Daniel Cross, Director & Producer
Daniel Cross is best known for his feature length theatrical documentary titled The Street: a film with the homeless
, which has won awards at film festivals around the world. He recently directed the Gemini-nominated Too Colourful for The League
, a hockey documentary which premiered on CBC Sports. S.P.I.T.: Squeegee Punks In Traffic, Cross’ follow up to The Street
, is both narratively and stylistically radical. Daniel's newest project, The Homeless Street Archive
, will empower homeless Canadians to tell their own stories on the Internet. Cross is collaborating with the National Film Board on Skateboarding In The City
and ATOPIA on CASH, The Film
guided tour inside the central nervous system of the world. Daniel teaches film production at Concordia University's Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.
Mila Aung-Thwin, Cinematographer & Producer
Mila Aung-Thwin cut his teeth as a documentary filmmaker working on S.P.I.T.. With Daniel Cross, he co-directed the Gemini-nominated Too Colourful for the League, a history of blacks in hockey. Other projects include a music video for local mods The Datsons, as well as an upcoming film on subway musicians with the National Film Board<.
Pascal Maeder, Producer
Founder of ATOPIA, Pascal Maeder started his career as a photojournalist in South-East Asia working for various relief agencies during the mid eighties. He returned to Montréal to study film production at Concordia University. He has been involved in Montreal’s cultural scene throughout the last decade. Along with the feature film Motel, which he produced and directed in 1993, Maeder has produced and designed six original plays with the acclaimed Dummies Theatre, a company which he co-founded in 1992. More recently, he produced the futuristic film Between the Moon and
Montevideo featuring writer-director Attila Bertalan and Pascale Bussières.
Roach, AKA Eric Denis
Roach (Eric Denis) is an Anarcho-punk immediate-cinema innovateur. See the S.P.I.T. synopsis for the full story details. He is now working on his own film, Le voyage de l’Espoir, about the invisible punk highway from Quebec to the orchards of the Okanagan Valley, B.C.