Producer & Director | Phillip Pike

Phillip Pike is an emerging documentary filmmaker. As a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Law, Phillip’s journey of personal and professional discovery has taken him from a career creating change as a community activist and human rights lawyer to a career creating change through storytelling as an independent documentary filmmaker.

He is a graduate of the Documentary Filmmaking Institute (School of Creative Arts & Animation, Seneca College, Toronto). He also received intensive training in video production at Trinity Square Video in Toronto and the Bay Area Video Coalition in San Francisco.

Completed in 2003, his first documentary, Songs of Freedom, tells compelling stories of courage and hope of gays and lesbians living in Jamaica. Critically acclaimed and well received by audiences, Songs of Freedom was an official selection at several film festivals and was acquired for broadcast across North America on a specialty TV channel. Our Dance of Revolution is Phillip’s third film and second feature.

(Photo Credit: Henderson Marshall)

Film Editor | Eugene Weis

Eugene Weis has been working as a documentary feature film editor with top directors and industry professionals in the Canadian film business for over 10 years. His keen sense of storytelling has allowed him to craft films tackling important social issues, which have gone on to accrue numerous awards and accolades including a nomination for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Editing.

Eugene sits on the Board of Directors for the prestigious AluCine Latin Film and Media Arts Festival, is a voting member of the Canadian Academy of Motion Pictures as well as a member of the Canadian Cinema Editors (C.C.E.). He studied film production at Ryerson University and won the graduating award for Best Writer with his thesis film Higher Power.

His most recent works include: Metamorphosis, a searing cinematic vision quest that explores ecological transformation in a time of planetary emergency. Directed by Velcro Ripper and Nova Ami and produced by Clique Pictures and the National Film Board of Canada, which aired on TVO and Knowledge Network.

Director of Photography | Jack Weisman

Jack Weisman is a cinematographer working in documentary, commercials, performing arts, and dramatic fiction. He is a co-director at Documist Films based in NYC and Toronto.  

As a Cinematographer, Weisman has filmed TV series and documentaries broadcast on BBC, Netflix, CBC, TVO, VICE, Smithsonian TV, OLN, Bravo, and Arte.  His photography has been published in The New York Times, The Associated Press, The LA Times, Variety, and The Hollywood Reporter, among others. 

Weisman has a passion for international stories having had the honor to film in Kenya, Haiti, Peru, Venezuela, The Peruvian Amazon, The Virgin Islands, Thailand, Bangladesh, and Northern Canada.

His images have been described as highly sophisticated, mature, and multilayered, often deploying the use of confessional, vérité, and constructed storytelling to achieve evocative moods and tones. 

When Two Worlds Collide, a feature documentary Weisman spent two years filming in Peru, premiered at the Sundance International Film Festival 2016 where it was awarded a Special Jury Prize for Best Debut Feature.

Composer | Gavin Bradley

Gavin Bradley is an award-winning singer-songwriter and producer based in Toronto. Fusing acoustic and electronic elements, his work is identifiable for its signature ‘underwater’ piano sound and live strings mixed with filtered synthesizers and other electronic manipulations. His solo albums ‘Deep Freeze‘ and ‘Daylight Fading Out‘ were released in connection with members of Canadian band The Philosopher Kings. The songs have been featured in international film and TV projects, most notably Brazil’s box office blockbuster ‘If I Were You 2’.

Gavin is the recipient of a Juno Award, a SOCAN Number One Song Award and a Billboard Dance Hot Plate for his work with Jacksoul, Serena Ryder and Nelly Furtado respectively. His score for Secrets of a Black Boy earned him a Dora nomination for Outstanding Composition & Sound Design.

(Photo Credit: Scott Turner)