Our Team

Joshua Jamieson – co-producer / director / writer
Ruth Lawrence – co-producer
Brad Gover – cinematographer
Jana Gillis – first assistant director
Ane Christensen – art director
Eoin Hickey – assistant art director
Darryl Couch – editor / animator
Natalia Hennelly – script supervisor
Roz MacPhail – score
Melissa Carrera – production manager
Melissa Miller – hair
(Click on an individuals name to visit their IMDB profile or official website.)

Joshua Jamieson – co-producer / director / writer

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Joshua Jamieson is a filmmaker, author, and artistic director of a theatre and film production company called Moxy Productions. With two professional stage productions to its credit (Poor Super Man and Rope) as well as a few short films, the company focused on a shift to film with Just Himself: the story of Don Jamieson – in association with Odd Sock Films, released in 2011. The documentary has been internationally broadcast on NTV and was an official selection at the St. John’s International Film Festival. Moxy Productions has just released a new original dramatic short film called Waiting Outside…, based on a poem by Carmelita McGrath, which is currently screening at film festivals internationally.

Joshua became a published author at the age of 18 (The Teenage Years… Mapped and Queer Monologues; both published by Breakwater Books) and he’s a former columnist/editor of the St. John’s metro‐trend newspaper, Current.

He gained media experience in radio and television before moving to print. Initially, at CBC Radio (NL), Joshua worked with youth on a show called New Voices, eventually becoming the host of a National CBC special called First Call. That was followed by six months with CBC‐TV, which rounded out four and a half years, before he jumped to private broadcasting. At Steele Communications, Joshua was the producer, music director and host of a #1 Saturday afternoon program called Fresh Focus on Radio Newfoundland (CJYQ, 930am). He was also the operations producer for the HitsFM (CKIX, 99.1FM) live broadcast from Benders on George every Saturday night. In June 2006 after doing the shows for almost five years, they had their final broadcasts.

Joshua was the publisher and editor of an LGBTQ guide, and was involved as an advocate for LGBTQ equal rights in the late 90s and early 2000s, working for same‐sex couples adoption rights and equal marriage in Canada.

Outside of his professional artistic work, Joshua is an experienced marketing professional. Combining creativity and intuition with strategic thinking, Joshua has developed marketing campaigns to promote various initiatives undertaken by businesses and non‐profit organizations, including the provincial Department of Education, the AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador, Choices for Youth, the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network, and for bestselling author Bruce Templeton. Joshua utilizes his specialized background in social media and digital marketing, along with his understanding of the professional arts sector to deliver social media workshops specifically tailored for artists. By day, Joshua is currently the Communications Officer for ArtsNL ‐ the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council.

In spare time, Joshua is a news junkie, enjoys djing, and volunteering in the community. In November 2017 he launched the Jamieson Family Memorial Scholarship as a means of giving back, and was awarded a Canada 150 Community Hero award by the Government of Canada through his Member of Parliament.

He holds a B.A. with a double major in English and Political Science, as well as a Diploma in Communications and Performance Media, and a Certificate in Public Administrative Discipline from Memorial University. In 2012 he returned to complete a Certificate in Social Media Marketing, and in 2015 he earned a Certificate in Digital and Social Media Strategy and Tactics.

Ruth Lawrence – co-producer

Ruth-Lawrence-headshot-smRuth is an actor, writer, director and producer who works in theatre and film. She was born and raised in St. Jacques, Fortune Bay on Newfoundland’s south coast.  Since 1991, she has performed lead and principal roles in over 100 professional theatre, film, television, and radio projects, mostly original productions, and has toured Newfoundland & Labrador extensively, across Canada, and Ireland with various productions.

As a filmmaker, she has written and directed several acclaimed and award-winning shorts including Talus & Scree (2013), Quelle Affaire (2014), Two Square Feet (2012), and wrote and performed in Sweet Pickle (2009). She is the co-creator and director of the webseries, Buy the Boards, released in March 2014.

Ruth’s Awards
  • 2011 Joan Orenstein Best Actress Award for Clipper Gold (written and directed by Joel Thomas Hynes) at the Atlantic Film Festival
  • 2011 RBC Michelle Jackson Award for Emerging Filmmaker to produce the short film, Two Square Feet, starring Jeanne Beker
  • 2011 Linda Joy Award for Talus & Scree
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council’s 2011 Artist of the Year
  • 2013, she was honoured with the Queen’s Jubilee Medal

Brad Gover – Cinematographer

Brad Gover makes dramatic films, documentaries, and interactive media. As cofounder of Mad Mummer Media, his producing credits include Bubble Dancers (2014), an interactive documentary for the National Film Board of Canada that explores the lives of ten people who work in the dish pits of St. John’s and reveals the human existence behind this so-called dead-end job, as well as The Needle and the Damage Undone (2012), a television documentary produced in association with CBC-NL that investigates the impact harm reduction has on the lives of people who use injection drugs in Newfoundland and Labrador. More recently, he directed a follow-up to that documentary, Sister Morphine (2014), which is about Newfoundland nurses who siphon drugs from the provincial healthcare system to feed their personal addictions. Brad is currently in pre-production on Away From Everywhere, a feature film based on Chad Pelley’s novel, to be directed by Justin Simms. He also serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for NIFCO, the Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers Co-Operative.

Rozalind MacPhail – Score

Classically trained flutist, film composer and multi-instrumental looping artist Rosalind MacPhail intoxicates audiences with her blend of organic instrumentation, electronics and silent film via Ableton Live and her laptop. Based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, this two-time MusicNL awards nominee is an active performer, film composer, producer, session player and music clinician.

In 2011 MacPhail invited emerging and established filmmakers to create silent films about St. John’s for which she composed and recorded the soundtracks. Painted Houses earned rave reviews from screenings at the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival and at the Dawson City International Short Film Festival.

Her recent music and film project, Head First premiered at the Banff Centre, was co-presented by the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival at Newfoundland’s LSPU Hall and was recently featured at TEDx St. John’s. Head First received its live American premiere at the 20th Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina where MacPhail was a long-term Artist in Residence.

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