“Marc Ricciardelli is the best director in the world…ever!” This was overheard recently (in Marc’s head). But who is to say that it’s not true? No one can deny the obvious similarities to some of the great filmmakers of our time. Like Scorsese, Coppola and Fellini, Marc also has an Italian last name. He’s also been compared to Kubrick (similar beards).
A Prism Prize nominee 2013 for Hollerado’s “So It Goes”, Marc has also won a Juno, 3 MMVA’s, and a Reel World Film Festival Outstanding Music Video Award. In addition, the Vegetarian Times (bi-weekly) voted him Best Pescatarian director in North America, and we all know that there is a nomination in the works for best Director Bio of 2016.
Also, Marc has Dave Foley and Margot Kidder’s personal email addresses! Do you? Didn’t think so, babe. Marc donates monthly to the Human Fund.
Alex Boothby is an award winning, 20-year veteran of the film industry. His most recent work includes directing the Avenue A commercial for Adidas as well as writing and directing two “Heritage Minutes” commercials for Historica Canada. His work as a visual FX artist can be seen in hundreds of commercials as well as such films as Fight Club, Black Swan, Panic Room, The Cell, and Chicago. Alex has directed ads for Adidas, Acura, Budweiser, Smirnoff, Michelob, Listerine, GM Canada, and RBC. In 2012 Alex wrote and directed his first feature film entitled “Mr. Viral”.
Awards include: The Norman Jewison Filmmaker Award, three Bessie Craft awards for excellence in compositing, a MMVA for Best Rock Video, as well as multiple Gemini, Bessie and MMVA nominations.
Ryan Long is a multimedia blitzkrieg who has spent the last 15 years perfecting his unique brand of filmmaking, directing and editing. It is this unique brand that is now responsible for two original national half hour television series, scores of music videos with rotation at Much/ MTV and BET, numerous commercial campaigns, and hours of web content that accounts for over 10 million views.
Leaving no faction of the entertainment industry untouched, Ryan has also honed his eye for timing and comedic sensibilities while touring as the singer of The Johnstones(Stomp/Warner) and as a standup comedian (Absolute Comedy, Video on Trial, Bite TV). The result of Ryan’s performance and production experience is a very unique skill set and perspective that is perfectly suited for a modern ‘out of the box’ approach to creating content of all forms.
Colin attended the Art Institute of Vancouver. While at AI, Colin won top honours at the BC Student Film Festival for best music video, best commercial and 2nd place narrative. It would only be a few years later when Colin would become the youngest ever recipient of the MMVA Director of the Year Award. In the years to follow, Colin directed a diverse range of music videos for the likes of Dean Brody, Mother Mother, Mariana’s Trench, Hedley, Papa Roach, Theory of a Deadman, Carly Rae Jepsen and many more.
Taking a break from music videos, Colin and friend Stuart Ortiz collectively branded themselves as The Vicious Brothers and wrote and directed a micro budget horror film ‘GRAVE ENCOUNTERS’. The film was a festival hit and was soon released In the US theatrically and on VOD by Robert De Niro’s newly formed Tribeca Film. Forbes Magazine ranked Grave Encounters one of the top 10 scariest films of 2011. In 2014 The Vicious Brothers wrote and directed horror/science fiction film EXTRATERRESTRIAL. EXTRATERRESTRIAL premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and was acquired by IFC FILMS and released theatrically on VOD in 2014. Colin is currently in post production for his third feature film to be released in 2017.