D.W. Waterson is the award winning creator and director of That’s My DJ. Recently winning Best Director at both New York Television Festival and Vancouver Web Festival as well as Best Canadian Web Series Waterson was scouted and signed to GERSH.
The graduate of Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts is also well-versed in the world of music. She is the creative force behind multiple music videos, directing for bands such as For Esmé, Princess Century, Featurette and Superpoze. A multi-faceted talent, Waterson also moonlights as hey! dw, one of Toronto’s most in-demand DJs known for her signature bouncy British beats and high-energy live drum solos.
James Poremba works primarily out of Toronto, Canada as a Cinematographer and Steadicam Operator. James has immersed himself in the many facets of the profession over the last decade, diving into narrative, documentary and corporate/commercial projects. He works closely with production and strives for a signature look to lighting and camera and always pushes himself to deliver the best possible. James enjoys the more subtle elements in a story, the nuanced changes in camera movement and lighting to bring something extra to how the story is viewed or interpreted. He has experience shooting on a multitude of platforms from 35mm to 6K digital.
Emily is an Artistic Associate of Impulse Theatre and has worked extensively with the company, most recently developing a solo show, Ana, with Impulse Artistic Director, Andrew Barrett and appearing as The Witch in Wolf In The Mirror. Recent series credits include Beauty and the Beast (CW), The Listener (CTV), Lost Girl (Showcase) and Hemlock Grove (Netflix). Emily has also held leading roles in short films, such as Will Pascoe’s Detention, Slater Jewell-Kemker’s Still, Imogen Grace’s #Cold and Jeremy Ball’s Frost.
Lebanon-born, Montreal-raised Jade Hassouné is a graduate of the professional theatre program at John Abbott College and a 2012 CFC Actors Conservatory alumnus.
Since then, Jade has joined one of Canada’s most successful series Heartland (CBC) as a recurring character, shared the screen with the late Paul Walker in Brick Mansions and worked with Ubisoft workshopping new technology to capture actors performances for videogames in development.
Jade is also involved in comicbook, fashion and music industry collaborations with projects to be announced. Past credits include a supporting role in ABC Family’s Cyberbully, Canada’s Got Talent semi-finalist with Enigma Dance Productions and various Centaur Theatre and Geordie Productions plays in Montreal and world premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s A Woman Is A Secret in Toronto.
Jade Hassouné can currently be seen as the recurring character Meliorn in Freeform (ABC Family and NEtflix)’s new television series Shadowhunters.
Maureen Grant is an editor in both narrative and documentary with over 10 years of industry experience, bringing a background in visual art to her work. Following her 2013 residency at the Canadian Film Centre in the Editors Lab, she edited the shorts Life on Juniper (Yorkton ’15, Comic-Con Intl ’15) and STILL, which premiered at TIFF and was part of the 2014 Canada’s Top Ten Festival. STILL earned her a Canadian Cinema Editors Award nomination, and took home the top award in the 2014 Women in Film and Television Showcase.
She has since worked collaboratively with numerous directors. Maureen is currently nominated for a Canadian Cinema Editors Award for Ingrid Veninger’s feature He Hated Pigeons, shot in Chile from the Atacama Desert to Patagonia. Premiering at the Whistler and Rotterdam Film Festivals, it has since screened internationally with a unique live score each time. Other recent credits include the short Your Mother and I, and the web series That’s My DJ Season 2. She’s currently editing several episodes of a broadcast documentary series for VICELAND, as well as Season 3 of That’s My DJ .
Alex Brueckner has specialized in editing and post-production for ten years. Since graduating from Ryerson University’s Film Studies program, Brueckner has built a solid career as an assistant editor in television. His credits include shows such as Master Chef Canada, Four Weddings Canada, Last Car Standing, Canada’s Worst Driver, Come Dine With Me Canada, Cook’d and Don’t Drive Here. Brueckner keeps a continuous stream of picture editing work on his plate, from music videos and trailers to narrative. His recent work includes the webseries That’s My DJ, which he also co-produced. Brueckner is a 2014 alumnus of the Canadian Film Centre’s Editor’s Lab.
Kaveh received his MA in Screenwriting from the London Film School (UK). At LFS, he was a story-editor on four short films, Strings, Lannie, Max, and the BAFTA-nominated short, Only Sound Remains.
Kaveh is a Second City writing graduate, where he co-wrote and produced a mainstage show entitled Apocalypse Now, Dessert Later. After graduating the Canadian Film Centre, Kaveh signed on as a co-writer on two CFC Short Dramatic Films, Life on Juniper, and Still, which was an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). He has written for CBC’s This Hour has 22 Minutes and had his feature film Flirting with Iran optioned by New Real Films. He is currently in development on his horror-mystery pilot House of Manners with Pier 21 Films.