Ana Serrano / Producer (CFC)
Ana Serrano, producer, executive producer and interactive architect of Late Fragment, North America’s first interactive feature film, is also the director of the CFC Media Lab, whose Interactive Narrative Feature Program (INFP) co-produced the movie with the National Film Board of Canada.
Serrano, winner of three 2003 Canadian New Media Awards, was selected the sole Canadian expert panel member for the 2003, 2005 and 2007 World Summit Awards, part of the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society. In 2000 she produced the Great Canadian Story Engine Project, a national tour and bilingual website comprising an interactive storytelling community for Canadians.
Named one of Maclean’s magazine’s “100 Canadians to Watch,” Serrano, active on the boards of many companies involved in interactive entertainments, adjudicates awards, teaches at York University, and speaks at international venues about the emerging realms of interactive art and entertainment.
Anita Lee / Producer (NFB)
Anita Lee, one of the producers of Late Fragment, North America’s first interactive feature film, is a producer at the National Film Board of Canada. Prior to joining the NFB in 2005, Lee was an independent producer of award-winning films, including Proteus by John Greyson and The Art of Woo by Helen Lee. Her films, which have been nominated for multiple Gemini and Genie Awards, have screened worldwide, including at the Toronto International Film Festival, Berlin and Sundance. Her most recent film, The Bodybuilder and I (NFB/January Films), was awarded the Best Canadian Documentary Feature prize at Hot Docs. Lee is the founder of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.
Silva Basmajian / Executive Producer (NFB)
Currently Executive Producer for the Ontario Centre of the National Film Board of Canada, Silva Basmajian is one of the executive producers of Late Fragment, North America’s first interactive feature film, co-produced with the Canadian Film Centre’s New Media Lab.
Basmajian joined the NFB in 1976 and has since produced some 60 films, which have screened at more than 180 prestigious international festivals, including Berlin, Toronto and Sundance. Her productions have garnered Genies, Geminis, Banff Rockies and a Peabody Award.
In addition to her work in production, Basmajian has collaborated in the launch of a number of new and innovative projects, including the NFB’s ground-breaking Filmmaker-in-Residence program and the award-winning Art of Seduction shorts for cell phones, co-produced with Marblemedia and Bravo!FACT. She was the NFB executive producer of both the Genie Award-winning film Manufactured Landscapes and House Calls, the Donald Brittain Award-winner for Best Social/Political Documentary at the 2006 Geminis.