Vivian Lin is a Toronto-based director, producer and writer. She has worked in the film and television industry for thirteen years, with the last eight as the director of development and business affairs at Sarrazin Couture Entertainment. With SCE, she associate produced the TV pilot Stay with Me, a $2.8 million legal drama starring Andrea Roth (Rescue Me) for CTV/Bellmedia.
She is currently co-producing the feature film Four One Nine, with Pierre Sarrazin and Suzette Couture, based on the Giller Prize-winning novel 419, by Will Ferguson, directed by Jeremy Podeswa (Game of Thrones).
In 2015, she was awarded Telefilm Canada’s New Voices Award for writing. Her half-hour television pilot 100 Blackouts was a Top 10 Finalist in Final Draft’s Big Break Screenplay Competition, and won Bronze in the Page International Screenplay Competition.
In addition to network television, she produced the music video “Driven” for Foxtrott, which was named a Vimeo Staff Pick, and LYK’s See What I Can Do. She is currently producing the BravoFACT short film In the Room.
As a director, her short film And They Watched, a horror morality tale, is an Official Selection of Sitges International Film Festival, Holly Shorts Film Festival, Mile High Horror Film Festival, and more. It is a part of the film anthology Fun Size Horror: Volume 2. Her previous directing credits include the short film Four Walls starring Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries) and Brendan Jeffers (Degrassi: TNG), and the comedy play The Mirror, which premiered at the Montreal Fringe Festival.
She is an alumna of the CMPA National Mentorship program and Sheridan College’s Advanced Film and Television, and has obtained her Certificate of Entertainment Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. Lin is the Vice-Hub of the Producers Roundtable of Ontario (PRO), a Script Reader for Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund and Super Channel’s Development Program.
Special power: she can tell you what celebrity (or celebrity combination) you look like.
Andrew Gordon Macpherson
Andrew Gordon Macpherson is a Toronto-based filmmaker and composer. He is an alumnus of the internationally-acclaimed Red Bull Music Academy, Sheridan College’s post-graduate Advanced Television and Film program and is a member of the Director's Guild of Canada.
He has worked with artists like Azealia Banks, Katy B, Jacques Greene, and has developed music projects for EMI Canada, Universal, Sony and Warner Bros, as well as Ninja Tune, Culvert Music and LuckyMe Records. In 2015, Macpherson was a writer/producer on the Juno-nominated album “Dirty Laundry” by Ben Stevenson.
Macpherson has handled post-production duties on projects for Red Bull Canada and Rad Hourani Couture, music videos for Jacques Greene, Azealia Banks, Black Atlass and worked on television series for Cooking Channel, HGTV, CBC Tricon Film and Television, Gala Films, Debbie Travis’s Whally Abbey Media.
Special power: he’s always got a pun in the oven.
Jennifer Millington is a producer based in Toronto via Halifax. She recently co-produced The Embargo Project, a feature-length anthology of Aboriginal short films, presented by Telefilm Canada at the Berlin International Film Festival.
She recently produced the Disney music video I Believe by Shawn Mendes. Affiliated with the award-winning Revolver Films, Jennifer has produced music videos for international bands such as Alt-J, Timber Timbre, Belle & Sebastian. In her role as in-house producer-director at Egg Studios, she produced over 30 commercials and branded content, working on campaigns such as Sport Chek’s “Sidney Crosby’s Winter Olympics”, New Brunswick Tourism, BellAliant FibreOp, McDonald’s McLobster. Her short film Lucky won the Audience Choice Award at the Atlantic Film Festival. She is an alumna of NSCC’s prestigious Screen Arts Program.
Special power: she talks super fast. Like super fast.