Film Team

Liz Marshall

Liz Marshall

Director/Producer/Writer
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 projects shot around the world. Marshall’s immersive feature length works illuminate social justice and environmental themes through strong characters. She is known for the critically acclaimed influential documentary The Ghosts In Our Machine (2013), for Water On The Table (2010) and Midian Farm (2018). The success and effectiveness of The Ghosts In Our Machine is reflected in an extensive impact 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 solution-focused followup to The Ghosts in Our Machine. 


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.

Jessica Jennings

Jessica Jennings

Production Manager
Jessica Jennings is on a mission to capture hearts, transform minds and change the world around her – one story at a time. With over 13 years of experience, she has had a successful career working in the scripted, factual, new media and branded content space. Her work has aired on CBC, TVO, Amazon, PBS, CBS, HBO Canada, National Geographic, Hallmark Channel, and CTV. As a freelance producer for Hemmings House Pictures, a Certified B Corp Production company, Jessica uses video production as a tool for positive impact. She worked on Rob Stewart's environmental documentary Revolution and on his latest documentary Sharkwater: Extinction, and she is thrilled to be working on Liz Marshall's Meat the Future.

Janice Dawe, Bizable Media

Janice Dawe, Bizable Media

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
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.

Chris Hegedus

Chris Hegedus

Executive Producer

Chris Hegedus has been directing, shooting, and editing documentaries for over forty years.  She received the prestigious Directors Guild Award for Startup.com, chronicling the first Internet boom and bust. Along with D.A. Pennebaker, she directed the 1992 Clinton campaign film, The War Room, nominated for an Academy Award®.  Other films include Elaine Stritch at Liberty (Emmy Awards), The Energy War series, Town Bloody Hall, Delorean, Moon Over Broadway, Depeche Mode 101, Down From the Mountain, Only the Strong Survive, Al Franken: God Spoke, Kings of Pastry and recently HBO’s Unlocking the Cage which was broadcast internationally and theatrically distributed in the US and Canada. Hegedus’ career awards include, the International Documentary Association, Doc NYC, Critics Choice, Yale University, and the Golden Eagle CINE.


Nava Rastegar

Nava Rastegar

Business Affairs, Bizable Media
Nava supports independent producers in all aspects of financing and business affairs. With noted interest in feature film, documentaries and digital productions, Nava expertly manages everything from funding applications, clearances, to interim financing, errors and omissions, and corporate set up. She earned a B.A and M.A in History at the University of Toronto and regularly undertakes new challenges, supporting independent producers on their projects to achieve creative and commercial success.

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.


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 and printed materials for Liz Marshall’s most recent feature length documentary,  Midian Farm.