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Production Team


Rajan Paul
Rajan Paul
Producer
Film & Television, Theater & Music Management
A graduate of Vancouver Film School
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A principal at Runaway Pictures, Rajan has demonstrated talents as Screenwriter, Director and Producer for film and television. He is credited for producing over a dozen short films, as well as various theatre productions. Currently he is developing feature length films for theatrical release in multiple genres. Rajan has also played a role as management in the West Coast Music scene.

Laurie McLay
Laurie McLay
Producer
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A Vancouver native with a passion for the arts, Laurie McLay has been working in the Film and Television industry since 1988 on a multitude of projects including Feature Films, TV Series, Movies of the Week, Animation, Music Videos and Commercials for the likes of Viacom, MTV, Showtime and HBO.

Laurie began on the sets of "21 Jump Street", "Wiseguy" and "MacGyver" then assisted producers in Series TV including Wes Craven's "Nightmare Café". This led to coordinating MOWs such as "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" and production managing the cult hit "The Ren & Stimpy Show" as well as music videos for the likes of Sting, Harry Connick Jr. and Our Lady Peace.

In 1997, she began producing projects for local and foreign companies from Toronto, London, Hong Kong, New York and Los Angeles.

In 2005 Laurie was tapped to produce "LOCAL FLAVOR WITH JOAN CUSACK" and in 2007 she acquired a slate of Feature Films including "THE PRAYING MANTIS" and "JOSIE AND JACK" which were developed with the participation of Telefilm Canada. In 2010, Laurie ventured into Lifestyle Television with "THE FOUR COURSEMEN" for the Cooking Channel that was nominated for a 2011 James Beard Award.

With her unique experience in varied genres, Laurie is currently a Creative Consultant and Producer focusing on bringing entertaining, thought-provoking and commercially viable Feature Films to the screen.


Troy Mason
Troy Mason
Executive Producer
Film & Television & Theater
A graduate of Vancouver Film School
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Troy got his start with Winnipeg sketch comedy troop Squirm, performing throughout Manitoba, including the International Winnipeg Fringe Festival. From there Troy went on to be a stage actor and stage director and held an hour-long comedy show on University of Manitoba campus radio.

He is an Indy film maker, having written and produced a number of short films including Shuman's Place for the Comedy Network and the crime drama Black Sunday, The Eye of the Storm, and the Underscore. He also has written T.V. spec scripts for shows such as, the Family Guy. He is involved with several feature film projects and continues to write screenplays.

Most recently, he co wrote the highly successful off Broadway musical Planet 5.

Matt Eskandari
Matt Eskandari
Director
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Matt Eskandari made his feature film directorial debut with the psychological thriller VICTIM, which premiered at the renowned Cannes Film Festival. The controversial work was distributed by IFC FILMS for theatrical release worldwide and hailed by Ain't it Cool News as "a thinking man's Saw" and "both original and disturbing."

Eskandari's next feature film, THE GAUNTLET, starring international stars Bai Ling, Warren Kole and Dustin Nguyen was released as GAME OF ASSASSINS by LIONSGATE STUDIOS in 2014. The film was recognized by the Chinese Film Bureau as the first US/China low budget-genre film to be entirely produced in China and was featured in Newsweek, MSNBC, Daily Variety, Fortune and Reuters for its groundbreaking, "global approach" to movie production.

As an alumnus of the prestigious University of Southern California, School of Cinema and Television, Matt has directed various award-winning films, including THE TAKING (Stan Winston Award for Best Film), which was featured as USC's centerpiece for their 2008 annual shorts screening. The film propelled him to nationwide exposure when he was chosen by Steven Spielberg, from a pool of 12,000 candidates, to participate in the FOX filmmaker competition 'On the Lot.' Eskandari has continued to direct international music videos and commercial promos across the globe from Shanghai to Bali to Rome. THE VINEYARD would mark his return to directing his third feature film outing.


Latif Ulla
Latif Ulla
Editor
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Early on, Latif developed a skill and passion for writing. Starting with creative writing he built his foundation for story and character. He is the co-founder of LabCatz entertainment. At LabCatz Latif is a composer, creative producer, writer, choreographer, and film maker. The LabCatz production company focuses on bringing creative ideas to life. Latif has edited a feature length film and is in pre-production for another. He has been developing rapidly as film editor and music composer. As a juggernaut of creative mediums he is aesthetically pushing the bar as an artist.

Tony Bullis
Tony Bullis
Screenplay Writer, Co-Producer
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Tony's writing career originates from a series of unpublished teen horror novels whilst in school in Ontario. Upon completion, he migrated to the west coast and graduated from the writing program at Vancouver Film School.

Tony has compeleted several TV spec-scripts ranging from Glee to True Blood and also features, short scripts and original Television pilots.

Recently, Tony has written and created an independent horror feature, currently in production.


Cliff Hoakason
Cliff Hokanson
Cinematographer
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Passionate film industry professional with over 20 years of experience. Cliff Hokanson has had a successful career as a Camera/Steadicam operator in feature films and television. Cliff is well known for his 'quick execution' and his creative skills with camera movement. He is multi-skilled in many facets of film but dedicates most of the year to Steadicam and A/B Camera operating. In addition to this, Cliff is self-motivated and is very knowledgeable with the technical aspects of everything from lighting to post-production. Energetic and performance-driven film professional. Dedicated self-starter who has a proven ability to produce tangible results. Self-confident and pace-setting leader who thrives in a high pressure, fast paced environment.

As a Director of Photography Camera operator Cliff is well versed and has been involved in everything from the production of feature and independent films, movie of the week, documentaries, commercials and countless music videos.

Matthew Heisler
Maritama Carlson
Producer
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Maritama Carlson is a local Vancouver actress born and raised into a family of performers. She has been involved in the entertainment world for many years including: dancing, singing, modelling and acting. She has co-produced several projects, such as short film "So Called Friends" credited writing and acting, Teaser trailer for "The Vineyard", and "Another Place" her very own web series "Iz and MT show" and is also an acting teacher/coach for youth! Maritama looks forward to this project as casting director for "The Vineyard" feature film!


Isabelle Fallu
Isabelle Fallu
FX Make-Up
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Isabelle Fallu has been working in SPFX makeup for over 5 years now. Originally self taught in Edmonton Alberta, she moved to Vancouver bc in 2013 to obtain her certificate from new image CFA, and has been working in film since her move here. She Is incredibly passionate about artistry and strives to improve everyday.

Her love for science fiction, fantasy and horror keep her driven and working to one day achieve her dreams of creating a fantasy creature nature show. She is thrilled to be keying the makeup department and to be bringing the strongest team possible together for the vineyard. Together we will create the stuff of nightmares!