Filmmakers

 

 

Andrew Nisker- Producer/Director/Writer 

Andrew Nisker is an award winning documentary filmmaker who has produced thousands of hours of television programming for Canada’s leading broadcasters through out his 20 year career. His film Garbage! played at Hot Docs Film Festival and was award a special mention at the Cinemambiente Film Festival in Torino, Italy. Garbage! can be seen on CBC’s Documentary, TVO, Sundance Channel, TF1 and other international networks. 

His follow up film, Chemerical was awarded the people choice award at the Whistler Film Festival and is currently playing on CBC’s Documentary, Netflix (USA), TF1, YES! and other international networks. 

Nisker participates in panels and has been a part of programs at DOC Canada, NWA Green Expo for WalMart Home Office, Planet In Focus Film Festival, Northwestern University and has also been a regular jury member for Earth Day Canada’s Home Town Heroes. He sits on the board of directors for the Planet In Focus Film Festival. 

As an educator, Nisker has held filmmaking workshops in Canada, Italy and the United States in collaboration with various film festivals and school boards and teaches part time at the OCAD University in downtown Toronto.

 Maureen Grant – Editor 

 Maureen works as an editor in both narrative and documentary, and a variety of projects including short film, music videos, music journalism, and fashion editorial. She brings her knowledge of experimental film, interactive art, and digital media to her creative work. As a visual researcher, Maureen has sourced rare archival images and footage for many films and television series for broadcasters including PBS, CTV, CBC, History Television, Vision, and A&E. She received a 2011 Gemini Award nomination for her archival work on the Bravo!/CTV series Yonge Street: Toronto Rock & Roll Stories, directed by Bruce McDonald.

Brendan Canning – Composer 
 
Brendan Canning, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and founding member of Canadian indie rock supergroup Broken Social Scene, has recorded under numerous tent poles, including stints in By Divine Right and hHead, and also as a solo performer. His solo debut for the Broken Social Scene Presents series, Something for All of Us…, was released in summer 2008 on the group’s independent Arts & Crafts label.
 
Brendan also composed the sound track for Andrew Nisker’s film Chemerical. 

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