STEPHANIE COPELAND BIO:
Steph Copeland is a Canadian screen composer and producer best appreciated for her work on horror and sci-fi feature films (I’ll Take your Dead, The Heretics, Let Her Out, Bed of The Dead, Bite, Antisocial 1 and 2 +) as well as series’ (Echappe-toi si tu Peux, Kristal Clear +) trailers and commercials (Anne of Green Gables, Mina, Pan-Am Games +) As music director, Steph produced and conducted an all female orchestral ensemble in performances opening the 2018 SOCAN Awards as well as the 2018 TIFF Gala. In 2015, as producer and songwriter, Copeland released a full length electro/pop album Public Panic, which resulted in a signing with NY based publisher MLMG where she is a writer/producer for pop and electronic artists in addition to her own material.
Copeland is a classically trained vocalist and songwriter with roots at The Royal Conservatory of Music. Born and raised in Wallaceburg Ontario, Steph emerged as an electronic artist in Detroit and Los Angeles in the early 2000’s. She toured the California coastline with fellow artists hailing from Detroit where she spent time growing as an electronic producer and became acquainted with the solo stage. She continues to produce and score films, series and commercials from her home base in Toronto and is a member of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada.
CHAD ARCHIBALD BIO:
Chad Archibald is the creator and co-owner of the Canadian production companies Black Fawn Films and Black Fawn Distribution. Along with producing over 20 feature films, Archibald has directed 8 feature films to date, which include Neverlost, Ejecta and The Drownsman. In 2015, Archibald directed the insect body-horror film BITE, which erupted into the festival circuit after ambulances were called to it’s sold out world premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival due to a number of people fainting. This was celebrated by horror fans as a “Falling Ovation”. Ain’t It Cool News said BITE is “over the top gross and amazing to witness!”. 2016 led Archibald to direct cult horror The Heretics which travelled the world in festivals and was picked up by TMN/HBO for SVOD. In 2018, Archibald went on to direct his biggest feature to date, the horror/thriller I’ll Take Your Dead, starring Aidan Devine (A History of Violence, Suicide Squad), Ava Preston (DC’s Shazam!, The Kennedy’s), Jessica Salgueiro (Workin’ Moms, Mary Kills people) and Ari Millen (Orphan Black, Rupture).
JAKE BUTINEAU BIO:
Jake Butineau is a video game composer based in Toronto, ON. Jake’s current projects include “Super Animal Royale”, a cartoony shooter for up to 64 adorable animals, available on Steam Early Access; and “Destiny’s Sword”, a sci-fi strategy MMO with a focus on the mental health of soldiers, releasing late-2019. Jake is also a content creator, making Game Music Discussion videos on YouTube and hosting The Game Music Podcast.