Based in Vancouver BC, Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith elevate their signature bass heavy sound with their own stunning custom-curated visuals and animated stage presence. Spend an evening with this charismatic duo and you'll see that their lifestyle is as relaxed as the west coast, but their sound is global and booming. These G.I.F.T.S. Alumni took our Soundtrack for Film and Teleivion course. 



I am Mike Evans, or “BurgerPizzaMike”, a filmmaker based in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

I have loads of experience when it comes to directing, editing, sound design, cinematography, and music. My films have frequently been featured and have won awards in the Reel Shorts Film Festival in Grande Prairie, as well as one in Texas for some reason. I’m in constant collaboration with a variety of local filmmakers, and always have a project going. My ultimate goal is to creatively make a living doing what I love, so hopefully you can help me out with that.


Conner Dwelly was born on December 10, 1998 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is known for her work on Passengers (2008), Barricade (2012) and Big Head (2009). She is also an award winning Director with her GIFTS short film Road Sides and Pillowcases. She has also interned at GIFTS. 



Robin de Zwart is an experienced Canadian actor and budding film director. Born in the Netherlands, Robin moved to the west coast of Canada when he was 3 years old. His love for storytelling inspired him to enter the Tir-na-nOg Theatre School at the age of six, and he hasn't left the stage since! He has been fortunate to portray many wonderful characters, such as the mischievous Peter Pan, the clownish servant Truffaldino in A Servant to Two Masters, Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors, and Orlando de Boys in As You Like It. Other theatre credits include Narnia, Street, A Christmas Carol, Parfumerie, The Snow Queen and The Canterville Ghost. Robin has also written, directed and produced several of his own plays.

Robin has performed in several musicals, including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, portraying the eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts, The Secret Garden, in which he played Dickon, and he also joined the cast of a local Broadway revue show, in which he sang pieces from Into The Woods and Falsettos. For his performance as Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Robin received an LA Young Artist Award nomination, as well as a Canadian Joey Award nomination.

Besides being on stage, Robin has acted in several shorts. His enthusiasm for screen acting and keen interest in film studies, inspired him to write, film and direct his very first screenplay: Circular. Most recently, he co-directed two more films: Robbers on a Budget, and SIRIal Killer.

In addition to acting, singing and filming, Robin enjoys swordplay, computer programming, Morris dancing, strumming the guitar and sailing the Salish Sea


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