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DEREK LUKOSIUS - DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING
Derek Lukosius is an award-winning filmmaker from Hamilton Ontario. He graduated with a Bachelor of Film and Media Production in 2014. In 2016, Derek proudly won the prestigious Hamilton Arts Award for Emerging Media Artist.
While passionate about filmmaking, he's equally passionate about the world of the camping industry. Over the past decade, his passions collided when he was hired as the Media Head for 4 years at Camp Couchiching and subsequently revitalizing their Amateur Film Program. He has since worked at other summer camps as the Director of Media and Marketing.
His films have screened at festivals all around the world from Puerto Rico, to Mexico to the UK to New York. His film, Camp Kenneth, proudly won an award with judge Bruce Clark, DOP of Canada’s Worst Driver, calling it “guerilla filmmaking at its best!”
Derek completed production of his feature film directorial debut, The Lone Paddler. In 2019, he wrapped production on his second feature film, The One That Got Away with promises of making an even bigger splash! Derek Continues to pursue work in filmmaking, further solidifying his success in the film industry.
Graduate of the Film Production program at Confederation College, Kyle Hytonen dillegently focused his studies on location audio recording and post production audio. Since his post-secondary education, Kyle has taken his microphones on projects across the world, from documentaries to short form, to feature films.
Gathering sounds of rivers, animals, and forest ambiances in even the furthest reaches of the wilderness, Kyle has assembled an extensive library of incredible natural outdoors sounds. Needless to say, his affinity for the outdoors is attributed to his early years spent in the great north of Thunder Bay Ontario.
Since moving south, Kyle has provided sound recording and mixing services for a variety of directors across the GTA. In 2016, Kyle was honored with an Arts Award for Media Arts for his audio work. Kyle enjoys camping, hiking, fishing and canoeing in his spare time.
Kyle Hytonen - Sound Instructor
Andrew Martin - Lead Acting Coach
Andrew graduated from Toronto's Ryerson Theatre School in 2003 and since then has appeared in numerous short and feature films as well as stage plays across his 15-year career. His love of film has driven him to play roles both in front and behind the camera, as an actor and a producer.
Andrew's passion for the stage can be seen front and center through the productions he's been apart of. His previous productions credits include: Clifford Bradshaw in Cabaret, Billy Crocker in Anything Goes, Freddie in For This Moment Alone, Dancock in Dancock’s Dance.
As he continues his foray into In film producing, Andrew never forgets his roots in theatre and film performance. Andrew spends his summers working with kids as the Camp Director of Camp Can-Aqua.