Ashley Brook is an award-winning filmmaker with 10 years of experience in the documentary film and factual television industry. She is president at The Canadiana Project and co-creator/producer of the Canadiana series. Aside from her own work, she has credits on a variety of internationally-renowned projects including series and one-offs for CBC, HBO, Discovery, History, ARTE, National Geographic, and VICE. She recently produced on the four-part vr documentary series Equator 360: The Line of Life as well as Jardín de la Visión, and was previously the researcher and production coordinator on Canadian theatrical documentaries Long Time Running (The Tragically Hip) and Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. Ashley holds a degree in Communications (‘09), and post-graduate diplomas in Documentary Filmmaking (‘09) and Film & Television Post-Production (‘11).
Adam Bunch (Host/Narrator)
Adam Bunch is a Canadian author and the creator of The Toronto Dreams Project. His first book, The Toronto Book of the Dead (Dundurn Press, 2017), is nominated for a 2018 Heritage Toronto Award. He writes an history column for Spacing Magazine and his articles about Canadian history have also appeared in The Huffington Post, Torontoist, and Yonge Street. In 2012, his work on The Toronto Dreams Project earned an honourable mention for the Governor General’s History Award for Community Programming; the project has been featured by a variety of media outlets, including CBC Radio’s Metro Morning, The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail, and has been put on display by prestigious cultural institutions like the Art Gallery of Ontario. He's a former columnist for the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and a former member of the Polaris Music Prize jury. Adam has lectured about history at the Royal Ontario Museum, The Toronto Public Library, PitchTalks, U of T, York University, Seneca College, and Trampoline Hall.
Kyle Cucco is a Toronto-based video producer and the co-creator of the Canadiana series. Kyle has been active in the television industry for over six years, spending most of his time on the set of documentaries and factual series. As a freelancer he has worked across numerous departments including grip, camera, props, research + development, and sound. He holds a degree in Film Studies and English (2010) from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Certificate in Film and Television Production (2013) from Ryerson University in Toronto.
Josef Beeby has been working in documentary for 10 years, and is a co-creator of the Canadiana series. He has worked in television for HBO, History and Discovery channels, as well as on a variety of independent productions. He has worked as a director, director of photography, writer, editor and VFX artist.
He edited ‘Blood, Debt & Tears’ for CBC, and wrote ‘The Book of Dog’ for Topic. He was co-writer of ‘I Thought I Told You To Shut Up’ which premiered at Hot Docs in 2015, and co-writer of ‘My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes’ which was shortlisted for an academy award, nominated for a CSA, and won best documentary short at the 2018 SXSW festival.