LAURENT PICHÉ - Co-founder / production manager
Photo by: Kim Gillett
Laurent Piché grew up in the small rural town of La Broccoli in Manitoba, Canada. He has produced, directed and edited sporting event videos, commercials as well as a handful of short films, many of which have won numerous prizes in Festivals across Canada and in France. Laurent's first language is French but is obviously very much bilingual. Despite this fact, Larry constantly makes up non-sensical English words and blames everything on the French. At the age of 17, he also started writing and acting in a French Pre-teen CBC televised show called "Clan Destin". One of the many highlights of Laurent's career came in 2003 when his mock-documentary "Deuxieme enfance" was not only nominated but won both the "Best Picture" and "Public's Choice" awards at the Festival des Vidéastes in Winnipeg. Shortly after, Laurent launched his new Production Company "Hatchway Entertainment". Further to Producing and Directing his own films, Laurent continues to work on music videos and indie-features perfecting his craft as an Assistant Director soon to become a member of the Director's Guild of Canada.
shANNON FOX - Assistant production manager
I like pina colada's and getting caught in the rain. This profile tells nothing of the intrigue that is my life. Full bio coming soon...
michelle pelchat - co-founder
Michelle Pelchat (AKA Mj Meesh Pelchat) was born and raised in the small City of Sault Ste. Marie, located in central Ontario (Canada) right in the middle of the Great Lakes. When she was 14, Michelle began traveling Canada, eventually locating in Vancouver where a wonderful idea started to stir up and come to life. While travelling and experiencing life, Michelle loved to observe people and the world. She loves things out of the ordinary, for example: dyeing animals to look like other animals and writing messages on bathroom walls in secret code!
sean nelson - Senior event coordinator
Being the eldest of three boys, it was a constant battle for attention. This, in turn, lead him to acting at a very young age and to make the switch from traditional schooling to an arts focused high school and later university. Finding himself pulled into the working world and his creativity stifled, he needed an outlet for his energy. With a unique perspective and wide-eyed optimism, he attacks each new adventure with enthusiasm. Sean has an insatiable appetite for knowledge and is always looking to learn new things. He also enjoys movies, theatre and any performance art. He spends his free time working on his cars and exploring the dark corners of Gotham City with anyone who is willing or brave enough to tag along.
amy hoey - dance choreographer
A love for the arts has always been a huge part of Amy's life. She has been dancing since childhood and is blessed to continue doing what she love's now as an adult. After high-school Amy joined a professional hip hop company and spent the next four years traveling the world performing in schools and arenas with a team of international dancers, break dancers, DJ's, skate boarders and rappers. In 2005 she returned to her hometown to teach dance full time at a local studio. There she spent three years investing into the community, teaching dance classes, summer schools and theatre productions before she and her husband decided to move to the big City of Vancouver. Since being here Amy danced in the closing ceremonies of the Olympics, joined a professional hip hop dance company, choreographed numerous flash mobs and helped co-ordinate large dance events around the city. Amy has a passion to see the arts established in a greater way here in Vancouver and too see outlets created for young talent to pursue their dreams.
bianca wulff - teAM LEADER
Bianca was born in Hamburger, Germany. Throughout her childhood she moved within Germany a few times, eventually returning back to her hometown at age 20. At the age of 27 she decided to fulfill a life-long ambition and moved to Canada. While being a hobby artist, she has a formal education in child care and loves her work as a nanny. In her free time, if she doesn’t spend it on crafts, she volunteers for the SPCA and writes interviews and articles for an art website.
hubert leung - event photographer
Hubert is inspired by and has a penchant for the unconventional and a believer that life should be lived to its fullest. As such, he is proud to have his cake and eat it too by marrying his photography hobby with his, albeit limited, participation of the missions with the many wonderful agents.
yona shapira - Team leader in training
"2010 Twister World Record Venture"
Yona was born in Moocow Russia and moved to Canada at the age of five. From the beginning, she refused to sit around all day. She constantly has to be doing something active. At the age of 6, Yona’s parents put her in swimming lessons. What they didn’t know is that Yona went on to become a competitive swimmer for the next six years. Yona loves sports more than any kind of academic course in the history of mankind.
Adam Şąntos - DJ/ Team leader in training
Adam is the newest addition to the VIA family. Bio coming soon.
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