An Honours BFA from Ryerson University, independent filmmaker, actor and stuntman, Tyler’s largest success has come from the advertising world as a director for Untitled Films. His accolades include: Molson Canadian “Project Indonesia”, which aired during the 2014 Winter Olympics and gained nearly 2 million views on YouTube. Mastercard “Priceless Surprises”, which featured Justin Timberlake and amassed over 29 million online views. Gilette “Go Ask Dad” racked up over 6 million views on Youtube, won a Bronze Lion at Cannes and has garnered press from the likes of Vanity Fair, Esquire, and many others. He has also directed and edited projects for clients such as Budweiser, Kia, Volkswagen, Audi, Air Canada, Warner Brothers, Tim Horton’s, Nabob, Microsoft and Cineplex.
A lifelong martial artist and action film aficionado, Tyler earned his black belt in Woo Gar Mo Sut and continues to train in different martial arts, with a focus on fight choreography and stunts. His short films have have won multiple awards in festivals across North America, the most notable being “All-In” which premiered at the Action On Film Festival in Los Angeles and screened at festivals in Toronto, New York, Las Vegas, Grand Rapids and Boston. It won awards for “Best Fight Choreography” and “Male Action Performer of the Year” and nominations for “Best Stunts”, “Best Editing” and “Best Short Film”.
You can follow Tyler on twitter at @EOSpictures.
Jonathan is a Supervising Producer at the Bell Media Agency, working with one of the best creative teams in the country to write, produce and direct commercials for brands such as CTV, CraveTV, CTV News, Bravo, TSN, Gusto, BNN, CP24, The Comedy Network and many more. Jonathan has won numerous Promax North American Marketing awards for his work in the industry over the last decade.
Jonathan is a Ryerson University Film School honours graduate, and is the writer and director of several short films that have screened at festivals across North America. He also produced the action short film that “All-In” is based on.
You can follow Jonathan on twitter at @JonathanPopalis
An honours graduate from Seneca College/York University, Plato is the co-founder and CEO of Fast Motion Studios, one of Canada’s first independently operated motion capture and new media facilities. Providing pre-visualization, along with cutting edge action and motion capture services to the entertainment and technology sectors. He brings a vast wealth of experience from the worlds of gaming, feature film & television productions, action design, and visual effects. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations Plato is responsible for media development, strategic planning, and executive project management.
Amongst other accomplishments, Plato has been accredited in the industry in an array of diverse roles, including: executive producer, producer, action director, performer and stunt/fight coordinator.
This is evident in a number of production credits; Executive Producer: Lost Girl (TV Drama series: Seasons 1-6); Executive Producer: Drive-Through: The Story Movie; EP/Producer: 3D Chef (TV Lifestyle-TV Series); Producer: Drop Dead Roses (Film); Producer: Wolfing (Film).
As the founder of Hero Artists Agency, Jessica has been a talent agent and celebrity manager for 6 years in both the Canadian and US entertainment industry. Jessica is also producer and co-founder of Toronto-based Lightbox Pictures.
Since 2013, Jessica has raised equity, development and gap financing for both Canadian and US independent films. Her first film as an executive producer, Forsaken, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland and Demi Moore, premiered at the Gala Presentation of TIFF in 2015. She currently is an executive producer on projects in various stages with CBC, Temple Street Productions, Frantic Films and Sony/NBC Universal.
Eye of the Storm Pictures is a Toronto-based independent film production company specializing in action films. Founded in 2006. Owned and operated by its founder, Tyler Williams.
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