Shane is a screenwriter, children's author and a novelist, as well as being a co-founder of Rocket Ace Moving Pictures. His short story Of Wings appeared in the 2003 compilation Open Space from Red Deer Press. In early 2005 he studied at the Banff Centre, under Governor General Award winner Tim Wynne-Jones. Besides his writing, Shane has been working as an actor for some years, and appeared as Eric Campbell in Rocket Ace's previous film project, Dead End Days. Shane is currently in Regina, Saskatchewan - working on a top secret Rocket Ace project for 2006.
Ethan Cole is a Calgary-based playwright, composer, lyricist, librettist and performer. He has worked with a number of theatre companies, including Alberta Theatre Projects, Ground Zero Theatre, Mob Hit Productions and THEATREboom. Ethan is a member of Alberta Theatre Projects' Playwrights' Unit, facilitator of ATP's Student Writers Group, president and co-founder of Bubonic Tourist Performance Creation Society, and co-founder of birds and stone, Calgary's only trans-disciplinary performance and visual art venue. Past projects include Hunting For Cat Kids (THEATREboom), Smuggling Dog and Nude (in)Fusion (Bubonic Tourist) Tartuffe (Mob Hit Productions), and Get Lost- A Love Story (Alberta Theatre Projects). This is Ethan's first foray into writing for an interent serial, and he is thrilled to making it with Rocket Ace.
Brad has been producing independent film and video content since his 1990 short film Splat (which featured reversed and time-lapsed footage of him throwing fruit off his parents deck). Since then Brad has written, directed, and produced a wide range of films (including many notable efforts with a teen-aged Matt). A BFA graduate of the Film Production stream of York University, Brad was a 2000 recipient of a Canadian Academy of Film and Television award for his short film Dangerous Heroes. Brad has spent many years working in various production and finance capacities on Canadian independant theatrical feature films and high-profile International co-productions through his lengthy associations with Expletive Productions, Strada Films, and Serendipity Point Films. He is the executive producer and co-founder of Rocket Ace Moving Pictures.
His coffee skills have been legendary since 2003.
Rob has been providing "constructive criticism" to his brother in one form or another since the early 80's. It is this "encouragement" alone which has spurred Brad on to bigger and better projects. Rob is happy be to able to bring his extensive lifting, carrying, and holding skills to the production (not to mention his forum moderation abilities). Rob has also lent his acting talents to the short films Sweetener, Meanwhile in Alberta..., and The News Today with Robby Fox as well as the continuing role of Duncan in Rocket Ace's Dead End Days. He has a Bacon Factor of three. When not participating in gruelling shoots or trying to wrest control of the television away from the editing team to watch hockey, he can be found wielding his commerce degree like a mighty hammer in the glorious service of the investment industry.
Cory / Director
An honors graduate of the Vancouver Film School, Matt is particularly proud of his numerous professional theatre productions coast to coast including The Cripple of Inishmaan at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria and the Arts Club Theatre in Vancouver, Dead Serious at Calgary's Pleiades theatre, and the Evergreen Theatre Societies' award-winning Everything Under the Sun. Matt was also thrilled to be an ensemble cast member of Calgary's prestigious Shadow Productions for four seasons, and (with Erin Whitehead) Crazy like Jesus the 1999 British Columbia Improv Champions. A co-founder of Laughing Day Productions Matt mounted both of their cross-Canada tours with the plays On Deaf Ears and Menace. Head of Production for Rocket Ace Moving Pictures, Matt directed the 48-episode Internet zombie serial Dead End Days and has also directed the 2005 Canadian Comedy Award winning sketch comedy act The Imponderables.
Tobin is a writer, actor, director, and curmudgeon hailing from the rugged, unforgiving tundra of Fairbanks, Alaska. The co-founder of Laughing Day Productions, he co-authored their first acclaimed cross-Canada fringe production On Deaf Ears. Tobin also directed the inaugural production of Men Without Lips, which premiered at UBC's Summerstock Festival (2000) and is currently slated for production in Lithuania. His short fiction includes From the Walls of Thomas Richter and Escaping, as well as the short plays The Poker Story, Dreamtime, and The Talent Show. Tobin is the co-author of the feature-length screenplay Grass, and he has performed in an eclectic array of stage productions across North America, including Macbeth, Whirligig, The Snow Queen, and Reading Hebron. He is recovering nicely from the United States public education system, and will be starting on solid foods in March.
Writer / Script Editor
A BFA graduate of UBC's renowned Creative Writing program, Jason is the author of Wilson's Leg, the space between us, and Menace, which won the Centaur Theatre Showcase Award for Best Play at the Montreal Fringe (2001). In collaboration with Vancouver-based Upintheair Theatre Society, Jason co-created and wrote Wedgie. The sleeper hit of the Vancouver Fringe (2002), Wedgie became the first original script to win Presentation House's "On the House" co-production grant, where it was later remounted. Jason is the creator and ex-co-producer of the Walking Fish Festival, and from 2003-2004 served as in-house dramaturge for Playwrights Theatre Centre (Vancouver). After re-locating to Calgary, Jason wrote and directed The Drop for THEATREboom and, most recently, took second place in ATP's 24-hour playwrighting competition for Seize the Fish. He is the co-creator and author of Dead End Days, the flagship production of Rocket Ace Motion Pictures, for whom he serves as Head of Development.
Hailing from Calgary, this is John's first project with Rocket Ace. After studying theatre at the University of Calgary while getting his degree in computer science, he has worked primarily on stage with companies such as Alberta Theatre Projects, Ground Zero Theatre and the Blacklist Theatre Project. He now lives in Toronto.
Editor / Consulting Story Editor
Mike co-authored and co-edited the 2002 feature film Three and a Half for Summer Pictures, the 2004 zombie-comedy-serial Dead End Days as well as writing, directing, and editing a litany of short films including The Uncertainty Principal (1999), Zen Bar-B-Que (2000) and Hate Crime (2000). Mike is currently completing his third degree, a Masters in Screenwriting from York University.
Cerealized is old hat for Erin as she had the pleasure of working with director Matt Hoos and writer Jason Rothery as a part of their successful Vancouver production of On Deaf Ears in 1999, and in her role as Ashley from Rocket Ace's 48 episode serial Dead End Days. Erin honed her acting skills through the Ryerson University Theatre programme, as well as the Vancouver Film School. She credits her family for her strength and creativity, as well as her friend Kristin for enthusiastically encouraging Erin to pursue her love of the stage and screen.