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.
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.
Production Assistant, aka Lil B
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.
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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, manages the Antica Podcast Network, and helps out in development. You can find her at comicons, expos & comic book stores nerding out like a champ.
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.
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.