John A. Fucile, M.A., B.A.A.
John is an award-winning filmmaker and music video director, whose works have been viewed on MTV, MuchMusic, CMT, appeared in numerous international film festivals and accumulated more than 5 million views on YouTube.
John has been honored with numerous awards, fellowships, scholarships and grants including Hard Rock Video of the Year, 1995 MuchMusic; Global Vision Award, 2001 World Population Film and Video Festival, “Beat the Blue”; Best Sound Design, 2014 – 48 Hour Film Festival, “Tilly’s Special Blend”; Global Groove Award, 1995 MuchMusic; Rock Video of the Year, 2013 Nashville Music Awards; and Director of the Year, 2013 Canadian Country Music Awards.
In 2011, he founded SmackDab Media, a production, studio and post-production facility in Nashville, Tennessee, where he worked with such artists such as Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Young Buck, Steven Adler, Joy Williams, and The Cooper Brothers, among many others.
John is currently an Assistant Professor and Director of the BFA in Digital Filmmaking program at Villa Maria College in Buffalo, N.Y.
Simon is an award-winning writer, director, and producer who has plied his trade in live performance, radio, television, film, and the Internet.
From 2010 to 2013, Simon was a writer/director on the dual web series “Sexy Nerd Girl” and “Versus Valerie”. Both were critically acclaimed, receiving 16 nominations, including: Winner – Best Direction, Indie Series Awards; Winner – Best Direction, Canadian Comedy Awards; and Nominee – Best Digital Series, Canadian Screen Awards.
Simon has written and/or directed more than 30 short films. Among them are “Phone Call to an Ex-Girlfriend (2010)” (Nominee – Best Web Clip, Canadian Comedy Awards) and “Beat the Blue (2001)” (Winner – Global Vision Award, World Population Film/Video Festival).
For more than 20 years, Simon has been involved in digital content distribution. His first foray was as the Editor of the digital culture magazine NOVA (1998-2002). He has personally been responsible for the distribution of more than 5000 online videos.
Simon is currently Vice President of Marketing for Play Records, an international electronic music label.
Addison Wright is a multiple, international award-winning writer/producer/director. He has more than three decades of hands-on experience that spans a wide range of projects — from motion pictures, documentaries, and short films to direct-to-video and television programming, internet/web content, music videos, commercials, PSAs, and theater.
His diverse and extensive career is highlighted by the proven ability to successfully complete unfinished or distressed productions — delivering sixty-six (66) multi-million-dollar motion picture and documentary films during a ten-year period, adding more than 1,000 commercials, PSAs, and high-end music videos to his resume in the last 20 years, 20 short films that have received critical acclaim and various awards, including two (“Pirates” and “Whatever We Do”) receiving top-ten nominations for the 2002 Academy Awards, creating groundbreaking content and programming for Humana/Humana Pharmacy Solutions from 2011 to 2018, some of which has saved the company millions of dollars in engineering and operating costs, and the multiple international award-winning Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“Metro”) rail safety campaign (“Hey Look, Listen Up, Stay Alive”) – spearheaded by nine bilingual PSAs – that has saved countless lives, heightened public awareness, and educated millions.
His keen perception, commanding knowledge, and fundamental skills help balance the “show” (the intellectual, philosophical, and artistic progress) with the “biz” (fiscal responsibility) – creating harmony between art and commerce. He is the calming force on any production, or on any set.
Currently, Addison is Head of Production for Mental Entertainment — a Los Angeles-based commercial production company. He’s attached to three motion pictures currently in development. Mr. Wright is a freelance Writer/Producer/Director, and a member of the Directors Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, and FIND (Film Independent).
Maureen Doody, M.A., B.A. Hons.
Maureen is an award-winning contemporary artist, photographer and former elite athlete.
With over 15 years experience in the public sector as both a business analyst and published researcher, she has provided guidance and leadership to senior management in the areas of research planning and governance processes, business improvement/solutions, strategic/corporate planning and reporting and performance measurement. Much of her success can be attributed to her ability to build and nurture productive partnerships.
Maureen holds a degree in Anthropology and Film Studies from the University of Western Ontario; and, a Masters in Cultural Anthropology from Carleton University. During her studies, Maureen competed on both the Varsity Basketball and Track and Field teams, is a multiple Academic All-Canadian and a 2018 UWO Sports Hall of Honor Inductee.
Throughout the course of her esteemed athletics career, including many provincial and national honors, Maureen was heralded as one of Canada’s elite long jumpers.
Maureen conjointly conceived and started one of Canada’s most prestigious and fully digital wedding/portrait studios. Her award-winning work has had international reach and has been featured in national wedding publications.
Most recently, Maureen was selected as one of 17 “New” artists from across Canada for the ‘Get Noticed’ Art Exhibit at the RedHead Gallery in Toronto. This is a bi-annual exhibition of visual artists selected by Toronto gallerists noted for actively raising the bar for Canada’s commercial art world.
Her work, selected for numerous juried art shows, can be found in private collections throughout Canada and the United States.
Emmy-nominated TV/Film producer, Terence Michael, has produced feature films distributed by Sony, Universal, MGM, Lionsgate, Showtime and HBO (over 20 films); and executive produced or showrun television shows airing on networks such as NBC, Fox, MTV, VH1, Showtime, Lifetime, TLC, Spike, Esquire, Syfy, Travel Channel, Bravo, and A&E (over 30 TV shows).
Additionally, he has guest lectured and consulted on development, financing, story, packaging and nuts-and-bolts producing panels for the Cannes Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Festival, IFP, Film ITConference, the SXSW Film Festival, AFI, and UCLA Film Extension; has been featured in magazines and publications, such as The Los Angeles Times, MovieMaker, Moving Pictures, Magnfiy Money, The Penny Hoarder, Back Stage West, Independent Film and Video, Screenwriters Utopia, Writers Script Network, Venice Magazine, Newsweek, Details, and The Christian Science Monitor.
Luc Montpellier, CSC
Luc Montpellier is an award-winning cinematographer whose work has entertained and engaged feature film audiences, festival cinephiles, and television viewers alike since 1994. He is equally at home interpreting the perspective of avant garde directors such as Guy Maddin for The Saddest Music in the World, auteur directors such as Sarah Polley, Ruba Nadda, and Clement Virgo, as well as seeking a broad commercial audience for David Short and Vince Gilligan.
Luc’s many film credits include Sarah Polley’s Academy Award-nominated directorial debut, Away From Her (Lions Gate), which premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Ruba Nadda’s Sabah and Cairo Time, which won Best Canadian Feature at the TIFF in 2009, the multi-award-winning Poor Boy’s Game for Clement Virgo, James Thraves’ thriller Cry of the Owl (BBC/Myriad/Sienna), Stephen Kay’s horror film Cell 213 (Access), Paolo Barzman’s Emotional Arithmetic, for which Montpellier received a Cinematography nomination from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers, Asghar Massombagi’s 2001 FIPRESCI Award winner Khaled, which also earned Montpellier the Haskell Wexler Award, and Emmanuel Shirinian’s It Was You Charlie, which was nominated for a 2015 Canadian Screen Award for Best Feature Film Cinematography.
In 2000, Montpellier won a CSC Award for Best Cinematography for Phillip Barker’s Soul Cages. Hit television credits include such shows as Flashpoint (CTV/CBS), Being Erica (Temple Street/BBC/CBC), Crash & Burn (Showcase), Gary Burns’ Northern Town (CBC/Foundry Films) for which he received a 2007 Genie nomination, Hemingway vs Callaghan (CBC) for which he won a 2003 Genie for Best Photography, and the Ken Finkleman miniseries At The Hotel (CBC).
Luc’s recent credits include the horror series Damian for A&E, the sci-fi thriller Incorporated for SyFy, Counterpoint for MRC/Starz, starring JK Simmons, and the feature film Percy, starring Christopher Walken.
Jacob Bunton is an Emmy Award-winning composer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Birmingham, Alabama. His credits include Mariah Carey, Steven Tyler, Smokey Robinson, Akon, Pop Evil, The Doors and many more. In addition, Bunton is also the vocalist for former Guns N Roses drummer Steven Adler’s rock band Adler and the rock band Lynam.
His film credits as a composer include the indie suspense thrillers Hesperia and Becoming and the crime drama Gotti, starring John Travolta. His music productions have been used in such TV shows as Californication, Sons of Anarchy, Blood Type and Ice, as well as the 2007 remake of The Hitcher, starring Sean Bean.