LESLEY ANN PATTEN, DIRECTORZIJIfilmbiz@gmail.com
Lesley began creating material for television in 1990. Her work has been broadcast internationally in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Ms. Patten’s documentary, "Loyalties," was declared one of "The Ten Best Documentaries of 2000" at the American Film Institute Festival. Ms. Patten is also an experienced children’s writer, and has created several large scale performance films, the most recent featured Yo Yo Ma, Japanese court dances, magical horses, elaborate Tibetan costumes, and won a nomination for Best Performance Film at the international Banff Television Festival. Ms. Patten’s company, ZIJI Films and Television, also functions as an executive producer and co-producer on other projects found at www.ZIJI.ca.
LUC DIERCKX, INSTIGATORluc@cs.ubc.ca
Born in Belgium, a professional ballet danseur turned computer nerd. "I have been a Buddhist practitioner longer than I can remember yet one of my colleagues recently called me "the most un-Buddhist person" he'd ever met. When Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche married my wife and me, he predicted the marriage would last only a year. I've been with her for seven years--just to spite him. Still, one day I hope to perceive my teacher as perfect.
LOUISE RODD, TAROT READERlouiserodd@yahoo.com
Daughter of a ghost hunter, and renown for a cockney grip on wisdom. Never under- estimate this girl. She could be your best friend in Bodhgaya.
ALEX SALTER, SOUND RECORDISTasalter@ns.sympatico.ca
" Working on the sound for WOMPT was both rewarding and challenging. I love to work on films where I get the chance to work on location, recording, and in sound postproduction, editing. The decision to record the location sound on digital audio tape, DAT, rather than on the camera,DV, resulted in high quality audio. This ensured a wonderfully realistic Dolby Digital soundtrack that has lots of depth and presence."
KENT MARTIN, CO-PRODUCERk.firstname.lastname@example.org
Kent's role with the National Film Board has helped to bring many stories with international implications to the big screen. Recent credits include the Gemini award winner Westray, about a terrible mining disaster, and Salvation, a portrait of Salvation Army volunteers that the National Post columnist Robert Fulford said contains "scenes that will stick with me for a long long time. "
KENT NASON, CINEMATOGRAPHERseatosea@netcom.ca
Born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada; Kent Nason began his film making career with Crawley Films Ltd in Ottawa in 1969. He joined the National Film Board of Canada in 1973 as a cinematographer and participated in the formation of an NFB film production studio in the Atlantic region. He has photographed well over one hundred films in his career and has been a freelance cinematographer and videographer for the last five years. Kent has also edited, directed and produced documentaries. He has traveled all over the world shooting films that have been broadcast internationally and screened at major film festivals. Many of these programs have been nominated for and have won numerous awards. He received a Gemini in 1997 for best cinematography for the documentary series The Human Race hosted by Gwynne Dyer. Kent has photographed a number of award winning documentary series for television and enjoys shooting drama as well as documentary.
PETER GIFFEN, EDITORpeter@editfarm.tv
Plays a mean keyboard both in the edit suite and the honkey tonks where he likes to linger in the minor chords of cowboy tunes. In his former life raised prize winning roosters and milked the cows down on the farm. This is the 3rd film he and Ms. Patten have edited together.
ANGELA DE NICOLA, LINE PRODUCER
Ms. De Nicola began her career with the CBC in 1983. Throughout the years, she has gained valuable experience at a management level in the private sector before joining ZIJI in 2001. Her background also includes experience in the public and volunteer sectors, and has held Executive board positions in Halifax and Toronto. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Saint Mary's University and a Master of Public Administration Degree from Dalhousie University.