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Creative Directors

Rick has a unique ability to crystallize elusive concepts into creative forms, and to share these visions in astounding, and innovative expressions. Entertainment Weekly has called Rick Miller “one of the 100 most creative people alive today”. He brings to the BOOM transmedia iniative deep collaborative experience, that ensures the highest quality and insightful direction.

Rick Miller is a Dora and Gemini award-winning writer/director/performer who has played in 5 languages on 5 continents. His new theatrical production BOOM is a Kidoons and WYRD Production and premiered in 2014.  His solo creations MacHomer, Bigger Than Jesus and HARDSELL have garnered critical and commercial acclaim worldwide and his co-creation production of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea with Craig Francis will premiere in Toronto in 2015. 

He hosted three seasons of ABC's Just for Laughs, and Entertainment Weekly called him “one of the 100 most creative people alive today”.  A collaborator with Robert Lepage and Ex Machina, Miller has co-created and starred in the plays La Géométrie des Miracles, Zulu Time (with Peter Gabriel), LIPSYNCH and the film Possible Worlds. He hosts a History TV series Canadian Made and is developing a Bigger Than Jesus film, a HARDSELL TV series and a new performance production, BOOM.  He is involved in several educational, environmental, and youth-empowerment initiatives.  

Winner of the Dora Award for Best Production of a Play, 2005

Winner of the Dora Award for Best Actor in a principal role, 2005

www.rickmiller.ca

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Craig Francis

Craig Francis is a writer, illustrator, performer, and multi-disciplinary creator, whose works are enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. A founding member of the 20K Collective, he is the co-author and co-director with Rick Miller on the productions Jungle Book and GAME of CLONES, as well as their Stage Manager. He's also the co-author and Stage Manager of the stage adaptation of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea (directed by Miller), and a producer, designer, and Stage Manager for Miller's solo productions BOOM and BOOM X. Craig is co-creating reimagined adaptations of Frankenstein (with Rick Miller and Paul Van Dyck), Wizard of Oz, Rose Red, and an Animazia animated series. Craig illustrates the cartoon characters for the Kidoons Network videos (as well as writing and voicing them), which are on display at museums in 4 provinces, with millions of views. Craig performed TheatreSports and improv comedy internationally for 12 years; stage credits include The Refugee Hotel (Teesri Duniya/Segal Centre). He lives in Montreal, where he has illustrated several books, and been a commentator on radio and TV.

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