CAMYAR CHAI is an award-winning actor who has performed extensively across Canada and the United States. He earned his M.F.A. in theatre at the University of British Columbia, and is the founding Artistic Director of Neworld Theatre. Chai has appeared in numerous plays, films and TV series, including: DaVinci’s Inquest, Stargate SG-1, Intelligence, Hejira, Everything’s Gone Green, and Ambrosia.

HEATHER DOERKSEN has worked in film, theatre, television and animation. She received her B.A. in acting, and was a founding member of Genus Theatre. She was nominated for a Leo Award for best female performance in 2012. Her TV credits include Smallville, Battlestar Galactica, and The L-Word. Her film credits include The Eye , The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Uninvited, Marmaduke , The Client List, The Cabin in the Woods, Indie Jonesing, Ambrosia  and Pacific Rim.

SAHAR BINIAZ studied acting at the Academy Of Dramatic Arts, The Actors Foundry and the Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre in Los Angeles. Her TV credits include Blade, Painkiller Jane, Under One Roof and Blue Mountain State, with recurring roles in Smallville and Sanctuary. Her film credits include: Neal ‘N’ Nikki, Watchmen, The Search for Santa Paws and Ambrosia.

In 2012, Biniaz was crowned Miss Universe Canada.

BAHARAK SAEID MONIR studied filmmaking and cinematography in Iran in the late 1980s. She then started her own company, producing commercial videos for several years. In 1995, Saeid Monir moved to Vancouver. She received her B.F.A in film production from Simon Fraser University in 2005 and received the SFU Contemporary Arts Award for 2003 and 2004. She has written, directed, and produced several short films, shown at film festivals around the world. Currently, Saeid Monir is working toward her Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Film Production at the University of British Columbia. Ambrosia is her first feature film.

FARHAD SABA entered the National Radio & Television University of Tehran (Seda va Sima) in 1968 to study cinema & television. He became a full-fledged director of photography in the mid 1980s and has shot several internationally-known films such as Where is the Friend’s Home, Through the Olive Tree and Willow and Wind, with Abbas Kiarostami. Saba’s work has screened internationally and has won numerous prestigious awards around the world (Bronze Leopard 1989, Silver Hugo 1994, Golden Seashell 1995, Golden Moon of Valencia 2001, and the Golden Wheel 2001).

ADAM HURST is an award-winning cellist and composer. He studied cello at Skidmore College and Brown University, and also holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Hurst has performed internationally, composed and performed original works for ballet and contemporary dance, and has released twelve albums of original music. His music has played on radio shows around the world and has been used in independent films and documentaries.