Brent Braaten - Writer/Director

Brent is a filmmaker and illustrator based in Atlantic Canada. He recently shared the burden of writing, Directing and producing the short film Jerky with Amy Trefry. He is also the Creative Director of Good Robot Brewing Company, Halifax’s most questionable brewery and taproom.

Katerina Bakolias - Writer

Katerina Bakolias is a Halifax based performer, playwright, and screenwriter. She graduated from the Fountain School of Performing Arts with an Honours in Theatre and has been working in the Halifax film and theatre community ever since. Most recently Katerina has appeared as Eric (Lost Kid) in Neptune Theatre’s Holiday Pantomime, Peter Pan and as Dr. Faustus in The Villain’s Theatre production of Zomblet. Katerina is the recipient of the ‘Best Performer Award’ in the 2017 Halifax Fringe Festival for her portrayal of Callie in Whale Song Theatre’s production of Stop Kiss. 

The first play that Katerina wrote, a one woman show titled Re-Taled, was performed in the 2016 Halifax Fringe Festival. Her second project, ’Til Death Do Us Part had a staged reading in the 2018 Eastern Front Theatre Stages Festival, a workshop in the PARC New Play Readings in January 2020, and was scheduled to be produced in May 2020 as part of the Open Spaces program at Neptune Theatre. It will now be rescheduled due to Covid-19. As an emerging screenwriter Katerina has participated in the FIN Script Development Program and completed the second draft of her feature film Junkyard under the guidance of Michael Melski. Her first short film, Roomies, premiered in the 2020 FIN Film Festival and will be broadcast on CBC Gem in the Reel East Coast Shorts Season Six. Katerina has worked as a script supervisor & story consultant on several short films including Jerky, and is thrilled to be working on the feature version as well as other projects in-development with local filmmaker Amy Trefry. Most recently she has participated in The Writers Edge Screenwriting Retreat hosted by WIFT and guided by Cynthia Knight and worked as a COVID Manager on two feature films this Summer/Fall.

Megan Legere - Writer/Director

Megan Legere is an aspiring French Acadian filmmaker from Notre-Dame, New Brunswick, with a keen interest in telling honest and real stories from a female’s perspective. Meg works in her local film community in Halifax, Nova Scotia and looks forward to continuing to contribute to the local film industry while pursuing her creative dreams as a writer, producer and director.

Megan graduated top of her class from the NSCC Screen Arts program, after which her short film Grown Up was selected for the FIN International Film Festival. After graduation she began working as a crew member in her local community, working as a TAD on the feature film Dawn, Her Dad, & the Tractor, as well as a camera trainee on the series Chapelwaite. Alongside those projects, she spends her time working on her own creative projects, which includes being the co-creator for a new series titled Queen of Spades, as well as the co-writer and director for a feature film in development titled “When the Forest is Gone”.

Olivia Rankin - Producer

Olivia is a professional stage and production manager as well as an emerging lighting designer and film producer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has a degree in Technical Scenography at Dalhousie on a full CIBC YouthVision scholarship. Many of her productions have received critical- acclaim such as Merritt Awards, re-mounts, tours, and both national and international recognition. The local arts community is a family she is grateful for and so proud to be a part of. Select recent credits include: Controlled Damage (Neptune Theatre and B Current Theatre) An Ordinary Afternoon in 1974, The West Woods (Mulgrave Road Theatre); The Bridge (2b theatre), KAMP: A New Musical, Lullaby: Inside The Halifax Explosion (Eastern Front Theatre). The first short film Roomies that she produced was screened at the FIN International Film Festival and licensed by CBC for the Reel East Coast Season 6 program. She is currently working as a co-creator on a television drama, Goddess that is in development, as well as a producer on the feature films Queen of Spades and Salvage which are set to film in the summer of 2021 and 2022.   

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