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Dead North Masterclasses/Festival Schedule
Dead North 2016 Masterclasses/Festival Schedule
DEAD NORTH 2016 MASTERCLASS SCHEDULE (see attached pdf for film schedule)
DEAD NORTH, in partnership with the NWT Film Commission/GNWT and the NWT Professional Media
Association, has organized some amazing workshops and masterclasses for the 2016 festival. These
classes are all specifically geared towards helping you take your new film out into the world in the most
professional and efficient way. You’ve just worked very hard on your production, now get it into a bunch of
festivals with the help of our very cool, talented and experienced judges (below).
PLEASE NOTE: All classes are free but some have limited space (VFX workshop and Pitch
Sessions) so please follow the instructions detailed in each description on how to register.
Ant Timpson : Ant is a film producer from Auckland, New Zealand with a lifelong career in all facets of the
film industry, from exhibition and programming to producing, curating and distribution since the mid80s.
He launched The Incredibly Strange Film Festival in 1994 and founded New Zealand’s 48Hours national film
festival in 2003. Some of his films include The ABC’s of Death 1&2 (a key inspiration behind the Dead North
Film Festival) Turbo Kid, Housebound, Deathgasm and most recently The Greasy Strangler that just took
Sundance by storm.
Nyla Innuksuk : Nyla is the owner and senior producer of the virtual reality production company Pinnguaq
Productions, founded in Pangnirtung, Nunavut and now housed in Toronto and B.C. Her horror film
Kajutaijuq premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was selected as part of the TIFF Top 10
in 2015. Nyla has always felt connected to the horror genre because Inuit lore is terrifying, and virtual reality
makes a great platform for horror.
Chris Wood : Chris is the general manager of the Capitol Theatre in Yellowknife and has worked in the
movie theatre business for more than three decades, making him an extreme devourer of film. Operating a
theatre for three decades has given Chris a very unique education and expertise in the business of films
once they hit the theatre.
Dan Sokolowski : . Dan is currently the producer of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival. A
member of the Dawson City Arts Society and the Yukon Film Society, he was a board member of the
Independent Filmmakers Cooperative of Ottawa for 5 years, SAW Video and the Canadian Film Institute and
the Yukon Film Society.
Matt Aebig : Matt is a practical effects artist based out of Vancouver, creating prosthetic character makeup
as well as other props that can be physically interacted with on film, like puppets, corpses, etc. Matt has
worked on wicked projects like Star Trek Beyond, where he got to work with some of the best names in the
industry and chat about building the TRex for Jurassic Park and Robocop’s suit.