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IAN FOSTER -                     WRITER, DIRECTOR & COMPOSER

Newfoundland native Ian Foster comes from a place of stories, and he knows how to tell them. As a musician, he’s a road worn troubadour who has been described as having a keen poetic sense and a searcher’s infinite wisdom in his writing, and yet can make you laugh between songs. He writes in a modern folk style and exudes a love of storytelling. In 2012, Ian wrote, directed, edited and scored his first independent short film, One More Song. The film screened at the 2013 Nickel Film Festival and took home an award for ‘Best Screenplay.’ The film also screened at the 33rd Atlantic Film Festival in 2013, and was licensed to CBC Television. Ian has also had his own music in television shows like CBC’s Republic of Doyle and Hope for Wildlife. He has composed music for various documentaries and dramatic shorts since 2011.

#MyKeystone: Walking the streets of Venice for the first time. I was on tour in Italy, and we had just a single day off to travel into Venice; not enough time to do all the usual tourist things. Just walking the streets was magical and we left feeling totally fulfilled by the experience.

 
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MICHAEL CIUFFINI - PRODUCER

Michael is a Production & Post Production professional for TV, Film & Digital Media. Currently, he holds the position of Film & Tourism Specialist for the City of Brampton.  His catalogue of short films as a Producer includes the award-winning Infanticide! (2013), The Rink (2011) and Last Music Man (2011). His films have screened around the world and have aired nationally on CBC’s Canadian Reflections. In 2015, Michael wrote and directed his first short film Pitter Patter Goes Her Heart.  Michael has worked in the TV, Film and Digital Media industries in many capacities. Alongside travel blogger Candice Walsh, Michael created the online episodes of Split The Rock, a video travel journal through the island of Newfoundland. Michael was Researcher, Post Production Coordinator and Casting Director of the Animal Planet TV Series Save My Pet. Keystone is his first time working with Writer/Director Ian Foster through the guise of circa16 films, with more to come! Michael’s entire portfolio can be found at ciuffini.ca.

#MyKeystone: While suffering unbearable abdominal pain, a mother’s embrace in the ER room is the only comfort while dipping in and out of consciousness. Awake from an emergency surgery for a burst appendix, her smile is the only affirmation needed.

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ADAM PENNEY -               DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Adam Penney is a Producer, Director, Cinematographer, and photographer living in St. John’s, Newfoundland.  In 2011 he co-founded Heavyweather Productions, a music video production website that specializes in filming and recoding live performances of independent musicians in various public or unconventional spaces. Since its conception in 2011 over 250 videos have been produced and HEAVYWEATHER has won two MusicNL awards and has been nominated for an East Coast Music Award. In 2012 CBC commissioned Heavyweather to produce a one hour special which aired nationally. In 2013 CBC commissioned the production of two more volumes of the Heavyweather TV special.

 
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Chris Darlington - Editor

With over two decades in the film industry, Chris Darlington works as an editor, animation and effects artist. Selected credits include My Ancestors Were Rogues and Murderers (dir. Anne Troake), Crackie (dir. Sherry White), Above and Beyond (dir. Sturla Gunnarsson), Hold Fast (dir. Justin Simms), Safe Home (dir. Rosemary House), Relative Happiness (dir. Deanne Foley). In 2015, he started his own company, Haloes Media Inc. and will be directing his first scripted film Eventide in 2016.

#MyKeystone: I was 14 years old. I was watching A Lion In Winter and the "What a Desolation" monologue was being delivered by Katherine Hepburn. I was quietly blown away by it and I knew at that moment I wanted to work in film.