Caitlin Hicks and Gordon Halloran - Producers
Hicks and Gord Halloran are
co-producers of Singing the Bones, the feature- length motion
picture. Caitlin Hicks also stars in the drama, a role which she brought
to life on tour in the past five years to over 35 cities in Canada, the
U.S. England and Sweden. Hicks wrote the
play; Halloran adapted it to the screen and performed the multiple
roles of director, editor and production designer. Hicks & Halloran
have worked together in various complimentary & creative roles supporting
each others work for the past eighteen years. Their collaboration in Singing
the Bones is part of a continuum of their creative life together.
Caitlin Hicks is a playwright and
performer who has worn a variety of professional hats since graduating
Cum Laude from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California
in the mid-seventies.
"My life and work have been profoundly affected by the central circumstance
of my existence: I was born into a very large Catholic family. My first
PALM TREES, co-written and directed by Gord Halloran, was inspired
by this experience". SIX PALM TREES has been extensively performed
in Canada and the U.S. since 1985, to excellent reviews, and was translated
into French in 1993. SIX PALM TREES was read at the Third International
Women Playwrights Conference in Adelaide, Australia, one of 16 chosen
from over 300 submitted from around the world.
Since 1994, Hicks and Halloran have toured
Singing the Bones to the U.S., Canada, Sweden
and England -- to standing ovations. The play was chosen to be read
at the Fourth International Women Playwrights Conference in Galway, Ireland
in 1997. Another of Hicks' plays, JUST
A LITTLE FEVER, was chosen to be staged at the Fifth International
Women Playwrights Conference in Athens, Greece, 2000.
Hicks' experience as Manager of Advertising and Promotion at NBC's San
Francisco radio station, is the basis of a media-saavy promotional literacy.
Since then, together with Halloran, she has designed and produced numerous
campaigns for theatrical productions, including posters, flyers, radio
and television ads. She was Marketing Director for Commissioned Works,
responsible for the sales of Halloran's commissioned work in financial
markets in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto and London.
Hicks' work as a writer includes anthology, print and radio credits in
Canada and the United States with fiction, non-fiction and opinion pieces.
As a graduate student at San Francisco State University, Hicks created
a 13 minute, 16mm film, Maman! Maman!
Don Thompson - Co-Producer
Don Thompson has a diverse 15 year background as a playwright, film director,
producer and software developer. As a playwright, he was known through
the 1980's and 90's for his socially-relevant plays, TIBET DOES NOT EXIST
and L.A. BOOK OF THE DEAD. His first feature film, CLOUDS, was completed
in 1999, and after a successful festival tour received awards and special
recognition at 6 U.S. and International Film Festivals. CLOUDS garnered
a theatrical distribution deal with IN Pictures in 2000 and is currently
available on video.
Don co-founded nextPix in 2000 with the goal of creating both a production
company and a software company that serves the media/film community. Now
moving into its 3rd year, nextPix continues to expand its website and
partnerships, develop and produce feature film projects, and provide both
on-line and off-line resources for independent filmmakers.
Arlene Rimer, Associate & Consulting Producer
Arlene Rimer is a producer, director, writer, entertainment lawyer and
mediator. She has been practising law in British Columbia since
1981 with her own law firm, Rimer & Co. As President of Reelstar Productions
Inc., Arlene has produced a pilot for Life Television Network for a 13-part
series called Urban Nation. She is currently producing the 26-part
series My Biggest Challenge, the 1/2 hour drama,The Quirk, and the 1 hour
drama ,Topoli. Other projects in development: The World According
to Keith (Bravo) and Box of Freedom (CTV), and Geoff Corness and Kate
Hammett-Vaughn, four one-hour documentaries. Rimer worked as executive
producer on the features Batboy and The Wild McLeans. She has also written,
directed and produced a documentary on kids' inventions which aired on
the Discovery Channel.
An avid film buff, Arlene has taken numerous courses at the Vancouver
Film School, University of British Columbia, Actors Workshop, Vancouver
Vocational Institute, Manitoba Theatre School, British Columbia Motion
Picture Association, and the Trade Forum at the Vancouver International
Film Festival. She has a B.A. and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University
of Manitoba. She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Law
Society of British Columbia, the British Columbia Motion Picture Association,
and Women in Film and Video Vancouver where she is on the Board of Directors.