Jason Wan Lim is a self starting Director/Producer who first started out by raising private money for his first feature film while in film school, then hired his class to shoot it immediately after graduation. He has service produced a feature documentary for an LA based distribution company and undertaken new projects for private clients and corporations requiring a creative and professional product. Currently in talks with co-production partners in Ireland and Bulgaria, Jason has managed every facet of the feature filmmaking business, from securing investment to screenwriting to the shipping of deliverables. His passion for this industry is what attracts investors, distributors, business partners and only the best cast and crew that Western Canada has to offer.
ANTHONY DE ALMEIDA
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Anthony has worked with many small, medium and Fortune 1000 companies. He has consulted to boards in both Canada and the US, resulting in affiliate partnerships and multi million dollar transactions. He has worked with foreign governments on planning and infrastructure. His expertise is in business structure and organization and passion is the arts.
Anthony has helped build and grow many successful companies from the ground up and understands sales & marketing, corporate structure, operations and business strategy. Having been involved at a senior executive level in both startups and well established corporations, he has helped take small and medium sized business to the next level. Some of Anthony's specialties include: pitching, negotiation, change management, operations, acquisitions and investor relations.
CHIEF TECHNICAL ADVISOR
With over 20 years of professional industrial engineering design, Steve has a lot of mechanical design work experience to draw on. From Petro-chemical to Sugar refineries and over the past 5 years, designing and operating aerial drones for media, surveying and inspection, Steve is still years ahead of the curve when it comes to drones, their uses and their applications. Steve brings to the table an excellent knowledge in robotics, electronics, drones, design and manufacture of hardware as well as a practical working knowledge of most anything mechanical. Three years of experience in the Canadian Armed Forces militia provided Steve with a strong work ethic as well as experience with fire-arms, explosives, vehicle equipment and all other things mechanical.
Whether constructing a lighting plan as a cinematographer, getting a shot on a Steadicam, or designing VFX for his edit, Chris moves fluidly through production and post-production. Already a filmmaking veteran at the age of 25, this self-taught technical savant brings a wealth of ability to the table. Along with his passion for all things film and his technical skill, his degree in business from the University of Calgary makes him a perfect fit to run Nocturnal's post-production department.
PRODUCER / FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Kyle is an experienced Producer and AD, working closely with Jason Wan Lim on their first three feature films. Highly pragmatic and unflappable under pressure, Kyle's calm manner and sure execution is a grounding force for all productions. Kyle is responsible for script breakdowns and scheduling during production, and for application processing and general logistics outside of production. His attention to detail and determined work ethic allow him to creatively solve problems both on and off set.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY / CAMERA OPERATOR
Perhaps the most talented Director of Photography to come out of Calgary’s premiere film school, Charles’s student feature film was nominated for best in the country by the Canadian Society of Cinematographers. Bright, efficient and a quick learner, Charles’s sense of urgency and his ability to light and frame make him one of the rising stars of the camera department in Calgary's film industry.
POST-PRODUCTION AUDIO ENGINEER
A veteran audio professional both on set and in post, Adam ran the audio department for 5 years at Pyramid Productions, the largest fully functioning studio between Vancouver and Montreal. Adam is familiar with the workflow for a variety of cameras and formats, including Sony, Panasonic, Canon, JVC, and DSLR. Capable of working under duress and in the most extreme weather, Adam has travelled world wide shooting everything from entertainment programming to documentaries, and from wildlife shows to food shows.
TANYA WAN LIM
ART DIRECTOR / COMPOSER
Concert pianist and performer, Tanya studied in BC, Rome and Cologne, where she achieved her three degrees in piano performance. For the last 10 years, Tanya has dedicated herself to composing, and recently finished the score for her 3rd full length movie. Her natural artistic flair and penchant for organization also make her a force in the Art Department during production, where she has served as Art Director on two feature films.
AUDIO ENGINEER / TECHNICIAN / COMPOSER
Audio engineer, technician and composer, Tyler Bragg is a rising asset in the film industry. Within the span of a few short years, Tyler has smoothly made the transition into film from a life previously lived in music production. With a formal education in classical theory and modern audio engineering, Tyler possesses the ability to adapt to any stage of the entire movie making process, from pre-production to post. With the ability to take an abstract approach towards cinematic scores and soundscapes, Tyler maintains an unprecedented degree of professionalism, leaving a lasting impression on viewers and clients alike. For this charismatic young upstart, exceptional service is the name of the game.
CLAUDIUS DU PLOOY
CORPORATE LEGAL ADVISOR
Originally from South Africa, Claudius knows first hand what it’s like to cross borders and live through unpredictable times. He practiced corporate law specializing in mergers and acquisitions in Johannesburg. During this time he acted for a wide range of clients, including a number of multinational corporations and regulatory bodies. Claudius came to Canada in 2001. Today he has an active practice in Calgary. His firm takes a practical approach to business law and succession planning for the business owner. Claudius is passionate about working with small to mid size businesses. He enjoys their entrepreneurial nature and the variety of projects. Being an entrepreneur himself, he prides himself on being able to integrate practical business advice and solutions into legal advice. Claudius will advise Nocturnal Studios on all legal matters.
ACCOUNTING & TAX ADVISOR
An accounting professional with over 15 years of experience, Keri is dedicated to leading a team providing accurate, professional and competent bookkeeping, tax services and business advice. Being an excellent communicator, identifying business development strategies and utilizing multiple software applications (including cloud-based technology), Keri will deliver advice and services to Nocturnal Studios in an efficient and accurate manner.