Jessica Hinkson is an Actress/Filmmaker. She is a graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and T. Schreiber Studios. In 2010, she starred in the short film RUBY CAN’T FAIL at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, which was the winner of the Ten Years Ten Minutes Award. In 2012 she wrote, produced, and starred in I AM in association with Ardent Pictures. TV/Film credits include: BULLYFIGHTERS directed by Jupiter J. Makins [Mckenzie Makins Productions] XIII: THE SERIES [Prodigy Pictures], Race of the Dead directed by Jesse Bostick, MOURNING AIR, WALLS TALK. She was last seen on stage at the starring in BACHELORETTE [Saged Pink Productions] a dramedy by NYC playwright Leslye Headland. Other theatre credits include: RAVENSCROFT [Sterling Studio Theatre] LION IN THE STREETS [Lilyfire Productions], WHO ARE YOU CALLING CRAZY [Absolut Theatre Company], SEX, LIES, & DAVID IVES [Lilyfire Prouductions], BEWARE! THE IVES OF MARCH [Lilyfire Productions], THE WORD IS LOVE [Don’t Tell Mama Cabaret Theatre, NYC]. She has been a guest blogger for Slice TV, Making Love In The Kitchen, Ardent Pictures, A Jock’s Guide To Cooking, and featured on The Elephant Journal.
A member of Toronto Dance Theatre for 10 seasons before turning freelance, Kristy has performed works by many of the country’s leading choreographers, both nationally and internationally, has appeared in several dance films for BRAVO and CBC, and has choreographed, designed and performed Home for the Full Scale Revolution of which she was a founding member. Ms. Kennedy performed in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Death in Venice, directed by Yoshi Oida. In the last year Kristy assistant-directed Montparnasse for Groundwater Productions and Theatre Passe Muraille, and performed in Combat a joint production by tiny bird theatre and Sore for Punching You as a part of Summerworks. Most recently Kristy can be seen in The LA Complex on CTV/MuchMusic/the CW.
Peter Higginson, born on an aerodrome outside London in 1940, of Welsh parents, and raised in London and South Wales, has been acting since the age of 15. He began his theatrical life with Shakespeare playing Edgar in King Lear and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and has had the privilege of tackling the roles of Prospero and Lear in recent years. Peter has enjoyed the privilege of acting in over 150 stage and screen productions in Britain, Kuwait and Canada, ranging from ancient Greek drama on makeshift outdoor stages to new works and sometimes elaborate sets on film and stage. He has appreciated and learnt much from working with many talented and committed colleagues. Last seen on stage in November 2014 as Prospero in the Hart House production of The Tempest, and on screen as Stanley in PLAY the Movie and Monty in The Cocksure Lads Movie.
Behind the camera
Justin Harding - Director/Producer/Editor/VFX
It was during his time at the York Region School of Fine Art that Justin Harding discovered his passion for filmmaking and after winning various awards for his short films Justin developed the original comedy series Keys to the VIP for The Comedy Network and was hired to direct all three seasons. Justin has since been hired as a director or challenge producer on a wide variety of programs for multiple networks including The Amazing Race Canada & MasterChef Canada for CTV, Canada’s Worst Driver for Discovery, Come Dine With Me Canada for W Network, Rich Bride Poor Bride for Slice, Campus PD for G4 and many more. In 2011 Justin launched Harding Films Inc a full service video production and VFX company which produces visual effects, motion graphics, TV commercials and viral marketing films. Justin has always focused on hyper-creative, off-beat content and eye popping visual effects with a fresh eye for creative storytelling and rich visuals.
Kenji Sato - Makeup Artist
Born in Tokyo Japan, Kenji moved to Toronto Canada in 2009 and studied at Complections Makeup School. After working on over 140 projects in Toronto including various film and TV projects along with Lady Gaga's Art Pop Doll Project, Kenji currently lives in Tokyo where he continues to create cutting-edge makeup effects on countless artistic and commercial projects. Visit Kenji's website HERE.