Producer Jeff Peeler started Three Film and Television after 17 years at a senior management level at the award-winning international film and television production company, Frantic Films.
With over 25 years experience in the industry he has overseen the production of hundreds of hours of film and television content across multiple genres.
Jeff’s producer and executive producer credits include the Canadian Screen Award and Banff Rockie winning Baroness Von Sketch Show (CBC/IFC), the multiple award-winning Still Standing (CBC), Buy It Fix It Sell It and Backyard Builds (HGTV), The Winnipeg Comedy Festival (CBC), Killer in Plain Sight (Investigation Discovery), High Maintenance: Preventing Disaster (Smithsonian Channel), Meet the Family (City), and the feature films Stand!, Into Invisible Light and The Nature of Nicholas.
Jeff produced the sports documentary, The 13th Man for TSN’s Engraved on a Nation anthology which won Best Documentary Series at the Canadian Screen Awards in 2014. He also co-produced the true-crime documentary Indictment: The Crimes of Shelly Chartier.
Linda Coffey is one of the very few story editors in Canada to have worked successfully in every aspect of film, television and web series development and production.
Linda spent eight years as the executive script consultant in charge of all western-based drama development for CBC where she was responsible for the development of series and movie projects. Since then she has story edited and consulted on hundreds of hours of feature film, television and web-based projects. She has also written a number of commissioned scripts for film and television.
Linda was a freelance external drama consultant for CBC for five years and an external project analyst with Telefilm for 12 years. She has been a script reader/analyst for the Canadian Film Centre, Harold Greenberg Fund, Praxis, as well as for a number of independent production companies.
She has been a guest instructor with Women in the Director’s Chair programs for 15 years. Linda has also designed and taught a number of screenwriting workshops and master classes throughout Canada for film and television producers, writers and directors.
Writers’ Room Facilitator
Morwyn Brebner is a Toronto-based screenwriter and award-winning playwright.
She is co-founder of Husk Media and is the creator of CBC’s hit series Coroner, which she showran for the first three seasons. She co-created Saving Hope (CTV/ION), on which she was an executive producer and showrunner for the first three seasons.
She also co-created the ABC and Global Television drama series Rookie Blue. Series work includes Mary Kills People (Global/Lifetime) and Bellevue (CBC/WGN America).
Morwyn is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.
Josh Epstein’s work as a writer, producer and actor has taken him to all corners of the world.
Currently, he’s writing an original feature for Paramount, re-writing one for Mark Gordon/E1, as well as developing television, all with business partner Kyle Rideout. Their remake of Youngblood with Aircraft Pictures goes to camera in 2022 with Charles Officer directing.
Their latest film Adventures in Public School stars Judy Greer, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), opened TIFF Top Ten with theatricals in CDN/US/UK/JPN before landing on Netflix, Crave and HBO Eastern Europe.
Their first film Eadweard won five audience choice awards, had 15 Leo nominations and has been distributed around the world.
As an actor Josh has won four Jessies, been nominated for three Dora awards and is the recipient of the Most Promising Actor Award at the Stratford Festival. He is a proud Studio 58 grad and recently directed Cabaret, the highest-grossing show in their 54 year history.
Manager, Programs & Development
Jessica has built a successful career as a film and television producer and production manager since transitioning from her role in front of the camera as an actor to behind the scenes over 10 years ago.
She has extensive experience managing televised live events, including the Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards and Indigenous Day Live. She was an associate producer on the award-winning We Were Children for the National Film Board and produced the short films Platypus (dir. Trevor Kristjanson) which received funding from BravoFact and Tides (dir. Rowan Grey) which received funding from Harold Greenberg Fund.
In her spare time, she and her dog Pepper are a volunteer St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog team.
Ghosts of Lakeland (Winnipeg, MB)
Hannah Johnson has produced over 70 hours of film, television and web content over six years.
She has a background in production management and business affairs working on scripted and factual content and, in 2020, was accepted into the Canadian Media Producers Association’s (CMPA) Emerging Producer Delegation to Berlinale.
Hannah has worked as a production manager and producer for the Indigenous Music Awards on APTN; four seasons of CBC/APTN documentary series Taken about MMIWGMB2S; four seasons of CBC’s scripted dramatic series Burden of Truth; new APTN documentary series 7th Gen, Madison Thomas’ feature films Ruthless Souls and Finality of Dusk; Darcy Waite’s new comedy web series DJ Burnt Bannock for APTN lumi; and the virtual opening for the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre Qaumajuq.
Hannah is also head of business affairs at Eagle Vision, overseeing all business affairs for projects in development, production and post-production. Across all genres and platforms, Hannah is grateful to have contributed to impactful content with talented collaborators.
Testament (Winnipeg, MB)
Testament follows a 30 year-old woman who’s unsure what to do with her life, in the process of dealing with her grandmother’s estate. She rediscovers her grandmother – and as a result, herself – after inheriting an old bible and reading the notes left by her grandmother.
Screenwriter, director and Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jessica Landry is an alumna of the National Screen Institute, Canadian Film Centre and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Series Accelerator program.
She’s currently adapting the novel April Raintree as a limited series, recently signed a two-picture development deal with Vortex Productions and is working on the docuseries True Story which aired on History and Global for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, among other projects.
Where Do Babies Come From? (Vancouver, BC)
Adrian Neblett was born in Montreal, Québec, and studied computer engineering at the University of Manitoba, where a sign on a telephone pole seeking “African American” background performers reignited his passion for make believe.
A local casting director, at a subsequent audition, complimented his instincts triggering a decade-plus long pursuit for the truth of each moment. Growing tired of waiting for access to be able to tell the stories he wanted to tell, a new journey of producing work was born.
Films include Blood Pressure, Wytch Craft, Ketchup With Me, Legacy Festivals: US: A Black Peoples Festival 2021. IG/Twitter:@ebonyskygod
Where Do Babies Come From? (Vancouver, BC)
Mostafa Shaker is a comedian, writer, actor and producer based out of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Starting his career in Cairo, Egypt as a theatre actor and on-stage performer, in 2018 Mostafa made his transition into film and television to pursue his dream of telling stories for global audiences.
After moving to Canada, he has worked as a junior writer on the Oprah Network’s The Real Houses of... He has also written and produced a number of independent shorts, commercials and a limited web series called Thank You for Ghosting.
Mostafa has been expressing his comedic artistic voice through projects that reflect his immigrant experience. His recent project Muslim Mingle is a 30-minute comedy TV series inspired by his real-life experiences as a gay, Arab, Muslim immigrant in Canada. The project is currently in early development.
Zahra’s Faces (Toronto, ON)
Reem Morsi is a Toronto-based Egyptian / Canadian writer / director / producer.
She worked as a professional scuba diver then a human rights officer at the United Nations and other international organizations for a decade prior to becoming a filmmaker.
Her first feature film as a writer / director / producer, Hysteria, is a Telefilm Talent to Watch project currently in post-production (with support from the CFC/Netflix Accelerator Program and Canada Arts Council) to be released March 2022. Reem also directed her second feature film, the action / drama The Last Mark (TIFF Selects 2021). She has directed two episodes of Virgins, a new CBC Gem series.
Reem’s feature film script Bootleg received many accolades including the Rainin Grant / San Francisco Film Society (2016) and the Telefilm Canada New Voices Award (2017). She was selected for Berlinale Script Lab 2018 and Bootleg was especially highlighted at the Berlinale Talents opening ceremony. Reem was chosen for the Realness Pan African Screenwriting Residency and Cannes Film Festival Atelier des Cinemas du Monde.
Reem’s film credits include Their Feast (TIFF 2012, BBC, Cine Sud), Nostalgia (WIFTV 2015), The Door (Whistler 2016, best drama at Yorkton Film Festival 2017, Audience Choice Award and best screenplay at WIFT Showcase 2018), Show & Tell (winner of WIFT/BravoFact pitch competition, Golden Sheaf Awards for best director, best short subject and best emerging director at Yorkton Film Festival 2017). Reem won the Canadian National Genre Competition by WIFTV for her series sci-fi genre concept Fish.
Zahra’s Faces (Calgary, AB)
Jonathan Joffe is a Canadian writer and director with over 20 international industry awards.
From his start volunteering at a community television station, he has worked his way up to writing and directing feature film and television projects. Highlights of his work include the Telefilm feature The Burlesque Assassins which screened around the world; the feature film Ism which was nominated for best picture at the San Diego Film Awards; the short film Cost Of Living which aired on CBC and TV Japan; and the award-winning TV pilot Desiciti which was nominated for best international pilot at Banff World Television Awards (The Rockies).
Jonathan is an alumnus of the Canadian Film Centre. His screenplay Happy Thoughts won the Alberta Screenwriter’s Challenge, and his TV work has earned him a place in the Corus Writer’s Apprentice Training Program, where he interned on season three of Killjoys. He has also interned with veteran Canadian showrunner Frank Van Keeken.
Zombies Don’t Eat Stupid People (Winnipeg, MB)
Cynthia Murdock, a member of the Fisher River Cree Nation, has amassed an impressive body of work as a producer in a short period of time since her graduation from the National Screen Institute’s CBC New Indigenous Voices program.
Her work as an executive assistant for the Manito Ahbee Festival led to being invited to work as production coordinator on the series Taken. Cynthia also wrote and directed an episode of Taken’s companion web series Survivor Stories.
Cynthia graduated with a diploma in television and radio broadcasting from Academy of Broadcasting. She has additional training in acting and screenwriting, and was chosen for the CMPA’s Diversity Mentorship Program as a producer.
Cynthia was a key member of Eagle Vision’s international award-winning #SacredMMIWG campaign for the Government of Canada’s National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, travelling around Canada to help create digital media and social media content that reached over one third of all Canadians.
Cynthia produced the short film First Session, winner of the RBC Pitch Competition. Cynthia is an associate producer, head researcher and digital media producer on the upcoming factual series 7th Gen.
She is currently in development as the lead producer on the six-part limited series April Raintree, based on Beatrice Mosionier’s groundbreaking novel. Recently, Cynthia produced the comedy series DJ Burnt Bannock for APTN lumi, with the support of the Bell Fund. She is associate producer on Madison Thomas’ upcoming feature Finality of Dusk.
Zombies Don’t Eat Stupid People (Winnipeg, MB)
Darcy Waite, founder of Turtle Mountain Media, is one of Canada’s fastest rising producers and content creators. Darcy recently joined the board of directors of the CMPA.
He recently produced his first feature film through Telefilm’s Talent to Watch program, Ruthless Souls, which premiered at imagineNATIVE and was featured at Berlinale in 2019. Darcy is currently producing his second Telefilm-supported feature through Eagle Vision, Madison Thomas’ Finality of Dusk.
Darcy produced the award-winning CBC Short Docs film Zaasaakwe which played at imagineNATIVE Film Festival. He produced the short Lost Moccasin for APTN, which also played at imagineNATIVE. Darcy was associate producer on the CBC Short Docs film Fourth Period Burnout.
Darcy won the 2017 imagineNATIVE Web Series Pitch Competition as the producer of Madison Thomas’ web series Color of Scar Tissue, starring Star Slade, Mary Galloway and Kaniehtiio Horn. The series premiered at imagineNATIVE 2018 before airing on APTN Digital. Darcy won the imagineNATIVE Film Festival’s Rising Producer Award in 2018.
As a writer and director, Darcy focuses on comedy. He was a director shadow on APTN’s sketch comedy series Caution May Contain Nuts season four. Darcy’s film Case Number ####, supported by the Winnipeg First Film Fund Grant, was an official selection of the California American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival and the Los Angeles Skins Festival where it was nominated for best narrative short. In 2018 Darcy’s script Zombie’s Don’t Eat Stupid People was selected for Whistler Film Festival’s Indigenous Filmmaker Fellowship program.
Darcy is a graduate of the National Screen Institute’s IndigiDocs program and CBC New Indigenous Voices. He completed the CMPA Emerging Producer Mission to Berlinale (reporting to Global Affairs Canada) in 2020 with fellow producer Hannah Johnson.
Darcy’s web series DJ Burnt Bannock, which he created, wrote and starred in, is currently in post-production and is produced by Eagle Vision. DJ Burnt Bannock will be released next year on APTN’s lumi platform. Additionally, Darcy is the host of APTN’s first ever game show Bull’s Eye and the host of Eagle Vision’s upcoming factual series 7th Gen. Darcy previously hosted two seasons of ATPN’s hit youth series That’s AWSM!
Currently, Darcy is on the writing team of Eagle Vision’s sitcom Family First, with the development support of APTN and the Canada Media Fund. Family First will star Lorne Cardinal (Corner Gas).