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Nilo Rodis’ career spans such iconic franchises as Star Wars, Raiders and Star Trek. In fact, his career is so epic, we couldn’t fit it all in onto one episode!
In part one of our exclusive conversation, Rodis discusses his early career working in Detroit’s once-booming car industry, how he came to work with George Lucas, and his unlikely friendship and collaboration with John Hughes.
Simon Barry was a screenwriter working in LA, when he returned to Vancouver and made the switch to TV, helming the barrier-breaking series Continuum. Since then, he has been at the helm of a number of cult-favourite shows including Van Helsing, Ghost Wars and his latest, Warrior Nun which is now streaming on Netflix.
We spoke with Simon about the early days of his career, his passion for genre storytelling and how Warrior Nun came to be.
In 2004, Sean O’Reilly achieved one of his life-long goals and self-published his first comic book under the banner of Arcana Comics. Kade didn’t only do well, it made a profit and 16 years later Sean is still at it, leading Canada’s largest comic book publisher with over 350 titles, as well as an animation studio which produces television series and films based on the studio’s IP.
We spoke with Sean about his passion for comics, his creative process and how his love for technology has driven much of Arcana’s growth over the years.
Gordon Durity has been working in the music industry for decades, and though you may not recognize his name, if you’ve played a video game over the last 20 years, you have probably heard some of his work. As Executive Audio Director at Electronic Arts Canada, Gordon has led the audio production for hundreds of titles.
We spoke with Gordon about his career trajectory, the process of creating music and sound for a video game and the future of video game music.
Brenda Gilbert is the Co-Founder and President of BRON Media Corporation. She’s also a producer, a mother and a woman of colour. How did this small business, founded with her husband Aaron, grow into the multi-faceted company with 60+ productions, offices in 5 cities and numerous awards under their belt?
We speak with Brenda about the early days, navigating being an entrepreneur with young children, and finding the balance between busy work and home schedule.
From Star Trek: Enterprise and Star Wars: Clone Wars, to Cannes Lions-winning global campaigns for Mercedes-Benz, Apple, Canon, Honda, and Sony, BAFTA-nominated composer Takeshi Furukawa's music has accompanied some of the world's most recognized images on screen. His work on the highly acclaimed PlayStation title The Last Guardian has established him as one of the most exciting new voices in the video game industry garnering a Premio Drago d'Oro, an IGN Award, and a GANG Award, as well as nominations at the BAFTA Games Awards, D.I.C.E.