Writers & Directors
Daryl Cloran / Writer / Director
Daryl Cloran one of the three writer-directors of Late Fragment , North America’s first interactive feature film. A graduate of the CFC Media Lab’s Interactive Art & Entertainment program, Queen’s University and the New York Film Academy, Cloran co-founded Trapeze, a digital production studio dedicated to developing and creating interactive entertainment. He directed numerous interactive digital video productions for Trapeze, including Special Delivery, SafeHouse and White Noise .
An award-winning theatre director as well, Cloran is Artistic Director of Theatrefront. He has directed productions for the Shaw Festival, Soulpepper, CanStage, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Neptune Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, Grand Theatre, Factory Theatre, the Sarajevo International Winter Festival and the Baxter Theatre Centre in South Africa, among others.
Winner of the Canada Council’s John Hirsch Prize for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Director, the Toronto Theatre Emerging Artist Award and Halifax’s Merritt Award for Outstanding Director, Cloran has received numerous Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations for his various productions.
Anita Doron / Writer / Director
Anita Doron is one of the three writer-directors of Late Fragment , North America’s first interactive feature film. Born in Transcarpathia, this published poet, competitive skier and high-altitude mountaineer made her first film – an environmental protest picture – at age 12, only to get in trouble with the soviet bureaucracy.
After an illegal escape from the USSR and life in the Middle East, Anita graduated from Ryerson University with two Norman Jewison Awards. Her first short film, Not a Fish Story , premiered at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival. Her second short, Elliot Smelliot , a festival favourite, was broadcast on Showcase in 2005.
Mentored by renowned filmmakers Deepa Mehta and Patricia Rozema, Doron was named one of 10 to watch by NOW Magazine and received the Kodak New Vision Fellowship. Her first feature, The End of Silence , starring Sarah Harmer, is broadcast on TMN and is part of Mongrel Media’s prestigious Festival Collection.
Mateo Guez / Writer / Director
Mateo Guez is one of the three writer-directors of Late Fragment , North America’s first interactive feature film. A native of France, award-winning director, writer and producer Guez worked with Bernardo Bertolucci on The Dreamers (2002). He works in English and French, and in the past 10 years has written and directed several short films and documentaries that have screened around the world.
His last short film, L’Ultima Notte , won raves in 2003 and 2004 at such festivals as the Toronto International Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, and the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.
Guez has directed many music videos, such as Smokin’ Lounge , featuring Canadian music icon Molly Johnson. For the last three years, he has worked with Motorola, directing films with mobile phones, such as Labour Day .
Mateo Guez is in pre-production on his new feature film entitled Innocent.