Emmy Award winning producer Ed Barreveld honed his filmmaking skills at the Oscar-winning National Film Board of Canada, more than three decades ago. Post NFB he line-produced independent documentaries for broadcasters such as CBC, BBC, A&E and History TV, until co-founding Storyline Entertainment in 2000 and producing its first film, the award winning Aftermath: The Remnants of War. Since 2004 he has been Storyline's sole principal creating an international profile for the company with auteur driven point of view documentaries and distinctive history programming.
Barreveld has worked with Canada's finest filmmakers and has forged partnerships with co-producers and investors in Germany, Belgium, Australia, Greece, France, Chile and the United States creating a critically acclaimed body of work. Storyline films are seen on television and at film festivals around the world and have garnered many accolades and awards, including Emmy, Gemini and Canadian Screen Awards. In 2013 and 2014 Storyline was named a top 100 global non-fiction producer by Realscreen and in 2016 Hot Docs recognized Barreveld's creative vision, entrepreneurship and mentorship with the Don Haig Award.
Barreveld has traveled the world on his films, working in such places as India, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Israel, Tunisia, France, Germany, Russia, Bosnia, Vietnam, Australia, across Canada and the US. Though spending more time behind a computer screen than the camera these days, he still manages to spend time in the field doing what he likes best; chasing stories and working with documentary crews. He is a member of the Documentary Organization of Canada and the Academy Of Canadian Cinema & Television.
Shasha joined Storyline in January of 2011. She has since worked on many Storyline productions, coordinating from development through to distribution and beyond.
Her award-winning films have screened at festivals worldwide including the Hot Docs, DC Shorts, LA Shorts, Atlanta, Sidewalk, Rhode Island, New Orleans and Aljazeera Film Festivals.
Her work has been commissioned and supported by the CBC, documentary Channel, Telefilm Canada, the Rogers Group of Funds, the OMDC, Hot Docs, Bravo, Al Jazeera, the Toronto, Ontario & Canada Arts Councils, and the Reel Asian International Film Festival. Her films have aired on TV in the United States, Canada and Europe, been released on iTunes, gone viral and been awarded Vimeo Staff Pick and Short of the Week. Frame 394 produced by Shasha was one of TIFF's Top Ten Films, was nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards, and shortlisted for an Academy Award nomination.
She was selected as the inaugural recipient of WIFT's Ubisoft Toronto Producer Mentorship program, and was 1 of 8 high-potential emerging producers selected for the DOC Institute’s Breakthrough Program.
Shasha was born in the Philippines, grew up in Nigeria and came to Canada as an international student in 2003. She recently released Take Light, her first feature documentary for Storyline Entertainment.
Stephanie de Bem
Stephanie "Steph" de Bem recently graduated from the Image Arts: Film Studies program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. She specializes in producing, production coordinating, and assistant directing. Stephanie's work in film includes being in two professional commercials (RBC; Nordstrom) and working on independent short films (both for school and professionally). Her short films include Your Mileage May Vary, which was aired on the CBC in August 2018, won Stephanie a Gracie Award presented by the Alliance for Women in Media, and has thus far gotten into four film festivals (winning an “Industry Choice Award” at the Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival); Fish Out of Water, which won "People's Choice Award- Night 1" and "Best Child Performance" at the Ryerson University Film Festival, “Best Student Short” at the Jersey Shore Film Festival, and a Joey Award for the lead actor- it has screened at six festivals to date; The Next Right, a film also screened at the Ryerson University Film Festival to great audience review and will be beginning its festival circuit run shortly; and Not Just For The Nerds, a doc close to her heart which went on to screen at the Toronto Shorts Film Festival. She recently joined the Storyline team as a production coordinator and could not be more excited to help tell some amazing stories through the medium of documentary film!
Steph recently became a member of the Academy Of Canadian Cinema & Television after being awarded a membership through Ryerson University and Boat Rocker Media's partnership program which awards promising film students opportunities in the entertainment industry. She also won the Woman in Film Award at RUFF 2019 for her work during her thesis year.
Outside of working on films, Stephanie loves working for festivals and events. She’s volunteered with the Ryerson University Film Festival for the last four years and was the 2019 festival’s Co-Chair. She has also volunteered for Fan Expo Canada, TIFF, Buffer Festival and the Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival. Steph guest starred on the podcast, Unmotivated, and published both a poem and a short story for publications in her hometown of Vaughan.