LISA MEECHES CM, OM
President, Founding Partner, Executive Producer
Anishinaabe filmmaker Lisa Meeches is one of the most respected producers in the film industry, and is a Member of the Order of Canada and Order of Manitoba. Originally from Long Plain First Nation, Sandy Bay First Nation, and Ebb and Flow First Nation, Lisa studied broadcasting in North Dakota, and began her career in 1986 with the Native Media Network.
Lisa has produced many critically acclaimed projects including The Sharing Circle, Canada’s longest-running Indigenous television series; Ice Road Truckers; Parent’s Choice award-winning children’s series Tipi Tales; Gemini Award-winning Elijah; and the three-times nominated two-time Canadian Screen Award winning Jack. She executive produced the CSA-winning We Were Children and her most recent credits include executive producer credits on Finality of Dusk, Night Raiders, Burden of Truth and the feature documentary Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On that debuted at TIFF 2023.
Lisa was the Director, Events Planning and Artistic Programming for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and travelled the country with a team interviewing residential school survivors for the Legacy of Hope Project. Amongst her important work, Lisa served as Creative Director/Executive Producer for the National MMIWG Inquiry which yielded two Shorty Award honours, and won a Beyond Borders Media Award for her work on Taken as co-creator, executive producer, director and host, for which she was nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards. Lisa was also honoured as a 2020 Trailblazer at the Reelworld Film Festival.
KYLE IRVING OM
A co-owner, partner, and head of production for Eagle Vision, Kyle Irving has produced more than 280 hours of film and television content over the last 21 years. Recent feature film credits as an executive producer include Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On (TIFF 2023), Orphan: First Kill; and Night Raiders.
As a producer, Kyle’s recent projects include Deco Dawson's feature Diaspora; and Madison Thomas's Finality of Dusk. Other feature film producing credits include the Oscar winner and nominee for Best Picture Capote, We Were Children, Blue State, Walk All Over Me, Reasonable Doubt, and Lovesick. Kyle’s executive producer credits in television include True Story for The History Channel, SkyMed for Paramount +, CBC and CBS Studios; Reclaim(ed), Snapchat’s first original Canadian series; Burden of Truth for CBC, The CW, Hulu and Universal UK; the iconic international hit factual series Ice Road Truckers for History Channel, AETN; the hit new comedy series for APTN Lumi DJ Burnt Bannock; and the doc series 7TH GEN for APTN.
Kyle has worked in the Indigenous community with business partner Lisa Meeches for more than 20 years and focuses on championing underrepresented talent. He was the creative director and executive producer from 2018-2019 of the #sacredMMIWG campaign and National Closing Event for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. He was named to the Order of Manitoba in 2021, Manitoba's highest honour.
Co-Owner, Producer, Writer, Director, Series Creator, Showrunner
As a writer, director, producer, series creator, showrunner and actor, Rebecca Gibson’s work has played in festivals, in theatres, and on screens around the world. She has won awards for her work both in front of and behind the camera, including her ACTRA Award-winning role in The Pinkertons (Netflix) and a Beyond Borders Media Award and three Canadian Screen Award nominations for the series Taken, which she was co-creator, executive producer, showrunner, writer and director on for four seasons.
Rebecca recently produced Finality of Dusk, Diaspora and executive produced the award-winning feature documentary Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On that debuted at TIFF in 2023. She is the executive producer of The History Channel’s True Story, factual series 7TH GEN and the hit comedy web series DJ Burnt Bannock. Rebecca also wrote, directed and shared showrunning duties for Snapchat’s first Canadian original series, Reclaim(ed).
Rebecca is devoted to mentorship, working with Women in Film and Television, CMPA, ACTRA, WIDC, and many other organizations to support equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion. She is a frequent moderator and guest speaker at industry panels and has been an acting coach for more than two decades. She was honoured nationally as a CAMH Difference Maker, was ACTRA Manitoba’s 2018 Woman of the Year and shares the honor of being selected Banff World Media Festival’s 2022 Innovative Producer Award with the team at Eagle Vision.
As a partner and co-owner of Eagle Vision, Rebecca continues to work with the team to develop feature film and television properties that are recognized around the globe.
Head of Business Affairs, Producer
Hannah Johnson has produced over 70 hours of film, television and web content over six years. Grounded by her degree in psychology and gender studies, she is passionate about producing content that makes an impact. Hannah is head of business affairs at Eagle Vision, overseeing all business affairs for projects in development, production, and post-production.
Hannah was the production manager and then producer on four seasons of CBC/APTN documentary series Taken and associate producer on four seasons of CBC’s scripted dramatic series Burden of Truth. She was a producer on the APTN documentary series 7TH GEN; Madison Thomas’ feature films Ruthless Souls; and the upcoming Finality of Dusk; Darcy Waite's comedy web series DJ Burnt Bannock for APTN LUMI; the Virtual Opening for the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre Qaumajuq; and the highly anticipated first feature film Diaspora from multiple TIFF award winner Deco Dawson
Hannah was accepted into the CMPA’s Emerging Producer Delegation to Berlinale in 2020, accepted into CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship in 2020, accepted into the NSI Series Incubator 2021 as Producer with writer Jessica Landry, and most recently they were accepted into TIFF Series Accelerator 2022. Across all genres and platforms, Hannah is proud to contribute to incredible content with many wonderful talents.
Writer, Director, Series Creator, Showrunner
Dinae Robinson is a proud Anishinaabekwe (Ojibway) writer, director, creative producer, and showrunner who holds a degree in Indigenous Studies from the University of Winnipeg. Storytelling has always been a part of Dinae and her work is influenced by the spiritual traditional ways of Ojibway teachings and the social and political injustices Indigenous people endured in the past and present.
Dinae started out as an actress, and appeared in several films including The Oldest Profession and the recent web series DJ Burnt Bannock. She is an alumnus of the National Screen Institute’s CBC New Indigenous Voices program, and credits this experience for influencing her move into the creative development side of film.
Dinae feels privileged to have been a writer for the APTN and CBC television series Taken, a true crime documentary series that focuses on solving the mysteries behind Canada’s epidemic of missing and murdered MMIWGMB2S. Dinae was co-showrunner, a writer, and a director for APTN’s series 7TH GEN that shares stories of incredible young Indigenous leaders across the country which premiered January 2022. Dinae was a co-showrunner, writer, and director for Snapchat’s first Canadian Original docu-series Reclaim(ed) that was released July 2022. On September 30, 2022, Dinae’s first feature (as creator, writer, director) True Story premiered on The History Channel.
Dinae is currently the showrunner, writer, and director for 7TH GEN season two and is writing her first feature Have you Heard? an Indigenous anthology horror film supported by Telefilm Canada which she will also direct. Dinae will also be writing on Eagle Vision’s upcoming children’s series Stevie and the Sacred Animals.
Production Accountant / Controller
One of the most sought-after production accountants in the country, Paul is proud to make Manitoba his home and works on all Eagle Vision content. Over the course of his career, Paul has worked on 64 shows in a variety of genres and formats, with several different production companies.
He was the production accountant for the feature films Heaven is for Real; The Parts You Lose; Break my Heart 1,000 Times; Incident in a Ghostland; The Midnight Man; Room for Rent; Considering Love & Other Magic; the pilot Zero Hour (for ABC); the Hallmark MOW Journey Back to Christmas; the television series The Council (for CBC); the documentary pilot Anything but Average; the television series Cashing In (APTN); Less Than Kind (HBO Canada); Sunnyside (for CityTV); The Pinkertons (syndicated, and on Netflix); the direct-to-video feature film for 20th Century Fox The Exorcism of Molly Hartley; the Hallmark MOW One Christmas Eve (for Hallmark); Eagle Vision’s feature film Reasonable Doubt; and Eagle Vision’s MOW Jack (for CBC).
Currently, Paul is working on Eagle Vision’s new factual series 7TH GEN for APTN, their new comedy web series DJ Burnt Bannock, and the feature film Finality of Dusk. He is the production accountant on Eagle Vision’s feature film Diaspora, and was the production accountant for four seasons of Eagle Vision/ICF’s courtroom drama series Burden of Truth for CBC, The CW, and Netflix.
Post Production Supervisor
Ginger Dilk is Eagle Vision’s post production supervisor. She is a University of Winnipeg alumni (Filmmaking BA), and has specialized training in Digital Media and Marketing. Ginger is a dedicated human rights advocate, and her work centers around building an equitable future for all.
Ginger has created and helped lead digital media campaigns with millions of views, including the award-winning #SacredMMIWG social action campaign for the National Inquiry into MMIWG. #SacredMMIWG reached one third of all Canadians, was nominated for five Shorty Social Good Awards, and received Gold Honours in the categories of Human Rights and Social Justice.
Ginger supervised post-production on Snapchat’s first Canadian Original Series Reclaim(ed) in spring 2022 and the feature documentary True Story for Corus Entertainment, released in the fall of 2022. Ginger has also recently entered her second term on the board of directors of On Screen Manitoba, and is Co-Chair of OSM’s Workforce Development Committee.
A member of the Fisher River Cree Nation, Cynthia Murdock is an accomplished Indigenous filmmaker. In 2013, she graduated with a diploma in TV & Radio Broadcasting from the Academy of Broadcasting. Cynthia is a graduate of the National Screen Institute - CBC New Indigenous Voices program. She was recently chosen for the CMPA’s Diversity Mentorship program as a producer.
Cynthia’s internship with Lisa Meeches as an executive assistant at Manito Ahbee Festival led her to be part of Taken season four. She served as production coordinator, producer assistant, and was a director mentee.
As a key member of Eagle Vision's #SacredMMIWG campaign for the Government of Canada’s National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, she travelled around Canada to help create digital media and social media content that was recently honoured with five Shorty Award nominations, and two awards of distinction. She was selected to pitch the digital comedy series DJ Burnt Bannock with creator/writer/star Darcy Waite at ImagineNATIVE in 2019.
Cynthia served as production coordinator on the feature film Diaspora and recently produced the short film First Session, the RBC Pitch Competition winner at the 2019 Gimli Film Festival. She is currently developing the short At the End of Laurel Lane, written by award-winning horror writer Jessica Landry, and to be directed by Sera-Lys McArthur. Currently, Cynthia is the head researcher and associate producer for the new series 7TH GEN for APTN. Cynthia is passionate about producing, writing, directing, and continuing to learn as much as she can about the industry.