Director / Producer
Antonio Hrynchuk is a prairie-based producer and director. In 2006, he directed “100 Days of Freedom” for Global Currents chronicling long term offender’s and their attempts to reintegrate back into society. The film won Best of Saskatchewan at The Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival.
That year Hrynchuk won the Banff World Television Festival’s Lifestyle and Reality Pitch Competition and $10,000.00 in development.
Hrynchuk has done several television commercials and music videos, producing and directing for artists from all over Canada and as far away as Nashville. He was nominated in 2005 for Video Director of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards and has won several Saskatchewan film awards for his work.
Hrynchuk began his career in 2001 with “Rider Pride”, a short he co-produced and directed starring comedian Brent Butt. The film received an unprecedented theatrical release through Alliance Atlantis opening for Men with Brooms across Saskatchewan. It played festivals across North America and Australia and was featured on a national screening tour sponsored by The Toronto International Film Festival. “Rider Pride has been enthusiastically reviewed from Toronto to Los Angeles. Stephen Cole of The National Post called it “A Raucous Comedy.”
samples of Hrynchuk’s work see
Production Manager/ Researcher / Associate Producer
Karen Parhar entered the film industry in front of the camera as an actress where she has appeared in several music videos, commercials, a TV series and a feature film. Since 2005 she has also production managed over 15 music videos.
In 2006, Karen’s graduate research studies in forensic psychology initiated the documentary ‘100 Days of Freedom’ about offenders’ attempts to reintegrate back into society after long prison terms. It aired on Global Currents and won ‘Best of Saskatchewan’ at the Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival.
Karen continues to work for Fahrenheit Films as a producer and production manager and is also completing her PhD in forensic psychology at the University of Saskatchewan.
Writer / Researcher / Associate Producer
Craig Silliphant is a Western Canadian writer, journalist, and film critic. Silliphant is also a pop culture analyst and film critic on the Rawlco Radio Network and on CTV (CFQC) Television in Saskatoon. He is the Senior Music Writer for Saskatoon’s Planet S Magazine as well as a regular contributor to Regina’s Prairie Dog Magazine.
Editor / Story Editor
Having cut 10 feature films and well over 70 hours of television, Jacqueline Carmody is a veteran Canadian television and film editor.
Jacqueline began her 20 year career in features but soon branched into documentary, lifestyle/reality, commercial, and sports editing. In addition to working in all major Canadian centres, she has spent several years in Los Angeles.
Tyrone Wilfred Tootoosis is a Cree-Assiniboine member of the Poundmaker First Nation. He is a story keeper with a strong interest in indigenous knowledge research, oral history, visual and performing arts, raising Arabian-Paint horses, and hunting.
His film credits as an actor include Alien Thunder, Big Bear, The Trial of Poundmaker, Revenge of the Land, Dreamkeeper, and The Englishman`s Boy.
Since 1984, Tootoosis has been group leader of Great Plains-A First Nations Inter-tribal Dance Company and has coordinated many special and broadcast performances including "Paskwawiynewak" on BRAVO!, Nov.5th,2007.
currently works for the Department of Native Studies and Division of Media and
Technology at the University of Saskatchewan as the host of "Nehiyawak-A history
of the Cree Nation".
Semko & Ross Nykiforuk
Jay Semko is known worldwide as singer/songwriter/bassist with Canadian pop icons, the Northern Pikes, and as music composer for numerous film and television productions, most notably Canada's most successful series, "Due South". Jay has been nominated twice for Gemini Awards and has written (and won awards for) music scores for many films, television series and documentaries.
Ross Nykiforuk is a Gemini Award-nominated composer (2030 CE), and has written music for many television productions, films and documentaries including the award-winning "Wapos Bay". He has performed and recorded with the Northern Pikes and many other internationally-known artists, and his "Cosmic Pad Studio" is rapidly gaining recognition throughout North America for its audio production.