About

CyberCraft Video Productions was established in 2016 by Dionne Copland and Turner Stewart. Their first film, Computer Hearts, was released internationally on home video in 2015, and was shortly followed by the films S.I.D.S., Don't Look Down, and Inferno, which have each screened at film festivals all over the world. Our team has worked with Directors such as Tess Paul (Softcore), Joshua Gratton (Cuties), Danny Kai Mak (Chances, The Kubler-Ross Condition), Ryan Nicholson (Gutterballs 2: Bootleg Edition), and Tom Huckabee (Taking Tiger Mountain), serving in several different roles including Producers, Cinematographers, Camera Operators, Film Festival Organizers, and Distribution Consultants. The CyberCraft Team is currently Producing the post-production for Joshua Gratton's feature-film debut Cuties, as well as nurturing Tess Paul's Softcore and Dionne Copland's //HAXX DEADROOM// through their film festival tours.

Turner Stewart (left), Dionne Copland (centre), Tess Paul (right)

Dionne Copland is the Canadian filmmaker responsible for Writing and Directing the short films InfernoDon't Look Down, and A Thousand Words. Her first short film, Don't Look Down, screened at several film festivals across North America, including the first annual Ax Wound Film Festival. She co-directed the micro-budget featurette Computer Hearts with her partner Turner Stewart, which was distributed internationally on home video in 2015. She was the Co-Founder and Marketing Director for the CinemaFantastique Film Festival from 2015-2016 in Vancouver, BC, and during the festival's second year she emphasized a stronger representation of women in genre film, including a night devoted to Female Horror Filmmakers as part of National Canadian Film Day 2016 celebrations in Vancouver. Her most recent short film, Inferno, has screened at festivals throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, and the Czech Republic, including Monster Fest and Blood in the Snow. In May 2017 Dionne graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a Major in Film Production and Minor in Film Studies. Dionne also recently completed her latest short film, //HAXX DEADROOM//, and she is currently writing several new projects, including an untitled wendigo horror film, a cyber-noir thriller, and a prequel series to her latest short called //HAXX//. Although she lives and breathes film in both her professional and spare time, Dionne does find opportunities to relax at home with her partner Turner Stewart and their bearded dragon Grem.

Turner Stewart on the set of Cuties

Turner Stewart is the Producer and Director behind the award-winning films Computer Hearts and S.I.D.S., the latter of which has screened at film festivals across the globe and netted Turner awards for his “Fearless Performance” and for “Rookie Filmmaker of the Year.” Working closely with his partner Dionne Copland, he has served as the Producer and Director of Photography on several of her projects, including her 2016 short Inferno. As a Producer, he has worked with several emerging filmmakers on award-winning short films in Vancouver, and has acted as the Director of Photography on several independent features, including Ryan Nicholson’s latest films. His featurette Computer Hearts found critical success within the underground horror scene, and was self-distributed world-wide on home video through CyberCraft Video and several independent Video-on-Demand platforms. He is a former board member of Vancouver’s Shivers Film Society and the former President of the UBC Film Society, and in both positions he worked towards the theatrical exhibition and promotion of independent Canadian genre cinema in Vancouver, Canada, collaborating with institutions such as Telefilm Canada and the Vancouver International Film Festival to bring contemporary Canadian cinema to the University of British Columbia campus. As Producer, he is currently overseeing the post-production on Joshua Gratton's feature-length directorial debut Cuties, and is working with Dionne Copland to Producer her first feature-length film. He also graduated with a BFA Double Major in Film Studies and Film Production from the University of British Columbia in May 2017, and received scholarships for his hard work and dedication to the Film Studies program and for promoting a love for cinema on campus.

Tess Paul on the set of her film Softcore

Tess Paul on the set of her film Softcore

Tess Paul is an Associate Producer and frequent collaborator with CyberCraft Video.  Tess' passion for film began in high school when she won first place at the UBCO Genocide Convention, for her short experimental film What Do You Think? Since then, film has been her endless source of creativity, whether it be writing, directing, producing, or composing a score. Before graduating from High School, Tess earned a Dogwood Scholarship in Creative Writing for her stop-motion film The Spider. She then began a one-year Rotary Exchange to Europe, just south of Vienna, Austria. Subsequently, her short film From One Body to Another compiled with earlier works, earned her a spot in UBC's Film Program. She Produced and Co-wrote the feature-film Love, Approximately in 2015 as part of her studies at the University of British Columbia. Along with Dionne, she participated in a panel on Vancouver’s Women in Genre Film for National Canadian Film Day 2016 at the Normand Bouchard Memorial Theatre. In the third year of her degree, Tess served as the Producer on Dionne Copland‘s Inferno, and Tess’ fourth-year thesis film, the phenomenal coming-of-age short Softcore, is currently touring the festival circuit (and had Dionne and Turner serving as Producer and Cinematographer respectively). Tess graduated with her BFA in Film Production and Creative Writing in May, 2017, and she is currently working on independent writing projects.