Chloe Sosa-Sims, Co-Director/ Producer
Chloe Sosa-Sims is a Toronto-based director/ producer whose background spans 10 years across film festivals, markets, distribution/ aggregation companies and production. DAN AND MARGOT is her feature debut, which is currently playing on Super Channel in Canada, selling internationally, and has played a number of festivals around the world.Her projects achieve to engage audiences with social issues inside out- focusing on how the emotional core shapes the world around us.
In 2013, Chloe launched Silence & Space Productions Inc. and today, she co-heads the Toronto chapter of Film Fatales. She also works on a freelance basis doing producing, research & programming. Her previous work includes 5 years as the Industry Programmer at Hot Docs where she launched the popular market event Hot Docs Deal Maker, as well as running various year-round initiatives. She holds a BAH in Film & Media from Queen’s University.
Jake Chirico, Co-Director/ Director of Photography
6 years of film school and 8 freelancing put a ring on Jake Chirico's marriage between theory and practice. In between steady work as a freelance cinematographer and a camera assistant for Discovery Channel Canada (Exploration Production Inc.) Jake hits the streets with various personal projects. Mental illness, graffiti writing, and HIV/AIDS are subjects he's grown close to as an emerging cinematographer, director, editor and photographer. He is a Canon C100 owner/operator. Extensive experience traveling with camera work (Africa/Asia/Europe/Americas/beyond) has given him a unique perspective on the power of film as a gateway to exploring human nature. Jake's first short documentary premiered at Hot Docs 2010 (The Freshwater Plague) and his feature film debut as a co-director/cinematographer, a portrait of a young woman with schizophrenia shot over 2 years, has been picked up by the Super Channel and will be delivered mid-2015. Jake's experience has helped him develop a unique eye for the unexpected, fluidity in collaboration, strong improvisational abilities, and a dogged work ethic that is consistent on any set. And he's worked with wolves.
Haya Waseem, Editor
Born in Pakistan and raised in Switzerland, Haya moved to Canada in hopes of pursuing a career in film and television. Since completing Media Arts at Sheridan College in 2012, Haya has had the pleasure of consistently working across various editing platforms, including major corporate campaigns, officially selected short films and three feature length documentaries that have broadcasted in Canada and Beijing, as well as a dramatic feature film for Shaftesbury Films and Telefilm Canada. Haya hopes to continue in the field of editing after Dan & Margot!
Lodewijk Vos & Joseph Murray, COMPOSERS
Lodewijk Vos worked as the in-house composer for MTV,Comedy Central and Nickelodeon in Amsterdam before moving to Toronto to work as a freelance composer. He has worked out of San Francisco, New York City and studied with Tom Elmhurst (mixer of Adele, Amy Winehouse, The Black Keys) in Avignon, France.
Joseph Murray graduated with an Honours degree in Music from the University of Guelph where he focused his studies on Music Composition. Covering a wide range of musical styles including Classical, Jazz, Avant Garde, Electronic & Pop, this background allows him to adapt his skills to various projects.
Working together as Menalon, Lodewijk & Joseph have scored, produced, remixed, installed and performed on a wide variety of projects. Commercially, some of the companies they have worked with include: Google, HBO, MTV, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Adidas, Roots, Advil & The Bay. They’ve scored award winning films that have screened internationally, including: The Weatherman & The Shadowboxer, No Contract, Portrait as a Random Act of Violence and the feature Documentary, The NY Pizza Confessions. The pair have worked on interactive episodes for ENDGAME and Rookie Blue as well as contributed songs to the hit TV series Boundless.
VICTORY SOCIAL CLUB, POST-PRODUCTION TEAM
In Photo: Marcel Ramagnano (Sound), Finlay Braithwaite (Sound), Andres Landau (Post Supervisor), Missing from photo: Zachary Cox (Colour)
Victory Social Club is a multi-disciplinary production and design collective based in Toronto, Canada. We are filmmakers, directors, designers, sound editors, picture editors, animators, and educators.
We produce a wide range of work including, 2D, 3D & stop motion animation, live action and visual effects, motion graphics for film and television as well as graphic design for both print and web.
VSC's work has garnered critical acclaim and industry awards, including an Emmy Award, an American Film Institute Award, several Gemini Awards, a World Photography Organization award, a Genie award, and an Academy Award nomination.