Jade is a Canadian actor currently training for a BFA at the California Institute of the Arts. She has over 15 years of theatre experience, and was recently seen in Lie of the Mind at CalArts, AfterImage at The Citadel Theatre (Young Company), and as a voice in Rhea Dadoo’s animated short, Dogtor. Jade holds an ARCT and ATCL for Speech and Drama from the Royal Conservatory of Music and Trinity College London, respectively, and was awarded the 2015 National Gold Medal for Speech Arts & Drama Performance.
CHRIS BULLOUGH - ACTOR
Chris is an Edmonton based actor, playwright, emerging director, co-Artistic Director of wishbone theatre and Artistic Associate with Toy Guns Dance Theatre. Chris is also a recent graduate of the University of Alberta’s MFA (directing) program. His thesis production Or The Whale, was an adaptation of Hermen Melville’s “Moby Dick”, created by himself, Michael Peng, wishbone theatre, and a lot of other incredible people.
ALALE BEHESHTI - ACTRESS
Alale is a Vancouver and recently also Edmonton based actor and writer. She completed her diploma in Theatre at Douglas College and continued her training in film at Seacoast Theatre Centre. Alale recently graduated from the University of Alberta with a BA in German Language & Literature and Sociology where she focused on race and gender in performing arts. She is currently writing an original screenplay. Alale is represented by Refinery Artist Management in Vancouver.
NASHWA ZAMAN - WRITER & DIRECTOR
Nashwa Zaman, a Bangladeshi-Albertan, is a writer, director, actress and graduate of NYU’s Tisch Film and Television Program. Nashwa worked for several years as a sound designer before working as the assistant to director Wes Anderson on his film Isle of Dogs. As an actress, Nashwa was the lead in the short vampire film Fresh Blood, which played at the 2018 Nashville Film Festival. Champ is her latest short film and is currently on the festival circuit.
DYLAN RHYS HOWARD - PRODUCER
Dylan is an Edmonton based filmmaker and producer, whose recent short film Peak Oil was screened at the prestigious Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival. His production company is Truthfulwork Films.
TOM GUNIA - CINEMATOGRAPHER
Tom is an Edmonton based Cinematographer and Filmmaker who often finds himself filming and photographing Canada’s natural wonders.