Our Short Film Team

Crew - Spandex Superhero (working title)

 

Director - Ryan Curtis

www.sigildigital.com

First time director Ryan Curtis brings plenty of first hand knowledge of film/television making after spending years in the Visual Effect Department. Working on the set of some of the biggest Television productions in town Ryan took a keen interest on how everyone comes together for a production. VFX Supervisor / Coordinator brings with it a unique position of working concurrently on all three stages of filmmaking, Pre Production, Production and Post. Here experience comes hard and fast and Ryan navigates his way through all these step by keeping central to the mantra that everything has to keep the story central.

Ryan has taken role to the next level by stepping up into the Directors chair on Spandex Superhero.

“I want to tell a story that people haven't seen before, yes.,. but I want to do it in a style that is unique to the character and the setting. My goal on this project is to walk away telling a story that visually affects people, and hopefully opens peoples eyes to depression and how powerful it can be.”


 

Director of Photography - Byron Kopman.

http://byronkopman.com/

Growing up, I always had an appetite for the beauty of the filmed image. My passion for photography began in grade school, as my experience and skills grew, so did the audience and the sequences and the films became more widely known.

Knowing that film was my first love, I gained experience in the world of television, movies and music videos over the next ten years, finding my voice through light and sound.

With many years of experience on set, in many different roles within the camera and lighting departments, I have gained considerable knowledge of all aspects of filmmaking and I bring that level of expertise every time I participate in a new project


 

Screenwriter - Shane Koyczan

http://www.shanekoyczan.com/

Shane Koyczan is an award winning Canadian Poet, Author and Performer. The world took notice of Shane Koyczan when his influential, anti-bullying, To This Day Project video went viral in early 2013 and has reached over 14 million views and counting. Shane is both a writer and spoken word virtuoso. His first published collection, Visiting Hours, was the only work of poetry selected by both the Guardian and the Globe and Mail for their Best Books of the Year lists in 2005. Destined to become a future classic, Visiting Hours is now in its third edition, and includes We Are More, performed by Shane at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics.


 

A Camera Operator  - Stuart Gillies

http://www.duckduckmooseandsons.com

Stuart Gillies. Spending his time between the UK, France and Canada, Stuart Gillies works with a variety of international clients.

 

Exec Producer / Writer  - Derek Hird / Theo Falcon
Derek originally got the story about the struggle between a man and his depression in his head a while ago. Unable to let it go he put pen to paper and a script started emerging. Working with co-writer Theo Falcone they hammered out a 12 page script based on Theo’s wrestling persona Ravenous Randy Myer.