Barnet Bain - Director & writer "Milton's secret"
Barnet Bain is a Canadian film-maker, author and educator. He is an award-winning filmmaker, radio broadcaster, educator and creativity expert, and author of "The Book of Doing and Being: Rediscovering Creativity in Life, Love and Work," (Atria, 2015) and "The Third Story: Awakening the Love That Transforms," (Spindrift, 2013). His film credits include Oscar-winner “What Dreams May Come” (producer), Emmy-Award nominee, Outstanding TV Movie, “Homeless to Harvard” (executive producer), “The Celestine Prophecy” (writer, producer).- award-winning movie producer, director and creativity consultant, and more recently, "Milton’s Secret" (director, writer).
Barnet is the co-host of Cutting Edge Consciousness Radio on KVTA AM Talk Radio in Southern California. Barnet consults and trains business leaders and private clients who are committed to high performance. He is also a faculty member of Columbia University, Spirituality Mind Body Institute, and Esalen Institute. In addition, Barnet is an official partner with ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation’ which enjoys participation of millions of community, corporate, and educational leaders annually, including the White House, who are using Barnet’s creativity content in their 2016-2017 curriculum for communities, schools and corporations.”
Ryan Lockwood - Producer "Milton's Secret"
Ryan Lockwood is originally from Davidson, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is passionate about building social value through entertainment properties and transformational companies. He founded Hulo Films with Stephen Huszar and together they have produced award-winning documentary programming, online campains, videos, short films and commercials. Ryan's passion for the global transformational movement led him to acquire the rights to produce "Milton's Secret", a feature film based on the book by the internationally recognized spiritual leader Eckhart Tolle. Ryan plays in both film and technology worlds and continues to see out new ways to impact companies and audiences in positive ways.
Stephan Huszar - producer "milton's Secret"
Stephen Huszar grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada with his sister and parents who immigrated from Hungary. He graduated with a Commerce Degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and started his professional career as a Management Consultant with Accenture before transitioning into film making. As an actor, he is best known for his recent roles as Plunder in the DC Comics series, The Flash, ABC's Shadow Hunters, Sony Picture's 30 Days of Night, and Crave TV's Letter Kenny, as Yorkie. As a producer, his mission is to bring conscious media and impactful stories to mainstream audiences. Stephen co-founded Mindful World and Hulo Films to bring conscious media and impactful stories to mainstream audiences. He is a producer of "Milton's Secret", a family drama based on the book by Eckhart Tolle, starring Donald Sutherland, Michelle Rodriguez, and William Ainscough.
Joy Pavelich - Canadian mental health association (CMHA) Calgary region
A lifelong communicator, working across the spectrum from government, to corporate to non-profit, Joy also holds a Master of Arts degree in Professional Communications. Her research was in trauma and narratives and the importance of sharing stories to move past the damaging impact of trauma. When she lost her 20 year old son Eric Schmit to suicide in August, 2013, Joy transferred her skills into supporting mental health awareness, advocacy and action. She is the Community Engagement team leader at Canadian Mental Health Association - Calgary Region where she oversees the Communications, Fund Development and Youth Engagement portfolios. She was responsible for CMHA Calgary's 60th anniversary campaign which focused on the strengths required for recovery from mental illness and addiction disorders, asking participants the question “What Made You Stronger?” She formed an alliance with the University of Calgary to analyze the conversations from a stakeholder advisory lens to develop long-term organizational goals. She presented on the findings at the CMHA Nationwide conference in 2016. Joy sits on the research panel of MoBros, a Movember funded project to develop a national men’s depression screening tool, is on United Way of Calgary and Area’s Council of Champions for Youth, and the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre’s education committee. Joy and her surviving sons Justin and Conner are all advocates for mental health and wellbeing. The three co-own a mixed martial arts gym with a focus on supports for vulnerable youth and strengthening mental health through sport and competition. They have been featured in Canadian Living magazine on how families are openly talking about suicide and mental illness. They are also part of the Calgary-based Home of the Brave initiative, profiled for their work in mental health awareness. Joy has recently authored a book, "Chasing My Son Across Heaven," which chronicles her and Eric’s journey through his mental health struggles and ultimately his death, and the aftermath of which parallels her own research in trauma narratives – the sense-making and rebuilding process.