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Meet The Cast & Crew!
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Chris Livingston is a former theater kid originally from Ottawa, Ontario. After a short stint soldering circuit boards for the family business and doing his best not to electrocute himself, he went on to study film making at Vancouver Film school, before embarking on a long and varied career in the film industry. Starting at the bottom and working his way up, he’s done everything from being a camera operator to being a creative consultant for major Hollywood studios. Chris is also a serial entrepreneur, with A Filthy Lot being the latest in a long line of ventures ranging from restaurants, to robotic farms. In his (very limited) free time he enjoys working on his Jeep, off-roading, building PCs and playing video games.
Chief Operations Officer
Hailing from the west coast wilds of Vancouver Island, Ryan has almost 15 years experience in the digital media industry. Ryan spent the majority of his career as co-founder and managing partner of successful digital agency, though he has also lead teams at a “Big three” Canadian telecommunications company and a major post-secondary institution. Ryan has long had an interest in the visual arts, having previously descended to the depths of a very weird rabbit-hole creating experimental video art using lasers and far too many crystals, as well as directing commercials for clients during his time at his former agency. In his personal life Ryan is an avid cyclist, thoroughly mediocre amateur electronic musician, occasional improviser and lover of fine whiskey.
Alex was the kid in highschool who would always pitch video projects as a substitute for writing lengthy essays. In 2009 he earned a Diploma of Communications with a focus in video production from Camosun College in Victoria, and soon began working as a TV news cameraman; a job he has described as “driving around in a van, solving groovy mysteries”. In 2014 he put his ENG camera down, and moved to Vancouver to pursue opportunities on larger productions. After a too-long run of Hallmark Channel Christmas movies and similar gigs, Alex finally settled into his position at AFL, nestled comfortably somewhere in the space between the Camera and Post Production departments
A scientist turned filmmaker and Dungeon Master, Roz writes and works in Post Production with her AFL family. She loves genre projects, like fantasy, science fiction, and comedy. She has produced several short films and was Post Production Supervisor on a feature for Netflix and episodic series for Disney. Roz has published scientific papers in microbiology and biotechnology, plays the French Horn, and was a research assistant studying video games for rehabilitation. She is passionate about collaborative world building and brunch.
Editor / Writer
As a child in a family that was frequently on the move, Matt developed an unending curiosity and passion for learning and travel. So, of course, he grew up and went to grad school for subglacial microbiology. But after 10 years living the life of science, Matt realized his true calling is storytelling and headed west to Vancouver to learn a whole new filmmaking profession. His favourite stories are comedy, science fiction, and fantasy. He is also a sucker for dramatic landscapes.