Editorials, Reviews, Director, Producer
Founder of ETV and editor of myetvmedia.com, Moira Romano has written, directed and produced documentary and commercial films. Fate of the River, 1992 premiered at the Toronto World Trade Centre, Under One Flag, 1994 premiered at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Recent short commercial films include an historical view of Old Town Toronto, A Flavour of Toronto, and various creative marketing shorts. A graduate of Queen’s University and the University of New Hampshire, Moira became inspired by technological advances in media and began creating multimedia programming as a teaching tool. She attended the Professional Film Program at UCLA where she first met Laurie Hutzler whose Emotional Toolbox approach to interpretation of film and story was formative. She also attended programs at the Philadelphia School for the Arts and Raindance Canada. Moira’s goal for myetvmedia.com is to create a passionate online forum that encourages fresh and provocative dialogue in film and gaming.
Correspondent, Video and Web Production, Photography, Graphic Design, Film Reviews
Mat Kolodziejski studied at the University of Wales graduating as a BA in Film and Television. In his final year he directed a couple of documentaries including ‘Still a Star’ and ‘The Welsh Drifter’ together with fiction and advertising videos. In 2010 he founded a student oriented company InterFocus Productions covering live events and concerts around Wales. He also gained experience as a director, vision mixer, PA, floor manager and camera operator in a TV studio. In November of 2010 Mat moved to Toronto, Canada to pursue a career as a filmmaker. Mat is passionate about documentary filmmaking and still photography. He is also interested in studio based film and TV production.
Correspondent, Video Games, Film and TV Reviews, Liaison for Electronic Gaming
Max brings his expertise in video gaming and film to myetvmedia. An avid gamer and film enthusiast, Max is dedicated to everything surrounding the medium of video gaming from playing the video games, to discussion and review of their genesis and artistic merits. He spends a lot of time reading and researching video gaming, the fantasy genre, medieval literature and the history of war and weaponry. Max is involved with the development and launch of a new mega gaming event, EG Toronto. His passions include film, comic books and obscure science fiction references. Personal favorites include Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner'; the inventors of Bioware; League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Alan Moore; Game of Thrones, George R.R, Martin; Shadow of the Colossus, Team ICO.
Correspondent, Liaison for Electronic Gaming
Christophe joins the myetvmedia team to head up sales, marketing and special events. He brings over 20 years of extensive experience in the business world as a team builder and leader. Christophe is a die-hard comic book collector since childhood, collecting both classics (Moebius sci fi, “L’Incal”; Jean Giraud westerns “Blueberry”) and modern French new wave (Swolfs “Legende”, Rodolphe “Kenya”) and many more: Jodorowsky, Leo, Van Hamme, Herman. He is a fervent gamer and movie buff, he also loves to explore the evolving world of technical animation. Christophe other passions include cooking, coaching junior soccer and playing tennis. Christophe’s goal is to launch myetvmedia’s new electronic gaming convention EGToronto and give it a permanent home here. “Play On”. … Join us in our exciting journey of discovery and evolution!
Correspondent, Host, Graphic Design
Some of my fondest memories are not ones that I have actually experienced myself but ones that I lived through the characters of my favorite movies. These characters allow me to live in a creative world that could only be realized through the magic of film. Whether it was a place of ultra modern aesthetic, time travel or an immensely poetic portrayal of the world we live in, they gave life to the ideas inside my head. Some of my childhood favorites include Land Before Time, E.T, Cocoon, My Step Mother is an Alien, Blade Runner and Romeo & Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. I look to these films periodically to reconnect with my youth and my childish creativity. Today, I find myself seeking films that capture that innocent perspective on the world and that touch the farthest corners of my imagination.
See more daydreaming and some of my work on my blog.
Correspondent, Reviews, Social Media
Lauren has a passion for storytelling,an imagination for fantastical moments and an obsession with beats that make you bounce. She pursued a formal education at Trent University and George Brown College studying Theatre, Film, Creative Writing, Marketing and Media. She has also pursued her interests in Events Coordination. A lover of Improv Comedy, The Horror and Fantasy genres and quick, quippy movie dialogue, her personal favourites include *Happy Accidents*, *Amélie**, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill 2, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Game of Thrones and Trueblood.* Oh, and anything Josh Whedon touches. Lauren’s creativity and energy will be focused on social media, on air hosting, film reviews, fashion and music.
Editing, Videography, Graphic Design
Marshall brings to the MyETVMedia team a passion for video production and event coverage. He is studying Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson University and is specializing in digital media. Marshall has a wide range of interests including electronic music, film, television, video games and sports. He hopes to contribute to the expansion of MyETVmedia by creating high quality creative material and sharing his knowledge of the digital world. He is enjoying learning from new experiences and from other MyETVmedia team members.
Correspondent, Host, Web-mastering, Graphic Design, Reviews, Social Media
A great film takes you beyond your limits to a place exclusive to the individual; to a world you can become lost in. When all the components of film come together to produce that sensation of true "movie magic", your emotions belie your cognition and you experience something unique. It is a medium that commands the total surrender of the viewer, orchestrating a journey with every frame. Film holds the power to permit a moment in the perpetual oscillation between reality and fantasy, and it is this moment that defines its greatness.
Correspondent, Photography, Videography
Harley Valentine is a celebrated Canadian visual artist and sculptor, whose clean graphic style is reflected in projects as diverse as Photographic Mirrored Gateways, Paintings, and Public Sculpture commissions. Working and living between Toronto and New York City, Valentine’s mandate is not only to create exciting art for the 21st century but also to share the cultural heights of expression with the world.
Correspondent, Film Reviews
Galadriel has been a movie buff since she saw Superman in theatres at the age of 3. Since then she has developed a love for all things film. She graduated from the University of Toronto with distinction, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema studies in 2001. Galadriel enjoys films from all genres and countries but has a special affection for Hollywood classics, as well as Italian and Japanese cinema. Some of her favourites include Gone With The Wind, Moulin Rouge, The Shawshank Redemption, La Dolce Vita, Ugetsu monogatari and the films of Michelangelo Antonioni. She is known among friends for her knowledge of film trivia and her yearly obsession with the Academy Awards.
Since July, 2008, Caroline has been acting as Controller to ETV Education Through Video Limited. Caroline brings with her more than 12 years’ experience from a certified accounting firm where she provided various bookkeeping services along with preparing financial statements and tax returns for numerous corporate and individual clientele.
Astrid Handling has attended film festivals all over the world; including le Festival de Cannes and the Toronto International Film Festival since 2002. For the past three years Astrid has reviewed films at TIFF for various web publications. She has been a programmer for the Sunshine Coast Film Society since 2009, and now sits on their Board of Directors. She has a degree in Art History and Film Studies from York University. Highlights of her festival going experience include meeting Cate Blanchett, walking down the red carpet in Cannes and having a theatre seat named after her in the Bell Lightbox.
Emma Robertson, a Concordia grad with a BA in English Literature and a minor in French studies, is pursuing her love for fashion and music as a journalist based in Montreal. Emma has contributed to various music, fashion and media websites based out of Montreal, Toronto and New York. She has just completed a year as one of the fiction editors at Concordia’s undergraduate literary anthology, Soliloquies and is currently the founder and writer for her personal blog, little city, where she has interviewed notable industry professionals across the art, music and fashion realms. Emma brings her expertise as a correspondent to the myETVmedia team, where she will cover live music events in Montreal. Check out Emma’s blog and twitter twitter.
Videographer, Journalist, Composer, Director
Doug lives and breathes film and music. He co-produced the Canadian cult film The Death of Indie Rock (2008) which he composed the soundtrack to and also starred in. He also composed the soundtrack to the critically acclaimed political documentary ‘Two Summers In Kosovo’ (2008). Doug is directing his first feature length documentary, Never Enough which gives him a chance to explores his own obsessions - yes music related. Produced by Grindstone Media, Never Enough surveys the exciting and compulsive nature of collectors in Canada, and is slated for an early 2013 release. You will find Doug at (almost) every local TO heavy metal show. His music collection totals over 6,000 pieces of vinyl, with a focus on early Death Metal and Grindcore, 70’s Jazz Fusion, and Progressive Rock. He joins the myETVmedia team as a guest contributor from Toronto, Canada. Check out Doug's twitter @IDigsVINYL, blog and iMDB
A commercial television Editor for three years in downtown Toronto, Chris helps tell stories on a daily basis. Former Alumni of York University's film production program, Chris has been captivated by the story telling process and his passion for film since high school. It's only natural that he now wants to share his opinions of movies to the masses. A former employee at Blockbuster and avid lover of the UFC, Chris is an energetic film fan who takes on all comers and the local "film buff" in his office. If it came out last weekend, chances are he's seen it. Check out some of Chris' editorial work at relish.ca
Shaun’s love affair with gaming began at age 5 when he was given a Nintendo Entertainment system. Shaun has owned every major console since then and continues to log countless hours on video game systems. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is also keenly interested in sports, film, and history.
Worked as political journalist in Caracas, Venezuela. Worked in film production with Director Bigas Luna in Spain and with Steve Fucci and David Arata in LA, California and sales and distribution with Bogeydom. She is a regular at the Berlin, Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals.
Daniaile Jarry brings us over 25 years of broad, international experience in the film industry across the US, Europe and Canada. She has held a number of interesting positions including the Head of Development of the International Feature Film and TV division of L’Équipe Spectra, one of Canada’s largest entertainment companies. She was also Head of Programming of the Tremblant Film Festival. Daniaile wrote and produced the romantic comedy L’homme Idéal (The Ideal Man), which was directed by her husband George Mihalka. The film became the top box office French language hit of the year in Quebec, winning a Genie Award (the Canadian Oscars) for best title song and a nomination for best screenplay. She developed properties for QV and penned original screenplays. Daniaile is currently working on a slate of feature films and television series.