Alison Rose - Director
Alison Rose is a producer, director, and writer whose filmmaking explores how people experience and understand the world – scientifically; ethically. Alison worked at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics for 18 months during the making of this film. Her previous documentaries include Galileo’s Sons & Love at the Twilight Motel. STAR MEN is her first cross-platform project. Filmography: Galileo’s Sons (2003), Love at the Twilight Motel (2009), STAR MEN (2015).
David Kazala - Editor
With a career spanning over two decades, David Kazala has edited many outstanding documentaries including The World Before Her (2012),Lone Twin (2011), Dish: Women, Waitressing & the Art of Service, Love at the Twilight Motel (2009) and Diamond Road (2007). His worked has appeared at numerous festivals and on television around the world, including for History Television, CBC, U.K. Channel 4, and PBS Frontline.
Daniel Grant - Cinematographer
Raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, award-winning cinematographer Daniel Grant developed an interest in image-making at a young age through still photography. Upon graduating from the film studies program at Ryerson University, he was awarded 1st Prize for Student Cinematography in Canada by the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC). Since then he has accumulated a wide variety of credits as a cinematographer on countless short films, documentaries, music videos for artist like Serena Ryder and Gord Downey, and several feature films with some of Canada’s most celebrated directors, including the recent Bruce McDonald film The Husband, and Patricia Rozema’s Into The Forest, starring Ellen Page. The CSC has recognized him with seven nominations and three awards for his work to date.
Peter Sawade - Sound Recorder
Peter Sawade is a Gemini-award winning sound recordist, who has decades of experience recording sound on-location for hundreds of award-winning, critically acclaimed productions that have taken him around the world from Cambridge to the Middle East to the high seas and the arctic. He’s a great listener, has arms of steel and the grit to hold a boom mike steady for hours, and the story sense to keep recording even when the camera is changing lens and hard disks. His stellar list of projects includes: “Sex Slaves” (CBC, Channel 4, Frontline 2005) A look behind the Global Sex trade. Emmy winner: Best Investigative Journalism; “Martyr Street” (History Channel,2005) Explores the roots of violence on the street in Hebron, named for its dead. Hot Docs 2006: Best Canadian Feature; “Tales from the Organ Trade” (HBO/Global/Associated Producers) Emmy winner: Best Investigative Journalism.
Ken Myhr - Composer
Ken Myhr has spent the last 25 years writing music for more than 100 award-winning documentary, dramatic, series and feature films. He creates music showcasing a broad range of musical influences including orchestral, world beat, rock, jazz and electronica. His recently completed work includes two theatrical feature docs, The World Before Her and Herman’s House, which have won numerous awards at festivals worldwide, and he received a 2014 Canadian Screen Award nomination for the latter. He’s also received many other Canadian Screen Award/Gemini Award nominations, and a 2007 Golden Sheaf Award for best original music.