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ELI BATALION is a hybrid animal, at once a writer, producer, actor and composer for film, TV and the stage with a B.A. from Brown University in the liberal arts and a content strategist and analyst with an M.B.A. from École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Montréal, Québec.
Eli has written, composed and produced in various capacities for dozens of projects (including the recently Magnolia released Stage Fright starring Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf and the Sundance cult short film The Legend of Beaver Dam). Eli also consults on content strategy and the content industries and the roles of new and traditional media.
Eli lives in transit happily together with his suitcase and two beautiful mobile devices.
SHEINY SATANOVE is a community builder who wears many hats as a theatre/film producer, executive director, event planner, festival manager, publicist, and arts advocate. Sheiny grew up in Vancouver, was most recently based in Edmonton, and is now enjoying life on the road.
During her time in Edmonton, Sheiny was the Artistic Producer of Punctuate! Theatre (a registered charity dedicated to creating subversive and accessible theatre), the Executive Director of PACE (an arts advocacy non-profit) and one of the founding members of Spark! Youth Camp. Sheiny has also worked as a producer on The Serca Festival of Irish Theatre, The Thousand Faces Festival of Mythic Art, The Skirts Afire Festival, and as production staff for LitFest and The Expanse Festival.
A native of Montreal and graduate of McGill University, JAMIE ELMAN has appeared on many of television’s most acclaimed series including Mad Men, Curb Your Enthusiasm, House M.D., Criminal Minds, Without A Trace, CSI: NY, The Closer and The Young and the Restless. He also played Luke, the resident piano-playing record store guy and boyfriend, for three seasons on NBC’s award winning and critically lauded drama American Dreams. His breakout role was Cody on the FOX/YTV hit teen sitcom Student Bodies.
Elman’s starred in California Dreamin’ (Grand Prix, Un Certain Regard, 2007 Cannes Film Festival) opposite Armand Assante, When Nietzsche Wept (2007), portraying a young Sigmund Freud opposite Ben Cross, Shattered Glass (with Peter Sarsgaard, Chloë Sevigny and Hayden Christensen, 2003), The Chicago 8 (with Orlando Jones, Danny Masterson and Phillip Baker Hall, 2011), Saving Lincoln (with Tom Amandes, Penelope Ann Miller and Bruce Davison. 2013), and Random Encounters (with Michael Rady and Sean Young).
PHILIP KALIN-HAJDU has worked in many key areas of film, television and digital media in a career that has spanned over 15 years. He is an active member of the web-production community, with experience both in linear web series and complex interactive projects. He developed and line-produced the groundbreaking and award winning alternate reality game “Le Judas” (Couzin Films) directed by Ziad Touma and starring Mylene Mackay and Edith Cochrane for Radio-Canada. He is currently in pre-production as series producer on “Anna” for Kngfu and Amythos Media. “Anna” is one of the largest-scale interactive web-series produced in Canada to date.
Philip is a graduate of Concordia University's Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema - Bachelor of Fine Arts, With Distinction, Specialization in Film Production. The films written and directed by Philip at Concordia screened at numerous festivals. Philip has also been an active participant in training workshops for screenwriting and producing, including: The National Screen Institute; Inis; CSTC; Telefilm's Multiplatform-Multisuccess, and Les rendez-vous du cinéma Quebecois.