Producer :: Writer :: Director
Jane Loughman’s first independent feature film production was the cult hit, A Dog’s Breakfast, written and directed by Stargate: Atlantis’, David Hewlett. The dark comedy was produced for the minuscule budget of $125,000, and was released globally by MGM/20C Fox Home Entertainment; it has since grossed over $1.5M.
Jane then produced the award-winning short film The Trial of Ben Barry by writer/director Shea Butler. This drama about racism and reconciliation stars Richard Roundtree (Shaft, Se7en) and Lawrence Gilliard (The Wire, Walking Dead).
Jane’s second feature collaboration with David is Debug, featuring Game of Thrones’ Jason Momoa. This SciFi/Horror was shot at Pinewood Studios, Toronto and is currently being distributed worldwide, including theatrical releases in Canada and Japan.
Jane was raised atop a West End theatre across from Buckingham Palace in London and began her career producing entertainment television: ITV’s long-running weekly magazine series Movies, Games & Videos. She helped create England’s first videogame news show, Cybernet; before supervising the transfer of both productions to Los Angeles, California. Jane was then hired to produce the first live remote broadcasts for E! Network’s daily show E! News Live. When not working on feature films, Jane still enjoys freelancing as a Field and Series Producer for Entertainment Tonight, CourtTV and IFC Canada.
Loughman and Hewlett continue to work together at their Toronto production company, Monkeys & Parrots, developing a varied slate of both scripted and documentary features, television and digital content.
Jane is a member of the CMPA and a recent graduate of the Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law. She is also an alumni of both the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival Producers Lab and The Berlinale Producers Without Borders Program.
Writer : Director : Actor
David’s film and television career began in his early teens, when he took a break from his best friend, a Commodore 64 computer, and hooked up with a few schoolmates to work on their early film endeavors. He continues to collaborate with these filmmakers on features like Cube, Treed Murray, Cypher, Foolproof, Nothing and Warner Brothers’ Splice – produced by Guillermo Del Toro.
After a stint as a network engineer and programmer, David turned to the Internet. Realizing the huge potential for online content, David created Darkyl New Media to focus on the nascent market for film and television related projects, consulting and developing Internet strategies for companies including Alliance Atlantis, Trimark Pictures and Cineplex.
On screen, David’s film roles include John Boorman’s Where the Heart Is with Uma Thurman and Christopher Plummer, as well as cult favorites Scanners II and Pin. In Helen he worked alongside Ashley Judd; and he played opposite Rachel Weisz in The Whistleblower. David recently appeared in Haunter and in the 2011 box office sensation Rise of the Planet of the Apes opposite James Franco, Andy Serkis and John Lithgow.
David has guest-starred on countless television shows over the years including The Closer, ER, Without a Trace and The District. Hewlett’s guest star role on Stargate SG1 turned into 5 amazing years playing Dr. Rodney McKay, the brilliant, sarcastic, nerd astrophysicist on the international hit television series Stargate Atlantis. He’s currently plays a recurring role on SyFy’s Dark Matter.
David’s writing and directing debut, A Dog’s Breakfast, was a bone-jarring, head-smacking, fiancé-bashing comedy about family, marriage, madness and murder. The film, made for a mere $125,000, was picked up for worldwide distribution by MGM and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
David braved winter on deadly, Mount Vitosha, 7 thousand feet above Sofia, Bulgaria to direct the SyFy Channel’s cheesy Monsterpiece, Rage of the Yeti.
Most recently, David’s script, Inheritance was a finalist in FOX’s NYTV Festival comedy pilot competition and he wrote and directed the science fiction horror, Debug starring Game of Thrones’ and the upcoming Aquaman, Jason Momoa.
David believes that Minecraft holds the answer to just about everything. He is a YouTube Certified content creator with an engaging channel of his own, that attracts a wide and varied international following of like-minded geeks, gamers, filmmakers and sci fi fans: David Hewlett on YouTube
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