KEVAN MCGOVERN, WRITER, DIRECTOR
Kevan is a seasoned documentary filmmaker with over a decade of experience in the fields of directing, cinematography and post production. Having created 19 short documentaries, numerous music videos and one web series to date, his current project I/O marks his first feature film.
Kevan’s films have achieved awards such as Best Canadian Documentary Film at the Calgary Fringe Festival, the People’s Choice Award at the Okanagan Film Festival for the short film Collective, and Best Overall Film at the Okanagan Film Festival for his portrait documentary Can You Actually Ride That Thing? His short band documentary, Enter Nixie premiered at the Woods Studio in Vancouver and was an official selection at the Roberts Creek Arts Festival and The Ecotone Festival. In the summer of 2015, Kevan completed a critically acclaimed theatrical tour of the documentary The Shambhala Experience throughout six cities in Alberta and British Columbia.
After attending the entrepreneurship program at BCIT, Kevan started his own production company called Reverse Media. Since then he has worked with a diverse number of employers including the 2010 Olympic Games, Telus, CBC Television, and the TV shows Smallville and Continuum. Possessing a true love for cinema, he has proven himself to be unquestionably passionate, innovative, and dedicated when it comes to the art of filmmaking.
HAYDEN BAPTISTE, PRODUCER
Hayden Baptiste is an independent film and music producer. His shared passion for music and movies led him to launch his own entertainment company with his business partner Rodney Davidson. Hayden is the president of Wandering Worx Entertainment, a Vancouver, BC based film production company (Wandering Worx Films) and record label (Wandering Worx Music). He has produced award winning short films, music videos and feature length movies which have aired on networks such as CBC, Bravo and Much Music. He has also worked as an Associate Producer on the Hallmark network's made for TV movie 3 Weeks, 3 Kids and The Movie Network's Confined. Most recently, Hayden produced a sci-fi thriller short called Leave Us Alone which he is currently developing into a feature length film. Its world premiere will be at the Montreal World Film Festival and it was accepted into the 2013 Screamfest festival in Los Angeles, which is known for launching the film Paranormal Activity.
Hayden is an accomplished music producer and composer. He broke into the music industry after being scouted by Long Island rapper Kool Kim of the legendary group The UMC's. He has produced tracks featuring established rap artists such as Brother Ali, Jasiri X, Rhymefest, Chuck D and Planet Asia. In 2009, Hayden was selected among thousands of submissions to compete in the Red Bull Big Tune Competition, a U.S. national showcase for music producers.