was a political correspondent and a senior current affairs field producer before starting  90th Parallel Productions in 1987. He has produced more than one hundred documentaries, many winning national and international awards. Gordon was a senior series producer on the celebrated CBC/Radio-Canada series Canada: A People's History and for more than a decade taught in the Journalism department at Toronto's Ryerson University. His novel, Man in the Shadows, was recently published by HarperCollins.

 

Bruce Cowley

Bruce Cowley

COMMISSIONING EDITOR
Bruce is the Senior Director and Commissioning Editor at CBC’s documentary Channel. After a successful tenure at Discovery Channel where he was Director of Programming for Animal Planet, Discovery Civilization, and Travel and Escape, Bruce returned to the corporation in 2008. At documentary Channel, Bruce has commissioned and guided more than 140 long-form documentary films – many of which have earned prestigious awards including: Geminis, Canadian Screen Awards, and festival honours around the globe. In 2012, doc channel’s Under Fire: Journalists in Combat, was short-listed for an Oscar, and went on to win a George Foster Peabody award for best feature documentary. In 2017, Bruce won a Canadian Screen Award as executive producer of Daniel Cross’s I am The Blues (Best Canadian Feature-Length Documentary). Bruce continues to oversee all creative and production considerations for documentary channel.

Janice Dawe, Bizable Media

Janice Dawe, Bizable Media

BUSINESS AFFAIRS
Janice is a highly respected producer with expertise in factual, drama and transmedia production. She provides executive producer, consulting producer and business affairs services to a variety of clients. Janice has demonstrated expertise in financing and project management, and is known and trusted by broadcasters and financiers. Janice previously held the position of Vice-President and Executive Producer with White Pine Pictures where she oversaw development, production and exploitation of the company’s slate of award-winning documentaries and drama series. As head of production at White Pine Pictures, Janice oversaw such Oscar shortlisted documentaries Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould and The Promise to the Dead. In January of 2015, Janice and Kathy Avrich-Johnson formed Bizable Media, to support creative producers on the business side of production. Janice is passionate about supporting creators, helping to navigate a path to critical and commercial success.

Roderick Deogrades

Roderick Deogrades

Editor

Roderick Deogrades is an award-winning picture and sound editor, his extensive knowledge on both sides of the post-production equation has proven invaluable. Rod’s experience in feature films, TV series, shorts and documentaries has established him as one of Canada's most sought-after collaborators. His documentary credits include The Ghosts In Our Machine (2013) and David & Me (2014). He is known for his work on scripted films Still Mine (2012), Victoria Day (2009) and One Week (2008).


John Price

John Price

Cinematographer
John Price is a celebrated documentary, fiction and experimental cinematographer based in Toronto. He has collaborated on diverse feature projects – from Liz Marshall's The Ghosts in Our Machine to Shary Boyle's Silent Dedication installation at the Venice Biennale and Nuit Blanche, Toronto.  He has lensed movies for Bruce McDonald, Charles Officer, Alan Zweig, Mina Shum and Jennifer Baichwal, among others. John's work has screened around the globe including at TIFF, Rotterdam, IDFA, NYFF, SXSW, The Berlinale, CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, and many others.

Michael Emery

Michael Emery

Location Sound Recordist
Michael Emery is a San Francisco based production sound mixer with over thirty years of professional filmmaking experience. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute where he was awarded Student Film Regional Honors by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. His films were showcased at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, the Hirshorn Museum of the Smithsonian, and La Cinemateque Francaise, Centre G. Pompidou in Paris, France. Michael’s numerous documentary sound mixing credits include Metallica: Some Kind of MonsterCrumb, and In the Shadow of the Stars (Academy Award). Michael was nominated in 2015 by the Cinema Audio Society for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for his work on Keith Richards: Under the Influence.

Karin Culliton

Karin Culliton

Designer

Karin Culliton is a Toronto-based art director, photographer and filmmaker. Karin has worked as an art director in media communications for over a decade, where she produces print and digital materials. In 2013, Karin earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University, where she won several awards for her photography. She continued on to earn her Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media from Ryerson University in 2015, where she produced a film about how a connection to the arts can benefit  homeless youth. Karin received a Heart & Soul Award for sharing her documentary with Eva’s Initiatives, an award- winning program that houses and empowers homeless youth to assist them towards independent living. Karin also designed a website for Liz Marshall’s other upcoming feature length documentary, Midian Farm.