Series One Credits
David Wesley - Producer/Writer
After spending many years as a feature writer, political columnist,
arts and entertainment writer and television critic for both the
Hamilton Spectator and Southam News and as communications Manager in Cabinet Office at Queen's Park, David Wesley joined Norflicks Production Ltd. in
1995. As Vice President of Development, David developed such projects as "The Bains Series", based on the award winning novels of Bill Freeman, and "Susanna and Catherine" (with Patricia Finn for the CBC) a drama based on the novels and lives of pioneering sisters Susanna Moodie and Catherine Parr Trail as well as a wide range of other documentaries and dramas. He co-wrote and
co-produced the critically acclaimed documentary "Defying the Law",
which won the CALM award for best documentary dealing with a labour
issue, as well as executive produced "A Baroque Christmas" and "A
Baroque Easter" both of which aired on Vision TV and ONTV.
In 1999 David
formed his own company, Redcanoe Productions Inc., which in addition to producing Mystic Women of the Middle Ages, is developing Seeing Red!, a Native comedy series for the CBC with Drew Hayden Taylor, and developing Shakespeare's King John as a feature film starring Derek Jacobi with UK co-production partners Sands Films (Little Dorrit). Redcanoe has also partnered with Sands Films and has
finished filming A Childrens Midsummer Night's Dream in London, for feature
film release this Christmas. Redcanoe has been commissioned by ONTV to
produce a two-hour documentary on Hamilton's history, and is developing two
projects with McMaster University and Canadian Learning Television: a film
about Bertrand Russell, and First Light, about the early Renaissance, with
art historian Dr. Hayden Maginnis.
Kate Gillen - Director
Encompassing roles from researcher to director, Kate Gillen has worked
on numerous documentaries which have aired on CBC, TVOntario, WTN. Prior to coming to Canada, Kate worked as a producer and writer with both the BBC and RTE in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Kathleen Garay - Writer/Researcher
Kathy Garay teaches History and Women's Studies at McMaster University
in Hamilton. From 1997-1998, she was Acting Director of the Women's
Studies Programme at McMaster. Her primary research area is the
fourteenth and fifteenth century in Eastern and Western Europe, with a
particular emphasis on the role of women. Her recent publications focus
on women's spirituality in the later medieval period.
Dr. Garay is the producer of Sybils! An Interactive Exploration of Women
in the Middle Ages, a CD-ROM on Medieval and Renaissance women,
developed by the McMaster Working Group on the Middle Ages. The group,
which includes Madeleine Jeay and Anne Savage, is currently integrating
multimedia technologies into research and teaching.
Madeleine Jeay - Writer/Researcher
Dr. Madeleine Jeay is professor of French at McMaster University where
she has taught since 1983. She has published three books and more than
twenty articles. Her research focuses on the literatures of Medieval
France and their relationship with aspects of culture such as folklore
or popular religion. She is a member of the McMaster Working Group on
the Middle Ages and Renaissance. She contributed to the Sybils! CD-ROM.
Interested in multimedia and hypertext, she is currently working on a
hypertext edition of French medieval poetry on the Internet. As a member
of the research group SATOR (Société pour l Analyse de la Topique
Romanesque), she is involved in the elaboration of an Internet database
of narrative topoi in French literature before 1800.
Anne Savage - Writer/Researcher
Anne Savage is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at
McMaster University, specializing in Old and Middle English texts. She
has written two books, The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and Anchoritic
Spirituality. Dr. Savage is a founder member of the McMaster Working
Group on the Middle Ages and Renaissance and she is a contributor to the
Michael Ellis - Cinematographer