President and CEO
Stuart is one of Canada’s most sought after creative minds in unscripted, factual and original content. Before founding Antica, Stuart spent 20 years as an award winning producer, director and executive in news and entertainment at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). There he was responsible for launching dozens of shows, docs and hit series – including Dragons Den, CBC’s first ever factual entertainment program.
Since leaving the public broadcaster, Stuart has produced many feature documentaries, created several TV shows and series, and developed different projects for international audiences, including a new format with Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Voice, Shark Tank). The show was recently picked up by ABC in the US and is scheduled to air in 2017.
Currently, Stuart and the Antica team, have several exciting projects on the go including a new series for CBC (Becoming Canadian – to air in 2017), several digital ventures (branded content, and for broadcasters), and Secret Path, the emotional animated film from The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie.
Jamie does it all. As director, producer and editor, Jamie has worked on some of Antica's biggest projects, including Becoming Canadian, Secret Path and our WeShot projects. Jamie also helped develop and produce Canada Rising, a real time CBC series, that told the epic story of Canada’s national basketball team as they made a shot at Rio 2016. That series has since been turned into compelling branded content.
Before joining Antica, Jamie spent time as a producer at YTV and was Creative Producer at a boutique creative design studio.
A veteran producer in both film and TV, Dean’s experience dates back to when he was a teenager working with the FX department on Starship Invasions where he was there to help build epic scenes of destruction! Since then he’s spent less time destroying things, and more time building up dozens of big time productions. His credits include Dream Funded (a CTV pilot that was picked up by ABC), Compete To Eat (Cooking Network), World’s Greenest Homes (HGTV), Mayday (National Geographic) and Tales From The Organ Trade (HBO).
Dean also has a wealth of experience driving scripted productions, including features The Five Senses, Detention and Partners In Action. He has also worked on dramatic television productions like Jonestown Paradise Lost (A&E) and Dangerous Persuasions (Discovery).
Antica Podcast Network
While Laura has an extensive background in television and digital production, she happily keeps making her way back to the wonderful world of audio! As a producer at CBC Radio for more than a decade, she strived to tell stories that tied listeners to their radio right until the end. Her philosophy is “the longer they sit in their parked cars listening, the better!” She has brought that way of thinking, along with all her producing talents, to the Antica Podcast Network. Laura knows that at the heart of every podcast on the network is riveting storytelling and great audio.
Digital Media Producer
Having covered federal politics in Ottawa for more than 6 years, Yael is very familiar with telling important Canadian stories. In 2010 she started as a journalist for Parliament Now and The Lobby Monitor. By 2013, she was editor of The Lobby Monitor. Leading up to the 2015 federal election, Yael began working on the radio show and podcast Everything is Political with Evan Solomon on SiriusXM Canada. Following that, Yael continued as a radio producer for CBC Ottawa.
Yael received her Bachelors in Journalism and Political Science with honours from Carleton University, and her Masters in Political Theory from the University of Toronto. She also earned a certificate in military journalism from the University of Calgary. As Antica’s Digital Producer, Yael is focusing on several projects like Becoming Canadian, and the Antica Podcast Network.
Antica Podcast Network
Alex Smith is a third year student at the University of Toronto. He is pursuing a double major in Economics and International Relations out of Trinity College. Alex began his Antica journey in the summer of 2016 while working on the original CBC series, Becoming Canadian. His focus now is helping the many story tellers on the Antica Podcast Network.
Social Media Baüs/Development/Producer
Dila is a social media boss and digital producing kween. Social media isn't her only passion–she also loves Star Wars, video games, droids, comics, 90's hip hop, and her rescue dog, Riggins. Before taking over social media management at Antica, Dila worked on shows like Wipeout Canada, Unsellables and the award-winning You Gotta Eat Here!
She produces Issue Zero with Fred Kennedy, manager the Antica Podcast Network, and helps out in development. You can find her at comicons, expos & comic book stores nerding out like a champ.
Jeanette Trigiani Diehl
Jeanette Trigiani Diehl has more than 25 years of experience as a producer, director, story editor and writer. She’s directed large, multi-format events; live and taped programs, and she’s worked in genres ranging from lifestyle and reality to documentary and news. Jeanette brings her eye for detail and impressive interviewing skills to the new original Antica format Becoming Canadian, which is set to air on CBC. Other recent selected credits include Green Road for the Olympic Channel, Keeping Canada Alive for CBC, Love It Or List It for W, and Million Dollar Neighborhood for OWN.
The “Senior” in his title has nothing to do with age…it’s all about experience. Mark has worked in a variety of genres and formats, and storytelling is always at the heart of it all. While docs are his passion, he regularly lends his skills to hit shows like Four Weddings Canada, Panic Button and Pawnathon. He also cut together a new format as part of the Antica team working with producer Mark Burnett. Mark is now focusing his story telling skills on our original series, Becoming Canadian.
Rachel is a creative thinking story teller who is always able to find fascinating characters and compelling stories. From large-scale competitive reality series, to online alternative reality games, Rachel has helped introduce Canadians to hundreds of real life characters.
Rachel was in Australia when she found her passion for factual television. Working on Biggest Loser Australia, she saw firsthand the raw power of a good story and excellent casting. Since then she has helped tell compelling stories on shows like Wipeout Canada, Still Standing and Antica’s original format, Becoming Canadian. She is now helping to produce different elements of Secret Path.
Yes, Jason Phillips is a full time assistant editor, but he’s an even more full time movie enthusiast. In between all the flicks, he’s found time to work on popular shows like Cold Water Cowboys, Canada's Worst Driver, Power and Ice, Apres Ski, Come Dine With Me, and Come Date With Me.
Business Affairs specialist & Producer
Colette has a unique background in working the various facets of the media industry, starting with broadcasting, then distribution, government and private funding agencies and topping it all off with indie production. As a Business Affairs specialist and Producer, she knows how to bring the art of financing through to exploitation and loves to help storytellers bring their vision to an audience.