MATT SHEWCHUK
PRESIDENT, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & CREATOR

Matt Shewchuk has over 10 years experience in factual and scripted content as both a producer and a director. A multiple award-nominee, Matt has been a mainstay director on factual documentary series such as the hit Discovery Channel series Highway Thru Hell and Heavy Rescue: 401. He also took home a Canadian Screen Award for 'Best Direction in a Documentary Series' for his work on the final episode of Ice Pilots NWT (History Channel).

On the scripted side, Matt has produced a number of projects from feature films to television series, including an original concept for Comedy Central. Matt continues to develop original IP, while spearheading the scripted business development.

RENÉ BRAR
HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT - SCRIPTED & UNSCRIPTED

With 20 years of experience in film and television, René oversees all creative development of scripted and unscripted projects at Big Time Decent. As an independent producer, he co-created and executive produced television in the US, Canada, Ireland, and the UK.

Prior to this, he worked in Los Angeles as a story editor for filmmaker Ridley Scott, where he was responsible for script development on such films as Black Hawk Down and Matchstick Men. He holds degrees in film, literature, and religion from Yale University.

Jeff Kinnon
VP of Factual

Jeff has over a decade of experience working in unscripted television. He has created, developed, and showrun series for CBC, Discovery, CityTV, W Network, Rogers Sportsnet, and NBC Sports. In a previous life, he was an average drummer in an underrated band. 

DEAN J. CHENOY
LEGAL COUNSEL

Dean Chenoy is a partner and co-leader of Miller Thomson’s national Entertainment and Media team. His practice focuses on media and entertainment law, specifically film, television, publishing, virtual reality and video gaming.

Dean has extensive experience in production and project financing, content convergence, international and interprovincial co-productions, protection of intellectual property, and talent negotiation.

PRICILLA HUI
FINANCE EXECUTIVE

Pricilla is an executive-producing, finance and accounting professional with over 15 years of experience in managing the full cycle of film and television production from development to distribution. 

She has worked with many companies from across Canada such as Philms Pictures, Voice Pictures, Muse Entertainment, Joe Media Group, just to name a few. Pricilla was the Executive Producer for the TV series The Business Season 2, produced for IFC US.

Aidan Kyle
Aidan Kyle
Development Coordinator

Aidan is a producer and writer recently graduated from Capilano University with a Bachelor in Motion Picture Arts . He has produced The Bus Stop (2018) which won best student short at the Whistler Film Festival, and B for Blake (2021) a documentary short due to be released later in 2021.

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