Christopher Laird has produced over 300 documentaries, dramas and other video productions with Banyan Ltd. over the past 40 years garnering a score of national, regional and international awards. He has overseen the establishment of what is arguably the world’s largest collection of Caribbean culture on video in the Caribbean Film and Video Archive. In
Nicole Brooks is a Toronto-based filmmaker, director, performer, singer, playwright, composer, curator, teacher and ‘art-ivist’. She has developed the concept of “harmonized storytelling”; blending media and performing arts, Brooks has spent over 15 years envisioning narratives that illuminate the peoples of the African Diaspora. Through her company Asah Productions Inc., founded in 2005, Brooks has
Frances-Anne Solomon is an award-winning filmmaker of Caribbean heritage and a writer, producer and director in film, TV, Radio and New Media. She was born in England to Trinidadian parents and educated in Trinidad, Canada, England and France. She then went on to build a successful career over thirteen years in England with the BBC
ANNETTE NIAS was first introduced to the world of theatre and the arts under the tutelage of the late Daphne Joseph-Hackett at Queen’s College. She started writing poetry and prose in her formative years, gaining inspiration since then from being published in various newspapers, magazines, books and from winning awards in several poetry competitions. She
Nick Davis is a manager of program development for CBC Radio, is former senior producer of CBC Toronto’s number one radio program, Metro Morning. He is committed to program development and to mentoring.
Floyd Kane is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School. From 1999 to 2004, Floyd acted as Legal Counsel, Salter Street Films Limited. While at Salter Street, Floyd also served as a production executive on numerous projects notably, the Academy-Award winning, Bowling For Columbine and Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion.
As a Creative Producer at Nelvana Christina Sang-St.Catherine is responsible for leading and supervising the creative direction on a portfolio of Nelvana shows for the Corus Kids TV networks. Christina is involved in the early development of the show through to delivery; working closely with key creatives to ensure that the creative vision is maintained
Suzette Zayden is a Belizean filmmaker passionate about promoting Caribbean films regionally and internationally. She holds an MPhil in Screenwriting from University of Bergen, Norway, a Diploma in Film Production from Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television of San Antonio de Los Banos, Cuba, and a BA In Communications (TV Production) from Loyola University, New
Originally from Martinique, living in Guadeloupe and happily married to a Trinidadian, Stephanie JAMES is first and foremost … a Caribbean woman. Successful writer and producer of TV series and documentaries broadcasted on several regional, national and international networks and in international film festivals worldwide, she uses television to promote greater cooperation within the region.
Dr. Keith Nurse is the Caribbean’s foremost creative industries’ expert with wide and varied international and regional expertise in his field. He has held senior positions and consultancies with governments, NGOs and international, regional and national agencies. He has taught at the University of the West Indies and the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is