Collaborators

Film and video are hugely collaborative processes, and we would be nowhere without the ideas, support and competition from our fellow film makers. Here is a brief list of the artists we have worked with, along with links to some of their projects.

Luke Van Osch
Luke Van Osch

Luke Van Osch is a young film maker who is drawn towards creating abnormal and fantastical universes. Born and raised in rural Ontario, Luke spent much of his youth tromping around the rivers, fields and forests of his hometown, and that experience has manifested itself in the look of his films. Luke hasn’t forgotten about the human content in his films either and as tired and tried as it sounds, Luke hopes to bring a fresh perspective to the human experience.

Madeleine Sims-Fewer
Madeline Sims-Fewer

Raised in Bath, England, Madeleine was introduced to the arts at a young age; she performed in countless plays; at school and as a member of the Theatre Royals Youth Theatre. While attending Kingswood School she released her first play ‘Strings’ which she co-wrote, directed and starred in. Since age fifteen Madeleine performed with the Kinswood Jazz orchestra, the chamber choir, and choral society winning several competitions.

During her final year Madeleine produced, co-wrote and performed on a CD, featuring her then-band ‘Greymalkin;’ which is a fusion of folk, blues, and soft rock.

Leaving Kingswood with three A-levels in Theatre, English, and Music, and receiving the Golden Mask award for dedication to theatre and the KAT award for best performance, Madeleine moved to Canada to study film at York University. Since her first year she has written and directed several short films and acted in many. Currently in her third year Madeleine is looking forward to expanding her knowledge of acting, and directing actors and is looking forward to pursuing a career in performing arts when she graduates.

Mike Boers
Mike Boers

A student of film at York University alongside Matt and Josh, Mike has been involved in a number of No Tomato productions. He spends much of his free time experimenting in every facet of photography (check out mikeboers.com/shutterbug for the latest) and has been known to occasionaly dabble in web design (including this site. Now you see why I can include the shameless plug. Mua ha ha.)

Nikki Saltz
Nikki Saltz

Nikki Saltz was born in the fiercest jungles of Africa (Note: This may not, in fact, be true), but now resides in Toronto, Canada.  She is currently studying documentary production at York University, and is working on her next film. Her short documentary, One Man Show, received the Best Film, Viewer's Choice, and Most Promising Filmmaker awards at the 2005 Frame Film Festival in Toronto. In her free time, Nikki works as an artist, drawing commission artworks and cartoons for clients.

Mehran Jabbari
Mehran Jabbari

Born in Shiraz, Iran, Mehran Jabbari immigrated to Canada at the age of nine, and has been living in Toronto for 12 years. He is currently studying film production at York University. In 2003, Mehran received two awards for best short narrative and experimental film at the Wexfords Harry’s Film Festival. During his free time, Mehran immerses himself in various areas of photography.

Jake Ross
Jake Ross

Jake Ross is an emerging young filmmaker from Toronto. He made his first feature film while in high school and is now “neck deep” in pre-production of his upcoming short film entitled The Fixer. Production is scheduled to commence summer of 2006. Known for his expressive camera techniques and crafty compositions, Jake is a much needed and most welcome addition to North America’s reemerging independent scene.