THE CREW

DANIEL WARTH Writer/Director/Producer/Editor

Daniel Warth is an award-winning film director, screenwriter, producer and editor. His first feature film, Dim the Fluorescents, won the 2017 Slamdance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Award and was the only North American film to screen in competition at both the 2017 Beijing International Film Festival (Jury President: Bille August) and the 2017 Fabrique Du Cinéma Awards (Jury President: Willem Dafoe). After the film’s seven-city theatrical release and its broadcast debut on Crave, Dim the Fluorescents garnered a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, being called “one of the year’s strongest debuts” by The New York Times and 2018’s most underrated film by The AV Club. Daniel has since teamed up with producer Daniel Bekerman (The Witch) to make his second feature, Incidental Music, and is currently writing two other features: The Look of Love was funded by the Telefilm Development Fund's 2018 Selective Stream, and Enduring received a 2019 Research and Creation Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. 

 

MILES BARSTEAD Writer/Composer

Miles Barstead is a writer and musician based in Toronto. He holds a Bachelor's degree in music from the University of Toronto. Dim the Fluorescents is his first feature film.

 

 

 

JOSH CLAVIR Producer

Josh Clavir is an award-winning producer with a varied and diverse background in media. He has produced multiple narrative films which have played in film festivals across the world such as the Toronto International Film Festival, The Dubai Film Festival, New York City Film Festival, to name a few. He produced the short films We Ate The Children Last - directed by Andrew Cividino, which was voted to TIFF Canada’s Top Ten for 2011, and The Camera and Christopher Merk - directed by Brandon Cronenberg, which played at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. 

CHET TILOKANI Director of Photography

Chet Tilokani a director of photography in Toronto, Canada. A visual artist, his passion and talent for painting and drawing was a gateway to photography and filmmaking. After receiving the Elvino Sauro Film Award and Cinematography Merit Award from Ryerson University, Chet went on to freelance as a DP and works on documentaries, web series, music videos, dramatic series, and feature films. His cinematography credits include I Thought I Told You To Shut Up (Bravo, 2014), the series True Dating Stories (2015) and VICE (2016).

 

HANNA PULEY Production Designer

Hanna Puley is a Toronto-based theatre and film designer. Credits include design for Henri Faberge’s Heligoland Follies and Feint of Hart, costume design for Digits’ music video Street Violence, as well as costume design on the Canadian Screen Award-winning web series Space Riders. Recent credits include design of the short film She Stoops to Conquer starring Julian Richings, Claudia Dey’s Trout Stanley at the Storefront Theatre directed by Daniel Pagett, and the world premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s A Woman is a Secret.

JILLIAN KOVAÇIK Costume Designer

Jillian Kovaçik is a stylist and costume designer in Toronto. With years of experience assisting both on and off set, she's worked on short films, commercials, and now her first feature, 'Dim the Fluorescents.' With a background in visual merchandising, she has created spectacular displays, window designs, store atmospheres and painted murals for several businesses, including her own pop-up vintage shop, Psychedelicate. Jillian loves bringing her creativity to any idea, person or place.

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