The Filmmakers

Michelle Foster

Michelle Foster is an independent filmmaker and founder of Oblivious Muse Films, a production company specializing in the creation of short narratives. She has been pursuing her storytelling passion over the past three years with two of her short films, Interviewed & Alexa, receiving recognition in the best actor category.

During work on her first project, Exposed, Michelle learned about every facet of the filmmaking process. From coordinating schedules of eleven cast members and ten locations over the course of eight days of primary filming, to directing, producing, editing and sound mixing, Michelle has gained invaluable hands on experience, which she takes into every new project.

Michael Hayes

Michael has taken on a variety of filmmaking roles over his career including writing, directing, producing, editing, acting and special effects. His short films have appeared at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, Northern Frights, ReFrame, Blood in the Snow, and The Sham Film Festival.

His latest short The Doorway (2017) won Best Picture at the 2018 Snowdance Film Festival. He is currently directing and co-writing The Basement Monster as well as developing a Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes regional film board to help develop and advocate local talent.

Mike Moring

Mike Moring has been an active — or semi-active — member of Peterborough’s film community since he was a teenager with the release of his award-winning short film, Untitled. Since then, Mike has continued to hone his craft and explore various genres. His work (like the short drama, Natasha and the short horror, A Certain Kind of Monster) has been showcased at a number of international film festivals.

He enjoyed satirizing his hometown as the co-creator and co-star of the recurring comic webseries Mike and Adam are Jobless. He is also proud to have his name in the credits – in various roles – in the work of many of his peers.  Presently, Mike is the Director of Photography and Editor for The Fish’n Canada Show (Global).

Aaron Peacock

Aaron Peacock is a Writer and Director from Port Hope, Ontario, and one half of Two Blue Shirts Productions with Aidan Kennedy.

Some of his recent work includes: The short film The Growing Man, The Haute Goat Show Web Series, and The Brolaws Home Renovation Web Series. He was also a Producer and Consulting Writer on Mike and Adam are Jobless.

Matthew Hayes

Matthew is an independent filmmaker based in Peterborough, ON. He’s made over a dozen films, including Pushback, a feature length documentary about poverty and homelessness.

His films have screened throughout Canada, the US, and Europe. In 2019, Matthew earned his PhD from Trent University, for which he wrote a history of Canada’s UFO investigation.

Wyatt Lamoureux

Several years ago, Wyatt Lamoureux left community service work to focus on his creative loves of writing and acting. He is an ACTRA member and fantasizes about playing Jean-Luc Picard’s brother.

Wyatt had a triple-play in the GTA this year, with fresh scripts: They Fight! at Scripted Toronto in May; Old Age and Treachery at InspiraTO in June; and at Newmarket New Play Festival in July with Valse Sentimentale.

Wyatt is a novice filmmaker: he is in post-production on his short film, Apple Pie, Ice Cream; he wrote the ultra-short Abduction for Oblivious Muse Films; and is in pre-production on his short The Four People Who Call You at the End of the World with Gint Productions. He has several features and a TV pilot he is all too happy to gab about.

Brendan R. Fell

Brendan first stepped into the world of independent filmmaking in 2017 when he wrote and starred in Interviewed (dir. Michelle Foster), a short film about a job interview that goes in a completely unexpected direction. His performance earned him the Best Actor award at the 2018 Snowdance Film Festival.

Since Interviewed, Brendan has helped produce several short films in the Peterborough area. He is a co-writer and co-producer of The Basement Monster (premiering September 2019), also helping out on the set with sound recording, performance coaching and spontaneous singing.

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