A veteran producer, director of photography and musician with over 30 years in the film and television industry, Rene Jean Collins started his career in private broadcasting. Over the next 13 years at the CBC he produced current affairs and documentary features for Regional and National News services. In 1997 he opened his production company, servicing the film and television industries and received numerous awards and nominations to his credit. In 2019, he Co-Produced the sci-fi thriller Parallel Minds, a feature film for APTN, Indigenous Crafts a six-part documentary series currently in post- production and is the Executive Producer on the Indigenous horror film Don’t Say Its Name.
Rene’s accolades include being nominated for the Robert Brooks Award for best documentary Cinematography 2012 and was awarded the Metis Businessman of the year 2009 and Volunteer of the Year award, Calgary Aboriginal Friendship Centre 2019.
Carolyn McMaster is the President of Calgary based CHAOS a film company, a creator of cross genre content for scripted entertainment, factual, and short-form digital series. Her producing
highlights include feature films Walk All Over Me that premiered at TIFF, Genie nominated Turning Paige, Chokeslam, Root of the Problem, Ferocious and the critically acclaimed theatrical documentary The Caravan. In post production is the Indigenous feature film Don't Say Its Name, documentaries No Accident and Crack of Dawn. Schedule for production in 2020 is Silent Knights with Marlee Matlin, to be directed Sean McNamara and Flint's War with director Mark Lester.
Ms. McMaster is an alumna of the Canadian Film Center and member of the Canadian Media Producer's Association, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, the Producers Guild of America and is a recipient of an Emmy Award.
Voice Pictures Inc. is an award winning company that has produced over 40 features, television episodes and documentaries including executive producing Benjamin Ross Hayden’s first feature The Northlander. The company is in post on two features including a genre film directed by Amelia Moses about a vegan who becomes a werewolf and Marlene, inspired by the true story of Marlene Truscott, who fought to have her husband Steven Truscott, exonerated from a crime he did not commit. The company is in development on an Irish Canadian Coproduction, a UK animation co- production feature, a television series and a POV feature documentary on mental illness.
The company was a coproducer on the series Into the West nominated for 19 Emmys and a golden globe for Best Mini-Series, with executive producer Steven Spielberg and TNT Broadcasting. Voice Pictures mission is to produce creative excellence and to bring diverse voices to an audience.