DEADLY EXPOSURE 2022



During the daytime of the festival join us in person for industry panels and power round tables with key industry professionals. This event has been financially assisted by Telefilm Canada, Ontario Creates and the Independent Production Fund.

All passes will include a full delegate contact list (in excel) that will include panellists and attendees that will be sent after the event is over.

These events will take place at the Tranzac Club in Toronto.


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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24th



9:15 am - 9:45 am
COFFEE MEET & GREET

Complimentary coffee and tea courtesy of Deadly Grounds Coffee
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In this two part event, participants will have the opportunity to meet with some of Canada’s industry leaders to discuss their experience in the fields of financing, sales, and distribution. Day one is an opportunity to meet with some of the key funders, Session two is an opportunity to meet with some of the key distributors, sales agents, organizations and producers in Canada. This event has been financially assisted by Telefilm Canada, Ontario Creates and the Independent Production Fund.

πŸ‘‰πŸΏ 9:45 am - 12:15 pm
INDUSTRY ROUND TABLES (Session 1)

Guests (subject to change) include:
ACTRA Toronto | Taisa Dekker, Manager of Industry Initiatives & Outreach
CBC | Micah Kernan, Development Manager, Comedy and Drama Scripted Programming
Bell Media | Mitch Geddes, Production Executive, Original Programming, Drama & Feature Film
Independent Production Fund (IPF) | Mark Shapland, Communications & Program Coordinator
Marquee Insurance | Stephanie Herrera, Head of Entertainment
Marquee Insurance | Rorie McIntosh, President
PurpleDOG Post | Keshia Saldanha, Business Development Manager
William F. White (Whites) | Greg Jeffs, Client Services Coordinator, Emerging Filmmakers/Digital Content



12:15 pm - 1:45 pm (break)


πŸ‘‰πŸΏ 1:45 pm - 4:15 pm
INDUSTRY ROUND TABLES (Session 2)

Guests (subject to change) include:
Black Fawn Distribution | CF Benner, Sales Manager
Black Fawn Films | Chad Archibald, Director/Producer/Co-Owner
IndieVue | Sanjay Burman, President
Photon Films | SardΓ© Hardie, Vice President- Acquisitions & Sales at Photon Films
Raven Banner Entertainment | Anelle Dehghani, Physical Distribution and VOD Manager
Red Water Entertainment | Reese Eveneshen, Head of Development
Syndicado | Greg Rubidge, President & Founder
Vortex Words + Pictures | Matt Orenstein, Vice President, Acquisitions and Strategy



4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
NETWORKING COCKTAIL

Stay for a networking drink with your colleagues at the Tranzac Club before heading over the screenings at the Isabel Bader Theatre.



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25th



9:15 am - 9:45 am
COFFEE MEET & GREET

Complimentary coffee and tea courtesy of Deadly Grounds Coffee
deadly grounds coffee


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πŸ‘‰πŸΏ 9:45 am - 11:15 am
Panel 1: MEET THE PRODUCERS

The eclectic lineup at Blood in the Snow also includes a great mix of producers behind this year’s feature films. How do they find projects and directors? What are their methods to bring a collaborative vision to the screen? Join us as we get those answers and more from those who get productions off the ground.

Kurtis David Harder (Influencer, V/H/S 94, Z, What Keeps You Alive)
Bruno Marino (Control, Spare Parts)
Jason Green (Shifted)


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πŸ‘‰πŸΏ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Panel 2:
MEET THE ACTORS

Actors bring us those unforgettable performances we return to time and time again. How do they use acting skills and reach into emotional storytelling to approach a role? As the key part of a film, actors must take direction, study their environments, and become someone else for the length of a shoot. Find out how these talented performers capture the characters they play.

Ryan Allen (The Devil Comes At Night)
Chelsea Clark (The Protector)
Gabrielle Graham (Relax, I'm from the Future)
Lanette Ware-Bushfield (Anything for Jackson)



12:15 pm - 2:00 pm (break)


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πŸ‘‰πŸΏ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Panel 3:
MEET THE DISTRIBUTORS

Where does your film go after the festival circuit? With streaming services at an all-time high, the distribution of a movie can bring new opportunities and challenges. Get the latest in distribution strategies with our esteemed guests.

Raven Banner Entertainment | Andrew Hunt
Red Water Entertainment /IndieCan Entertainment | Avi Federgreen
Mongrel Media | Tom Alexander, Theatrical Sales


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πŸ‘‰πŸΏ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Panel 4: MEET THE DIRECTORS

Every director has their own approach and brings their own experience to tell a story, and how they do it can be wildly different, or sometimes, they simply have to follow the rules. Check out how these resourceful directors navigate their creative process from start to finish in this engaging talk.

KC Carthew (Polaris)
Luke Higginson (Relax, I'm from the Future)
Adrian Konstant (Shifted)

Lenin M Sivam (The Protector)


4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
NETWORKING COCKTAIL

Stay for a networking drink with your colleagues at the Tranzac Club before heading over the screenings at the Isabel Bader Theatre.



SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH



9:30 am - 10:00 am
COFFEE MEET & GREET

Complimentary coffee and tea courtesy of Deadly Grounds Coffee
deadly grounds coffee



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πŸ‘‰πŸΏ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
PRODUCING MASTERCLASS WITH MICHAEL PETERSON (Part 1)

Award-winning producer Michael Peterson will go through the various stages of making a film. He will share the hard-earned tips and tricks that he has learned through making dozens of short films, music videos, commercials, tv-series and a dozen feature films, mostly in the horror genre. He will go through each stage in the process, from the very start to the very end:
  • Choosing and developing the right scripts
  • Putting together smart budgets
  • Creating a good team culture with your cast and crew
  • Planning production
  • Moving through post-production and entering film festivals and markets


  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (break)


    πŸ‘‰πŸΏ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    PRODUCING MASTERCLASS WITH MICHAEL PETERSON (Part 2)

    A continuation of the discussion, Micahel Peterson will share some of the documents, template examples and other paperwork, along with stories and examples of film from the trenches of being a filmmaker. This workshop was developed to help new filmmakers avoid some of the pitfalls and mistakes that happen to almost all of us embarking on the journey of making a film. This is the advice Michael wishes he had been given when starting on his journey as a filmmaker. If you're looking to make your first short film or are making the leap into producing your first feature film, everyone will get something from this workshop. Attendants are encouraged to bring questions relevant to their film projects for discussion.


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    πŸ‘‰πŸΏ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    50 YEARS OF FRIGHTENSTEIN WITH MITCH MARKOWITZ

    The Hilarious House of Frightenstein is an iconic Canadian children's television series, which was produced by Hamilton, Ontario's independent station CHCH-TV in 1971. Syndicated both in Canada and internationally, it has influenced filmmakers and performers all over the world to this day. The landmark sketch show included zany "Laugh-In" style comedy, educational content and incredible monster costumes and makeup. The show's cast included Billy Van, Billy Van, Billy Van, (he played 9 different characters) Vincent Price, Julius Sumner Miller, Fishka Rais, Guy Big, and Mitch Markowitz.

    Join us for an exclusive one-on-one chat with Co-Producer Mitch Markowitz who also played the 'Super Hippy' character to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this landmark series where Mitch shares with us his unique insights into the show and its legacy.


    πŸ‘‰πŸΏ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    FRIGHTENSTEIN COCKTAIL

    The chat will be followed by a cocktail reception where you can speak to Mitch Markowitz and perhaps get a FREE autographed FRIGHTENSTEIN POSTER! At the Tranzac Club before the screenings at the Isabel Bader Theatre.



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