Biographies

The Reel Write Bros.: David Longworth, Harry Kalensky and Allan Stanleigh

The Reel Write Bros. collectively represent a century of film, television and musical experience. They have been contracted by film and television producers to develop scripts, treatments and character profiles and one page outlines including co-writing the screenplay, ‘Criminal of Love’ for the Vancouver production company, Passion Entertainment. Between them, they have written 10 feature length screenplays. They have written the script for a full-length animated screenplay, ‘The Adventures of Mowgli,’ a feature based on Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’ stories. Voices for the characters included Charleton Heston, Sam Elliot and Dana Delaney. The film has been broadcast on HBO and Canada’s youth network, YTV. Their screenplay, ‘Fun City: Pop. 250.’ placed in the top 50 of 1200 entries in the Writer’s Foundation screenplay writing contest (1995). Producers have optioned their screenplays on five separate occasions.

Harry Kalensky

Harry Kalensky has been in the eyes and ears of Canadians for over four decades. As the original bass player of Canada’s Trooper, his contributions have enjoyed multi-platinum awards. Many of the songs are Canadian Rock standards, playing on radio over 250,000 times including: ‘Two for the Show,’ ‘Boys in the Bright White Sportscar,’ and ‘Santa Maria.’ To learn more about Harry, Google him and see what you get.

Davy Longworth

David Longworth has had a lifetime involvement in the arts including film, theatre and musical production and direction. He is a poet and performer both writing and reciting. As a partner in the Reel Write Bros. he has collaborated in writing numerous screenplays. They have converted two of their screenplays into graphic novels and David is a director of the publishing companies.

Allan Stanleigh

Allan Stanleigh is the author or coauthor of 12 feature length screenplays. Three have been optioned. Allan taught film-making and writing to kids at the Ailanthus Arts Centre for Youth in Vancouver, B. C. Allan is the writer, producer, recording engineer and a voice actor in the comedy podcast, 'No Shirt, No Shoes, Pants Optional’. Before putting the show on hiatus, he recorded 33 one hour episodes of the podcast. He is the managing director of USNA Publishing Inc. the company that publishes the USNA series and West Ghost Publishing Inc. which publishes their other graphic novel series, 'Caretakers'.

Illustration Artist: Dave Casey

Dave graduated in 2003 from the Alberta College of Art and Design, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Visual Communications. He spent the next three years working for Nonfiction Studios, an innovative web and graphic design house in Calgary. He has since developed a freelance career as an illustrator and designer, working with such clients as the New York Times, SEED Science and Culture Magazine, and Future Snowboarding Magazine. His comic art talent has been expressed in the comic book "PROOF", about a bigfoot who works for a CIA-like organization called The Lodge, which tracks down and protects cryptids - animals uncatalogued by science. He has drawn stories, created a pin-up and currently is the colourist for PROOF. Dave is currently an MFA student at the School of Visual Arts in New York, in the Illustration as Visual Essay program.

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Art and Illustrations: Francine Delgado

Francine Delgado was born in Costa Rica and currently lives in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Fran’s education has been a very important part of her life. Her earliest studies were graphic and fashion design but she has always felt a compassion for animation and comics. She studied concept art at the Vancouver Animation School and now works as a senior designer for Nerd Corps. She contributed to the Costa Rican comic collective published in 2007 and has collaborated on many indie comic projects since then.

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Graphics and Lettering - Chris Barrett

Chris Barrett has loved horror movies, comics and cartoons for as long as he can remember. He possesses a nearly irrelevant diploma in Classical Animation. He contributed heavily to Canada’s first stop-motion, animated film, Edison and Leo, and has recently worked the past six years at EA on titles such as FIFA 16, Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, and Need for Speed World. He continues to be creative in all materials and mediums. He lives in Vancouver with his fiancee, Yuki, a lizard named Uri and a fish called Pepperoni.

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