JASON GOODE, Director
Jason’s short films include The Hitchhiker, Pop Switch, The Planting, and Late, which was selected by Telefilm Canada for its Perspectives Canada program at the Cannes Marché du Film. He also directed a production of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley, for which he received a “Best Director” nomination at the Vancouver Theatre Awards (“The Jessies”).
Jason’s eclectic background includes a B.Sc. in Biology and an M.A. in Theological Studies. He lives in White Rock, B.C. Canada with his wife and three daughters.
NUMB is his feature film debut.
ANDRE HARDEN, Writer
Andre is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright, and novelist who grew up on the wintry Canadian prairie. His script Numb won Canada's 2011 Praxis Screenwriting Award. His story Curse of the Mummy was produced by the Parsec Award-winning Pseudopod. He directs theatre, most recently Our Broadway Love Song and Girl in the Goldfish Bowl for Rubarb Productions. He has several projects in development including an original Al Capone musical that will premiere in 2016 and a fantasy adventure novel.
DYLAN JENKINSON, Producer
Dylan started in film production as a technician before receiving a professional mentorship from the Canadian Film & TV Production Association, landing him an LA based Development Exec position on two successful Disney DVD titles. In 2008 Dylan attended the Canadian Film Centre Producers' Lab, then produced the award-winning short films Late and The Planting while incubating several feature film projects over the following years.
His feature film Numb was completed in 2015 and screened in Busan, Beijing and Shanghai, and was the Closing Gala at the Whistler Film Festival before being nominated for 12 Leo Awards, including Best Picture.
ROBYN WIENER, Producer
Robyn is an award-winning producer, line producer & production manager. Her last feature, Black Fly, was selected by Telefilm for Perspectives Canada at the Cannes Marché du Film 2015. She has also co-produced and line produced award-winning features including Lawrence & Holloman, American Mary, The Wingman, Amazon Falls and the presentation pilot Kits. Robyn has production managed Canadian shooting segments of TV shows from China and the Indian blockbuster feature Phantom for Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. Robyn has produced numerous award-winning short films and a music video, and her company is in development on several feature films. She was a part-time instructor for the Vancouver Film School, is a past president of Women in Film & Television Vancouver, and was the 2013 recipient of the Wayne Black Service Award. In 2014 Robyn was a recipient of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Irving Avrich Fund, which recognizes ten emerging Canadian filmmakers.
JAN KIESSER, Director of Photography
In his journey to becoming a Director of Photography, Jan Kiesser developed from photographing the animated movie The Point, through underwater assistant cameraman on Jaws and camera operator on Heaven’s Gate. His cinematographer credits include Beowulf & Grendel, Such a Long Journey, and Rare Birds directed by Sturla Gunnerson, each resulting in Genie nominations for Cinematography. His relationship with director Alan Rudolph enabled their collaboration on the notable films Choose Me, Made in Heaven, and Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle – produced by Robert Altman, for whom Kiesser later photographed Dr. T and The Women. Kiesser was recognized with an Emmy nomination for his cinematography for Door to Door and an ASC Award nomination for Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical. He received a Leo Award for Cinematography for Fido directed by Andrew Curry. Some of his recent projects include Scooby Doo: In The Beginning, The Thaw, and action sequences in TheFast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift and Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief.
KYE MEECHAN, Editor
Kye is an award-winning editor based in Toronto. An alumnus of the Canadian Film Centre, he has edited the feature films Old Stock and What We Have, as well as a number of acclaimed short films including The Underground. His work on The Book of Negroes garnered him a Canadian Cinema Editors Award for Best Editing in a TV Movie or Series and a Directors Guild of Canada Award nomination for editing in 2015.
PAUL McCULLOGH, Production Designer
Paul has over 27 credits as Production Designer and has worked throughout BC and Alberta designing various genres of film, from period to comedy, horror, drama, creature features and science fiction. He has designed commercials, movies of the week, feature films of all budget levels and TV series. Some of Paul's most recent notable feature film credits include Black Fly, Perfect Match, Blackburn, Grave Encounters 1 & 2, and the TV series Painkiller Jane. Paul was also Canadian Production Designer for the Vancouver shoot for director Kabir Khan's blockbuster Phantom and Deepa Mehta's film Inland.
ALAIN MAYRAND, Composer
Alain received a Canadian Screen Award Nomination for Best Score for his work on Numb. He is a composer, orchestrator, and conductor, and his credits include Elysium starring Matt Damon, Ender’s Game with Harrison Ford, and the Jackie Chan animated feature The Legend of Silkboy, whose score was the best reviewed independent score of that year, earning him accolades as a “composer to watch” by LA’s Film Music Magazine. Other recent credits include the music for the unveiling of the Olympic rings, commissioned by the Canadian Olympic Committee. Alain’s music has been performed and recorded by groups such as the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, the Ramat Gan Orchestra in Israel, the Evergreen Orchestra in Taiwan, and many more. His work on Numb was a wonderful collaboration with director Jason Goode, resulting in a score that captured the cold, desolate landscape while telling the human side of the story.
CHRIS VAN DYCK, VFX Supervisor
With over 12 years of experience, Chris has worked at some of the top studios around the world: WETA Digital, Industrial Light & Magic, MPC, Method, Rising Sun Pictures, Animal Logic, The Embassy, and Prime Focus. Some of his most notable credits include: The Hobbit Trilogy, Warcraft, Thor 2, Life of Pi, Tron: Legacy, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, For four years, Chris was VFX Supervisor and co-founder at Faction Creative, an award-winning boutique-style visual effects company that delivered effects for such shows as: Underworld 4, Apollo 18, H+: The Digital Series, Lost, Killers, Mass Effect 2 & 3, Invictus, and The Haunting Hour. Currently he teaches at Lost Boys Studios and recently set up a new studio in Vancouver specializing in compositing and stylization with a focus on creating seamless VFX for film, television, and the gaming industry, called CVD VFX.