Colin GeddesFounder / Producer
Colin has been selecting cutting-edge films for the Toronto International Film Festival since 1998, where he's in charge of the Midnight Madness and Vanguard programmes. At TIFF he has introduced new talent and hosted the premieres of films including Miike Takashi's Ichi the Killer; Johnnie To's Full Time Killer; Eli Roth's Cabin Fever and Hostel; Wilson Yip's SPL (Kill Zone) starring Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung; and Pratchya Pinkaew's Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior.
For the past two years, Colin has also been the Festival Director of ActionFest, the only film festival dedicated to showcasing international action cinema. Colin's additional programming and festival affiliations include Fantasia; Toronto After Dark; the Asian rep theatre Golden Classics Cinema; Images Festival of Independent Film & Video; Cinematheque Ontario; Reel Asian Film Festival; Fantastic Fest; and Fantastic Fest (Austin). Colin has served on the juries of several international film festivals. For more than a decade culminating in 2006, Colin also curated Kung Fu Fridays, a monthly screening series showcasing the eclectic world of Asian martial arts and cult cinema.
A specialist in Asian cinema, Colin has written for The Globe & Mail, Giant Robot Magazine, and published Asian Eye magazine, one of the first publications dedicated to examining the Hong Kong film industry. He directed supplementary content for DVDs featuring interviews with legends of Asian cinema, such as Master Hwang Inn Shik for the U.K. DVD releases of Jackie Chan's Dragon Lord and Young Master; John Woo's film editor David Wu; and Bruce Lee's regular co-star, actress Nora Miao.
In addition, Colin has one of North America's largest collections of Hong Kong cinema promotional materials, posters and lobby cards. An exhibition of 50 of his posters was held at the Cinematheque Quebecoise in 2008. Over the past 15 years, Colin has been rescuing abandoned 35mm prints from Toronto's closed Chinatown cinemas and garbage heaps, and recently also rescued the Toronto Reference Library's entire 16mm film collection. In 2010, he donated 200 feature films originating from Hong Kong and Taiwan to the University of Toronto.
Katarina GligorijevicManaging Director
Katarina is a Toronto-based writer and producer who has worked in the music and film industries for over a decade. During the early 2000s, Katarina spent several years touring as a musician, during which time she released several albums with the bands Pyramid Culture, Republic of Safety, and The Barcelona Pavilion, with which she also recorded a Peel Session for iconic BBC DJ John Peel.
Katarina's writing has appeared in several film publications and websites including POV Magazine and Exclaim!, and she's a current regular contributor to Toronto Film Scene. Her fiction and non-fiction essays have appeared in the Coach House Books compilations The State of the Arts: Living with Culture in Toronto, and The Edible City: Toronto's Food From Farm to Fork, and in the book of modern fables, The Lion and the Aardvark from Stone Skin Press. She is currently working on a novel about the weather, and is developing two feature screenplays. Katarina produced and directed one documentary short, Torontopia, in 2005, and more recently produced the narrative short Who Remembers How it Ends? which played theatrically before the feature during the theatrical run of Manborg in Toronto.
For the past seven years, Katarina has also worked with REEL CANADA, an organization dedicated to introducing students to the power and diversity of Canadian film and engaging them in a conversation about what it means to be Canadian. An initiative of the Canadian film and television industry, REEL CANADA is a travelling film festival that moves from school to school across Canada. It is supported by a Board of Directors and Advisory Committee that includes some of our most prominent filmmakers and producers, including Atom Egoyan, Deepa Mehta, David Cronenberg, Norman Jewison, Robert Lantos, Don McKellar, Sarah Polley, Bruce McDonald, Jean-Marc Vallee and many others. Originally in charge of operations and festival execution, Katarina now works in a consulting capacity with REEL CANADA.
Tim Reis is an Atlanta-based producer, director, DP, editor and law school dropout. The first feature film he produced, James Sizemore's The Demon's Rook, was completed in 2013 in partnership with Ultra 8 Pictures and has gone on to play to great acclaim at some of the premiere genre film festivals in the world, including Fantasia (Montreal, Canada), Fright Fest (London, UK), Sitges (Sitges, Spain) and Scream Fest (Los Angeles, USA). Tim also runs a multimedia event services company that specializes in producing live-streaming multi-camera corporate events in the US Southeast with a focus on e-sports. In his free time, Tim directs music videos and short narrative films with his crew of like-minded Atlanta filmmakers. Tim has just written and directed his first feature, Bad Blood, which is currently in post-production.
Peter KuplowskyCreative Consultant
Peter Kuplowsky is a Toronto film curator, producer, screenwriter, TwitchFilm.com contributor and hat-enthusiast. A programmer for the Toronto After Dark Film Festival since its inception in 2005, his other significant cine-endeavors include the coordination of Shaun Of The Dead director Edgar Wright's Toronto editions of The Wright Stuff in 2009 and 2010; appearing in Michael Paul Stephenson's Best Worst Movie (2010); and co-producing Steven Kostanski's genre-bending films Manborg (2011) and Bio-cop (2012). Peter currently works for TIFF Nexus, a gaming and new media project at TIFF Bell Lightbox, and as a creative consultant with Ultra 8 Pictures.
Jeff WrightAcquisition Consultant
Jeff Wright is the founder and programmer of Toronto's free independent screening series, Refocus (Refocus: The Podcast coming soon!). He's also the film programmer for Canada's largest music festival, CMW, and is a member of the programming teams for ActionFest and the Calgary Underground Film Festival. With his diverse programming experience, Jeff is a curator who is as likely to bring you under-the-radar independent dramas and comedies as he is documentaries or genre fare. Being the first to screen the work of Adam Wingard, Ben Wheatley, Michael Tully, and David Lowery in Toronto speaks volumes about his eye for new talent. He's also looking to dip his toe into the waters of short film production in 2014.