JOEY KLEIN (Director, Writer)
Originally from Montreal, Joey is a graduate of Concordia University (BA in Communications) as well as Circle in the Square Theatre School in NYC.
A character actor, Joey has starred or played a supporting role in numerous independent features such as We’re Still Together, The Animal Project (TIFF 2013), The Husband (TIFF 2013) and Girl in the Whitecoat (Jutra nomination Best Supporting Actor 2013). He has been a working film/TV actor for the last decade, with roles in American Gangster, On The Road and most recently 12 Monkeys: The Series.
As a writer/director Joey has completed two short films on Bravo!FACT grants, Waiting For You (2012) and Waterloo (2013). The Other Half is the first film in a trilogy exploring how different forms of violence affects our ability and our need to connect in a modern urban setting.
NICOLE HILLIARD-FORDE (Producer)
Nicole Hilliard-Forde is a Canadian film producer and casting director. Nicole is responsible for planning and overseeing the development and production of content for film, television and digital platforms for indie production company Motel Pictures Inc. The Other Half is Nicole’s first feature film with actor-writer-director and creator, Joey Klein.
Nicole is known as a media professional with an eye for the development of new and emerging talent through her work as producer of TIFF Rising Stars – a talent accelerator initiative of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). She is a member of the Casting Society of America, Television Academy of Arts & Sciences and the Canadian Media Production Association.
JONATHAN BRONFMAN (Producer)
Jonathan is a Toronto-based film producer and entrepreneur. He is the founder of JoBro Productions & Film Finance, a company that specializes in the development, financing and production of contemporary film projects.
Jonathan’s credits include Race (Focus Features 2016), Indignation (Sundance 2016), The Witch (Sundance 2015), He Never Died (SXSW 2015), Bang Bang Baby (TIFF 2014), The Calling, Extraterrestrial (Tribeca 2014). Upcoming films include Two Lovers and a Bear.
Jonathan received his Bachelor of Commerce from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.
BOBBY SHORE (Cinematographer)
Bobby Shore, CSC is a lauded Director of Photography who has worked on award winning feature films, commercials, and music videos. Upon graduating from the cinematography program at the American Film Institute, his talent was in demand – enabling him to shoot in the USA, Canada, and Europe.
To date, Shore has shot TV series for IFC, Showcase Network, and most recently FX, with the critically acclaimed series Man Seeking Woman, starring Jay Baruchel. Bobby has 13 feature films to his credit such as Fubar 2 and Goon (for which he received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Achievement in Cinematography), and most recently Closet Monster, which premiered at TIFF in 2015 and won Best Canadian Feature at the festival.
Equally interested in music videos and commercials, he has shot for such bands as Austra, Chromeo, Patrick Watson, CFCF, and Majical Cloudz (for which he won the 2013 CSC award for Achievement in Cinematography) and for clients such as Target, Wiser’s, L’Oréal, Lise Watier, McDonald’s and Toyota.
Bobby splits his time between Los Angeles and Montreal, where he still rides his ten-speed to work.
JAMES VANDEWATER (Editor)
James Vandewater is a Toronto-based filmmaker. He graduated from Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts in 2007. Vandewater got his start working for Rhombus Media where he was the director, cinematographer and editor of a one-hour television documentary about the making of Paul Gross’ feature film Passchendaele(2008). The documentary, The Road to Passchendaele, premiered on Global TV, enjoying record ratings for a documentary of its kind. Vandewater is the series producer and director of the comedy quiz show, Cash Cab, starring comedian Adam Growe, which is now in its eighth season.
As an editor, Vandewater has worked on notable projects such as the 2012 feature And Now A Word From Our Sponsor (2013), starring Parker Posey and Bruce Greenwood, We Ate The Children Last (dir. Andrew Cividino – Toronto International Film Festival Top Ten 2012), Animal Control (dir. Kire Paputts – TIFF 2011), and the short film version of Sleeping Giant (Toronto International Film Festival Top TEN 2014, Locarno International Film Festival). Most recently, Vandewater edited and co-produced the feature length version of Sleeping Giant (2015), which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival Semaine de la Critique 2015, and subsequently screened at Filmfest Munchen, Karlovy Vary and Toronto International Film Festival 2015.