Roslyn Muir - Writer
Scottish born Muir is an award winning screenwriter, story editor and producer. The Birdwatcher is her first feature film. She has three produced thrillers, TV Movies Anatomy of Deception, Reluctant Witness, and Driven Underground, with two more in pre-production. Roslyn’s feature comedy, Unravelled, is a winner of the Praxis Screenplay Competition and her feature drama Hold the Sky, has development funding from Corus Made with Pay and BC Film. She wrote and produced the short film, OMG, starring Gabrielle Rose, which premiered at VIFF in 2012, at Palm Springs in 2013, and was broadcast on CBC. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, and lives in Vancouver.
Alexandra Raffe - Producer
Alex has been producing for 30 years. Her feature films (most notably I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing, Zero Patience and I Love a Man in Uniform) have collectively won 11 Canadian Genie Awards. Alex moved into television 15 years ago with the development and production of three seasons of the hybrid series, Zixx, for YTV. She also acted as Supervising Producer on Thunderbird Films’ animated pre-school series, Zigby, which was a co-production with Singapore and Australia. In 2009, Alex joined Thunderbird Films as its Vice-President of Production, and produced its prime time procedural Endgame as well as the Digital Emmy winning Endgame Interactive. Subsequently she has produced 80 episodes of the teen hit multi-cam sitcom, Mr Young, for Corus and Disney XD, as well as two seasons of the prime time multi-cam sitcom, Package Deal, for Rogers. Alex has recently wrapped production of the second season of Some Assembly Required, another hit series for YTV.
Ines Eisses - Producer
The Birdwatcher is Ines’ second feature. In 2012, she co-produced Cinemanovels, a feature film with acclaimed director, Terry Miles and starring Jennifer Beals and Lauren Lee Smith. It premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and the film subsequently received an Honorable Mention for Best BC Film at the 2013 Vancouver International Film Festival. Ines also produces CRAZY8’s, an 8-day filmmaking challenge that provides funding and support to emerging filmmakers. She executive produced the six winning films and Gala Event along with Executive Director, Paul Armstrong. After leading a successful career in finance, she graduated with Honors from UBC’s Sauder School of Business, under the Entertainment Administration Program. During this time, she produced and launched an interactive edutainment game for the iOS platform entitled, The Dolphin - Ocean Rescue, based on the book by best-selling Peruvian author, Sergio Bambaren, and produced subsequent animated film The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer.
Carol Whiteman - Executive Producer
A two-time Governor General’s Award-nominee and multiple award-winner for promoting women’s equality and advancing talent in Canada’s screen industry, Carol is best known as co-creator and producer of the internationally respected Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) program. She has produced over 150 short films through WIDC, and through the WIDC Feature Film Award she executive produced the Leo Award-winning Lucille’s Ball directed by Lulu Keating and supported the production and completion of Amazon Falls (director, Katrin Bowen) and Sitting on the Edge of Marlene (director, Ana Valine).
Peter F. Woeste CSC. - Cinematographer
His 42-year career has been recognized with over 18 awards and nominations including three Gemini Award nominations, an American Society of Cinematographers nomination, a Canadian Society of Cinematographers Award, three Leo nominations, a Blizzard Award and others. His work as camera operator on the television movie, Christmas Snow, was recognized with an Emmy Award for Best Cinematography in 1987.
Daria Ellerman - Editor
Daria Ellerman, C.C.E. is a picture editor with over 20 years experience working in documentaries, television series and feature films. Credits include over 150 hours of television series including Shattered, Samurai Girl, Jpod, The Dead Zone, Stargate, The Outer Limits, The Chris Isaak Show, The Collector and Blood Ties with directors Bryan Singer, Holly Dale, Jon Cassar, Bryan Spicer, Michael Robison, Pat Williams, Rachel Talalay and Mike Clattenberg. Recent long-form work includes Christmas on Chestnut Street directed by Anne Wheeler and The Building directed by Terry Ingram. She has been nominated for 7 Leo Awards and a Gemini Award as picture editor, and won a Leo Award in 2005 for her work on the television series, The Collector.
Jennifer Roworth - Music Composer
Jennifer Roworth is a composer, electronic music producer, re-mixer and DJ. She's composed original music for the short film OMG, remixed tracks for the video game Need for Speed and most recently created original music for the feature film The Birdwatcher. When composing she fuses her love for electronic sounds and textured instrumentation with orchestral elements creating a rich tapestry of non-traditional essentials. She gained this abundance of blending experience from releasing records as an electronic music producer, under the aliases ‘Queensyze’ and ‘Supercycle’. Her music has jumped back and forth from drum and bass to tear out breaks to electrofilth and garage house, her genre bending bass creativity have been released on vinyl, CD and digitally and have been licensed to film & TV. Jennifer also hand built a theremin and performs with the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra (VETO).