Rob’s current practice often integrates video projection into live performances for theatre groups, symphonies, and other special events. Personal career highlights include The Last 15 Seconds (MT Space), Dark Side of the Moon (KW Symphony), Nuit Blanche (2012), His Greatest Hits retrospective exhibition (UW Art Gallery), and curating the I (Heart) Video Art series of screenings.
Rob recently acted as editor on the award-winning documentary Love Lost & Found: The Story of Mel Brown. This will be Rob’s directorial debut.
Concert organist Douglas Haas is leaving the stage and venturing into his second love, film and photography. Born in Bridgeport, he lived two houses away from the Groff home and is passionately interested in this project. Haas brings many skills with him and has already aired productions on CTV and Vision TV. He looks forward to reliving his childhood through the production of this film.
Ian Ring is an acclaimed musician and composer from Kitchener. He is somewhat familiar with the filmmaker by virtue of having the same parents, and he grew up in a home where there was a poster of The Bridgeport General hanging on the wall like a mythical hero. This is his first time composing, performing and recording an original film score. For examples of his previous work, go to ianring.com
The MacQueens are a husband and wife duo armed with guitars, a ukulele, mandolin, kick drum, and assorted other noise makers. They are songwriters, performers and storytellers. They really like making music together. They recently released their first EP, The Pearl.
Their eclectic musical tastes are evident in their unique sound that blends singer/songwriter folk, rock, country, bluegrass, and even a touch of gypsy music. Their live performances are big on heart and groove, mixed with thoughtful lyricism and playful stage banter. They perform a mix of original material and cover songs.
The mission of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund (Arts Fund) is to contribute to the vibrancy of the arts and cultural sector in Waterloo Region. It does this by promoting, encouraging and providing support to arts organizations and individual artists.
In 1973, the Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation was incorporated as a non-profit organization funded through an annual grant from the Region of Waterloo. Its mandate is to promote and encourage interest in the heritage and culture of Waterloo Region.
When regional government was established in the area in 1973, Jack Young, the first Chair of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, recognized the importance of local identity and tradition. At a time of change, when previously existing municipal structures were reconfigured, including, in some cases, dissolution and amalgamation it was felt that regional government had a responsibility to ensure that local heritage was preserved.