JAMES DOUGLAS - Screenwriter/Director
Meet James Douglas. James originally received acting training at the University of Victoria and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. As a performer he has appeared in stage plays across North America, including The Merchant of Venice, The Comedy of Errors, Hamlet, A View from the Bridge, The Mail Order Bride, Chemin de Fer, Romeo and Juliet, Seven Stories, Filthy Rich, Odd Jobs, The Marowitz Hamlet, Electra, Ion and the Fred Wells Show. He has taken principal roles in a number of independent films and shorts, including X Spots the Mark, My Pyramids, Notaries, Defenseless, Pigboy, Through Blood Like Ice, Stalking and Final Breath - Short Film, as well as written and performed for sketch comedy troupes such as the Acclaim Jumpers, Beg Dirty Nun, the Cariboo Amateur Dramatic Association, and the Sunset Cabaret.
In 2000 James was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Victoria, and in 2004 completed one year of graduate coursework at the university’s Theatre department before embarking on an internship with renowned avant-garde theatre director and drama critic Charles Marowitz during his historic production of Vaclav Havel’s Pokoŭsení [English: Temptation] at the National Theatre of the Czech Republic.
In 2005 James traveled to the Netherlands to write, produce, and direct The Tulip and the Maple Leaf, a documentary short film celebrating the enduring post-WWII friendship between the Canadian and Dutch peoples, which premiered at Ontario’s Royal Botanical Gardens in 2006. Since then he has been in production of an epic documentary feature about Canada’s theatrical wunderkind Charles Ross and the international mega-One Man Star Wars Trilogy - Charlie Ross, as well as writing dramatic scripts and screenplays for projects funded by the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Hatley Park National Historic Site, Barkerville, British Columbia, Destination British Columbia, and the Provincial Capital Commission. James was the on-air host of Shaw TV’s BC150 Years series of documentary shorts in 2008, and in 2010 began production (with Patrick Curling and Jacy Schindel) of a broadcast television documentary about British Columbia’s past and current gold rushes (narrated by CBC Radio’s Mark Forsythe) called Wilds to Riches.
Wilds to Riches was officially presented by CBC Television in July of 2013, and has been rebroadcast throughout British Columbia and internationally via satellite more than a dozen times since. The film was nominated for a 2014 Leo Awards for Best Documentary Screenplay, and for his role as co-producer James received the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association's Best Marketing Initiative award.
Over the past two decades James has produced or co-produced a number of noteworthy theatre projects, including the national touring premiere of Daniel McIvor’s Never Swim Alone on the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit, three seasons of a live, improvised, comedic serial soap opera (V8W 1K8: A Table for Four) for the Eclectic Circus, Charles Marowitz: Recycling Shakespeare for the Metro Theatre, Don Webster’s Spin for the New Vic Theatre, @The The Saints of British Rock for London UK Records, and a site-specific staging of William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost at Victoria’s Emily Carr House.
James’s recent directing credits include The Saints of British Rock, The Bride of Barkerville, Lady Overlander, The Great Love of Queen Victoria, The Sinister Secret of Hatley Castle, Fangs for the Memories, and Das Love Boot. He has also worked as dramaturge on critically-lauded productions of Andrew Hamilton’s Kaliban, Sally Clark’s Wanted, and Anne Carson’s contemporary translation of Sophocles’ Electra.
James is writing the screenplay for, and directing, The Doctor's Case.
NORM COYNE - Executive Producer
Meet Norm Coyne. Norm is originally from Princeton BC where he developed his love for film and comics at an early age. Norm has lived in Prince George since his teen years and he is an alumni of both College of New Caledonia & UNBC University of Northern British Columbia. He is currently the owner of The Scene PG arts & entertainment magazine and founding director of UNLTD Media & Events which he started this past August.
Norm spent several years at the Prince George Citizen as a media account manager where he won several national awards for the projects he led. It was during this time that Norm and frequent collaborator Kyle Bachman (Northland Dodge) jumpstarted celebrity appearances in Prince George with a live signing by Georges St-Pierre at Northland Hyundai.It was based on this success that Norm founded the Citizen Special Events division. The GSP event was a catalyst which led to other appearances by Kim Coates and Ron Perlman as part of an initiative with Alex Huber and the British Columbia Northern Exhibition.
During the 2015 Canada Winter Games, Norm led the team at the after hours club venue Cariboo House (Cariboo Brewing) which saw 17 nights straight of entertainment including Aaron Pritchett, Cabral "Cabbie" Richards, SkiiTour, Mat The Alien, Chris Buck Band, and other Canadian entertainment favorites.
In 2015, Norm created the wildly successful entertainment expo Northern FanCon with Dave Smith and Kyle Bachman. The event tripled in size in a single year and has seen thousands of fans attend since. During this time, Norm has worked alongside fan favorites like William Shatner , Tia Carrere , LeVar Burton, Jay Mewes, Official John de Lancie, Giancarlo Esposito, Denise Crosby, Madison Smith, Amy Manson, Brett Dalton, Candice Patton, Veronica Taylor, Isaiah Mustafa, Justin Rain, Michael Hogan, Jeremy Palko, Michael Coleman, Gigi Edgley, Paul Amos Mark Meer, Kris Holden-Ried, Garrett Wang, Robert Duncan Mcneill Jewel Staite and more.
Since 2012, Norm has produced a number of short films alongside filmmakers Chad Magnant, Michael Kroetsch & James Douglas including Defenseless, PigBoy, Through Blood Like Ice, and Stalking. In 2014, he was a grant recipient of the Public Records program through which he produced and directed the music video for “Come Down” by Jer Breaks. Most recently, Norm wrote and produced Final Breath - Short Film with writer/director Kim Feragen as part of the STORYHIVE program funded by TELUS.
Norm is no stranger to making big things happen. He is thrilled to be part of this life changing project.
Norm is an Executive Producer of The Doctor’s Case.
MICHAEL COLEMAN - "Dr. Watson"
Meet Michael Coleman. Michael is an award winning Actor/Writer/Director, performer and filmmaker. He has performed memorable roles on live-action shows like Once Upon a Time, Supernatural, Smallville, Fringe, Stargate SG-1, Blood Ties Film, and Eureka, as well as animated series like X-Men: Evolution, Hello Kitty, Inuyasha, Dragonball Z, Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action!, Hamtaro, and Gundam Seed Destiny.
Michael's feature film writing and directorial debut was the critically acclaimed Best Day Ever: Aiden Kesler 1994-2011 (2011) and his follow up film Thirty-Seventeen is being released in the Summer of 2017. This is the first project from @Rebel West Pictures.
Michael also writes and stars in the modern sitcom, Hipsterverse (TAG Channel), and has several other new scripts in development.
Michael is one of the owners and founders of Western Canada's largest casting studio, GO Studios, as well as the owner and Artistic Director of the accredited post secondary SchoolCreative - Institute of the Arts Vancouver Acting School and Vancouver Young Actors School
In addition to his writing, acting, directing, and running a casting studio/institute of the arts, Michael's favorite role is "Husband" (to wife Michelle) and "Dad" to daughters Belle Charisma and Maeve Grace. Michael is also an avid hockey player and between his season tickets to his beloved Vancouver Canucks and his own team, spends several nights a week at various hockey rinks.
Michael has also been involved with several charities and community groups and is a regular contributor, supporter, and advocate for The BC Children's Hospital (where he lived for a short while as a child), Inflammatory Bowel Disease, BC Cancer Foundation, The ALS Foundation, GBS, BKO (Anti-Bullying), Stigma Fighters (Awareness for Mental Health), Women in Film, and most recently DTES, a charity for women and children of Vancouver's downtown east side.
Michael is playing Dr. Watson in The Doctor's Case.
JP WINSLOW - Sherlock Holmes
Meet Jp Winslow. J.P. Winslow is an award winning actor/writer/composer and historical interpreter. J.P. began acting in the 1970s appearing in several films produced by The Newfoundland Independent Film Makers Cooperative including The Adventures of Faustus Bidgood and Undertow. J.P. first studied acting and improve with Young People’s Theatre at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre in the early 1980s. Early roles included Skelly Manor in Lanford Wilson’s The Rimers of Eldritch and Charlie in Flowers for Algernon with Freelance Players at the lauded Bishop Field Theatre in St. John’s.
In 1985 he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia and along with acting he began writing for the stage. In 1987, 1988 and 1989 he won Best Original Play awards at The Vancouver East Cultural Centre’s VanFest Theatre Festival for his one act plays Quiet Please, The Breakwater Document and Sin respectively. In 1987 J.P. was one of the founding members of Vancouver’s edgy and socially conscious Impulse Theatre Company. He was General Manager/Director/Producer and Writer in Residence at Impulse producing both established Canadian Plays such as George F. Walker’s Criminals in Love and new works including a unique environmental style musical Donut City composed by John Mills-Cockell. During his tenure at Impulse Winslow produced and directed several of his own plays including Orb, Buckmaster Circle, and Chester Street.
The 1980s and 1990s provided J.P. with the opportunity to appear in memorable stage roles including Hank Guder in Dark of the Moon at the Metro Theatre Vancouver, Kochetov in Michael Frayn’s Balmoral, Ivan Henry Mungo in Mavor Moore’s Customs at Simon Fraser University, Man in Then at University of British Columbia the title role of Scapino in Scapino at Presentation House, The Stage Manager in Our Town, and Van Helsing in Bram Stoker’s Dracula produced at Capilano University Theatre.
In 1999 J.P. was cast as old west gambler Peter Chance for Eureka Theatre Company at Barkerville, British Columbia. He also performed in Eureka’s school program shows at Barkerville’s Theatre Royal for several seasons. In 2000 he developed the cult character Squire Winslow for Vancouver’s premiere purveyors of the arcane - Spectral Theatre Company. J.P. continued as a ‘period’ actor in a 2003-2004 touring production The Blackfoot and the Red Coats with Canadiana Musical Theatre Company in which he played five characters and three musical instruments. In 2004 J.P. joined Newman & Wright Theatre Company in the Role of true life wild west entertainer Jack Crawford in The Campfires and the Trails of Jack Crawford- Poet Scout for the Mainstage at the Theatre Royal in Barkerville. Winslow has also appeared in numerous promotional clips and student films.
J.P. is also an accomplished musician and songwriter having sung and played in numerous rock bands including Treble Orchards – Guitar/Vocals, Buckmaster Circle – Guitar/Vocals, Steda – Bass/Backing Vocals, The Rippers – Guitar/Vocals, The Templars – Bass/Vocals, The Insufferables – Guitar/Vocals, Katzenjammer – Guitar, Underdog – Guitar/Backing Vocals and Young Offender – Guitar/Vocals. He has produced six independent albums on his own label Lone Newfie Records all of which are available on CD, and on iTunes and other digital retailers. His new hard rock/metal project Vampire Load is scheduled to release their debut album late this year.
J.P. is playing Sherlock Holmes in The Doctor's Case.
DENISE CROSBY - Captain Norton
Meet Denise Crosby. Denise Crosby created the role of Lt. Tasha Yar on one of the most popularTV series ever, Star Trek: The Next Generation. She later returned to play Tasha's daughter "Sela," a role she helped create. Denise co-starred alongside Fisher Stevens and Jennifer Tilly in the Fox series, Key West and has played recurring roles on the acclaimed series, NYPD Blue, The X-Files, Mad Men, and Lois & Clark. She has guest starred in numerous TV series, most recently, Scandal, Castle and The Walking Dead. Denise played Captain Susan Sallinger on the acclaimed series Southlandon TNT Drama. She is currently re-curring on the series Ray Donovan for Showtime Networks starringLiev Schreiber and Jon Voight, and The Magiciansfor Syfy.
This is not Denise's first appearance in a film based on work by Stephen King. She was the lead in his classic film, Pet Semetary (film). Denise made her film debut in, 48 Hours (movie), and went on to work with Blake Edwards in "The Man Who Loved Women, and Skin Deep (with the late John Ritter). She teamed up with Quentin Tarantino in Jackie Brown, and Mimi Leder in Deep Impact. Denise has worked in indy films such as the Sundance film festival Winner Miracle Mile, directed by Steve De Jarnette, and Red Shoe Diaries directed by Zalman King.
Denise received an Ovation nomination for Best Actress for her performance in Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, directed by Dorothy Lyman. She has done numerous plays, most notably the role of Tamara de Lempicka in the acclaimed play Tamara.Richard Dreyfuss made his theatrical directing debut with Denise in Stops Along the Way. Her most recent stage work includes two critically acclaimed plays directed by legendary acting teacher Larry Moss: Epitaph for George Dillon, by John Osborne, which opened in New York City and Beggars in the House of Plenty, by John Patrick Shanley at Theater/Theatre in L.A. Denise was recently seen in Orpheus Descending, by Tennessee Williams, directed by Lou Pepe at Theatre/Theater, alongside actor Gale Harrold. The production was critically acclaimed, nominated for the 2010 L.A. Drama Desk Award for “Best Revival” and has been singled out in many “Best of 2010” lists. She was last seen in the award-winning premiere of House of Gold, directed by Gates McFadden at EST: LOS ANGELES, where she is a company member.
Denise has worn a different hat as Producer and Host of the feature documentary Trekkies, released by Paramount Pictures. The film reteams her with director Roger Nygard who directed her in the Indie comedy High Strung, written by comedian Steve Oedekerk. They have also worked together on the sequel, Trekkies 2, currently out on Paramount Home Video. Denise currently resides in Pacific Palisades with her husband, writer Ken Sylk, and their 17-year-old son, Augie.
Denise is playing Captain Norton in The Doctor's Case.
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ERIN FITZGERALD - The Maid
Erin is a Canadian-American actress and voice artist. She is bilingual, speaking both English and French fluently. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, she has resided in Los Angeles, California since 2000.
Erin graduated from the University of Victoria Phoenix Theatre acting program and has performed shows such as School for Scandal, A Country Wife, Macbeth, See Bob Run, and Cabaret. Erin also performed from 1997 to 1998 in the Vancouver production of Tony & Tina's Wedding as both Connie and Tina. She later studied Improv with The Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles.
On stage, Erin currently works with the comedy troupe "Fake Radio," performing 1940s radio plays and shows live, in authentic costumes, at the The Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood.
She is perhaps best known for her voice acting roles of May Kanker and Nazz in Cartoon Network's classic original series Ed, Edd n Eddy. Erin can currently be heard as Bo on Ask the StoryBots, and as Raven Queen, C.A. Cupid, Gus Crumb and the Ugly Stepsister on the Mattel series Ever After High on Netflix.
Erin originated the voices of Abbey Bominable, Spectra Vondergeist, Rochelle Goyle, Claire, Fawn, Wydowna Spider, C.A. Cupid, Scarah Screams and Astranova on Mattel's Emmy Nominated Monster High series, which airs specials on Nickelodeon and Netflix. She can also be heard on the Nicktoons series Wild Grinders, as well as Legofriends, Kate & Mim-Mim, The Jungle Bunch, Popples, and Miraculous Ladybug.
Erin is also well known for working on video games, which include World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, World Of Warcraft: Legion, Final Fantasy XV, The Last of Us, Bravely Default, Danganronpa, League of Legends, Skullgirls (the Annie Awards-nominated 'Best Animated Video Game' of 2012) and the IGN, Games Radar, Destructoid, Gametrailers, & SPIKE TV VGA "Best Fighting Game" winner Persona 4 Arena, in which she voiced Chie Satonaka.
Erin will play The Maid in The Doctor's Case.
JER BREAKS - Original Score Composer
Jer is a singer/songwriter originally from City of Prince George Jer has shared the stage with countless bands in a number of projects. He was a founding member of Redgy Blackout with Scott Perrie and Patrick-Ryan Poirier. During his time with the band, they were Best of BC winners from LG 104.3 in Vancouver. Redgy Blackout was also a finalist in the PEAK Performance Project British Columbia for two years in a row. After leaving Redgy Blackout, Jer recorded a solo album from which the single “Come Down” won a Public Records grant to record the music video you see below in Barkerville, British Columbia. Jer can be seen gracing stages all over the world playing guitar in Canadian country superstar Dallas Smith’s band. Most recently, Jer recorded the original score for the STORYHIVE film project Final Breath - Short Film funded by TELUS
Jer is writing the original score for The Doctor’s Case.
IAN CASE - Inspector Lestrade
Ian is an award-winning actor, director, producer, and arts administrator from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
A graduate of the University of Victoria Phoenix Theatre department, Ian was General Manager of Victoria’s Theatre Inconnu from 1991-94, co-founded and administered the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival in ’94 and ’95, founded Giggling Iguana Productions in 1998 (a company he is still Artistic Producer for today) and was General Manager of Victoria’s acclaimed Intrepid Theatre from 2003 to 2012. Since 2012 Ian has worked as Director of UVic’s University Centre Farquhar Auditorium, and has also been Director of Ceremonies and Events for the University of Victoria since 2014.
As a fundraising consultant Ian has worked with companies like Island Repertory Company, Real Canadian Mounted Productions, Theatre SKAM and Theatre Inconnu, and he has also worked as publicist for Langham Court Theatre, Musica Victoria, Victoria Operatic Society, and the Kate Rubin Theatre & Drama Studio. From 2010 to 2015 Ian served as President of the ProArt - The Professional Arts Alliance of Greater Victoria, and he has developed and taught a course on Financial Management for Cultural Organizations through the University of Victoria.
Ian’s recent stage acting credits include the Narrator in Lest We Forget for the Victoria Symphony, Mr. Gardiner in Pride and Prejudice at Langham Court Theatre, the Narrator in Henry V for the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy at the Royal Theatre, the Narrator in The Composer is Dead/Peter and the Wolf for the Victoria Symphony, Hephaestus in Influence for Intrepid Theatre, Richard III in Richard III for the Victoria Shakespeare Society, Gabriel Utterson in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for Giggling Iguana Productions, Alan Campbell in The Picture of Dorian Gray for Giggling Iguana Productions, Jim Key in Beautiful Jim Key for Intrepid Theatre’s Uno Festival of Solo Performance, Roderick Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher for Intrepid Theatre/Giggling Iguana Productions, and Henry in War of the Worlds for Theatre Inconnu.
He has played Dr. Watson in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Speckled Band and Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Sussex Vampire, both for Giggling Iguana Productions, Dr. Petya Panic in Zertrummerüng for Theatre SKAM, and Sir Frederick Treves in The Elephant Man for Theatre Inconnu. On film Ian can be seen as the Monster in Clocktower Images’s Frankenstein, Dr. Seward in The Fish Show’s Dracula: Lord of the Damned, and “Cafeteria Guy” in Pastiche Productions’s Sometimes a Hero.
As a director and/or producer, Ian has been responsible for hundreds of presentations over the past 25 years, including Winnie the Pooh and Tales of the 100 Acre Wood for the Kaleidoscope Family Theatre Festival, Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale for Outpost 31, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, and Julius Caesar for the Victoria Shakespeare Society, Gormenghast, Waiting for Godot, Macbeth, and The Elephant Man for William Head on Stage, The War of 1812 for a Random Selection of Chairs, The Life of Galileo for Lagnham Court Theatre, Hedda Gabler, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Merchant of Venice, Brand, Woyzeck, and Bent for Theatre Inconnu, The Dispossessed for Ship of Fools Productions, and The Killer’s Muse for the Open Space New Theatre Series.
Ian was named Arts Leader of the Year by CFAX1070 in 2010, Favourite Director and Hardest Working Person in Local Theatre at Monday Magazine’s “M” Awards in 2009, and Biggest Supporter of Local Theatre at the “M” Awards in 2011 and 2012.
Ian Case will play Inspector Lestrade in The Doctor’s Case.
BRENT MARSHALL - Executive Producer
Meet Brent Marshall. A business owner of RE / MAX Centre City Realty & Tempest Aviation Group, long time philanthropist, and active supporter of the north, Brent's long list of accomplishments include contributing 3 million dollars in support of local businesses and charities over the past 10 years - one particular initiative of which was the development of the pediatric ward at University Hospital Of Northern British Columbia.
No stranger to unique entertainment initiatives, he was a catalyst for the development of the wildly successful Northern FanCon. It was at one of theBCNE British Columbia Northern Exhibition FanCon pre-events Brent sponsored that Ron Perlmansuggested to him he should become a producer. He was intrigued by the idea but was looking for a way to make it happen in City of Prince George & Northern BC. Brent is thrilled to be investing in the development of the creative economy and building the capacity for film production in our region and we are beyond grateful to have him on board. Production of our film could not have happened without him.
Brent is an Executive Producer on "The Doctor's Case"
KEN ‘HIWATT’ MARSHALL - Music Supervisor/Soundtrack Producer
Ken ‘hiwatt’ Marshall is a music producer, engineer and composer. He adopted the trade name ‘hiwatt’ during his early introduction to industrial music and has tooled a unique sound and style. Ken was awarded a platinum album for his contribution to Linkin Park’s ‘Reanimation’ and his works have been featured on several multi-platinum video game titles and primetime broadcast TVshows. He also won All-Around-Cowboy in Merritt, BC, 1981.
In 1989, Ken started working with the Canadian industrial band Skinny Puppy (widely considered to be one of the founders of the electro-industrial genre) during the making of their album Rabies (Skinny Puppy album) and he has continued recording, producing and collaborating throughout the band’s career.
In 2002, Ken and Tanzanian-born producer Traz Damji, formed an electronic music duo called The Humble Brothers. The Humble Brothers gained fame with their involvement in Electronic Arts soundtracks, starting with 2002's Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2. Two big projects followed, SimCity 4 and its expansion pack, The Sims 2: Rush Hour, then remixes of other artists' songs as their production skills were noticed by the mainstream music industry.
Ken's notable remixes include Linkin Park's "One Step Closer" ("1Stp Klosr") and Static-X/Mephisto Odyssey song "Crash" which was featured on the soundtrack of Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. The Humble Brothers have also remixed the Dry Cellsong Body Crumbles. They are also responsible for producing "Terror Is Reality" for the Capcom Vancouver video game Dead Rising 2. Since then The Humble Brothers have remixed tracks for many multi-platinum artists including Filter, Anastasia, Static-X, and Rammstein. Damji and Marshall have fashioned a wholly unique style and powerful sound in their productions, which can simply be identified as The Humble Brothers.
In 2007, Ken and Traz and Skinny Puppy’s cEvin Key made a deal with Groove Addicts (now Non-Stop Music/ Warner/Chappell Music) to compose a volume of film trailer cues for horror movies, called Scaremeister - a dark and deeply haunting approach to the horror/thriller film genre. Consisting of 31 unique 'mini-scores' of original sound design, Scaremeister is equally compelling as individual tracks or as an album.
Ken lives in the interior of British Columbia, Canada, and is currently working on the next Scaremeister release, as well as a new project with CyrusRex andDouglas McCarthy.