Growing up in Ottawa, Ontario, Kristian Lariviere began making movies at the age of 13 with his parent’s camcorder. By the time he was 18, his film The Sand was screened at the Toronto International Teen Movie Festival. Less than three years later his short film Penumbra screened at the New York International Independent Film Festival and the Ottawa Student Film Festival where it won the audience award for Best Movie.
After graduating from Algonquin College with a TV Broadcasting diploma he directed a string of successful short films starting with the action comedy PIE: A Pumpkin Story. This hilarious short film won the Spirit of the Festival Award at the 2010 DIGI60 film festival, screened at the 2011 Ottawa International Film Festival and had its broadcast debut on CBC in August 2011. His short dramatic film, MARY MAE has screened at film festivals all over the world (including New York, Seattle, Melbourne, Amsterdam and Dublin) and is now available on IndieFlix. As 2013 was winding down, Kristian returned to his horror roots and directed PURITANS. This exciting and socially relevant short debuted at the 2013 Digi60 Festival winning the Best Director and Best Picture awards. Since then Kristian has contributed memorable segments to the 2016 and 2017 editions of The Monster Pool: Horror Anthology.
Having learned as much as he could making short films, Kristian launched into his first feature film, HENS NIGHT. This female centric horror comedy, written by Jennifer Allanson, centers around a bachelorette party gone horribly wrong. The film is expected to be released in 2018. While finishing up work on HENS NIGHT Kristian, along with collaborators Randy Smith, Chris Chitaroni & Jennifer Allanson put together a Christmas themed horror film titled UNHOLY NIGHT. The ambitious project is having its Ottawa premiere in December followed by a planned 2018 release.
Chris Chitaroni is an Ottawa based cinematographer who has shot several award winning short and feature films.
He spent 10 years studying the nature of light with monks in Tibet where they spiritually hiked the astral plane in search of "the luminance purity stones" - only 5 of the necessary 9 were recovered but he plans to someday return to finish his groundbreaking psycho-optical archaeology
Rockland-based musician Kevin Daoust has scored a number of short films for several filmmakers, including Kristian Lariviere, Jean-François Dufault and Jennifer Mulligan. Hens Night is the first feature-length film he's composed for. When not writing music for films, he is the guitarist, vocalist and noise-maker for Francophone acts Hey, Wow and Règlement 17.
Kevin vehemently believes that Han shot first.