Production Team

John Gillespie

Producer

John Gillespie - Producer

John Gillespie has an Honours Degree in both Law and Film Studies from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and attended various seminar courses at New York University in New York City, US. This foundation granted him the privilege to work and apprentice for many writers, painters and filmmakers during his Internship at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1990.

In 1991, John began his career with Commercials at Rawi Sherman in Toronto which led him to the realm of Feature Films and Documentaries. Since 1993, John has worked on fifteen (15) features as an Art Director/Production Designer before entering into Producing. Designing allowed him to work in Moscow, Israel, Los Angeles, New York City and Toronto.

Since 1997, John has been producing his own pictures which were completely financed through independent sources. In 2002, John started a publicly traded film company that ventured into distribution.

Shortly after, in 2003, John produced Hollywood North which Premiered in the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) featuring the Directorial Debut of Award Winning Producer Peter O’Brian. Hollywood North was awarded Best Picture at the Cinefest International Film Festival. While, Post City Toronto highlighted the film as being one of Toronto’s Top 25 Films of All Time.

From 2004 – 2008 John collaborated with Kim Coates with Ewan McGregor (Ice Cream Bandits), Mark Irwin (A Perfect Day), and Saul Rubinek. Four (4) pictures with Rubinek, God’s Thumbprint – Skylark – High Diving - Cruel But Necessary, on a studio level in partnership with Warner Bros. As well, John endeavoured to facilitate the creation of a co-production of Baker Street (Lionsgate release ‘Bank Job’).

John discovered 2009 was a great time to shift his focus to further develop and expand his real estate investments. With the onset of 2010, John partnered with Brad Clark to launch a film production company, which currently is developing six (6) Feature Films and a TV series.

Along with his passion for film creation, John has acquired 30 feature films in his library.

Brad Wm. Clark

Executive Producer

Brad Clark - Executive Producer

As a graduate of class in ‘93 from the Film and Television Program at Humber College, Brad Clark wasted no time in developing his skills and knowledge. Brad’s early titles of being a Production Assistant include Robert Bergman’s independent feature film, the DARK. Shortly after moving up the ranks, while freelancing as a Coordinator and Production Manager on NO EXIT, BACK IN ACTION and PAPER TRAIL, Brad landed an in-house position at the Richmond House, a boutique production company, to fill the role of Development/Post Coordinator. During his tenure, Brad had the opportunity to learn, develop and execute production and post as a Coordinator, Production Manager and Post Coordinator on Indie Features. This opportunity provided a great platform for Brad to refine his skill set and gain a deeper understanding of all the moving parts associated with film creation from conception to distribution.

In 2000, Brad joined the financial team at NBC/Universal, situated in Los Angeles. This new role allowed him to advance his understanding of behind the scenes operations within studio and sitcom television, in particular, focusing on scheduling, funding, budgeting and managing cash flow. Over the next 15 years, Brad would go on to join Paramount Pictures and ABC/Disney.

As an Associate Producer on FALL, MOVING TARGET and TERMINAL RUSH, Brad had the opportunity to work with John Gillespie. The duo reunited again in 2003, on the production of HOLLYWOOD NORTH which Premiered in the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) featuring the Directorial Debut of Award Winning Producer Peter O’Brian. Hollywood North was awarded Best Picture at the Cinefest International Film Festival. While, Post City Toronto highlighted the film as being one of Toronto’s Top 25 Films of All Time.

Brad’s history within the studio television, collaboration with Neve Campbell on Road Hockey in 2000, work as an Associate Producer and Production Manager has made a shift into production of feature films a natural transition. In 2010, Brad partnered with John Gillespie, and together they are in the process of developing six (6) Feature Films and a TV series. Projects include, the feature film BUCKOUT ROAD and a Nick Copus feature WITCH HUNT.

Matthew Currie Holmes

Director - Writer

Matthew Currie Holmes - Writer

Matthew Currie Holmes is an 18 year veteran of the film and television industry and multiple award winning actor having appeared in over 40 films and television series, most notably alongside Harrison Ford in Firewall, The Fog (Maggie Grace) and Wrong Turn 2 (Henry Rollins).

Matthew produced, co-wrote and starred in the short film My Charlotte (Official Cinefondation Selection at Cannes), The Dump (Winner: Best Director Viscera Film Festival 2012) and produced The Barista for Fangoria Entertainment (Screamfest 2013) and the award winning horror shorts: Halloween Mask and Witches Brew for Shock Til You Drop.

Matthew wrote and directed the supernatural thriller Buckout Road which filmed in Sudbury, Canada starring screen legend Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon I-IV), Evan Ross (The Hunger Games), Dominique Provost-Chalkey (SyFy’s Wynona Earp), Henry Czerny (Patriot Games, Mission: Impossible) and Colm Feore (Thor, House of Cards). Matthew also recently finished the music-based drama Traces starring Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is The New Black, American Gods), Sosie Bacon (13 Reasons Why) and Rock & Roll icon Rick Springfield (True Detective) which he wrote, directed and composed the title track.

Matthew Currie Holmes is a member in good standing with the WGC, DGC, SAG- AFTRA, ACTRA and UBCP and is a dual citizen which allows him to work legally in both the United States and Canada.

Currently, Matthew has a slate of high concept/low budget genre films in various stages of development, most notably the noir/thriller Winter, which he co-wrote with writer/director David Hayter (Xmen, X2, Watchmen, Wolves) for Copperheart Entertainment and the vampire horror Self Storage, which he co wrote and is slated to direct in November of 2017.