AGATA DE SANTIS
is an award-winning producer, filmmaker and writer. She is the founding president of Redhead Productions and the founding Editor-in-Chief of the online magazine, italocanadese.com
. Agata's last documentary film, MAL'OCCHIO
, looks at the evil eye superstition. Her upcoming documentary film, IN THE CASE OF JOHN FLORIO, will tackle the Shakespeare Authorship Question.
ELIAS C. VAROUTSOS
comes from a unique background in athletics, psychology and film. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, while minoring in Theatre, on an athletic scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh. Elias has worked both in front of and behind the camera. His latest films include the short dark comedy SMELL MY MAGIC
and the feature documentary film, CLAY VS. CLAY
is a documentary filmmaker, media cultural correspondent and artist. She has written and directed two documentary films, and is developing her third film about renown musician Marco Calliari. She has a BA in Communications Studies and an MA in Media Studies from Concordia University. Her work revolves around issues of immigration, language and politics particular to Quebecois and Canadian society.
JEAN-FRANÇOIS DA SYLVA
is not one of those genius filmmakers that shot their first film at seven. It’s only when he realized that films could be used to command the attention of large groups of people that he began to seriously consider filmmaking. THE GRANDFATHER PARADOX
is self-financed, and he proclaims it is the “best dollar-to-production-value ratio ever seen”, i.e. the film looks great and everyone worked on it for free!
is a national award-winning journalist. She co-produced and co-directed her first documentary, UNLIKELY PILGRIMS
, with fellow filmmaker Agata De Santis. The touching documentary takes an honest and unique look at young Canadians and faith. Laura also produced several half-hour television documentaries. She is presently working as a correspondent, writer and editor for numerous international publications.