TIMEKEEPERS

A team of present day archeologists and a 1930’s Hollywood actress venture through time, pursued by a ruthless biblical princess,

 to an infamous Old West town called Tombstone.

Producer

Stephen McKinnon

Producer, Director, Novelist

From the 1980’s on, Stephen McKinnon served Canada with honor and distinction as a member of the Canadian Forces (retired), one of his primary duties having included that of military videographer, photographer and imaging technician throughout Canada, the Arctic Circle, and in war zones such as Bosnia and Herzegovina as a Peacekeeper. McKinnon was trained in Digital Imagery/Videography at the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering. McKinnon has also completed courses in Directing, Set Design, Production Design and more through the New Brunswick Film Co-op. He has produced and edited videos for use in military trials as well as civilian films, documentaries and presentations. Born in Miramichi, NB, his military career, as well as having worked and lived in nearly every province in Canada, adds to McKinnon’s experienced world view as a storyteller. He is the author of the original published novel Timekeeper, upon which a film and subsequent series is based. He is also credited as technical advisor for the film Megami: Legacy for the Gods and Associate Producer for Megami: Search for the Gods,  Sci-Fi thrillers with Executive Producer/Director H. Scott Hughes and Star and Executive Producer Yvette Lu. He is the founder and president of the NB-based Canada (East) Films Inc

 

Executive Producer

 Suzanne Lyons 

Executive Producer

 

After ten years as VP of Marketing for ATV/ASN in Canada, Suzanne moved to Philadelphia where she worked in domestic and international distribution for film and television.  She moved to Los Angeles in the mid 90s and co-founded the Flash Forward Institute, leading Entertainment Industry seminars to well over fifteen thousand people in the US and Canada.

 In the late 90's Suzanne co-founded Snowfall Films, Inc. and in 2005 she co-founded WindChill Films, Inc.  To date she has produced or executive produced nine movies.  Suzanne has worked with wonderful talent including Brenda Blethyn, Christopher Walken, Naomi Watts, Alfred Molina, James Caan, Dean Cain, Jennifer Tilly, Jon Lovitz, Winona Ryder, Peter Fonda, Asia Argento, Adrian Paul, Ariel Winter, Paul Levesque (aka Triple H) and more. Her budgets have ranged from $200,000 to $10 million.  Ms. Lyons’ films have won a gamut of awards and festivals from the prestigious BAFTA award, a premier at the Directors Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, best picture at Shockerfest and acceptance into the Toronto, Berlin, Hollywood and Montreal Film Festivals.  Her films have been distributed by Miramax, Screengems, Lionsgate and Samuel Goldwyn. 

On Suzanne’s slate for 2011 and 2012 is an animated Christmas feature, OMARR THE CAMEL with interest from Randy Travis and Amy Grant; a historic family drama, SCOUTS HONOR; a courtroom thriller, HARDCOURT, by writer Mark L. Smith (“Vacancy”); an action suspense project by U.K. writer Leslie Rogers titled GETHSEMANE with Roger Spottiswoode (“Tomorrow Never Dies” “Turner and Hooch”) attached to direct.  She is producing a film based on a Canadian best-selling novel THE CALLING.  Suzanne has just won the Toronto Women In Film competition to develop a Canadian film based on a manuscript, MISTY’S MISADVENTURES.

Suzanne has signed a book deal with Focal Press and has just completed writing her first book on Independent Film Producing.   Focal Press has released the book as of February, 2012.

 

Writer

H. Scott Hughes

Writer, Director, Series Developer

 

Texas native H. Scott Hughes earned his Bachelor of Music from Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi in 1996, and after two decades working in entertainment as a performer, writer, and educator, he graduated from the Film Production Program at Vancouver Film School (VFS) in 2007. There, Hughes was the only member of his VFS class to have written and pitched three stories and have all three selected for filming.  Hughes is the writer and director of the critically praised Food for the Gods, a science fiction romance starring Yvette Lu and Danny Dorosh and a majority Asian cast, for which Hughes also co-composed the musical score.  Food for the Gods was specially selected by Shaw Multicultural Channel and the ExplorASIAN Asian heritage organization for a world television premiere in 2008, celebrating Canada’s Asian Heritage Month.  The film has been written about and/or featured in numerous print and online publications, including the front cover of “A&E” in the Illinois State Journal-Register, Burnaby Now,  Wikipedia, IMDb, and the Chinese language newspaper World Journal.  Food for the Gods has also been an Official Selection of the Vancouver Asian Film Festival, The New Asia Film Festival, and was nominated for Audience Favorite New Director (coming in second) at the Route 66 Film Festival in Springfield, Illinois.   Also from Route 66, Hughes shares with director Joe Fang a 1st place Audience Favorite Best Drama award for Crazy Old Woman, a Hitchcock style thriller starring British actor Dan Richardson, a film Hughes wrote.  As a producer and writer, Hughes also won an Inspirational Excellence Award in 2008 at Houston’s Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival for the short documentary, Duty, a profile of a Canadian Mountie and his family, which was officially sanctioned by the RCMP’s “E” Division of British Columbia.   Hughes is currently working on several writing projects, including a sequel to Food for the Gods and a feature film trilogy of the same property.  In addition to writing the screenplay for the Timekeeper pilot, Hughes is optioned as Head Writer should a television series be ordered.

 

 

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