The team that brought you "The Union: The Business Behind Getting High" is back, along with some new faces!

Brett Harvey (Director)

Brett Harvey (Director)

Brett Harvey is an award winning director and cinematographer hailing from Vancouver, BC whose work has been broadcast and distributed across the planet. From feature documentaries to reality series and music videos, Brett's experience over the past 10 years has led him from the streets of Vietnam, to horseback in the jungles of Nicaragua, to Tundra buggies on the Arctic Tundra.

His feature documentary directorial debut began with the world renowned "The Union: The Business Behind Getting High", a film that went on to win the National Film Board award for Best Canadian Documentary. This was just one of the many awards the film won as it was selected to 33 International films festivals across North America, gained distribution around the world and became the highest ranked Canadian documentary by popular vote on IMDB. In 2012, the film was invited to a private screening for MP's and Senators on Parliament Hill.

Recently, Brett was responsible for directing and shooting the trailer for highest grossing feature documentary Kick-starter campaign in Canadian history, raking in nearly a quarter of a million dollars in pre-sales and fan support in a mere 44 days. In combination with this, Brett finished directing his 6th nationally broadcast music video and is responsible for the directing of the soon to be released feature documentary "The Culture High", which showcases the likes of rapper Snoop Dogg, director Kevin Smith, comedian Joe Rogan, rapper B-Real from Cypress Hill and a slew of the world's top scientists, politicians and celebrity personalities.

Website: www.bks-crew.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrettBKS

Stephen Green (Editor/Line Producer)

Stephen Green (Editor/Line Producer)

Stephen is an international award winning editor from Vancouver, BC, whose work has been broadcast and distributed around the world.

Recently, Stephen finished editing on "Escape From Planet Earth", an animated feature film for The Weinstein Company. Stephen also has experience in docu-reality television, lending his post production talents to "The Bachelor Canada" (CityTV), "Million Dollar Neighbourhood" (OWN Channel) and "Border Security" (National Geographic Channel). Stephen's work has covered a broad range of projects stemming from critically acclaimed feature documentaries, to nationally broadcast music videos, to the 2010 Olympics.

Coming off award-winning success with his editing of the international cult classic "The Union: The Business Behind Getting High", Stephen is excited to start working on "The Culture High".

Website: www.bks-crew.com
Twitter: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2670116/

Michael Bobroff (Producer/Story Editor)

Michael Bobroff (Producer/Story Editor)

As part of Aquila's senior leadership team, Michael is responsible for all manner of business affairs, program development and business development for Aquila Productions, as well as being the company's in-house writer and story editor.  Michael's brings to Aquila exceptionally strong writing and communication skills, an understanding of marketing, business processes, budgeting and project management, plus years of on-set experience in the film and television industry from when he as a location scout, assistant location manager and assistant director on the Fox Television series "The X-Files"  Michael also has a knack for storytelling, and his background and experience in both broadcast journalism and the film & television industry has nurtured his story-telling abilities to the point that screenwriting became second calling of his.  Michael was a finalist at the prestigious Bruce Geller Screenwriting Competition at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, where his original dramatic screenplay "Aleppo" was 1st runner-up and $5,000 prize winner out of over 200 entries from around the world.  Most recently, Michael was the producer and writer the television documentary "Western Swagger", which aired as part of CTV/TSN's Engraved on a Nation project celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Grey Cup, which was nominated for three Alberta Motion Picture Industry Awards. Michael also wrote, directed and produced the 1-hour documentary "Rod's Classics: The Rod Phillips Story", which received best direction and best screenwriting nominations at the Alberta Motion Picture Industry Awards and is expected to have its Canadian television broadcast premiere in 2014.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bobofilm
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5399131/

Don Metz (Producer)

Don Metz (Producer)

Don is the President of the company he founded 30 years ago. Under his leadership and with his entrepreneurial drive, Aquila has established its place in the industry and is known for delivering for its clients, all while maintaining corporate integrity. His leadership and determination have allowed him to oversee the growth of Aquila through the leveraging of opportunities to maintain a leading edge in the industry. He is also an accomplished cinematographer, television producer and director with more than 30 years experience his credits include numerous documentaries and television specials. Don’s unique talent for connecting with the client and their vision has resulted in a string of highly successful productions and partnerships. Don is also a volunteer with a variety of foundations such as the Edmonton Inner City Agencies Foundation, Edmonton Oilers Foundation and the Shawn Bowley Memorial Fund. He received his education from the American Film Institute and the Sheridan College of Applied Arts & Technology. Don is also a member of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Board of Governors.

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0582677/

Andrew Napier (Executive Producer)

Andrew Napier (Executive Producer)

Andrew Napier is a director, producer and writer. He was a producer and assistant director of the 2013 Academy Award®-winning short film 'Curfew'. He grew up in Wisconsin where he made his first feature documentary 'Mary and Bill'. After attending the University of Wisconsin - Madison, he worked on the set of 'Inglourious Basterds' in Berlin, Germany. From 2009 to 2012, he was a director/producer for Cenk Uygur’s news show 'The Young Turks'. During his tenure there, Andrew co-created the movie review show 'What the Flick!?' and filmed behind the scenes for his upcoming documentary 'Mad as Hell: Rise of the Young Turks'. He directed the short film 'Grandma’s Not a Toaster', which was written and produced by the same team behind ‘Curfew', and premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. He was a Co-producer and Additional Editor of the successful Kickstarter funded feature film 'Lust for Love' (with Fran Kranz and Dichen Lachman starring) and is an Executive Producer of 'The Lord of Catan' (with Amy Acker and Fran Kranz starring). Currently Andrew is working on the feature film version of 'Curfew' and will soon be directing his first narrative feature in 2014.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/andrewnapier
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3598310/

Kieran Maguire (Executive Producer)

Kieran Maguire (Executive Producer)

Kieran Maguire is currently the Head of the Talent Department at The Arlook Group, a prestigious Beverly Hills management company representing actors, writers and directors: including three Academy Award nominated directors, many studio feature film writers and a well-respected list of prestigious working actors. Maguire began his career in 1999 in New York City working his way up the ranks at Writers & Artists Agency. In 2002, Maguire moved to Los Angeles to work as an assistant at the prestigious management company founded by Michael Ovitz called AMG/The Firm. In 2004, Maguire took a job working under Matt Luber at Nine Yards Entertainment (now called Luber/Roklin), where even as an assistant, he found a knack for signing prestigious clients on his own, including supermodel Tyson Beckford, Bai Ling, Melissa Joan Hart and several others he helped find their first break. In 2007 Maguire’s list followed him to two boutique management companies and finally landed with The Arlook Group in January of 2011. Maguire currently represents a small list of talented, working actors and has placed clients on Broadway, in feature films, on television and several clients as the lead in their own series. In 2013 one of his clients was nominated for an Oscar. Maguire has a passion for guiding careers in the entertainment industry and finding ways to go over, under, around or through obstacles for his clients. He splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.

Website: www.arlookgroup.com

Todd McCormick (Executive Producer)

Todd McCormick (Executive Producer)

Todd McCormick is one of the most prominent and respected activists for medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp in the United States of America.

Between the ages of two and ten, McCormick underwent long-term chemotherapy & radiotherapy treatments, as well as nine major operations in his fight against a rare disease called Histiocytosis X. When his mother feared that he would not survive a new tumour in soft tissue next to his heart, she decided to give him medicinal cannabis. Todd was nine years old at the time and his mother's decision saved and changed his life.

Since 1994, McCormick has been an activist, publicist and researcher for cannabis. He collaborated with Jack Herer on a new edition of his ground-breaking book The Emperor Wears No Clothes and in Jack’s passing is now the editor of the book, having released the 12th edition in 2010. During the mid-90s he lived for a while in Amsterdam, while there he became one of the first 10 patients in the Netherlands to receive a prescription for medicinal cannabis. In 1995, after debating the DEA at the University of Miami, he used this prescription to transport Dutch cannabis to the US. Shortly thereafter, he founded the first “Cannabis Compassion Club” in San Diego. While in Amsterdam, McCormick worked as editor in chief of Hemplife, a sister publication of Highlife Magazine.

Best-selling author Peter McWilliams brought McCormick back to California in 1997 in order to write a book on growing medicinal cannabis. That summer, the DEA with over 90 officers raided McCormick's Bel Air home and destroyed all the plants on the premises; years of work and rare genetics were lost forever. After a three-year long legal battle, both McWilliams and McCormick ended up being convicted by the Federal Government; McWilliams died within six months because he was prohibited from using medicinal cannabis. McCormick would be imprisoned for nearly five years from 2000 till 2004. His only crime was growing and studying the medicine that had saved his life.

In addition to being an uncommonly dedicated activist and expert on the cannabis plant, Todd McCormick is primarily a likeable and charismatic person. Tirelessly, he continues the fight to rehabilitate the image of the hemp plant as the manager of HEMP.xxx, an online magazine and community, producer of the 2009 THC EXPO at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and was co- producer of the Marijuana Policy Projects’ fundraisers at the Playboy Mansion in 07, 08 & 09. McCormick was featured in the award winning Canadian documentary “THE UNION: The Business Behind Getting High” and is an executive producer on the currently in-production follow-up film: "THE CULTURE HIGH". His book; "How to Grow Medicinal Marijuana" is one of the most downloaded books about growing cannabis on the Internet.

In its introduction, Peter McWilliams wrote: "Todd's life is his work, his work being the education about and propagation of an herb he personally knows to ease suffering and save lives. Todd is a good person on an important mission. Todd has a compassionate heart. I am happy to risk life in prison for the honor of saying, 'I was Todd McCormick's first publisher.' "

Website: www.hemp.xxx
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HEMPxxx

Jason Reed (Associate Producer)

Jason Reed (Associate Producer)

As a Huffington Post UK blogger on drug policy since its launch in 2011, Jason Reed has also appeared on the BBC and Huffington Post Live. Having interviewed some of the leading figures in UK drug policy, his written work can also be found as an endorsement to the most prominent drug education book to date: Drugs Without the Hot Air by Professor David Nutt. Quoted as saying, “Finally, drug education gets real”, Jason has a passion for science in drug education, and is one of many in the UK who firmly advocate evidence-based policy making. Jason’s Huffington Post blog can often be seen addressing hyperbole and contesting drug policy from a more analytical, and sometimes more conceptual, angle.

With a background in the arts - where he was an active musician for a decade in and around London – Jason Reed is an ardent supporter for film and events as a cultural tool in creating awareness, and engendering new discussions. Now working as the UK coordinator for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition – LEAP, Jason and his eminent colleagues at LEAP UK are formally establishing the regional branch and are ready to become an important part of the UK discourse, and the wider international debate.

Website: www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jason-reed/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JasonTron

Adam Scorgie (Producer/Executive Producer)

Adam Scorgie (Producer/Executive Producer)

Adam has produced and co-produced numerous award winning feature documentary projects in his short time in the feature film world. Adam's career in the entertainment business began in New York City, where he spent four years working and studying in the film industry. Having graduated from the three year program at the renowned William Esper Studios in Manhattan, Adam was continually working on his acting craft on various television and film projects such as "Whoopi", "All My Children", "The Guiding Light", and "As the World Turns".

Upon returning to Canada, Adam set out to co-create and executive produce his first feature documentary, "The Union: The Business Behind Getting High", which exceeded all expectations by being selected to 33 international film festivals, where it won several best feature documentary awards, received distribution in numerous countries and is currently the highest ranked Canadian documentary by popular vote on IMDB.

Scorgie recently finished up production on the critically acclaimed feature documentaries "The Good Son" and "I Am Bruce Lee"; both feature documentary films which include the likes of Dana White, Kobe Bryant, Jon "Bones" Jones, Mickey Rourke, Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini and Ed O'Neill.

Website: www.scoregproductions.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdamScoreG