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 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.
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).
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.