Andy Wong is an Asian-Canadian film maker from Vancouver who has a passion for telling complicated stories with heart. His influences began with films such as Good Will Hunting (1999), Mean Creek (2004), and Spider Man 2 (2004). These movies, and more, inspired him to make independent films to express himself.
He went to Simon Fraser University to study the craft of filmmaking where he directed a total of 6 shorts. His dedicated experience in school expedited his career in the Vancouver film industry as he began working in various departments before finding his grounding as an assistant director.
He continued producing, and directing short projects with friends, ultimately started a production company by the name Lonely Artists Production. His goal was to gain experience producing and directing short films to build a strong network of collaborators who he still works with. His projects have gone on to win awards at film festivals such as Holly Shorts, Vancouver Asian Film Festival, and FlickerFest.
He aspires to connect the BIPOC community who are passionate at telling stories, hoping to be a part of the changing climate in Hollywood.
Rami Kahlon is a professional actor, published writer, and talented director from Surrey, BC. She holds a diploma in acting and clown, and a BA in psychology and history from UBC. Getting her start as a filmmaker through the Summer Visions Film Institution, she worked closely with Pacific Cinematheque to hone her writing and directing skills. Her film acting credits include lead and guest star roles on Walt Disney Pictures, MTV, and The CW. She is passionate about creating independent content and looks forward to contributing to more home grown productions.
Before founding Thought Swerve, Zac was a creative nomad, wandering the wild lands of his imagination. Finally he has settled down here, to cultivate the dreams of his tribe, and to build the empire that will one day come to be known as Thought Swerve. For the last 9 years, Zac has been a freelancer in film and theatre. He is the director of Extraction.
Bryce Iwaschuk is a devoted editor, director, writer and producer at Come On In Productions in Vancouver British Columbia. Bryce has won awards for best editing at The Hollywood International Film Festival, on one of 3 feature films he has edited (myPhone, Amber’s Descent, and Flu). He is the director for the film The Star of Therapy