Kelly Goetz       Actor

Kelly Goetz was born and raised in Edmonton, where she has been a longstanding member of the grassroots arts scene. She has been doing beadwork for the last fifteen years and painting for the last ten. Kelly has participated in the Whyte Avenue Art Walk on five occasions and was manager of the Red Strap Art Market from 2005-2007. Figurine is her first acting role.

Hans Olson       Writer | Director | Producer | Editor

Hans Olson is a filmmaker with a passion for both documentary and narrative cinema. Figurine is his first feature film. In 2012, he directed The Auctioneer, a one-hour observational documentary produced by the National Film Board of Canada (Hot Docs, Documentary Channel, iChannel). He studied screenwriting at Langara College and was a Directors' Lab resident at the Canadian Film Centre in 2009. His short films include Champagne (TIFF, CBC Reflections, Vladivostock), Baby Boots, Bronwen’s Ark and the documentary, Where Credit Is Due. Hans attended the Talent Lab of the Reykjavik International Film Festival in 2014 and Berlinale Talents in 2016.

Kyle Armstrong       Producer     

Kyle Armstrong is a Canadian filmmaker and artist. His film Magnetic Reconnection premiered at AFI Fest 2012, won the Edmonton Film Prize in 2013, and has screened publicly more than 130 times worldwide at festivals including SXSW, Raindance, CPH:DOX, True/False, Seattle International Film Festival, and Guanajuato International Film Festival. He received the the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award in 2012. His 2015 short Abandoned premiered at the Cannes Short Film Corner as part of Telefilm’s “Not Short On Talent” program. Armstrong recently completed a video for Bonnie “Prince” Billy and is in production on his directorial feature debut.

Dev Singh       Co-Producer | Editor 

Dev Singh is a Toronto-based film editor with feature credits including Picture Day (Toronto International Film Festival, Borsos Award for Best Canadian Film at Whistler Film Festival, Audience Award at River Run International Film Festival), Backcountry (TIFF, European Premiere at Stiges Film Festival), Lavendar (Ed Gass-Donnelly) and The Auctioneer. He attended the Ryerson Film Studies program and is an alumni of the Canadian Film Centre’s prestigious Editors’ Lab. Dev was nominated in 2013 and 2015 for Best Editing in a Feature Film at the Canadian Cinema Editors Awards. In 2012, he was named as one of Playback magazine’s “10 to Watch”.

Mike McLaughlin       Cinematographer

Known for creating fresh and engaging images, Mike McLaughlin has worked as a cinematographer on numerous films, documentaries, and commercials over the past ten years. He is especially known for working with celluloid and vintage film cameras to create unique aesthetics. In 2012, he received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for his cinematography on The Perfect Runner, an episode of The Nature of Things. Other notable credits include Trevor Anderson’s The Man That Got Away – winner of the DAAD short film prize at the Berlinale in 2012, and Kyle Thomas’ feature-length debut, The Valley Below – World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014.

Dylan Rhys Howard       Assistant Director 

Dylan Rhys Howard is the writer/director of several narrative and documentary short films that have been described as “quiet and upfront, honest, real, rich, fertile, built on characters with depth and complexity.” His films Cities And Plains (2013) and This Wind (2014) were recognized by The Film And Video Arts Society – Alberta as the Outstanding Short Narrative Film or Video of their respective years. His latest film, Lifetimes Of Snow, was commissioned by Make Something Edmonton. He is focused on telling character-driven stories that showcase the talents of actors and explore the relationships between people and places. Dylan proudly lives and works in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.