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Amar Wala

Amar Wala

Producer & Director

Amar is an award-winning filmmaker based in Toronto, Canada. He was born in Bombay, India, and moved to Toronto with his family at the age of 11. He has a degree in Film Production from York University. He believes deeply in cinema’s ability to change minds and create discussion. His short film, The Good Son, had its world premiere at The 4th Annual Dubai International Film Festival, and went on to screen at festivals around the world and win several awards in Canada. In 2008, Toronto International Film Festival Director Cameron Bailey named Amar one of the Top Ten Local Filmmakers in Now Magazine.

Noah Bingham

Noah Bingham

Producer

Noah is an emerging documentary filmmaker. He holds a degree in Film Production and International Development Studies from York University, where he first met director Amar Wala. The two of them share the belief that film is a powerful tool in raising awareness and bringing about change. Noah is Vice President and a founding board member of Good Evidence, a non-profit organization that showcases the work being accomplished on social, economic and environmental issues by community initiatives.

Triton Hall

Triton Hall

Cinematographer

Now a converted Torontonian, Triton was born and raised in a small town in South-Western Ontario called Waterford. High-school filmmaking led him to study at Humber College and take up permanent residence downtown. Emerging from the HGTV and reality TV background he started shifting his focus towards documentary, something he’d always had in the back of his mind, waiting for the opportunity to present itself. Then, in the summer of 2008, while working camera on a reality show for Global TV, he met a young production assistant named Amar Wala, whether that was a good thing or not is yet to be determined.

Mike Boers

Mike Boers

Web Developer

Mike is visual effects artist and developer from Toronto, Canada. He has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Film Production from York University, where he first collaborated with director Amar. After working in VFX research and development at a small VFX house in Toronto, Mike ventured off on his own doing freelance VFX for independent films and web development. He is about to begin graduate studies in computer graphics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Catherine Lathwell

Catherine Lathwell

Outreach Coordinator

Catherine Lathwell is an Interactive Media Producer with over 20 years of industry experience in information technology. Ms Lathwell had an early start to her career in the computer operations department of a Toronto based technology company and worked her way up to running an R&D technology group for a major multinational corporation.

While Ms Lathwell was building her career in technology, she also nurtured an interest in the visual arts and story telling. Armed with a BA from the University of Toronto and a certificate from the Canadian Film Centre’s Interactive Programme, Ms Lathwell has jumped into the world of multi-platform, community based documentary storytelling.

Darby MacInnis

Darby MacInnis

Editor

Darby’s narrative work as a film editor has been celebrated internationally at film festivals worldwide as well as in his native Toronto at the Toronto International Film Festival, Reel Asian International Film Festival and the Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Short Film Festival. Notable film credits include BANANA BRUISES (2007), SOAP (2009) and MIKLAT (2013). In the documentary sphere, Darby developed his craft working under one of Canada’s finest documentary film director/editors, Michèle Hozer. It was during these years that Darby refined his philosophical approach to post-production while learning the meticulous inner workings of the entire post-production process, working on some of Canada’s most widely distributed and recognized documentary films, such as TRIAGE (2008), the Glenn Gould biography THE GENIUS WITHIN (2009), THE TEAM (2010), THE WEST WIND (2011) and FIGHT LIKE SOLDIERS, DIE LIKE CHILDREN (2013), all produced by the award-winning production company White Pine Pictures. Darby's favourite band is The Clash.

Madeleine Cohen

Madeleine Cohen

Researcher

Madeleine is a filmmaker, researcher, and writer based in Toronto. Madeleine has co-written two independently produced short films: It Won’t Be Long (2010), and Petty Thieves (2013), which have screened in festivals in Canada and the US. Madeleine has also served in a number of other production capacities, including associate producer, script supervisor, and researcher, on a variety of narrative and documentary projects. She holds an Honours BA in History and Contemporary Philosophy from the University of King’s College in Halifax and a MA in History from the University of Toronto.