Heidi von Palleske is a film actor, a writer, and an activist. She collects art, loves cold water swimming, and is obsessed with the Greek gods. Her books include They Don't Run Red Trains Anymore, Fourteen Strokes: the Sex Sonnets, and the upcoming Two White Queens and the One-Eyed Jack. She splits her time between a house on the St. Lawrence River and Toronto.
Eve Crawford is a stage, film, and radio actor. Proclaimed a "find" by the New York Times for her performance opposite Julie Andrews in Eloise at the Plaza, Eve has also written for CBC Radio and Television. She wrote and performed two one-woman shows, "Tim's Penis" (Toronto Fringe) and "The Bad Mother's Handbook." A single mom, she has raised two boys. She lives in Toronto.
Alan Scarfe is a well-known Canadian actor and director. He was born in England and has had a distinguished fifty-year career in theatres across Canada, the United States and Europe. He has been an Associate Director of Canada's Stratford Festival and the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. He is also a familiar face on film and television. His novels have been published in Italy to critical acclaim and widely read.
Barbara Marchis a classical actress, artist and author. In both the U.S. and Canada, her many leading roles include Isabella in Measure for Measure, the Duchess of Malfi, Ruth in Pinter’s Homecoming and especially Lady Macbeth. She has written a play about the Bronte sisters and is currently working on two other novellas, a family saga during WW2 and a mystery set in Oklahoma in 1910. She is perhaps best known as Lursa on Star Trek.
Jay Bajaj was born in India and came to Canada to train as a pilot. After years of being a bush pilot in Alberta, he changed careers and went into filmmaking and writing. He currently winters in Goa and summers in Toronto, attending as many film festivals as he can.
Steve DiMarco is an award-winning director and writer of film and television. He lives in Toronto, Canada.