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 the label manager for Play Records, an international electronic music label.
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.