The Orchard is Kate’s 2nd feature film (following up 2011’s ‘Gods of Youth’). She has been in the industry for over 25 years as an actress, stage director, teacher and coach.
Kate has directed over two dozen stage plays, written three stage plays which have been produced across Canada, and has taught thousands of students in the craft of Acting. She is known for her creative tenacity and fearless exploration of otherwise difficult subject-matter, as well as her humour and deep scope of expression.
As the founding Artistic Director of Vancouver’s prestigious Railtown Actors Studio (www.railtownactors.com), Kate works closely with a highly trained ensemble of professional actors.
The Orchard is Ronan’s 3rd feature film as cinematographer. With the keen eye of a stand-out cinematographer and a wealth of experience in editing and digital visual effects, Ronan brings a deep understanding of the filmmaking process—both in production and post-production. This is invaluable on set, as it allows a leaner more efficient production environment and results in stunning visuals that otherwise would not be available to smaller independent productions.
The Orchard is Michael’s 7th film as a producer. Michael has spent the last decade working as an assistant director in the Vancouver film industry on films such as I Robot, Underworld 2 & 4, Night at the Museum, Deadpool, and Star Trek. As such, Michael has extensive experience overseeing the most demanding and complex production environments. He brings to The Orchard both his impressive practical experience and a passionate creative sense, honed over a decade in the film industry.
A Southern California native, Matt Angel started his acting career early. Today, he’s appearing in such television shows as DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (in which Angel plays a young George Lucas), MTV’s critically-acclaimed Sweet/Vicious, Netflix’s Longmire, Grimm, Complications, The Night Shift and Major Crimes. And his film credits include a number of acclaimed independent films. As a writer/producer/director, Matt became one of the youngest ever to sell a pilot he had created (Half) to Sony Pictures TV and subsequently NBC. On the feature side, he is currently in the final stages of his directorial debut, a horror film starring Dylan Minnette, expected to be released late 2017. Four years ago, Matt began traveling to Vancouver yearly to study with Kate Twa at Railtown Actors Studio.
Morgan is a Canadian born actor who took her first steps in the TV world on the Daytime Emmy winning Series, Spooksville, followed by other such acclaimed series as The Killing, Supernatural, The 100, and iZombie. From her early days in television she is fastidiously blossoming into a young indie darling. Alongside The Orchard, Morgan has starred in such features as Sadie's Last Days On Earth, No Men Beyond This Point, Gregoire and MarVista Entertainment's upcoming thriller, Forsaken. You can currently catch her on the silver screen in Lionsgate's newly released Power Rangers epic and later this year in Tim Disney's indie feature, William.
Writer/ Director: Kate Twa
Assistant Director: Michael Collins
Producers: Kate Twa, Ronan Reinart, Michael Collins
Associate Producer: Bryan Demore
Cinematographer: Ronan Reinart
Assistant Camera Operator /Focus Puller: David Kelso
Production Sound/ Boom Operator: Donald Mensah
Grips: Bryan Demore, Sean MacLean, Carter Hansen, Evan Hansen
Set Decorator/Wardrobe: Kate Twa
Assistant Set Decorator/Assistant Wardrobe: Daniel Yanay
Assistant Set Decorator: Josh Yanay
Transportation: Roman Podhora
Production Assistants: Samantha Rae Daniels, Carter Hansen, Evan Hansen
Editing /Visual Effects/Colorist: Ronan Reinart
Additional Visual Effects: David Kelso
Audio Post Production: Pinewood Sound
Sound Supervisor: Randy Kiss
Dialogue Editor: Wendy Czajkowsky
SFX Artist: Scott Kolden
Foley Artist: Jason Cole
Foley Recordist: Michael MacDonald
Re-Recording Mixers: Randy Kiss, Michael MacDonald
Legal Services: Bell Alliance, Lawyers