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Kenny Heintz

Post Production Supervisor

Kenny Heintz

Post Production Supervisor

Film making has been Kenny’s passion since he was a young man. Growing up in rural Alberta, Kenny spent most of his time creating videos; from stop animation to crude scripted comedies. Fast forward 20 years, he is still going strong writing, directing, and editing.

Kenny has worked in the TV/Film industry since graduating film school in 2012. He quickly connected with post production and editing became his strong suit. He has worked on a number of short films, reality TV shows and corporate projects. He also ran a small drone company for a few years. When not creating videos you might catch Kenny camping, traveling and occasionally spinning fire – but more times than not, he is filming while doing so!

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Tiffany Jones

Human Resources Coordinator

Tiffany Jones

Human Resources Coordinator

Tiffany is an HR professional who has spent a majority of her career in the non-profit sector. While she thought her one stint as a film extra 15 years ago had prepared her for the shift to the film industry, she quickly realized nothing could prepare her for the wonderfully unique and quirky world of AFL. On her days off you will most likely find her with her family outdoors doing the various activities Vancouverites like do: hanging in a park, sitting on a patio, looking at the ocean, cycling around or complaining about the rain.

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Trevor Adams

VFX Supervisor

Trevor Adams

VFX Supervisor

Trevor has been a CG creating, Concept designing, Camera tracken, professional pixel pimpen perfectionist (Visual Effects Supervisor) upwards of 20 years.  

Working hard on various films to the likes of District 9, Zombieland, Black Panther, and Harry Potter to name a few. In addition to various television series such as Battle Star Galactica and Falling Skies. With an undying love for film and story telling Trevor is always adapting new technology and techniques to further his craft in the suspension of disbelief.  

Juxtaposed to creating in the digital realm, Trevor is also an avid knife smith and fabricator, he is as much at home in the machine shop building creations in the real world. Objects of a precious nature that can be held and admired in the hands of the observer. The mix between physical and digital building skills compliment each other and help Trevor better achieve his creative endeavors. 

Matt Baker

Matt Baker

Editor / Writer

Matt Baker

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. 

Lauren Beason

Lauren Beason

Production Coordinator / HOD - Production

Lauren Beason

Production Coordinator / HOD - Production

In 2019, Lauren Beason took on the role of Production Coordinator. This includes running the Production Office, and acting as a point of contact between departments for logistical and scheduling matters. Lauren brings a BFA from Simon Fraser University’s competitive Filmmaking program, and over 10 years experience in the Vancouver Film Industry. On weekends, you can find Lauren covered in dirt from the garden, or sampling obscure craft beers. Lauren has a keen interest local art and culture, and loves the opportunity to let her nerd flag fly high. 

Ingrid Brunette

Ingrid Brunette

Doggie Daycare Co-Manager

Ingrid Brunette

Doggie Daycare Co-Manager

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away… no wait, wrong story. I’m a nerd, who’s life revolves around dogs. From being a parent to rescue dogs over the past 20+ years, to becoming a volunteer for dog rescue organizations and working in the dog care industry, I just truly love working with and being around dogs. Getting involved with dog rescue and dog daycare work has felt like I’ve really found my calling and working for the AFL doggie daycare has truly been a dream come true. Life would be perfect if I could manage to leave thhouse without dog hair on my clothing, but that is probably asking the impossible 

Holly Brydson

Holly Brydson

Co-CEO

Holly Brydson

Co-CEO

Born in Toronto and raised in British Columbia, Canada, Holly Brydson has served as Executive Producer on a BAFTA Scotland winning feature. She is an animal lover and travel enthusiast, and is always excited to see great stories come to life. 
 

Molly Bushell

Executive Assistant

Molly Bushell

Executive Assistant

Born and raised in Vancouver, Molly trained from a young age in classical singing and ballet. After completing her BA in Music from Newcastle University, England, Molly moved back to the lower mainland to pursue a career in arts administration for non-profits. With her love for the performing arts and organisation, Molly feels she has found her dream profession as Executive Assistant to the creative CEOs’ of AFL.

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Sam Cargnelli

Craft Services Manager

Sam Cargnelli

Craft Services Manager

Sam is the rare combination of qualified professional chef and talented professional dungeon master.

Randy Dao

Randy Dao

IT Specialist

Randy Dao

IT Specialist

Randy grew up Coquitlam B.C. and lived there since he was born. Originally wanted to be a teacher until the rise of technology careers prompted a change of interest. Attended CDI College to obtain a Network Systems Administrator Diploma and worked straight after at various tech companies assisting local businesses in BC and Retail Operations.

As for hobbies, he loves Movies, Video games, Hockey and Music.

Favorite Video Game – Chrono Trigger

Favorite Movie – Goodfellas

Favorite Team – Vancouver Canucks

Favorite Music band – Linkin Park

Scott Davidson

Post-Production Sound / Music

Scott Davidson

Post-Production Sound / Music

Scott works in our Paint department. He also helps out in the sound department as a Boom Op for our sketches. Lately Scott has also been helping out in the Post Production department, cutting his teeth in the world of Post-Audio for film and TV.  Scott graduated in 2012 from SAE Institute for Music Production and Audio Engineering and since then has been producing music under the moniker David Pelvis.  He also produces a House and Techno podcast which streams on Sub FM every two weeks – listen on Spotify! He has a dog,  eats kiwi fruit whole, played Shambhala Music Festival, makes homemade donuts, and spent 7 years ski-bumming in Banff AB. 

Sarah Elizabeth

Sarah Elizabeth

HOD / Co-Designer Makeup / Makeup FX / Hair, and Creator

Sarah Elizabeth

HOD / Co-Designer Makeup / Makeup FX / Hair, and Creator

An import from the US, Sarah E Got her BA in sculpting/ceramics/theater, she then moved to Chicago where she produced and designed theater for 5 years before moving to Vancouver in 2009 to attend Vancouver Film School and work in film. Since then, she has worked on a multitude of projects in both the Indie and Union worlds and has also had her own MUFX shop space building creatures and FX. SE built prosthetics (Except for Elder Sam) on Seasons 3 & 4 of VanHelsing and built all pieces (except the eye gag) for Season 1 of Wu Assassins. In 2012 SE was a contestant on SYFY’s Face Off season 3 making it to the final 5 contestants and was on the winning final team building/applying one of the characters fully. SarahE has been nominated for 6 Leo’s with 2 wins and she is not a fan of talking about that stuff. But, that is what she looks like in a MUFX nutshell. Maybe a walnut shell, or perhaps a peanut. 

Casey Gemma

Casey Gemma

Chief Lighting Technician / HOD - Electrics

Casey Gemma

Chief Lighting Technician / HOD - Electrics

Casey has some really cool tattoos, enjoys climbing and stand up paddle boarding, and knows a lot of stuff about lighting, electrics and generators.

 

Trevor Gemma

Trevor Gemma

Chief Creative Officer

Trevor Gemma

Chief Creative Officer

Michael Greehy

Michael Greehy

Construction Coordinator / HOD - Construction

Michael Greehy

Construction Coordinator / HOD - Construction

Here at AFLE Michael works with all levels of the community to help passionate people see their projects built. He likes building with sustainability in mind and developing relationships with all the wonderful people that supply us. Deep cove born and raised, exposed me to the world of film which inspired me to pursue carpentry as a career path. Landing at AFLE in May 2019 He feels he’s found a place where he can grow and Achieve is goals. 

Jamie Gummo

Jamie Gummo

Human Resources Director

Jamie Gummo

Human Resources Director

Jamie is a certified HR professional with over a decade of experience working in the banking and retail sectors. When not working, Jamie enjoys spending time with her geriatric Chihuahua Ellie, listening to the CBC and expanding her repertoire of “Canadiana” trivia.

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Maria Horan

Doggie Daycare Attendant / Creator

Maria Horan

Doggie Daycare Attendant / Creator

I take care of the pups from AFL and make sure they have a great time at the daycare . 

Back in Mexico I was a horse trainer and a dog walker, I’ve been surrounded by farm animals since I can remember. 

Apart from loving dogs, I really enjoy drawing with ink and I have a huge passion for Biology. 

Nicholas "Keddy" Kedrock

Nicholas “Keddy” Kedrock

Head Of Cinema Department

Nicholas “Keddy” Kedrock

Head Of Cinema Department

“Keddy” as he is known around the office, drinks copious amounts of milk, makes weird sandwiches and is originally from the United States, though we won’t hold that against him.

Julian LeClerc

Julian LeClerc

Prop Master / HOD - Props

Julian LeClerc

Prop Master / HOD - Props

Julian is a former fashion designer turned props master, who has impeccable style and likely does not own a pair of pants that don’t have holes in them.

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Joshua Lenner

Set Dresser

Joshua Lenner

Set Dresser

Josh once worked on an oil rig and has been covered in more fake blood than any one person likely should be.

Tracey Lawson

Tracey Lawson

Set Decoration Buyer

Tracey Lawson

Set Decoration Buyer

Tracey enjoys mountain biking, back-country snowboarding and spending time with her very good and very big dog Timber.

Chris Livingston

Chris Livingston

Co-CEO

Chris Livingston

Co-CEO

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.

Alex Lutzmann

Alex Lutzmann

Editor / Technical Director

Alex Lutzmann

Editor / Technical Director

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 

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Chelsea Mainwaring

Props Fabricator

Chelsea Mainwaring

Props Fabricator

I would like to think that I am a true coddiwompler at heart. 

Inspiration strikes. I may not know which direction to head, but by putting one curious toe out the porthole and just committing to sail into uncharted waters has been the most rewarding way that I find my path of calling. The winds change often, but arts and the environment is where my heart truly sings. After studying as a jeweller amidst the ruggedly beautiful mountains of kootenays, I longed to create more than just jewellery. I put my strange imagination at work and the possibilities were endless. 

It was only a matter of time before I ended up in the film Industry; Driven, confused, Jack of all arts, passionate, transient, with a touch of artistic madness. 

While traveling New Zealand, inspiration was in everything; every gnarled root, sulphurous mud belch, cavernous glaciers and hobbit holes; and like Bilbo I coddiwompled my way in to my first big adventure. My first film gig. 

I haven’t (for the most part) looked back. 

I can’t begin to count how many treacherous swamps, seemingly endless swathes of surprisingly stingy stinging nettles, trolls, wolves, and thick gnarly thorn brambles have barricaded my missions; yet I am able to see the magic in mystery and explore my passion without borders. I will continue down the road of creating all kinds of art, and uncovering a spark in curious places I would not have otherwise found. 

Lala McQueen

Lala McQueen

Key / Co-Designer Makeup / Makeup FX / Hair, and Creator

Lala McQueen

Key / Co-Designer Makeup / Makeup FX / Hair, and Creator

“Lala McQueen began her artistic career in the theatre, creating character looks for The Mikado. More theatrical productions followed, where she would also perform and sing. Then she travelled around the world face painting and body painting. She then toured with a professional dance company, where she would outfit the principal and ensemble dancers with makeup/hair, body painting and character looks. Delving into the world of film awarded Lala with a Leo her first year in film.  Many moons and many shows, features and shorts later Lala has happily found her forever home with AFLE. She treasures her family, cherishes her cats, is passionate about cooking, magic, gardening and especially fortune telling. “
Chris Myrdock

Chris Myrdock

Assistant Designer

Chris Myrdock

Assistant Designer

Chris does stuff. All kinds of stuff. 

For 20 years he was a multidisciplinary circus performer, artistic director, and master of ceremonies. He’s performed at events from the Singapore Grand Prix to the mainstage of Basscoast music festival. He taught circus for 10 years, hosted a monthly dance cabaret, toured an award winning circus show, made 5 years of haunted house theatre, helped run a circus festival, built some sets, sewed some costumes, and produced a bunch of local shows. Some of them were good. 

For no good reason he took up leatherwork in 2016 and now he works in our costume department making real clothes for imaginary people.  

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Benjamin Murray

Writer / Office Production Assistant

Benjamin Murray

Writer / Office Production Assistant

Benjamin Murray is an old curmudgeon that enjoys quiet nights, good storytelling with Chance The Pupper and Meer The Cat.

Chris O

Chris O’Brien

Sound Mixer / Writer

Chris O’Brien

Sound Mixer / Writer

In the last twenty years, Chris has directed eight short films and one feature film. As a production sound mixer, O’Brien has worked on commercials for the likes of Wal-Mart, Telus, Lululemon, Best Buy and IBM. His recent documentary clients include MTV Europe, Hasbro, BC Hydro and the NHL Network. From 2016 to 2018 he completed over twenty television movies for The Hallmark Channel, Lifetime and Netflix. Feature film credits include, The Sun at Midnight and Red Snow. In 2018, O’Brien was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for his work on the film, Never Steady, Never Still. A self taught sound technician, Chris holds certificates from the Langara Film Arts Program in Vancouver and the Manhattan Editing Workshop in New York City.   

 

Kevin Phung

Kevin Phung

Set Dresser

Kevin Phung

Set Dresser

“And within these four corners, standing five foot ten but slouching five foot eight, easily caught off guard, making it up as he goes, some what professional tinkerer, even more professional graphic designer, often in his imagination, capable of _____ while _____, takes a lot of photos, often doing something random, wondering how many more words until he gets to 75 words, he also can’t smell! And here he is! Introducing Not Dog Kev! Let’s get weird!” 

Lizzi Pedersen

Lizzi Pedersen

Set Decorator / HOD - Set Decoration

Lizzi Pedersen

Set Decorator / HOD - Set Decoration

Lizzi Pedersen realized her passion for film at a young age. She took any digital media course she could find to feed her hunger of the arts. She was passionate for photography, imaginative arts and design so to it was quite natural for her to pursue a degree in Motion Pictures Film. During film school she volunteers on many short films and music videos where she found her love for set decoration. She graduated in 2014 and started working immediately in the industry in Vancouver on handfuls of hallmarks. She has put her mark on  films and tv series in IATSE shows working in Vancouver and Manitoba. She is currently our in-house set decorator who also enjoys to write and direct. 

Bev Rapley

Bev Rapley

Writer / Performer

Bev Rapley

Writer / Performer

Born and raised in the West Coast Wilderness, Bev is an all-around outdoor lady/ creature who is more at home in the forest than anywhere.  Somewhere between gaming, travelling, cycling, yoga, brewing (and drinking) beer, riding horses and motorcycles, Bev found herself working at AFL living out all her wildest sci-fi / fantasy dreams of becoming a professional nerd. She loves working in a creative environment surrounded by good people, and is always ready with a cringe-worthy pun or Dad joke. Her insatiable thirst for adventure, trying new things, exploring and finding new places has landed her the position of vlogger at AFL. She loves animals and nature, and as a former archaeologist, she has a deep appreciation for history and the occult. She drives like an asshole but has a good heart. There is a little wiggle room in there for food, friends, family and comedy. 

Kirstie Rapley

Kirstie Rapley

Doggie Daycare Co-Manager

Kirstie Rapley

Doggie Daycare Co-Manager

With a lifetime appreciation of animals and their welfare, and a childhood spent on a hobby farm, Kirstie has continued her passion throughout her professional career. After completion of her Veterinary Assistant Diploma in 2012, Kirstie went on to support veterinarians throughout Vancouver. Before joining A Filthy Dog Daycare, Kirstie completed four years as a Family Care Specialist at a dignified pet memorial centre. There, she provided constant support for grieving families while honoring their companions. When not at work, Kirstie enjoys spending time with family or can be found outside in nature with her two furbabies in tow. 

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Annette Reilly

Assistant Director

Annette Reilly

Assistant Director

Annette Reilly is an award-winning filmmaker and actor, known for her role as Diana Spellman, Sabrina’s mortal mother, in the Netflix original “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”. Growing up in small town Alberta, she pursued her love of theatre with a BFA from UVic and was eventually led to film in an effort to bring pressing social justice issues into cinematic storytelling. Her most recent film, “A Typical Fairytale” (which she directed, produced, and acted in), is currently doing the film festival circuit, has been nominated for 4 Leo Awards, has won an award for Best Art Direction, an honourable mention at the NSI Film Festival, and several Finalist awards. 

Brooks Robinson

Brooks Robinson

Gaffer

Brooks Robinson

Gaffer

Brooks rather likes sandwiches, and is both a talented photographer and DJ.

Cheyenne Rouleau

Cheyenne Rouleau

Props Buyer / Writer

Cheyenne Rouleau

Props Buyer / Writer

Cheyenne Rouleau is an actor, writer, comedian, producer, costume designer, makeup artist and props-person, who is very good at focusing on one job and clearly never spreads herself too thin. Born and raised in Burnaby BC, Cheyenne graduated from Langara’s Studio 58 Acting Program with a certificate in pretending to understand Shakespeare and a diploma in sharing her feelings. Her multi-award winning show, The After After Party, has played all over Vancouver to critical acclaim and has toured nationally, and her sketch show, Lxdy Parts, continues to play to sold out audiences every season. Also she does props.  

Tim Rutherford

Tim Rutherford

Lead Dresser

Tim Rutherford

Lead Dresser

Tim is the kind of guy who would wear a black and gold space man outfit he made himself to get his company photo taken, and that’s exactly why we like him so much. Tim also owns a very pretty snake.

Nadav-Sacha Santo

Nadav-Sacha Santo

Writer / Director

Nadav-Sacha Santo

Writer / Director

Nadav’s creative tale originates with the discovery of his love for storytelling at an early age. Through play and writing, his passion grew and stretched until one star-crossed day he bore witness to Fight Club and his love of stories and cinema entwined before his eyes. Nadav was never the same after, turning to writing and directing short films and music videos as a fix to his newfound hunger. T’was not long after he found himself on the West Coast of Canada studying and working in film, spending many a year on the long-running TV show Supernatural before settling down with A Lot filthier than most to enjoy creative pursuits. 

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Thanya Sangthien

Motion Graphics Artist / Editor

Thanya Sangthien

Motion Graphics Artist / Editor

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Andrew Sutton

Studio Assistant

Andrew Sutton

Studio Assistant

Andrew enjoys heavy metal music, drives a Subaru, and is very good at drawing.

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Ash Turner

Costume Designer / HOD - Costumes

Ash Turner

Costume Designer / HOD - Costumes

Maker of Costumes, destroyer of worlds. 
Enthusiastic cat mom.
Jaded old raver.
I learned stuff at places you’ve probably never heard of and probably don’t care about either.
Every day you are given the opportunity to become more than you have been, 
There’s no such thing as a bad experience as long as you gain wisdom from it, 
Picard is the best captain, 
Fuck fast fashion, 
Don’t be a dick, 
Hail Satan.

Natasha Wehn

Project Coordinator / Assistant Director

Natasha Wehn

Project Coordinator / Assistant Director

Natasha is talented and highly organized first AD with over a decade of experience in the film industry. She enjoys cycling, gardening and is renowned at a Filthy Lot for her calm and kind, yet no-nonsense on-set demeanor.

Ryan Whyte

Ryan Whyte

Chief Operations Officer

Ryan Whyte

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.

 

Ruby Wilkinson

Ruby Wilkinson

1st Assistant Makeup / Makeup FX / Hair

Ruby Wilkinson

1st Assistant Makeup / Makeup FX / Hair

In 2015 after completing a year in Fine Arts at the Arts University of Bournemouth, I moved to Vancouver to attend Vancouver Film School’s Make-Up for TV and Film program.  Upon graduating, I moved back to the UK and started working for the BBC’s ongoing TV show ‘Casualty’ on BAFTA winning episodes whilst  also gaining experience in the West End production of “The Book of Mormon”, serving in the wig department.  On completion of my contract, I moved to Australia where I lived and traveled in a van for a full year working on the occasional short film and photoshoot.

I returned to Canada in January 2019, where I started to work professionally on IATSE 891 and ACFC 2020 productions. Whilst also becoming a volunteer with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and practicing skateboarding in my spare time.

Alain Williams

Alain Williams

Writer / Perfomer

Alain Williams

Writer / Perfomer

Alain Williams is a comedy writer from Victoria, BC. His influences are stand up comedy, fantasy and science fiction genres, hip hop old and new, and all things classic kung fu. He stutters proudly and he will probably laugh too hard at the things you say. If you ask him to play D&D, he will say yes, as long as he can play a monk. 

Owen Wong

Owen Wong

Camera Assistant

Owen Wong

Camera Assistant

Owen spent the last 3 years as a 1st AC, during which time he shot and directed a few music videos and shorts. He has a super helpful BFA from Emily Carr’s film program where he did a lot of artful sketch comedy which they did not always appreciate.

Pre-COVID Owen was the technical director/operator on a late night style comedy-variety show at the Rio Theatre called Talent Time with Paul Anthony & Ryan Beil. Owen also edit many of the episodes for Amazon/YouTube as well as all the pre-taped sketches.

Owen’s interests include DIY car stuff, racing, sketch comedy & being an all ‘round seagull lover. Owen also like chicken nuggets with no sauce, art, music and human food.

Owen also play’s jazz clarinet and according to him is awful at it.

Roz Young

Production Manager

Roz Young

Production Manager

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.