Jessica Bahia (Post Production Supervisor - Freelance Television)
Jessica has worked in the television industry for over 10 years as a post production supervisor. Her latest projects include “Canada: A Story of Us” for the CBC, and “Mayday” for National Geographic. Jessica is also a member of the Directors Guild of Canada.
Brennton Barkman (Motion Graphics Artist)
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Adam Clark (Owner - Toronto Sound)
Adam Clark is a veteran in the film/television/web series and commercial industry in Toronto. With an honours Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production from York University, seven years of international industry experience under his belt as a location sound recordist and more than a thousand credits to his name - he has developed a strong identity of excellence within Toronto's film and sound industry. Adam is the co-founder of one of Toronto's leading providers of post and location sound -- Toronto Sound (www.torontosound.ca).
Jenny Cowley (Producer - CBC Marketplace)
Jenny Cowley is a journalist and associate producer with CBC News Network and CBC Marketplace. She graduated from Western and Fanshawe in 2015 with a dual degree/diploma in Media, Theory, and Production in Television Broadcasting. On her rare days off, she can be found filming documentaries and entering film festivals around the world. Her last freelance position was as a researcher on "Unstoppable: The Fentanyl Epidemic" aired on CBC's Firsthand. She also has a passion for local storytelling and investigating. See her work at www.youtube.com/jennycowley
Greg Doyle (Camera Operator)
Greg recently graduated from the Niagara College Broadcasting: Radio, Television and Film program in 2015. Since then he has gone on to work for Corus Entertainment, Anthem Media Group, ESPN, Sportsnet and Dome Productions. More recently Greg is now a Freelance Camera Operator and Television Assistant for Dome Productions while occasionally working as a Location Supervisor for Corus Entertainment.
Gerry Duchemin (Story Artist, Animation Director)
Since graduating from Algonquin College's Animation program, Gerry has 15 years of experience working as a Story Artist, Animation Director, and Animator on various television shows, commercials, and games. Recent highlights include working as a Story Artist on Nickelodeon's "Fairly Odd Parents" and the PBS/TVO nature adventure series "Wild Kratts".
Danielle Grant (Picture Editor)
Danielle has been the supervising Picture Editor with Corus Entertainment for 16 years, as well as the co-owner of Attic Digital, a media and design company located in Hamilton.
Sombra Fernandez (Teacher - Peel District School Board)
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Dwight Grant (Graphic Designer)
Dwight is a Digital New Media, Graphic Artist, as well as the co-owner of Attic Digital, a media and design company located in Hamilton.
Samuel Lehner (Filmmaker & Web Designer)
Samuel Lehner is a Toronto based filmmaker & web designer and has worked on a number of different projects for television, film and various digital platforms. Samuel has worked extensively on projects for individuals, charitable organizations and corporations, including the Four Seasons Hotel, Sutherland Models, the Luminato Festival, LeafsTV, Channel Zero, and Rogers TV. Samuel’s recent feature length documentary, WES, had its world premiere at the Toronto Black Film Festival last year to sold out audiences. Samuel is an Affiliate member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers.
Kyle McDonald (Actor)
Kyle is a graduate of Theatre and Drama Studies out of the University of Toronto/Sheridan College. He has been working professionally since 2015 and continues to grow his resume and gain new experiences. A former student in the HDSB, Kyle is very excited to be joining the Eddies judging panel again!
Joey Ricottone (TV Producer - Your TV)
Joey Ricottone has been a producer with CogecoTV in Halton for over a decade. He has led production teams on everything from national soccer coverage to daily newscasts. Mentoring and training Halton high school students has been one of the most rewarding part of his job for 10 years.
Tori Nixon (Production Coordinator)
Tori Nixon has been working in various roles in the film and TV industries since 2010. She is a graduate of Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media, where she specialized in screenwriting. From there, she has worked in production at Corus Entertainment, TVO and on independent series, as well as serving as Manager of Communications for Film.Ca Cinemas. Tori is currently Senior Technical Production Coordinator at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Kevin Raposo (Corporate Video & Sports Photography)
Kevin is a sports photographer and corporate video producer based in the Greater Toronto Area. He currently works for the Halton District School Board as the Media Production Coordinator, where he is responsible for promoting the work of the Board through photography, video production, and live streaming (www.hdsb.ca). Kevin also runs his own business, regularly working with freelance clients that have included the Sheridan Bruins, Volleyball Canada, Kinark Child & Family Services, and the Ontario Junior Hockey League (www.kevinraposo.com).
Andrea Rooz (Freelance Voice Actor & Radio Host)
Andrea can be heard telling passengers on the Toronto Transit Commission that shoes and feet don’t belong on the seat. She can also be heard on The Aboriginal Television Network, Sick Kids Lottery commercials, numerous podcasts, corporate videos and TV and radio spots at home and around the world. Before her venture as a voice actor, Andrea spent many years behind the mic on radio stations in Toronto. She’s a Mom to 2, wife to 1 and master juggler.
Katie Shanahan (Storyboard Artist)
Katie Shanahan is a storyboard artist and cartoonist from Toronto, Canada. A graduate of Sheridan College’s classical animation program, she’s worked professionally in tv-animation for over 12 years specializing in both comedy and action/adventure. In her free time she creates comics which have been featured in anthologies like “Flight,” “Explorer” and “The Anthology Project.” Her first self published comic “Silly Kingdom” (co-created with her brother Steven “Shaggy” Shanahan) was nominated for two Joe Shuster awards in 2012. To take a look at her art and creator-owned projects please visit www.katieshanahan.com
Sommer Sweetman (Information Centre Officer/Videographer - HDSB)
Sommer is a graduate of McMaster University's Multimedia program, and has worked with the Halton District School Board in various roles for over 5 years. She has been involved in every area of production for projects such as training videos, promotional content, and event recaps.