The Festival is pleased to welcome back Tim Reeves-Horton as lead mentor of the Youth Workshop.
Tim grew up in Lunenburg County and, after working in Halifax, northern Manitoba and Toronto, he returned home to head up the video production and education departments at LighthouseNOW. Tim is in his seventh year with this South Shore Nova Scotia media company.
With experience in film, television and video production, Tim has credits with CBC, National Geographic Channel, Parks Canada, Ontario Arts Council, United Way and many more. Tim worked as a writer, production manager and First AD on projects from Newfoundland to British Columbia. Tim is a four-time finalist in Banff Television Festival pitching competitions; has screenwriting awards from the Praxis Screenplay Competition and the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival; and was accepted into the Screenwriters Mentorship Programme of the Toronto International Film Festival.
Since joining LighthouseNOW, Tim’s videos have won Atlantic and national recognition based on quality and community engagement. Tim has served as a judge on Newspapers Canada national media production awards competition.
Tim is also a licensed teacher who has worked in many educational roles with a wide range of generations during his 16-year career in public and independent schools, and now as education coordinator for LighthouseNOW. Tim is a life-long volunteer in activities such as coaching, mentoring, community group support and more.
Ariella Pahlke is a Canadian documentary and video artist, curator, and educator living in Terence Bay, Nova Scotia. With a background in philosophy, Ariella has spent the past twenty years creating documentaries and independent shorts, collaborating on multi-media performance pieces, curating, consulting, and teaching. She’s an active member of the Centre for Art Tapes, WIFT (Women in Film and Television) and sits on the regional and national boards and executive of DOC (Documentary Organization of Canada). Her film and video work has been shown on television, at festivals and in galleries throughout Canada and the U.S., and in Norway, India, New Zealand, and South Africa. Her teaching experience includes facilitating collaborative documentaries with community groups and institutions, mentoring for various artist-run organizations, instructing video in the public school system, and teaching video and documentary classes at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and at the Arctic College, in Iqaluit, Nunavut. She has coordinated and facilitated media projects with youth in collaboration with the NFB, United Way, Shortworks, Viewfinders, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Centre for Art Tapes, and St. George’s YouthNet.
Hailing from Ottawa, Ontario, Luckas Cardona attended sunny Humber College for Film Production specializing in Directing, Writing and Picture Editing. Starting his career in the trenches of Montreal’s bilingual post-production scene, he moved to Halifax to pursue producing and directing. His first short film Daddy’s Little Girl, produced and released in 2009 to critical acclaim, was a finalist for CBC’s 2010 Short Film Face Off. His follow-up, Mr.Happy, was nominated for Best Canadian Short at the Silver Wave Film Festival. Most recently his short film The Long and Short of Barry Small earned actor Christopher Shore ACTRA's Best Acting award of 2013. During that time he held a position as the ViewFinders Producer, overseeing youth productions for the ViewFinders Film Festival. He currently works as a freelance filmmaker, producing youth-oriented original documentaries and short films about Nova Scotian history and culture, including the Eskasoni: Voices of Knowledge and La vie de Léa. He is presently working on his first feature film project, Fantastic Tomorrow, a cyber-thriller about a introverted computer programmer who becomes a hacker to battle the CEO of a tyrannical corporation.
Sam Maskell is a student at Parkview Education Centre. Sam won Second Prize at Lighthouse Media Group’s S-Video Fest -- the South Shore Student Video Festival — with his stop-animation video and First Prize for animation at S-Video Fest for his video addressing the issues of bullying. Since then, he has been producing and editing videos for various community organizations and events, such as a video for South Shore Regional Hospital, the One Billion Rising event in 2013, a Spiritual Awareness event, a video for fire departments in Lunenburg County, a video production of the Afterglow event in Bridgewater in 2013, and a video poem for a community member. In 2013, Sam produced a documentary, entitled “Sinking the Bluenose”, about the NDP’s school budget cuts, focussing on Bluenose Academy in Lunenburg. Same received Second Place – Best Documentary in the NBC Universal Viewfinders Festival in 2013. It also won First Prize for Best Live Action video in the Junior/Senior High category in S-Video Fest. Sam's most recent project was a short documentary about the latest production by South Shore Players, which was featured on South Shore Now.
Lunenburg Doc Fest recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.