CrewHere are some of the people working behind the scenes
Touch is the sixth short film from writer/director Noel Harris. His films Two or More and the multi-award winning Colic, have screened at numerous film festivals nationally and internationally. He has also written a feature length screenplay Gros Morne. Noel has spent the past six seasons as the Assistant Locations Manager on Republic of Doyle. Most recently he was Unit Manager on the Netflix original series Frontier.
1st Assistant Director (prep)
TERRY STONE has been working in the film & television industry for 16 years, most recently as the 1st Assistant Director with CBC TV’s Republic of Doyle. He has received three awards from the Directors Guild of Canada for his work on various productions. In 2011, Terry traveled to Afghanistan where he was 1st AD with Buzkashi Boys which was nominated in 2013 for an Oscar – Best Live Action Short.
Nigel Markham has worked in documentary and dramatic films in the Atlantic Region as a cinematographer, director and producer for over 30 years.. He has a background in television journalism as a result of his years with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and has worked as cinematographer on numerous award winning documentary projects with the National Film Board of Canada including ‘Pelts; Politics of the Fur Trade’, “The Okimah”, “Place of the Boss”, “Tommy: A Family Portrait”, “Passage” and “Drummer’s Dream”. He has had the opportunity of working on projects with many of the region’s leading independent directors and producers.
A resident of St. John’s, Nigel is a long time member of the Newfoundland Independent Filmmaker’s Co-operative and past President of the Atlantic Studios Co-operative.
Christine graduated from Dalhousie in 1999 and has been working in the tv and film industry ever since. Being a Costume Designer is something she’s wanted to do since she was a child. It gives her the perfect balance of her favourite things such as films, fashion, colour, sketching, drafting, sewing and shopping! She’s thrilled to be on board with the wonderful cast and crew of “Touch” and can’t wait to see the finished product.
Andrew Best has been in the film/tv business for over ten years. He was the Gaffer on Republic of Doyle from seasons 3 thru 6. Andrew has worked on numerous tv shows, movies and commercials in the Electric Department. He is also president of IATSE Local 709.
Locally grown Sound Mixer. Over 60 years experience listening to sound……..in stereo…….before stereo was invented.
While earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Mark fell into the film industry as a production assistant in 1994. Since then he has spent 15 years working as a camera assistant, working on projects such as The Shipping News, The Tuxedo, The Incredible Hulk, You Kill Me, and Republic of Doyle. Mark brings his years of invaluable physical production experience with him to his company, Panoramic Pictures. In 2009 he was elected Atlantic VP with The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). Having recently produced the short film Touch, he now is developing several feature films and television projects. Mark also serves as Producer with Sensor Entertainment of Toronto, Canada.
Glenn worked for 5 seasons on Republic of Doyle with the art department, most recently as Assistant Art Director. He has had the fortune to also work on numerous commercials, short films, webisodes and feature films in various roles from set decoration to production design.
Music Producer/Music Supervisor
Wayne was born in St. John’s, NL and began his musical training starting at an early age. He continued onto Memorial University of Newfoundland where he obtained a Bachelor of Music Degree. Wayne later moved to London, Ontario, where he completed a diploma in Sound Engineering at the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording and Technology. This prepared him for the role of producer, where he made an impact on Southwestern Ontario’s music scene producing, writing, arranging and programming on many prominent artists albums.
As a professional keyboardist, he has played with many well know artists and has toured extensively throughout the casino circuit of the eastern seaboard.
As President of WGW Productions Inc., Wayne has been the Music Supervisor and Music Editor for CBC’s Republic of Doyle for five seasons and in it’s sixth as Music Producer. He has licensed many artists from Billy Idol, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash to Bruce Springsteen and AC/DC. He has licensed countless original songs to television and film projects.
He brings his experience to all his projects along with an innate understanding of music and an ability to work with Producers and Composers. This has given him opportunities to serve as a judge multiple times for the Canadian Juno awards in the Songwriter of the Year category.
Victoria has been working in the Film/TV business for 9 years. For the past 6 seasons, Victoria has worked as the Assistant Hair artist on Republic of Doyle. She has also worked on numerous commercials, music videos and short films.
Sean has been involved in the Film and Television Industry since 1988 and has been present on almost every major production in Newfoundland since, most recently for the full run of Republic of Doyle as the Key Grip and Rigging Grip. In all those years his passion for the making of Films has taken him across Canada , into the US and overseas to the Middle East and Africa. Coastal Gripping and Car rigs are a specialty.
1st Assistant Director
With a little nudging from us, Dana came out to play after a four year hiatus from the film industry. She has had an extensive career as an AD all over the Atlantic region. She has also produced many a project including the now infamous feature film The Bingo Robbers. For the past four years she has been coaching clients much like she AD’s a film, by helping people shift gears, focus on their issues, make solid decisions and get to the next level. As a coach, she is a catalyst for change and organization and with over twenty-five years experience as a freelancer, she gets it and she can help you get it too. Noel & Mark were very happy to have Dana run set.
Curious about coaching? Check her out at www.dmwcoaching.com
Production Designer (mentor)
Xavier Georges is a multi-skilled designer and cultural programmer who has devoted the greater part of his career to the performing arts, with experience in Theatre, TV, Corporate Events, Music Videos, Commercials Shorts and Feature films with more than 25 years of experience. His work has been multidisciplinary, with ground experience from Technician all the way to Art Director. And Producer In 2011, Xavier produced and directed the “Frolic” documentary and Mary Barry’s music video “Les Engoulevents”. Xavier is the founder of the French Cultural Network of NL and “ Rafale FM” the French Newfoundland radio station. He has recently pursued his career in film working as Art Director for the CBC TV series “Republic of Doyle” during the show’s Seasons 3, 4, 5 and 6. Xavier is currently nominated for “Best Production Design” for his work on “Cast no Shadows” at the Canadian Screen Awards.
Known as a composer for television and film, Greg has composed for numerous productions, most notably for ‘Republic of Doyle’ (CBC), and ‘His Turn’ (Global).
While completing his Master’s Degree at McGill University in Orchestral Performance in the late 90’s, He became very interested on late 19th and 20th century composition.
Greg’s University studies have paved dividends in the world of television and film, where versatility in many musical styles is a necessary skill.
Apart from his work as a television composer, Greg is also a widely respected conductor. He has conducted many ensembles and orchestras alike, including the Berlin Sinfonietta, the Ontario Philharmonic, and most recently, the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.
His classical compositions have been performed on different parts of the globe, by renowned ensembles in Canada, Poland, Australia, and the United States.
Andrew Squires is a graduate of Vancouver Film School’s Makeup and Design in 2007. A specialist in character design and special effects makeup, he has been working in the Makeup Dept for 8 years, most recently as Assistant Makeup Artist on Republic of Doyle.
Aaron is a self proclaimed tech geek and movie enthusiast from Botwood, NL. After working in the film industry in Halifax, he moved back to Newfoundland in 2012, joined IATSE 667 and later became a founding member of the newly formed IATSE 671. Since moving back to NL, Aaron has worked on a number of projects in different positions such as Data Management Technician for 3 seasons of Republic of Doyle, Data Consultant on the feature doc Puffin Patrol, and Colourist for 2 seasons of Majumder Manor (just to name a few). Aaron likes to help out in the independent film community as much as possible, and has developed a passion for writing and directing projects of his own. His directorial debut, Sick, won the award for best VFX/Makeup at the 2014 Nickel Horror Challenge, and will be screening at the 2015 Granite Planet International Film Festival and 2015 Nickel Independent Film Festival.