(Andrew) Dryden “Morty” Mortimer is a Screenwriter and Artist Manager from Whitney Pier, NS. He currently resides in Maitland, NS where he works from home to prepare stories for screen and artists for stages.

Dryden has been working in the entertainment industry since graduating from high school in 2009. He is a graduate of NSI’s Features First Program, Screen Nova Scotia’s Screenwriter Internship Program, AFCOOP’s Film 5 Program, and a dropout of CBU’s Business Program.

His goal for the near future is to start an independent record label and continue writing and pitching screenplays. He currently works as an Artist Manager for the buzzing Nova Scotia hip hop duo Atay & JAX.

Links to his projects are updated at stupidbaby.org

@drydenmortimer

General Khan is a local artist and community organizer, born and raised in Kjipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki (Halifax, Nova Scotia).

For General Khan, poetry is an expression that is tied to her cultural practice as a Pashtun woman. She is currently working on her first album Wrath of Khan, to be released in Spring 2021.

General Khan is currently the Center for Art Tapes (CFAT) artist in residence.

Her art style is influenced by her lived experiences such as white supremacy, colonialism, displacement, racism, islamophobia disability justice, and more.

Check her out @iamgeneralkhan

NO DAYS OFF APPAREL INC. embodies the definition of determination and intends to ignite the spark of self-motivation we all possess deep within. NO DAYS OFF™ is unique in that, its meaning can be specified to every individual. That is, regardless of age, gender, or race, any goal is attainable through hard work, determination, and grit.

Co-founder, Chaz Samuel has always been an avid lover of basketball. After attending college, he decided to pursue his passion for business. With basketball on the back burner, Chaz focused less on his workouts and struggled to balance fitness and academia. 2 years of weight insecurity led to one summer decision to return to his first love and begin working out on the court again.

He developed the NO DAYS OFF™ mindset that fueled his motivation to achieve both his fitness and academic goals simultaneously. It wasn’t long before a young basketball athlete thirsty for knowledge and skill joined Chaz that summer. Then another, and another and another. The infectious NO DAYS OFF™ mindset began to spread and by the end of the summer, more than 30 young basketball athletes showed up every day eager to learn the game.

No Days Off Apparel Inc. was inspired by the desire to make this mindset tangible as a reminder to remain resilient and never give up in the face of adversity. It is an external representation of an internal mindset.

Check them out at @ndoapparelinc

Stu is a barber and the owner of the Blue Collar Barbershop.

He discovered music at the age of 11 and started playing the guitar at 13.

After going through barbering apprenticeship in 2014, he decided to open the Blue Collar Barbershop in May of 2018.

He currently lives in Halifax with his wife Megan, their cats and dog.

Check him out @bluecollarhalifax

Terri Lynn Kearsey has worked in the TV industry for over 10 years; from presenting in front of the camera to coordinating behind it.

She moved to NS from NL in 2010 to attend NSCC and graduated from the Radio & Television Arts program with a specialization in Television Production. She spent two seasons on The Curse of Oak Island as Segment/Research Producer.

She worked as a production coordinator, production manager and recently 2nd assistant
director for national and international shows. As the producer and host of the Atlantic Journal, she showcased a wide variety of events and interviewed people from the Atlantic provinces.

The job she was destined for as her family “jokes” she hasn’t stopped talking since the age of five!

Check her out @terriylynnkearsey

Sinead Dubeau is a portrait and wedding photographer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia whose work has been published both locally and internationally.

Along with running her own photography business, Sinead also mentors other photographers in the industry.

Her true to life, colourful, film-inspired style is the perfect way to complement your wedding or portrait session, and she aims to capture timeless images that you will treasure for years to come.

Check her out @sineaddubeau

PINEO & LOEB are an award-winning Canadian electronic music duo, creating and playing uplifting, funky and high-energy songs. Together they blur genre boundaries uniting electronic, dance, hip-hop, rock fans and more.

With chart-topping remixes, collaborations and support from BBC Radio 1, Virgin and CBC Radio, PINEO & LOEB hit a balance of pure party fun and artistic ambition. Their music can also be heard on multiple major network television series (Netflix, Fox, etc.).

Their DJ sets and shape-shifting live shows feature an array of guest performers, from hype MC’s to Celtic Fiddlers and everything in between. Notable festival performances include Bamboo Bass, Valhalla Sound Circus, Future Forest, Conexion Beach Festival, Curiosity, and Evolve to name a few. PINEO & LOEB recently released “Body Right” with fellow Canadian, Rumpus on Mixfeed / Suitor Records and it has just passed the half a million mark.

When things return to normal, they plan to continue touring extensively across Canada and abroad so look out for them in a city near you! Get ready to go on a journey through time and space to experience the soul of the 20th century with the sheen of the 21st!

Check them out @pineoandloeb

Ashley Palmer is a digital illustrator, crafting enthusiast and overall art lover. She was born in Kentville, raised in Truro, and now resides in Halifax, NS. She is a mom to a 4-year-old girl named Lennan who inspires her to create every day.

Currently, her artistic endeavours are considered a side project and hobby as she works full time in the financial world. Ashley plans to continue to hone in on her digital skills and pursue them on a more serious level when time permits.

If you’d like to follow her creative journeys, you can find her on Instagram:

@ashleypalmerrr
@homedrawngoods

Wendy Friedman has owned Biscuit General Store, a clothing and gift store, since 1996.

After being accepted to Parsons and FIT at 17, but with not a cent to her name, Wendy had to learn the fashion business on the job, from the ground up.  She worked as a store manager, showroom sales rep, fashion show producer, then designer and production manager before returning to her true love; creating and editing a retail environment.

The store launched an in-house brand, Bonanza by Biscuit, in 2012.

In 2014, Wendy followed another passion and opened The Independent Mercantile Co. on Gottingen Street, in the North End neighbourhood she has called home for over 20 years.

This shop offers a curated selection of home décor, barware, gifts and cooking inspirations. Her interests include travel, hosting, art, culture and community.

Check her out @biscuitgeneral