Iain MacLeod is a writer, filmmaker and film educator originally from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Educated at York University and the Canadian Film Centre, Iain started his career in the Nova Scotia film industry writing and directing short films before transitioning to television where he wrote on CBC’s Street Cents, and for six seasons on the Showcase, cult hit Trailer Park Boys.
Iain has written and directed two feature films, Your Money or Your Wife and You Ruined Our Life, and co-written three others, Beat Down, Relative Happiness and Hopeless Romantic as well as story editing multiple projects. He also recently earned a Master of Education degree from Mount Saint Vincent University in Lifelong Learning and is the programs coordinator at the Atlantic Filmmakers Co-operative (AFCOOP) in Halifax, working on various film education initiatives, including teaching and mentoring emerging screenwriters.
Kat Cochrane is a hairstylist from Halifax, Nova Scotia who recently took over ownership of One Block Barbershop on Gottingen Street.
They have been in the industry for eight years and I still love it. Not to mention the love for guests, the amazing team and the community.
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Brittany Pickrem is the owner of her self-named, boutique brand and design company that is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since 2007 Brittany has been providing sophisticated visual brand and graphic design solutions for community leaders, and change-makers across the globe.
In Halifax, she has provided her brand expertise to the Halifax Jazz Festival, as well as the IWK Children’s Hospital and Foundation.
Internationally, she has worked with Lionsgate Entertainment and has helped to build brands for several entrepreneurs.
It’s Brittany’s passion to help her customers create outstanding brand experiences both online and in person.
Check her out @brandingbypickrem
Nicole Johnson is a Canadian Fashion Designer who has been in the fashion industry for over 20 years. Johnson is from the local community of East Preston in Halifax, NS. Johnson has served her community in many facets and seeks to be an agent of change for young people with an entrepreneurial spirit. Johnson uses her skills and talents in her role as Creative Director for the show FORGET CANCER.
Ed Boulter – A Cancer Survivor and a Photographer, Ed has found a way to combine the nasty business that is Cancer and the extraordinary that is art and combine those to worlds into something fun called FORGET CANCER. What started as Ed and one subject on a beach has grown into Ed leading a group of talented, generous and amazing people. Now Ed and the team give people the ROCK STAR treatment on these Photoshoots. They have so much fun sitting through hair, make-up and wardrobe that they literally “FORGET CANCER” for the day!