Writer/Director JON MICHAELSON
Jon attended The School of Art & Design of The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts where he made award winning dramatic shorts.
He has produced directed and edited two documentaries: "Portage", and "The Tempest on Snake Island", with support from the Quebec Film Institute, the National Film Board of Canada, and The British Arts Council.
His short drama "Infidelity" was broadcast on the Showcase Canada network.
His feature screenwriting has been supported by Praxis Vancouver, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, and The Movie Network’s FUND.
In 2017, he wrote, directed and co-produced his first feature film “The River You Step In“ - which will receive North American distribution from IndieCan Entertainment early in 2019.
"His feature debut is long overdue" - Atom Egoyan
As the Artistic Director of Toronto's Mercury Theatre, Jon produced and directed Canadian or Toronto premieres of plays by Edward Albee, Brian Friel, Athol Fugard, Michael Hastings, Tony Kushner, Stephen Poliakoff, Martin Sherman, Nicky Silver, and August Wilson. He has also staged new work by Rose Cullis, Cindy Lou Johnson, Wendy Kesselman, Jane Martin, and Ellen McLaughlin, as well as revivals of plays by Beckett, Brecht, Buchner, Genet, Pinter, and Sam Shepard; work which featured some of the best actors in Canada.
Jon's production of “Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill” ran for 9 months at a Toronto nightclub. He also directed an award winning Canadian premiere of Chloe Moss's play "This Wide Night" at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto.
He has been a member of Actors Equity and ACTRA, acting for CBC TV & Radio, and has acted on stage in Toronto, Montreal, and Rome.
Producer ROBBIE MICHAELSON
Robbie's executive sales and marketing experience includes senior management positions at major corporate and governmental business operations in Canada, the U.S, and Europe. He has also owned and operated several successful enterprises.
Robbie has a Masters Degree in International Affairs from McGill University, Montreal, and possesses an in-depth knowledge of modern Middle Eastern history and politics, particularly as it relates to Israel.
He has served in the Israel Defense Forces and maintains a residence in Israel.
He is extensively well traveled, having been to six continents, and speaks several languages.
His entrepreneurial talents bore fruit when he seeded the development of a Toronto production of a play dealing with Lee Harvey Oswald, which starred Tony award winner Amanda Plummer. (www.jonmichaelson.net/lee-harvey-oswald/ )
Robbie's first foray into independent feature film production was “The River You Step In“ for which he was the Associate Producer.
North American Distribution
April 2019 via INDIECAN Entertainment Inc.