Producers Erin Faith Young and Jennifer St. John

Erin Faith Young & Jennifer St. John

Caché is a Canadian film and television production company with international award winning films including the Oscar and Emmy Award nominated short documentary, HARDWOOD. Presidents Erin Faith Young & Jennifer St. John have both been in the industry for the last 10 years, working with broadcasters such as CTV, CBC, TVO, Vision TV, Knowledge, SCN, and Canal D. They have proven track records to deliver quality programming and their slate of films have shown worldwide. Caché’s mandate is to produce a wide slate of successful, thought provoking and entertaining television, film, and new media content.

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Director Bruce McDonald

Bruce McDonald

Canada's pre-eminent bad-boy of filmmaking has won international attention and numerous awards for films such as The Tracey Fragments (Best Canadian Feature and Best Director, Atlantic Film Festival), Roadkill (Best Canadian Feature, TIFF) and Hard Core Logo (Best Canadian Feature, VIFF). Bruce's repertoire includes quality, music-focused documentaries Robbie Robertson (Life & Times), Metric in NYC and Die Mannequin (The Rawside of...).

Singer Rita Chiarelli

Rita Chiarelli

Rita Chiarelli, Canada’s most highly acclaimed female roots and blues artist, has just released Sweet Paradise, her 8th recording. With a JUNO (a Canadian Grammy) award and 4 subsequent JUNO nominations, she is known across Canada as the “Goddess of the Blues.” Chiarelli is a gifted songwriter and an entertaining performer, but it is her soaring 3 octave voice that sets her apart from her peers, inspires awe and often tears in her audiences, and causes critics to gush. “ a voice so blue it could make the angels weep”…. “a voice that can growl at her demons or soar with the angels, a gift for lyric, an ear for melody and the heart to combine them.”

The one thing Chiarelli is not; is predictable. Over the past five years she has released Cuore, a recording of traditional Italian folk songs, which won the World music category at the prestigious Canadian Folk Music Awards; Uptown Goes Downtown Tonight, a highly acclaimed collaboration with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra; and Music from the Big House, a documentary movie filmed in Louisiana, at Angola prison, which recently premiered in New York and L.A. The newly released Sweet Paradise, heralds a return to Chiarelli’s blues roots, and is her first album of all original tunes since 2001’s JUNO nominated Breakfast at Midnight.

Over the past decade Rita Chiarelli has won every major Canadian blues award, including multiple Mapleblues awards, CBCs Great Canadian Blues Award, Toronto Independent Music Awards, Hamilton Music Awards, Manitoba Blues Society and the Hamilton Blues Society’s Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Showing no signs of slowing down, Chiarelli continues to tour incessantly in North America and Europe and intends to spend more time performing in the U.S. over the next few years.

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