BIO

CHAD Connell

Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Chad began acting at the early age of 11, and in 2006 graduated from the Ryerson University Theatre School Drama Program.

 

Throughout his career, Chad has performed on theatre stages including the Ryerson University’s production of The Widows Tears, Richard III and Agamemnon as the title character. He has also performed in the JCC Theatreworks’ production of Peter Pan, Merivale Productions’ Pirates of Penzance, Anything Goes Billy and Little Shop of Horrors, as well as the notable Canadian Director, Liza Balkan’s production of Enemies.

 

Chad has also appeared in notable film and television productions including Philms Pictures’ Prom Wars, Lifetime’s Double Wedding alongside Tia and Tamera Mowry, ABC Family’s Nature of the Beast, the Hallmark Channel Original Movie Taking a Chance on Love, and more recently White House Down starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

 

His prominent television roles include the CW’s Nikita, USA’s Suits, Showcase’s Lost Girl, CBS/CTV’s Flashpoint, CBC’s Being Erica, Comedy Network’s Almost Audrey, CBS’ Wild Roses, CTV’s Degrassi: The Next Generation, CBS’s Rumours and a lead role in MTV’s Undressed.

 

DAVID Cameron

David is most proud of his leading role in the Leo nominated short 'O Angel of God.’ David is also known for his role in AMC’s ‘The Killing', and his theatrical lead in Christiaan Westerveld’s ‘Don’t Forget Your Pants.’ He was raised in the small town of Cloverdale BC where he fell in love with acting through high school.

 

He graduated from the Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2012 and continues to study with mentor Simon Longmore. In his spare time if he isn’t lifting weights you’ll find him bungee jumping, long boarding, or surfing. He is a thrill seeking ocean lover who loves to play ukulele. He aspires to transform himself physically and mentally for each and every role, and would like to thank Christian Bale for his inspiration on such a high level of commitment to the craft.

TAMARA Gorski

TAMARA GORSKI is a multitalented actress, writer, singer, dancer and director.  She has worked with Oscar award winners Paul Haggis, Michael Douglas, Anne Bancroft and Russell Crowe and also worked opposite John Cleese, Kate Hudson, David Boreanaz, Angela Lansbury, Bruce Campbell and the Kids in the Hall in shows such as Murdoch Mysteries, Haven, Angel, Hercules, The In-Laws, SVU, Without a Trace, Merchant of Venice and Flashpoint.  She has most recently worked with Philip Seymour Hoffman’s theatre company LAByrinth and appeared in productions such as Less Than Kind and series regular Tavia Booth in the Frantic produced web series Verdict.

 

From her first appearances as a House of Dior model (Mrs. ’Arris Goes to Paris), and photographer/explorer (The Lost World), Tamara has utilized her training with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Royal Conservatory of Music to shift between the stage to film and television work. Her dance credits include ballet in Jonathan Kaplan’s Painted Word, Broken Lullaby and a 1938 lounge duet in Highlander. Notable action sequences appear in Witchblade and John Woo’s Once a Thief. She has sung in several productions and recorded a song for the soundtrack of Man With the Screaming Brain.

 

As a filmmaker, her short film [SPACE] was an Official Selection of the Toronto International Short Film Festival and was a featured piece on the WTN series Shameless Shorts. Her documentary film (Co-Prod.) How to Draw a Bunny: A Ray Johnson Portrait won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festivals.

MIMI Kuzyk

Mimi Kuzyk is a Winnipeg born actress, best know for her roles in the series Hill Street Blues and Blue Murder. Mimi grew up in Winnipeg with her brother and five sisters. She discovered her love of dance at the age of eight. Following her passion, Mimi joined the Rusalka Folk Ensemble, which she would participate in as both a dancer and a choreographer for the next fifteen years. Realizing she was happiest on stage, Mimi decided to pursue an acting career in Toronto. After a series of commercials and small TV rolls, Mimi moved to LA in 1983. After a only a short time in LA, she landed a recurring role as Patsy Mayo in the series Hill Street Blues. This hit show was undoubtedly the making of Mimi's career; but she considers her greatest achievement to be her daughter, Kaliopi. After a lengthy career is in LA, Mimi has returned to Toronto and continues to work. She enjoys quiet times reading the classics with her cats.

Mimi's film credits include Camille opposite Sienna Miller and James Franco, The Human Stain starring Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman, as well as the Sci-fi thrillers Final Cut with Robin Williams and The Day After Tomorrow. Her extensive body of film work also includes Lost and Delirious, which earned Ms. Kuzyk a Genie nomination for Best Supporting Actress. On television, Ms. Kuzyk has recently been seen in guest starring roles on such hit shows as Ghost Whisperer and NCIS. She is well recognized for her role as Detective Patsy Mayo on HIll Street Blues. Her performance as "Rita Kapeli" in the CBC drama Little Criminals, and as Deputy Chief Kay Barrow in Blue Murder earned her Gemini nominations for Best Supporting Actress. In 2013, she was introduced to the world of motion capture in the video game Splinter Cell: Black List . Her recent credits include Pegasus Versus Chimera, A Very Mix Up and Sorority Surrogate. She also stars with an incredible ensemble of Canadian stars in the independent film Sex After Kids.

SVEN J. Matten
Producer, Director

Together with Jean du Toit, Sven J. Matten founded DuMatt Entertainment in 2011, using his creative drive as well as his keen sense of business and knowledge regarding the European film industry and the international investment business. Sven has had many years of experience as an entrepreneur with regards to investments in Renewable Energy as CEO of Ventusolar Inc. among others. He has worked in marketing and as a university professor for marketing and international media management at Munich Business School. This has been the backdrop for his current work as a producer and director for the film production company Paradigma Entertainment, which he has owned and run in Germany since 1999. His anti-racism short film „JUMP!“ received the FBW’s rating „wertvoll“ in 2004 and was nominated for the German Short Film award. Sven J. Matten’s next short film, “OUT NOW”, was rated “wertvoll” as well, screened at 19 international film festivals and was nominated for the German Short Film Award in 2005. He co-produced the critically acclaimed German-Albanian feature film ”MAGIC EYE” (2005), a series for the TV educational sector (2008), the feature film “OFF SHORE” as producer and director on the Spanish island Fuerteventura (2012), as well as this feature film “STEEL” in Winnipeg, Manitoba (2015).

JEAN Du Toît
Producer

Jean Du Toît bio to come soon

CHARLES Lavack
DOP

Charles Lavack has been involved in the film industry for over 38 years in Canada and abroad.  His films include documentaries, docu-dramas, feature films, short films, movies of the week, music videos, educational films etc.

 

Born in Ste-Anne, Manitoba, Charles Lavack has always been involved in the francophone culture.  He plays an important leadership role in the community as an accomplished cinematographer, not only as director of photography, but also as a director and producer.

 

In 1995 Charles founded Rivard Productions Inc, where he won multiple awards in Cinematography.

 

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