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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.

Masterclass Presenters


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.