JOHN GRAHAM (writer /director / art directer/ editor / co-producer) John is a multi-disciplinary visual artist based in Ottawa, Canada. His artwork has been exhibited worldwide. John's award winning 2 short films MOVE (2011) and HIDDEN CITIES (2009) have been screened at over 20 international film festivals. In making a crossover to independent filmmaking, John has found that his surrealist tendencies can be potently expressed in short film. SINCERUS is his most elaborate collaborative art project to date. visual art portfoliohttp://johndavidgraham.carbonmade.com/about
PAUL SUTCLIFFE (co-producer) Paul has over 20 years of experience in Canada and in the USA as a producer of award winning animated TV commercials, corporate videos and events, Paul brings a unique combination of artistic sensibility, special effects understanding and management experience to SINCERUS. Paul has been vital in many of the production aspects of SINCERUS.
CLAUS GAHRN (composer) Claus is a composer of music for film, TV and media including MOVE (2011). Claus is classically trained with a Bachelor ́s Degree in Guitar Performance and Composition, and a Master ́s Degree in Composition and Electroacoustic Music. Claus resides in Esbjerg, Denmark with his wife and two young sons. Claus was also the composer for the director's award winning short film Move (2011). http://www.clausgahrn.dk/
JACQUI DU TOIT (choreographer) Jacqui is a producer, director, choreographer and performer. She is the founder of 8th Generation Performance Theatre Company in Ottawa, Canada that strives for collaboration between all genres of art and performance. Originally from South Africa, Jacqui now lives in Ottawa. She studied at the University of Cape Town. Jacqui generously choreographed all of the inventively exciting contemporary dance and body movement for SINCERUS.https://www.facebook.com/jacquidt1
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MITCHELL ROUBLE (young blind man) A serious, gifted, and emerging actor, Mitch studied both film production and acting at Confederation College in Thunder Bay. Mitch now lives in Almonte, Ontario and has acted for theatre, film and television. Mitchell has uniquely evoked the portrait of an artist in SINCERUS as Will in a poignant character study. Mitch recognizes how to invite audiences to meet and witness his character transform with his vibrant internal world.
GREG SHAND (blind man's friend) Greg is a talented theatre actor with a wide ranging stage acting experience in a variety of Ottawa productions. Greg is a recent graduate of the Ottawa Theatre School. SINCERUS represents his first foray into acting for film in a lead performance role.
LINDSAY GERRO (fiancee of blind man's friend) Lindsay is a gifted emerging young actor based in Ottawa., Canada. She has performed in several theatre and film productions. She has trained with several professionals with in A.C.T. Ottawa. Lindsay plays the nuanced fiancee role in SINCERUS with great skill and confidence.
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MATTHEW MACDONALD (cinematographer) A talented emerging cinematographer who lives and works in Ottawa, Canada , Matthew has worked on features shorts and commercials as DOP Matthew studied film at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and the International Film and TV Camera Workshop in Rockport, Maine. Matthew was the SINCERUS DOP for 4 days. http://macdonaldcinema.com
MILES FINLAYSON (cinematographer) Miles is a very busy international filmmaker who studied film and scriptwriting at Algonquin College and Carleton University. Miles has more than 10 years of experience in film and video production, Several of his films have screened on TV, at film festivals, and enjoy international distribution. Miles was the SINCERUS DOP for 2 days. Miles also contributed as the DOP of the short film MOVE in 2011. http://kickasscanadians.ca/miles-finlayson
LARRY MUNN (cinematographer/lighting design) Larry has over 30 years of experience in filmmaking and photography. He is the founder of Munn Photography in Ottawa, Canada. Larry's formidable expertise, dedication and generosity of spirit, not to mention, the kind loan of his lighting equipment, was invaluable in realizing SINCERUS. Larry was the SINCERUS lighting designer for many of the weekend shoots and the DOP for 2 days. http://www.modelmayhem.com/2489961 ZARA ANSAR (cinematographer) Zara is a video artist who works as a multi-media imaging consultant and website designer in Ottawa, Canada. She is an experienced video editor and project manager who has worked on a wide variety of project types. On the SINCERUS project, Zara has been a DOP for one day. Zara also greatly assisted in the editing process to help successfully create MOVE in 2011.
KATHLEEN GEIGER (make-up, hair and costume designer) Kathleen helped us immensely in the production of SINCERUS by assembling, co-ordinating and creating the wardrobe of many of the actors and dancers. She designed many of the character looks and guided creative assistants. Kathy is a busy Ottawa lawyer in her professional life. S I N C E R U S SCREEN CREDITS WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, ART DIRECTOR, EDITOR John Graham
CO-PRODUCER Paul Sutcliffe
CASTING John Graham Lois Siegel Cristina Kindl
CAST Mitchell Rouble - Will, blind man Greg Shand - Sam, blind man's friend Lindsay Gerro - Sam's fiancee Alex Sutcliffe - young Will Malcolm Sutcliffe - young Sam
DANCERS Yutong Wang Savannah Ashton Geneviève Sirois-Leclerc Vanessa Solo Gomez Samantha Tierney Alexandre Nikolaev Lucas Bear Elizabeth Nunan Anne Hennessy Liam Murphy Danielle Washam Ken McDavitt
DEERMAN Douglas Connors
TREEMAN Liam Smallman
FEATHER BOY Draeven McGowan
SINGER Bianca Pietracupa
SINGING BOWL MUSICIAN Neree St Armand
CHERUBS Chantalyne Leonhardt Mary Jennifer Brauner Winton Schnare Olivia Schnare
CHOREOGRAPHER Jacqui De Toit
CINEMATOGRAPHERS Matthew MacDonald Miles Finlayson Larry Munn Jeff Moghadam Zara Ansar
LIGHTING DESIGN Larry Munn
LIGHTING ASSISTANTS + GRIPS Justin Schmueck Gabriel Harpelle Conrad Jones Glenn Dawes Jonathan Isenor
COMPOSER Claus Gahrn
SOUND DESIGNERS John Graham
SOUND RECORDISTS Gabriel Harpelle Melissa Presz
ASSISTANT PROP ARTISTS Mary Kritz Ice Bloom
WARDROBE, HAIR and MAKE-UP DESIGNER Kathleen Geiger
WARDROBE, HAIR and MAKE-UP ASSISTANTS Liz Geiger Anna Graves Amie Bangoura Samantha Bangoura Joan Fulthorp Jubb
CATERING ASSISTANT FACILITATOR Diane Ashby
EXTRAS Manja Mackley Paul Finngan Douglas Cheron Sarah Algozino Sanjay Mohanta Barbara Gray Adrian Volmer-Bruce Heather Volmer-Bruce Jo-anne Mainwood Kirsten Mainwood Chris Mainwood Fern Goldman Tanya Motsi Solly Balbaa Robert Cihelka Jonathan Golland Eric Bouchard Anne Mullen Corinne Dara Daniel Kelly Jared Kelly Nathan Kelly Lucas Kelly Darlene Hall-Barrett Michel Gagnon Brigitte Aubé-Harrison Sharon Rouette-Urquhart Renuka Persaud Iliana Auverana Susan Hallett Joan Fulthorp Jubb Corey Rozon Ilish Karson Nancy Corkum Carolyn Sutcliffe Robert Vanderwee
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS + ANIMATORS Melissa Presz Justin Schmueck Fraser White Sophie Renaud Conrad Jones Anna Graves Allison Flowers Jamie Myland Mark Kudel Samuel Nyandwi Kevin Millington Mark Prest Elie Goldman Smith Katie Anderson Drew Eckhardt Sanni Wisdom Eric Greer
SPECIAL THANKS Teresa Depuis - blindness consultant Richard Hofer Anne Swiderski and Marc Degenais Debbie Riddell Mike Fulga (Euphoria Haute - Ottawa, Canada) Claire Duguay (Centre L'Avant premiere - Gatineau, Canada) Michel Lepage (Centre L'Avant premiere - Gatineau, Canada) Stephanie Davy (Invest Ottawa - Film, Television and Digital Media) Frédéric Cossette (VIA Rail) Bruce Kane (Montgomery Legion) Cathy Radnor (Canadian Council of the Blind - Ottawa Chapter) Mike Nicholson (Canadian Council of the Blind - Ottawa Chapter) Ariel Smith (SAW Video Media Centre) Laura Barry Peter Wheeland Odette Levac
PRODUCTION FUNDING Ontario Arts Council - Media Arts Grant - Toronto, Canada City of Ottawa Arts Funding Program - Video/Film Creation & Production Grant - Ottawa, Canada Saw Video Media Arts Centre - Production Grant - Ottawa, Canada