Israel Ekanem – Showrunner, Director, Writer, Producer.

Israel Ekanem is a storyteller. His films include the award-winning films “We Watched The Clouds Form Shapes” “Drown The Lovers”, “Dearg” and “Tale of the Man Who Whispered To Flowers” He believes that a story, properly told can change the world, one person at a time. He hopes to keep telling stories for as long as he lives.


Monica G. Bell – Producer, Writer

I was once asked why a lawyer and banker was interested in making films. My answer was simple: Why not? I love the magic of cinema and while consuming it feels great, being a creator feels better and so I brought my skills of management, planning and all-around amazing to help make Ubuntu Media a premier entertainment company.



Justin Gaudreault – Music Supervisor, Sound Designer, Sound Mixer, Producer

Often referred to as an “Audio Wizard” for his abilities to interpret any idea into auricular storytelling with captivating results. Justin is a seasoned and creative developer specializing in audio technology for all forms of digital media.


Burton Howell – Sound Recordist, Boom Operator

Burton Howell is a fresh filmmaker looking to make waves in the world of cinema. His keen eye for detail and charismatic demeanour have helped him make a name for himself if the Nova Scotian film community. Burton is the co-founder and dedicated Boom Operator at Soundbuds Recording, has directed a number of short films, and recently assistant directed his first full length television series. On The Blackout Podcast, Burton is the camera operator and always makes sure we get the shot.