Jovanka Vuckovic | Writer/Director
Jovanka Vuckovic is an award-winning writer, artist, filmmaker and cinema historian. She spent five years as a digital effects artist at CBC Television, where she earned a Gemini Award for Best Visual Effects at just 25 years old. She became a noted horror genre expert during her tenure as Editor-in-Chief of Rue Morgue Magazine and was recently named one of the top thirteen most important women in the history of horror alongside Mary Shelley, Kathryn Bigelow and Vampira. Vuckovic is the author of Zombies! An Illustrated History of the Undead (St. Martin's Press/Ilex Press). The Captured Bird is her first film.|
Jason Lapeyre | Producer
Jason Lapeyre is an award-winning filmmaker based in Toronto. His feature film directing credits include I Declare War (2012) and Cold Blooded (2012), as well as Faceless (2012), a documentary about an inpatient psychiatry unit. His films have been shown in over 25 film festivals around the world and been broadcast in Canada and the UK.
Guillermo del Toro | Executive Producer
Guillermo del Toro is the Oscar-nominated director of The Devil’s Backbone, the Hellboy films and Pan’s Labyrinth. He is currently in post-production on Pacific Rim with Legendary Pictures.
Robert L. Lucas | Executive Producer
Robert L. Lucas is an award-winning documentary filmmaker (One For The Fire: The Legacy of Night of the Living Dead) and director of photography. Lucas recently Associate Produced “Wet Dreams” (from director Tom Savini), a segment of the highly anticipated anthology film Theatre Bizarre.
Steve Gonsalves | Executive Producer
Steve Gonsalves is a veteran paranormal investigator, founder of TAPS Paramagazine and star of the SyFy hit series Ghost Hunters. In addition to producing The Captured Bird, he is also the film's Chief Paranormal Advisor.
Spectral Motion | Special Effects Make-Up Design
Mike Elizalde’s Spectral Motion is Hollywood’s premiere creature-effects shop, making monsters for films such as Land of the Lost, X-Men: The Last Stand and the Hellboy films.
Paul Jones Effects Studio | Special Effects Make-Up
Paul Jones Effects is Toronto's biggest creature effects studio. Recent genre film credits include Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, The Thing and Resident Evil: Afterlife.
Karim Hussain | Director of Photography
Karim Hussain is a director and cinematographer (Hobo With a Shotgun, Antiviral) whose most recent films as director include the upcoming anthology Theatre Bizarre, La Belle Bête, Ascension and Subconscious Cruelty.
Douglas Buck | Editor
Douglas Buck’s most recent film as editor is the film adaptation of Jack Ketchum’s Offspring, but he is also the director of several films, including the upcoming anthology film Theatre Bizarre, the remake of Brian DePalma’s Sisters and the award-winning short Cutting Moments.
Anastasia Masaro | Production Designer
Anastasia Masaro is an Academy Award-nominated Canadian production designer whose film credits include Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Tideland, Vincenzo Natali's Cube, the Stephen King mini-series Storm of the Century, The Perfect Man, Honey and Dead Silence.
Tammy Sutton | Visual Effects Supervisor
Emmy-award winner Tammy Sutton has worked on the visual effects for Avatar, the Twilight films GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Slither and Spider-Man 2, among dozens of others.
Rob McCallum | Storyboard Artist/Concept Artist
Rob McCallum is the Canadian film industry's go-to storyboard artist. His film credits include Pacific Rim, The Thing, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Kick-Ass, Silent Hill Orphan, Dark Water, George Romero's Land of the Dead and dozens more.
Nat Jones | Concept Artist
Nat Jones is one of the industry’s top horror artists. He has worked with many of comics' most recognized creators including Rob Zombie, Steve Niles, Joe Hill and Todd Mcfarlane. Jones' credits include 28 Days Later, 30 Days of Night, Spawn, Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer, The Nail, The Devil’s Rejects, Fear the Dead and '68.
Redeemer | Film Score
Redeemer is a critically acclaimed underground musical act featuring Juno Award-winning guitarist Jason Cuddy, Gold and Platinum Record Award-winning bassist/producer Darius Szczepaniak (whose film credits include The Passion of the Christ and Hostage), vocalist Shane Faulkner, guitarist George Giourgis and drummer Victor Rebelo.
Civilized Machine | Flash Animation and Website Support
Callie Reed and Bryan Nelson are Civilized Machine. Based in Milwaukee, WI, Civilized Machine provided the Flash intro to the site, as well as advice and IT support throughout the website creation process.
Switch VFX | Visual Effects
Switch VFX founded by Jon Campfens and Pete Denomme is an artist driven boutique facility based in Toronto working on Feature films and Television projects. Its creative team has been nominated and won Gemini and EMMY awards for their past work. Some of the projects that Switch VFX has been involved with include George Romero’s Land of the Dead, the Susan Sarandon and Gabriel Byrne feature Emotional Arithmetic, the Golden Globe nominated mini series Broken Trail, Frankie and Alice with Halle Berry, Universal Films', Slither and the Lions Gate SAW franchise.
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