The Creative Team
Ed Kucerak, Producer/Director/Writer
Ed produces and directs films that take viewers inside ordinary lives to extraordinary depths, revealing the universality of the human condition. He strives to make films that captivate, inform, and move viewers. In 1995 he founded Kublacom Pictures, an Ottawa-based independent film and television production company. With over 25 years of experience Ed’s creative energy and passion for documentary storytelling suffuse all his projects. His films have been broadcast on television and featured in film festivals in Canada, the United States and around the world.
Jane Gurr, Producer/Writer
Jane became a documentary producer in 2002 following a 15-year career in international development, with a focus on women’s rights, violence against women and community development. She is inspired by the power of documentary storytelling to bring women’s stories to audiences, to provoke reflection and spark change. And by the beauty of quality images, sound and story. Jane holds a Masters in Sociology from Carleton University is an associate of Kublacom Pictures.
Jith Paul, Associate Producer/Editor
Based in Ottawa, Jith is a filmmaker and founder of Treepot Media and a founding partner of Indie Koala, an artist-run video on demand service for independent films. He is a graduate of the television broadcasting program at Algonquin College and is also an electrical engineer from University of Waterloo. Jith freelances as a camera operator, photographer, digital media tech and editor. Jith has produced several short dramatic films including Perfect which is a finalist in CBC Television’s Short Film Face-off competition in 2013. His directorial debut Algebra is an official selection of the 2013 Toronto Independent Film Festival. He is an Associate Member in the Canadian Cinema Editors (CCE) and a nominee for the 2013 Premier’s Award for Creative Arts and Design.
Andrew Huggett, Music Composer/Sound Design
Andrew is an award-winning Creative Director and Music Composer for GAPC, the largest post-production facility of its kind in Eastern Ontario. His credits include well over 100 animated cartoons and children’s shows including the Teddy Ruxpin series, Lynn Johnson’s For Better or for Worse, The Toy Castle and Disney-distributed Toad Patrol. He has scored numerous television documentaries including the Life and Times of Christopher Plummer (CBC), Keeping The Groove Alive with Oscar Peterson (CBC), The RCMP Great March West (History TV), and 20th Century Gals with Cathy Jones (CBC). His composition and sound design work for Kublacom Pictures includes One of the Last, The Secret Lives of Butterflies, This is My Witness, and How Can a Boy.
Kublacom Pictures is an Ottawa-based independent film and television production company devoted to documentary storytelling with a purpose. Our purpose is to take viewers inside ordinary lives to extraordinary depths, and to the universality of the human condition. We strive to make films that entertain, inform, captivate, and move viewers to action.
Founded in 1995 by Producer/Director Ed Kucerak, the company has produced documentary films for Canadian and U.S. broadcast partners: American Public Television, Discovery Channel; Knowledge Network, OMNI Television, TFO, TV Ontario, and TV5. Our films have been screened in many Canadian and international film festivals and have been broadcast in over 30 countries. Our camera crews have filmed across Canada and in many parts of the world including Australia, Bangladesh, Burma, Israel, Palestine, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine and the USA. Recent production titles include: How Can a Boy, This is My Witness, Secret Lives of Butterflies, and One of the Last.
Key Film Credits
Director Ed Kucerak
Producers & Writers Jane Gurr & Ed Kucerak
Editor & Associate Producer Jith Paul
Narration Marisa Tomei
Director of Photography Shira Richter,
Additional Camera Enas I. Al-Muthaffar, Raya Knopov, Ahmad Bargouthi, Harry Ferderber,
Josh Miller & Mark Perkins
Photos Judy Rand, Marie Dion & Vera Reider
Original Music & Sound Design Andrew Huggett
“Time To Sing a New Song” Sara Marlowe, from the CD A World to Win: Songs From the Struggle for Global Justice www.saramarlowe.com
Original Vocals Emma Huggett