As a producer she recently collaborated with Shane Belcourt as co-producer on two Heritage Minutes, Chanie Wenjack and Naskumituwin (Treaty). Her directorial debut, Colonization Road, follows comedian Ryan McMahon as he explores how this street in his hometown reflects the uncomfortable reality of Canada’s colonial past and present. Colonization Road has been nominated for two Golden Sheaf Awards and a CSA.
With Weirdos (dir: Bruce McDonald) entertaining audiences after a strong festival run (TIFF 2016, Berlinale 2017) and Mobile Homes (dir: Vladimir de Fontenay) turn at Cannes (Quinzaines) in 2017, Lithium anticipates the festival release of Don’t Talk to Irene (dir: Pat Mills) in fall of 2017.
Mike’s first feature, the dark comedy/thriller I Put a Hit on You premiered at Slamdance Film Festival (Mongrel) and his second – dark comedy Guidance (Strand) – premiered at TIFF14.
He is in a deep and meaningful relationship with his bulldog Jack.
In-between editing for the last 4 Olympic Games and the hit CBC show Dragons’ Den, Luke has cut 7 feature films and a slew of award-winning shorts.
He also wrote and directed (and edited) Relax, I’m From The Future, which was a TIFF 2013 inductee.
Hannan has been a part of a number of award winning projects including Kaha:wi – The Cycle of Life, Directed by Shane Belcourt starring Santee Smith. This one-hour performance arts documentary has shown in both film festivals and national television in 2014. In 2013 Hannan designed a short film called A Common Experience which was based on a short story “Dear Mr. Buchwald” by Yvette Nolan. The film is a poetic reflection on what it means to be a child of a residential school survivor. Tkaronto a feature film produced The Breath Films in 2007 which has played in a number of international film festivals.
Along with his work as a production designer Hannan is an accomplished visual artist who has shown his work nationally and Internationally and is part of a number of public and private collections.