Ben Addelman


Ben Addelman is the director of multi-award winning feature documentaries, including Nollywood Babylon, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival. He has directed television for top streamers and broadcasters including Apple TV+, Disney +, BBC, Netflix, Viceland, CBC, Sundance Channel and National Geographic. He was a director and producer on the landmark documentary series. Becoming You, narrated by Olivia Colman, for Apple TV+. He is one of the directors on the upcoming Disney+ / National Geographic co-production docuseries Limitless, executive produced by Darren Aronofsky. He also directed for the upcoming Netflix true crime anthology series.

Ziya Tong


Award-winning science journalist Ziya Tong has been sharing her passion for science, nature and technology for almost two decades. Best known as the co-host of Daily Planet, Discovery Canada’s flagship science program, she brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to her work. In her riveting, eye-opening talks Tong speaks on leadership, how to shift perspective, and the role of science and technology in society. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the World Wildlife Fund. Tong also served as host and field producer for PBS’ national primetime series, Wired Science, produced in conjunction with Wired Magazine. In Canada, Tong hosted CBC’s Emmy-nominated series ZeD, a pioneer of open-source television, for which she was nominated for a Gemini Viewer’s Choice Award. In 2019, Tong released her bestselling book The Reality Bubble. It takes readers on a journey through the hidden things that shape our lives in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways.

Roger Singh


With over a decade of experience as a cinematographer, and over 50 credits in film and television, Roger Singh brings the consistency and professionalism necessary to meet what the modern industry demands. Such as the recently completed series, Becoming You, produced by Warner Bros UK for Apple TV+, The Pirate Tapes, a film that went undercover and looked at the lives of Somali Pirates as they planned a future heist, the upcoming Disney+ series, Limitless, and a documentary feature project produced by Oscar Winner Joanna Natasegara and directed by Oscar Nominated Waad Al-Kateab.

Vanessa Dylyn


Vanessa Dylyn is an Emmy-nominated and Canadian Screen Award-winning producer of documentary programming. Recently released is The Divided Brain for the CBC’s documentary Channel, a feature-length film featuring renowned psychiatrist Dr Iain McGilchrist. Her recent documentary credits include Into the Inferno, a Werner Herzog coproduction about man’s relationship with volcanoes for Netflix; Undercover Jihadi for TVO, an international film featuring Mubin Shaikh, a reformed Jihadi; a UK co-production The Woman Who Joined the Taliban, for the CBC; Leslie Caron: the Reluctant Star, about the career of the star of An American in Paris, for ARTE and TVO. Now in production is her series concept, developed for Entertainment One, Arctic Vets. Currently in development: The Phage Hunters: How a Good Virus Can Save Your Life. Becoming Liona Boyd, about the iconic guitarist. Other notable credits include The Musical Brain, featuring Sting, Feist, and Michael Bublé, for CTV/Nat Geo International.

Dr. Rick Smith

Executive Producer & Scientist

Dr. Rick Smith is an author, scientist, environmentalist and current President of Canada’s national climate change research organization, The Canadian Climate Institute. Rick has spent 25 years leading non-profit organizations that are dedicated to improving public policy through the creation and communication of the best research and evidence. He has worked with a wide variety of stakeholders on a diverse range of issues with a consistent theme of reconciling economic, social, and environmental priorities. Rick is a noted expert on the human health effects of pollution and has co-authored two books on the topic including the international bestseller “Slow Death by Rubber Duck.” He was a prominent, on-camera expert for the 2021 International Emmy Nominee, Toxic Beauty. He holds a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Guelph.

Peter Raymont

Executive Producer

Filmmaker, journalist, writer, activist Peter Raymont has produced and directed over 100 films and TV series during his 50-year career. In 1979, Raymont co-founded the independent production company White Pine Pictures in Toronto. Raymont’s films have received many international awards, his documentary feature, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire received the 2007 Emmy for Best Documentary and the Sundance Audience Award. Raymont is the Executive Producer of the awardwinning CBC drama series The Border (38 x 1hr), Cracked (21 x 1hr), and the documentary art series In the Making (16 x ½ hr). He recently codirected and co-produced Margaret Atwood: A Word after a Word after a Word is Power (2019). Raymont’s producer credits include Toxic Beauty; an International Emmy Award Nominee, a winner of two Canadian Screen awards in 2021, and the most watched documentary on CBC Gem in 2020.


Plastic People is a landmark feature documentary that chronicles one woman’s mission to expose shocking new revelations about the impact of microplastics on human health.