Jordan Canning has directed more than a dozen short films which have played at festivals all over the world, including the Tribeca Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival and Interfilm Berlin.
Among them, Countdown has won a number of awards, including a Golden Sheaf for Best Director; Not Over Easy was a finalist in CBC’s Short Film Faceoff and swept all three awards at the NSI Online Film Festival; Seconds won the 2012 TIFF RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition and the Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award; and her most recent short, The Tunnel, premiered at Cannes as part of Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent program. In 2013, Jordan directed all thirteen episodes of the IPF-supported web series Space Riders: Division Earth for CTV.ca.
She is also developing a number of feature films, including an adaptation of the award-winning novel Come, Thou Tortoise. She recently completed production on her first feature, We Were Wolves, which premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Jordan is a 2010 graduate of the Director’s Lab at the Canadian Film Centre and an alumnus of the 2011 TIFF Talent Lab.
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Director of Photography
Hailing from St. John’s, Newfoundland, multi-faceted cinematographer Sam Pryse-Philllips developed an interest in image and light at a young age through still photography. Matched with a love of film and animation, this led him to pursue the craft of cinematography.
After graduating with a specialization in Cinematography from the Trebas Institute in Toronto, Sam Pryse-Phillips has had the pleasure of working on many projects at home and abroad, creating visuals for documentaries, short films, music videos, and television. Many of these projects have been in collaboration with Jordan Canning, who is a constant source of inspiration and someone with whom he loves to share the simultaneous discovery that is inherent in filmmaking.
With every project he takes on, he commits to finding the heart of the story, and working with co-creators to develop the project further. His work has been shown at festivals around the world, including Tribeca, Interfilm Berlin and the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2013, Sam helmed the camera on two feature films back to back – How to be Deadly and We Were Wolves.
Originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Jonathan Eagan began his career in Toronto as additional editor on the Sons & Daughters produced web series Hot Snack Radio (Dir. Matt Eastman), before moving on to attend the Editor’s Lab at the Canadian Film Centre.
In the years since he has worked on a range of award winning short films, music videos, web, television and feature length projects. He also edits commercials as part of the team at OPC/FamilyStyle (recently named Production Company of the Year by the Advertising & Design Club of Canada).
Jonathan’s feature film credits include I Put A Hit On You (Dirs. Dane Clark & Linsey Stewart, official selection Slamdance 2013), and The Animal Project, written, produced and directed by acclaimed Toronto filmmaker Ingrid Veninger (Official Selection TIFF 2013).
Most recently, Jonathan edited the Telefilm Micro-Budget feature Cast No Shadow directed by emerging talent Christian Sparkes, and We Were Wolves, co-written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Jordan Canning, an official selection at TIFF 2014.
Igor Correia is a composer based in Toronto, Canada. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sound Production from Universidade Federal do Parana (Brazil), and a Master’s degree in Music Composition from the University of Toronto where he studied with Christos Hatzis.
He was the 2008 winner of the prestigious Karen Kieser Prize in Canadian Music and his music has been performed by the Sneak Peek Orchestra, the TorQ Percussion Quartet, and the Madawaska String Quartet, among many others. Currently, Igor is writing music for TV, film and other media as one of the composers at Grayson Matthews, a music collective.
Projects he has been involved in include the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup theme package for the CBC and the We Are Winter campaign for the Canadian Olympic Committee. We Were Wolves is Igor’s first feature length film and third project working with Jordan Canning.