JULIAN STAMBOULIEH - Director, Co-Creator
Julian Stamboulieh began his media career as an actor and a freelance video editor in 2004 in Montreal. After receiving his BFA in Photography, and starting his company Beanduck Productions alongside producing partner Benjamin Warner, he soon found himself in his directorial debut.
In 2013, Julian created and directed LARPs, with both seasons acquiring 10+ international awards and 4+ million views. He has gone on to direct several short films, including Caged (written by Jonathan Silver), Dystonia (written and starring "The Transplant"'s Kenny Wong) and The Forest (co-written alongside Frank Marrs)
Over the past several years, Julian has developed and taught several courses on filmmaking and photography, and is currently sitting his second term on ACTRA Montreal Branch Council.
JON VERRALL - Writer, Co-Creator
Jon is a writer, actor, and video game designer—and a Game Master. After creating and writing LARPs, he went on to do work in comics and games in the United States before returning to his native Montreal.
His professional work is heavily influenced by his decades of experience in running tabletop and live action roleplaying games; he continues to explore the world of gaming online on Twitch.
BENJAMIN WARNER - Producer
Benjamin is a producer, performer and entrepreneurial entertainer. He has a formal eduction in Film Production and almost a decade of experience as a filmmaker of both creative and corporate work. Through Beanduck, the company he co-founded with Director Julian Stamboulieh in 2012, he has produced a wide range of projects from web series, to festival films, and live streamed content.
As an entertainer from the moment he could speak and walk, Benjamin has spent years on stages and piano benches, always with the desire of bringing revelry to those his voice could reach. Alongside Stamboulieh and Beanduck's third partner, Elizabeth Neale, Benjamin works to make increasing use of the world's ever shifting media platforms to tell engaging and relevant stories.
ELIZABETH NEALE - Co-Producer
Elizabeth graduated with a BFA from Concordia University, specializing in theatre performance. Since completing school, she has worked as an actor and social media manager, as well as maintained her own streaming channel on Twitch.
Elizabeth is Director of Communications for Beanduck Productions. In addition to having co-produced the award-winning digital series LARPs, she has worked on Beanduck projects such as The Forest, Dystonia, Full Party, Depth of Field, Friend Request, and The Cosplay Cave. She delights in finding new ways to connect fans with creators and strives for safety and accessibility in the geek and gaming industry.