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THE FILMMAKER'S HANDBOOK - What Every New Filmmaker Needs To Know When Making a Film (Encore Presentation)

Encore Presentation from MIBFF21.


This informative panel will discuss everything a filmmaker needs to know and more.

Moderator: Omatta Udalor Actor, Director, Filmmaker & Producer

Founder and Director of Handcuffs Entertainment Inc., Omatta Udalor's creative vision is to lead the charge in creating, telling and empowering black and diverse stories. With over 30 years as an actor, he brings years of experience in film, understanding the creative uniqueness and direction required in attaining these goals. He created and produced award-winning short films on the festival circuit such as Texted, The Trial of Miss Mudimbe, and A Path to Somewhere amongst a few others


Byron Martin: Award-winning Producer

Byron A. Martin is an award-winning independent film, television and documentary producer. To date, he has filmed in over 30 countries, managing and producing over $300M in production –projects for Universal, Sony, Disney, Lifetime, Turner, Crown Media, DHX and Bell Media. Byron is a longstanding member of the CMPA, DGC, DOC, the Academy and is the current Hub of PRO (the Producers Roundtable of Ontario, Canada’s largest independent feature film producers organization). Byron holds a U.S. Visa as well as a producer's Creative Visa enabling him to work in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Maya Annik Bedward: Film Director & Producer

Maya Annik Bedward is a Jamaican-French Canadian filmmaker. After living in the UK and Brazil, she returned to Toronto and launched Third Culture Media. Her films have been screened at Hot Docs, TIFF, Black Star and the New Orleans Film Festival. She is Board Secretary of the Black Screen Office and member of the BIPOC Film & TV Directors for Change Advisory Committee. She is currently in production on BLACK ZOMBIE with the documentary Channel.

Matthew Rankin: Filmmaker

Matthew Rankin is a filmmaker working in Montréal. Originally from Winnipeg, he studied history at McGill and Université Laval and is the director of some 30 short films and one feature, The Twentieth Century (2019).

Kerra Bolton: Filmmaker

Kerra Bolton is the CEO/Founder of Woodbine Films, specializing in non-fiction narratives about race, family, and community. Her directorial debut, RETURN OF THE BLACK MADONNA, follows her quest to learn to swim, dive, and map sunken slave ships with Black marine archeologists in the face of a devastating health diagnosis.

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