The very important people who execute the actions of running the society.
General Manager - Wes Lord
Wes is in charge of the society's equipment and studio.
Connections Coordinator - Maxwell Dowie
Maxwell Dowie has had a passion for make up since he was a kid. That passion prompted him to pursue a professional career in makeup. He went to Vancouver Film School where he learned the advance techniques of the trade. After school, he returned to his home in Nanaimo and has become a prominent member of the local filmmaking community and culture. As a director and writer, his love for make up has a strong influence on the movies he makes. Max believes Nanaimo has the potential to be a major indie hub for film production and a backdrop for content that has high production value.
Development Coordinator - Marina Darling
As the Director of Development for CineCentral Filmmakers Society, Marina enjoys working with emerging talent, through their participation in educational panels, workshops, one on one script or career planning sessions, and by incubating new projects for production on Vancouver Island at the CineCentral Studio.
Marina was first introduced to the entertainment industry as a teenager, working front of house at the Young Vic Theatre in London, and was part of a program, headed by Dame Judi Dench. The program allowed Marina to work with each of the departments and creatives of the resident National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Companies. By 21 Marina had founded and run the diversity first Green Theatre Company, running workshops for children with disabilities, notably at the RSC’s Barbican ONE Festival. Sponsored by Drumbeat Productions, performances of ‘Anyway” by the late, great, Tudor Gates garnered great reviews at The Edinburgh Festival. Thus began a life long relationship with Drumbeat as a story editor/creative assistant in various roles for their theatre, film, television and publishing divisions. Following Edinburgh, thanks to Lord Snowdon’s support, The Green Theatre company performed at The International Expo on Disability in Miami. Marina worked as an agent for three years, culminating in the last year with Duncan Heath of ICM International, now operating as Independent Talent Group. Since moving to Canada Marina has worked on productions for Canadian Stage, Theatre Passe Muraille, Lovers and Madmen, The New Yorker Theatre, Warner Brothers, CBC, and Brightlight Pictures, in casting, management, coaching and development. Here in Nanaimo she has worked with Spotlight Academy.
Currently working for Smart House Books and Media, Marina acquires, nurtures and develops projects with a keen eye toward adaptations from page to screen.