Toronto-based Producer, Co-Director and star of Beyond What Remains, and member of the extended family cast in the box office hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) and its sequel (2016), Peter studied and honed his craft over many years with the highly regarded, Juilliard-trained Artistic Director of the Professional Actors Lab, David Rotenberg.
With a Bachelor of Arts (Politics) and a Law Degree from Queen’s University, he began his career as a litigation lawyer in Toronto.
But a few years later, in an effort to convince a friend to follow his dream to become an actor, Peter accepted a challenge to attend an acting class with him. His friend didn’t show up.
Instead, Peter discovered his own love for the art and left his lawyer days behind.
Beyond What Remains is his first feature film as a producer, his first as a co-director, and his first as the lead.
WRITER (SCREENPLAY BY)
Bassel is a strategy and management consultant, coach and trainer who speaks five languages (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Czech) and has worked with global companies, government, and non-profits.
He first developed the screenplay for what would become Beyond What Remains in 2006. Informed in part by some experiences from his past, he devoted himself to the project for several years. Among his many essential contributions to the production, he scouted and discovered all the beautiful, remote Mexican locations that are so core to the film.
Over seven intense years spent in study to become an actor, Bassel performed on stage at Toronto’s Summer Works, and directed and co-produced two plays. He holds a Bachelor Degree in International Relations from York University, studied Cinematography and Film Production at Ryerson University, and
completed a Masters Degree in Communication (with Specialization in Film and Theatre), again at York. And he conceived and mounted three original theatre performances with Toronto Youth. BWR is his first feature as a co-director, and first as a screenwriter.
A Toronto-based producer, director, writer and first assistant director, with additional experience as a post-production supervisor, Glenn produced, directed and wrote the 22-minute film, The Touch, starring Rick Roberts and Joy Tanner, which garnered film festival screenings, critical praise, multiple broadcast sales, and aired nationwide in prime time on the CBC, Canada’s national public broadcaster.
As a first assistant director over many years, he planned and scheduled shoots and managed sets on numerous films, TV movies, TV series and shorts.
Glenn’s creative and organizational guidance on Beyond What Remains has been invaluable.
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Vladimir is a Mexico City-based producer and production manager, with background as a location manager and in numerous other production positions.
His producer credits include the features Espíritu de Triunfo and Beyond What Remains (Más Allá de lo Que Queda), the TV movie Padre Pro, and the TV series Batallas de Celaya and Secretos de Nuestra Historia.
His production manager credits include the features Villa, Itinerario de una Pasión, Cementerio de Papel, and the TV series Yo sé que Puedo, La Coleccionista and Gossip Girl: Acapulco.
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DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Omar is a Mexico-based cinematographer and stills photographer who has also worked in Cuba, Germany and Spain.
His credits include the feature films Beyond What Remains (Mexico), Todos Hemos Pecado (We Have All Sinned, Mexico), Personal Belongings (Cuba), which won the Third Place Opera Prima Coral Award for Best Film at the 2007 International Festival of New Latin American Film in Havana, Cuba, and the documentary The Fallen (Mexico), which screened at the 2008 Ambulante Documentary Film Festival.
His work in television includes the TV movies Premoniciones (Premonitions), City on War, La Ruleta de los Sueños (Roulette of Dreams), Aurora’s Sin, No Mercy, and the TV series Premoniciones (Premonitions), Drenaje Profundo (Deep Drainage, TV Azteca), Ruta México (Mexico Route, Channel 22), and Los Once Más (Eleven More, Channel 11).
Omar has also worked on more than twenty short films and on music
videos for artists that include La Maldita Vecindad, Hunter, and Ana Victoria, among others.
His thesis Gente Que Llora (People Who Cry) won the National TV, Radio and Film of Cuba Premio Caracol Award for Best Cinematography in 2001, and the short film Mesa de Manjares (Table of Delicacies) won for Best Cinematography at the 2009 Philadelphia International Documentary and Fiction Film Festival.
Omar is a graduate of the International School of Film and Television (Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television, EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, with a Specialization in Cinematography, and he holds a Master of Film Studies degree from the Centro de Cultura Casa Lamm in Mexico City.
ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY
One of Canada’s most celebrated film and television composers, producers and arrangers, Toronto-based John Welsman is a two-time Canadian Screen Award recipient for Best Original Score, a five-time Gemini Award recipient (and thirteen-time nominee), and the winner of the Genie Award for Achievement in Music for Nurse Fighter Boy.
His extensive credits include the TV series Road to Avonlea, Franklin and Friends, The Mighty Jungle, My Friend Rabbit, The Twilight Zone, and the TV movies Stolen Miracle, Murder Most Likely, and Borrowed Hearts.
Documentary films include James Cameron and Simcha Jacobivici’s The Lost Tomb Of Jesus, and the acclaimed, award-winning West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson, Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven, Tales from the Organ Trade, and David Suzuki’s The Sacred Balance.
Recent dramatic feature films include Beyond What Remains, Nurse Fighter Boy, MODRA, and A Winter Tale.
In total, he has 9 theatrical features, 14 movies for television, 14 television series and over 50 documentaries to his name.
John began his career as a singer-songwriter who recorded with artists Laura Smith, Available Space, Jane Siberry, and Cherie Camp. Later he would arrange for internationally renowned recording artists The Canadian Tenors with Sarah McLachlan (The Perfect Gift), Loreena McKennitt (An Ancient Muse, and The Mask and Mirror), Stephanie Hardy (Brand New Skin), and Allanah Myles (I Believe).
He co-wrote with Cherie Camp and recorded the self-titled WEA album “Cherie Camp” (produced by Gene Martynec). And Welsman and Camp won the 2009 Genie Award for Achievement in Music – Original Song with, “Oh Love” (Nurse Fighter Boy).
John also composed music for the Ontario Tourism campaign from 1996 to 2002. And he was commissioned to compose and arrange for the short film Ontario Our Majesty, a gift to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in honor of her 2002 Jubilee visit to Ontario.
In 2015, he was elected as President of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada (SCGC).
CO-POST-PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR, EDITOR
Director of the short, Communist Mummies From Mars (Best Comedy, “Emerging,” Playr Video Festival 2015, Newmarket, Ontario), Director/Writer of the documentary, The Dying Breed (2014), and Director/Writer/Editor of the short, Fourth Base (2012), Michael loves films and filmmaking and has an obsessive desire to master all areas of the craft.
His background includes Toronto-based positions as Visual Effects Coordinator on seasons 2 and 3 of the TV series Penny Dreadful with Mr. X, Video Editor, Graphics Designer and Technician with Working Proof Studios, and Editor on several ads and promos for OLG, The Hive, The Canadian Cancer Society, and Orange Mobile/Jam 3.
He is also the Director/Editor, Owner-Operator of his own TantonFilm Media Company.
Michael earned a Film Studies diploma from Fanshawe College (London, Ontario) and a Bachelor Degree in Film and Media from Humber College (Toronto).
Beyond What Remains is his first feature as a post-production supervisor, and his first as an editor (and digital compositor, and subtitles designer, and, and…).
A talented singer, live performer, song writer, musician and part-time music teacher, Alanna discovered her love for sound design at Humber College in Toronto, where she earned a Bachelor of Film and Media degree.
She has since sound edited and designed several short films and commercials.
Not only did Alanna do all the dialogue editing, ADR, sound editing and design for Beyond What Remains, she also applied her considerable musical taste and knowledge to research and acquire source music that would best compliment the tone and energy of key moments in the film More about the author.
BWR is her first feature.
Martín is a Mexico City-based filmmaker, art director and writer, who studied film at ESCAC in Barcelona, Spain, where he was a segment production designer on the feature, Puzzled Love.
He has since worked on two other features, several short films and video clips, in television, and on documentaries in Spain, Cuba, Argentina and Mexico.
In 2015, Martín won a Federal Government of Mexico incentive for short film production (IMCINE) and published a book of short stories entitled De Milagros y Otros Cuentos (Of Miracles and Other Stories).