Crew

  • Tamás Wormser  filmmaker

 

“Wormser has a way of showing us the beauty beyond
what is ostensibly ordinary.”- Matthew Hayes

 

Tamás Wormser was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. In 1986 he moved to Canada, where he continued working in theatre as a writer, actor and director. In 1991 he completed the Film Production program at Concordia University where he made the experimental film PROMETHEUS, the documentaries LAMA GESHE KENRAB and HIPPO SAPIENS, and the short fiction THE HAT.

 

In 1989 he founded Artesian Films, through which he has directed and produced thirteen films. In 1993 Wormser made THE THREE MARIAS, a series of seven dance films that was shown on Bravo! in Canada and on the Hungary Public Broadcaster. In 1996 he directed the documentary FACES OF THE HAND, produced by National Film Board of Canada and broadcast in over 40 countries. Nominated for Best Documentary at Hot Docs, the film won a Gold Apple Award and widespread critical acclaim: the Montreal Mirror hailed it as “a straightforward ode to the human hand… at once poetic and informative.” The Globe and Mail called it an “original, beautifully low-key documentary.”

 

In 1998 he produced and directed the fiction film THE RING. “A surreal jewelry… with an entirely new performance style…a costume art film that can be remotely compared to Guy Maddin,” said Hour. His 2003 documentary STEP UP! featured a dancer who, having lost a foot to an accident, went on to dance with Baryshnikov. It was recommended by Le Devoir “for all who hesitate in fulfilling their dreams,” going on to win a Freddie Award, a Communicator Award of Excellence, a Silver Award at the Worldfest Houston, the Best Short Documentary at Moscow Int’l Disability Film Festival and Best Director at 2012 BOSI Film Festival in Belgrade. Following its premiere on CBC-TV’s The Magazine, Canada’s most watched documentary program, it was broadcast on Bravo!, CBC’s Distinct Docs series, on ZDF ARTE and others.

 

In 2003 he produced and directed THE BALL OF THEIR LIVES, a documentary about Hungarian-Canadian galas, the biggest debutante balls in North America, and in 2006 he completed TOUCHED BY WATER (Eaux de vie), a documentary shot in 13 countries about bathing traditions and water-rituals around the world. CBC.ca praised it as “exquisite… both an ode to the social ritual of public bathing and a thought-provoking look at water’s spiritual significance.” It was nominated for Best Documentary at the Montreal World Film Festival, shortlisted for JAPAN PRIZE and presented at numerous festivals and events around the globe. Premiered on the Documentary Channel and ARTV in Canada, and aired on Czech Ceska TV, and on Hungarian TV.

In 2007 Wormser produced and directed BELIEVE IN ME!, a documentary on teenaged fathers, a group largely neglected by Canadian society.

 

His 2008 production, TRAVELLING LIGHT is a documentary filmed in 11 countries on modern-day nomadic artists. “Dynamic and in constant motion, Wormser’s film intimately explores the rich relationship between freedom and attachment, creativity and travel,“ recommends The Hour. “Captivating… blurs the distinction between art and life” praised The McGill Tribune, while La Presse called it “charming and intoxicating”, after its premiere at the cinema. The film won the Gold Award at The American Pixel Academy, the Bronze Remi Award at WorldFest-Houston and the Award of Merit at The Indie Fest.

The Cultural Olympiad 2010 Vancouver commissioned Wormser to make HAND TO HAND, a short film that was viewed by millions around the world. The film won the Golden Reel Award at the TIFF in San Francisco, the Platinum Award at The American Pixel Academy, the Jury Prize “BEST FILM OF FESTIVAL” at an Int’l Film Fest in Thessaloniki, and presently in the in the int’l festival circuit.

 

Most recently, Wormser completed THE WANDERING MUSE, a feature documentary film and web site that explores Jewish identity through the music of the diaspora. The film will premiere at Montreal’s RIDM festival and will have a theatrical run in Montreal and Toronto.

 

Wormser is developing several documentary, fiction and new media projects. He lives in Montreal with his two sons.

 

 

 

 

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/eyalkatztoronto

Eyal co-founded Giant Step, an award-winning digital agency, specializing in the production of web/mobile applications and digital marketing. Since 2003 Giant Step produced dozens of applications and marketing campaigns for clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

 

 

 

 

 

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/gilkatz

Gil co-founded Giant Step, an award-winning digital agency. Giant Step produced the music community platform for Artesian Films’ The Wandering Muse at http://wanderingmuse.net.

Also participated in a 2010 industry panel at Canadian Music Week’s Digital Strategies Conference.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Melanie Turner, Freelance – Marketing & Consultation

Melanie has worked in the music industry for almost 15 years and has over 12 years experience in Marketing, in particular related to music events and digital marketing. She was the Marketing Director and a core year-round team member at POP Montreal International Music Festival for almost 9 years. She managed all aspects of the Festival Marketing including digital marketing, print ads, television ads, festival and event partnerships (Local, national and international), label showcase promotions, brand partnership fulfillment, social media and online community development and more. Since leaving POP Montreal she has freelanced for leading Independent concert promoter Blue Skies Turn Black for almost 3 years and  has led the marketing for several other music projects including MERCY Festival and Passovah Fest. Melanie is not only skilled at marketing but has all the necessary connections in the Montreal and Canadian music scenes to consultant on all testing stages of the project and to bring on board the necessary industry players.