About the Staff
Through his long association with Toronto-based Strada Films as a producer and PFC, Brad has had the pleasure of working on high-profile feature film projects with some of Canada’s best-known directors, including Atom Egoyan, Norman Jewison, and Robert Lepage. A graduate of York Universities film production program, Brad is a long-time proponent of digital media, producing some of Canada’s earliest and most notable Internet-based series, including Dead End Days and Cerealized, as well as countless short film, video, and music video projects. In 1999 Brad founded the Exprod Creative Network to encourage new media development in the creative content sector. He writes and lectures on copyright reform, digital media, and film production for venues as disparate as the University of Regina, the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, and the open-source legal website Groklaw.net. Brad has co-produced the Toronto International Film Festival’s Talent Lab developmental program from 2008-2009, and he is currently in production on the music documentary 27 for theatrical release in 2009.
Head of Production
Matthew is a Toronto-based film, television and theatre director. An honors graduate of the Vancouver Film School, he has directed countless short film and television projects his most recent efforts being the latest season of HGTV’s My Parent’s House, the theatrical short comedy Wank, and the pilot episode of Living On-Line for CanWest Global. His work with the comedy troupe “The Imponderables” has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, TVGuide.com, and won Matthew a Canadian Comedy Award. A co-founder of Laughing Day Productions Matt mounted both of their cross-Canada tours with the plays On Deaf Ears and Menace. Also a respected actor, Matthew is particularly proud of his numerous professional theatre productions coast to coast including The Cripple of Inishmaan at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria and the Arts Club Theatre in Vancouver, Dead Serious at Calgary’s Pleiades theatre, and the Evergreen Theatre Societies’ award-winning Everything Under the Sun. Matthew was a selected film director for the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival Talent Lab program.
|Jason Patrick Rothery
Head of Development
Jason is a Calgary-based writer, dramaturge, producer and administrator. A graduate of UBC’s Creative Writing Program, Jason is the author of Wedgie, Wilson’s Leg, the space between us, The Drop, Re:Generation, the Centaur Showcase Award-winning Menace, and The Generations Project –developed for ATP’s playRites Festival (2005). Jason served as in-house dramaturge for Vancouver’s Playwrights Theatre Centre, is the creator and co-producer of the Walking Fish Festival (Vancouver), and was the co-founder and Festival Director of the 2006 Calgary Fringe Festival. In the fall of 2006, he served as Associate Producer of PlayWorks Ink (Alberta Playwrights Network). Jason is an Artistic Associate with Urban Curvz Theatre Society, and is the Artistic Producer at Ghost River Theatre. Jason wrote all 48 episodes of RAMP’s flagship series Dead End Days, which have been collected in a published novel on serialized writing. Jason is curently writing the new play Politiko for its Spring 2008 premeire.
From a very young age, Erin Whitehead has been organizing and coordinating projects for other people with feverish passion. Her appetite for complete and total control has garnished her much respect in the global world domination circle as well as some very charming nicknames. Working with Rocket Ace provides Erin with an outlet in which she can crack the whip on a daily basis working on projects that she truly believes in.
Erin’s other talents include acting. She honed her skills through the Ryerson University Theatre Programme and is also an honors graduate of the Vancouver Film School. It was in Vancouver where Erin was first introduced to Matt Hoos and Jason Patrick Rothery and ultimately had the pleasure of forming Laughing Day Productions Theatre Company. In 1999, Erin stared in and helped to produce Laughing Day’s successful production of On Deaf Ears which, in turn sparked the launch of two successful and award winning Fringe tours. Following Laughing Day’s successes, Erin and Matt tore up the competition in the intense world of Improvisational Games and made up two thirds of the team that was named the 1999 British Columbia Improv Champions. Most recently, Erin had the opportunity to work with the Lux Film Company on their feature film Winter and has been playing the role of Charlotte for the past two years on the successful RocketAce internet series, Cerealized.