Festival Team

Mac Downey

Festival Director & Board Member

Ryan Cowan

Festival Producer &
Board Member

Jacob Sero

Marketing Director &
Board Member

Jinder Oujla-Chalmers

Festival Advisor
& Jury Member

Leslie-Anne Coles

Festival Consultant &
Jury Member

Bryce Mercier

Creative Director / Content Producer

Eric Ward

Branding Director &
Jury Member

Ella Cowan

Administrative Coordinator

 Event Contributors

Mikayla Fasullo

Panelist, Roundtable Guest &
Jury Member

Mikayla grew up in a family of professional creatives. At an early age she learned about the risks and rewards of working in the “creative industry”, and found a common thread to success across all types of creative practice: anyone can have a great idea, but unfortunately not everyone can bring it to life. 

After working as a freelance producer in music videos and commercials, Mikayla took her career in-house with production company Fela. As their integrated producer, she's worked in Toronto, LA, Chicago, Manchester and more with clients such as Uber, Youtube, Under Armor, Budweiser, Cheetos, Bestbuy and artists Drake, DJ Khaled, Lil Baby, Future,
to name a few.

Passion needs to be tempered with discipline. Mikayla’s skill is not only in seeing the vision, but in seeing it through to execution.

LeSean Harris


LeSean Harris is a Toronto-based director/photographer with a keen focus on narrative storytelling through music, sports, and lifestyle brands.

Creating visuals for prominent artists like Usher, Miguel, Ella Mai and DVSN and hallmark brands such as Disney, Nike, Adidas, Budweiser, Lego and The MLB, LeSean has quickly become a director to watch. His work has taken home awards at the Clios, The AICP Awards, The One Show and the AD&D Awards. 

With hands-on experience in cinematography and editing, LeSean is able to command the entire filmmaking process, giving him a holistic approach to a director’s craft.

Dragan Andic AKA the.97

Roundtable Guest & Jury Member

Canadian video director Dragan Andic, aka The.97, has worked with just about every big name in this country, including Chris Brown, Fridayy, Nav, Roy Woods, Anders, and more. From humble beginnings at Humber College, Andic took a chance opportunity to photograph Drake’s tour and never looked back from that life-changing moment. 

Alex Rozanec

Roundtable Guest

Alex is a Toronto-based writer and producer whose work spans in music videos, commercials, and short form entertainment.

After graduating with an English degree from the University of Toronto, he took a rare opportunity to work with production companies DNA and Anonymous Content in Los Angeles. Thrown in the deep end to the sharks, Alex began coordinating commercial and music video shoots in LA's video market, working alongside top-tier filmmakers, and learning production under the wing of reputable Hollywood producers.

After his time in Hollywood, Alex founded the production company, TrePalm, as a focus on creating sharp and expressive video content. Under Alex’s direction, TrePalm gained recognition in the industry when his first production received the national CSC Award for Best Cinematography, and has gone on to produce spots and videos for Airbnb, Microsoft, October's Very Own, Our Lady Peace, Jessie Reyez, Social Lite, Brett Kissel, Amanda Marshall, only to name a few while representing seasoned, and up-and-coming directorial talent in Canada.

Brendan Barnard

Roundtable Guest &
Jury Member

Brendan Barnard is a Toronto-based director and editor. He has worked with some of the city's top music labels directing projects garnering 40m+ views. Brendan focuses on the rawness of a story and integrates feeling with an uncanny ability to tug at the heart. He also spends a lot of time living in a van. 

Akil McKenzie

Festival Host

Devante Mowatt

Jury Member

Anton Mak

Jury Member

Hallea Jones

Jury Member

Tiffany Wice

Jury Member


Jury Member


Jury Member

Drew Yorke

Jury Member

Maggie Elizabeth

Jury Member

Dani Pinto

Jury Member

Sherouk Hasan

Jury Member

Tyler Evans

Jury Member

Ziyaad Hannif

Jury Member

Spark Houston

Jury Member

 Event Coverage

Billy McCormick - Director of Photography

Andre Schumann - Camera Operator  

Keith Goh - Camera Operator  

Nathaniel Barker - Camera Operator

Hayley Keenan -Photography

Nathan Powell - Sound Recordist


Willem Lachance

Sam Downey

Stock photos by KAL VISUALS, Jakob Owens, Gordon Cowie, Laura Stanley, Caleb Oquendo, Tandem X Visuals, Susan Wilkinson, Jeremy Yap, Edwin Andrade, Lennon Cheng, and Kelsey Chance