Ryan Mullins has worked as a director, editor and cinematographer in the film and news industry for the past five years.
His short film Volta, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and the South by Southwest film festival in the US. He has been awarded the Scholarship for International Development Journalism by the International Development Research Centreand nominated for the Bell Fund’s “Ten to Watch” in new media.
Omar Majeed is a director, producer and editor working in the film and television industry for over ten years. Recently, he paired up with Montreal’s EyeSteelFilm productions (Last Train Home, Rip: Remix Manifesto) to direct his first feature-length documentary TAQWACORE: The Birth of Punk Islam. The film chronicles the rise of a nascent Muslim Punk scene in North America and Pakistan, and has toured festivals around the globe – including VIFF, IDFA, South by Southwest, Sheffield Doc/Fest and more. The doc took top prize at the Harlem International Film Festival and was voted Best Music Doc 2009 by SPIN magazine. Omar began his career working for Chum Television (now CTV-globemedia). In 2001, he received a Gemini Award for Best Editing on the groundbreaking series QueerTelevision.