Our Team

LJH Films

Deanne Foley Producer
Latonia Hartery Director
Emily Bridger Writer

Key Crew

Ian Vatcher Director of Photography
Xavier Georges Production Designer
Chris Darlington Editor
Duane Andrews Composer
Matthew Thomson Sound Design
DeanneDeanne Foley is an award-winning filmmaker who first made her mark with the comedic shorts, Trombone Trouble and The Magnificent Molly McBride. Beat Down, her debut feature film, garnered three Canadian Comedy Awards nominations including Best Direction and won Best Debut Award at the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto 2012.The film made its US premiere at Cinequest 22 in San Jose, CA and went on to garner awards throughout America. The film has screened overseas at festivals such as the 3rd Beijing International Film Festival and the highly regarded 52nd Zlin Film Festival in the Czech Republic. Produced by Pope Productions, it is currently being distributed by Media Luna New Films internationally & Equinoxe Films in Canada. Currently, Deanne is in post-production on her new feature Relative Happiness. She has also directed documentaries and lifestyle series for networks including CTV and Showcase. She spent years working as a field-producer/ video-journalist for numerous national CBC shows including the Emmy award-winning Street Cents and the arts show ZeD.
Latonia photo 4Latonia Hartery is a writer/director from Bay d’Espoir, Newfoundland who has been in the film industry for 7 years. To date, she has production managed and field organized eight episodes of CBC TV’s Land and Sea. She also wrote and directed two episodes of that program-The Last Sardine Outpost, and Rum Running which was one of the highest rated shows in the 44 year history of the series. Latonia has production managed and field organized two recent CBC DocZones, shooting in locations from Hong Kong to London, Paris, Geneva, and New York. The second, Counterfeit Culture, aired in January 2013 and was the recipient of the international One World Award in 2013. She has also made several dramatic short films in recent years, such as Escape Routes and Wind Money. Latonia is also a singer, and has acted in films, as well as stage plays. She has a PhD in Arctic Archaeology, and for her contributions to Canadian culture and Arctic knowledge, won the prestigious Canada’s Outstanding Young Person Award in 2010.
Photo by Susan Morrissey WyseEmily Bridger is an emerging filmmaker and actor from St. John’s, Newfoundland. She has performed in various roles on stage and film. Her first film, Epilogue, which she wrote and directed, screened at various festivals across Canada. Her second short film, Brad, premiered at LA Shorts Fest 2010. In the fall of 2010, Emily tried her hand at playwriting for the first time, as one of five writers, including Robert Chafe, Sherry White, Kenneth J. Harvey, and Lois Brown, for the production 5 New Very Short Plays in the Sand. Her next short film, Kathy, directed by Mark O’Brien, premiered at the Atlantic Film Festival 2011 in Halifax. It screened at festivals across Canada, and also won Best Comedy at Lakeshorts Film Festival 2012. Emily is currently finishing her most recent foray into writing/directing; In So Many Words, starring Marthe Bernard, is slated to be completed winter 2014. In the near future, Emily plans to apply for an MA in Screen Writing.
Director of Photography
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIan Vatcher has been a DOP on many short films, one of which – Infanticide, won Best Atlantic Short at the Atlantic Film Festival in 2013, and was featured in Cannes at Canada’s Not Short on Talent section in 2014. He’s been a camera operator on the Republic of Doyle for four seasons and the lead or daily cinematographer on numerous music videos, films, and documentaries such as Allan Doyle’s Boy and Bridge.
Production Designer
Xavier GeorgeXavier Georges is a multi-skilled designer and cultural programmer who has devoted the greater part of his career to the performing arts, with experience in Theatre, TV, Corporate Events, Music Videos, Commercials Shorts and Feature films with more than 20 years of experience. His work has been multidisciplinary, with ground experience from Technician all the way to Art Director; he has worked arduously to the cultural development of the community. In 2011, Xavier produced and directed the Frolic documentary. He has also been involved in creating a cultural radio channel for the Francophone community in Newfoundland. He his currently pursuing his career in film as Art Director for the CBC TV series Republic of Doyle during the show’s Seasons 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Chris DarlingtonWith over two decades in the film industry, Chris Darlington works as an editor, animation and effects artist. Selected editing credits include My Ancestors Were Rogues and Murderers (dir. Anne Troake), Crackie (dir. Sherry White), Hold Fast (dir. Justin Simms), Safe Home (dir. Rosemary House), Relative Happiness (dir. Deanne Foley). Chris is currently editing the short drama Sadie (dir. Latonia Hartery) and doing animation work for the NFB Documentary Danny (dir. Justin Simms).
Duane AndrewsEstablished as an award winning composer for film and television, the music of Duane Andrews is the product of a great ear, an adventurous collaborative spirit, and a love of music that is beyond category. As a versatile composer he sharpened his skills at the Conservatoire International de Paris and the CNR in Marseilles, France and has scored a variety of projects which have screened at events such as the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals and aired on channels such as CBC and Bravo. He has also won numerous awards for projects as a solo artist, or as a group or duo, including 8 ECMAs.

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