Brian Hammond, President, CEO, CFO, Treasurer and Secretary, Director
From December 2010 to present, Brian Hammond has been President of Ilustrato Pictures Ltd. In collaboration with associate Harry Sutherland, Ilustrato is developing projects with the Chinese mainland production community and establishing ties to Chinese government agencies such as the China Film Group and SARFT (China's media licensing body). He has also been instrumental in establishment of the China-Canada Script Competition held during the Whistler Film Festival and served on their jury.
Prior to this, from April 2009 to Sept. 2011, Mr. Hammond was President of Divergent Post. As president, Hammond was instrumental in the development of relationships and completing each project.
Divergent Post was a consulting company specializing in developing workflows for editing and visual effects for facilities, and involved in delivering programs and movies to networks and studios. It also consulted in pre-production work in a number of movies. Mr. Hammond provided post and effects services in designing digital work flow processes for computerized editing and digital effects.
From September 2004 to April 2009, Mr. Hammond was President, CEO, and principal of Shaman Digital Media and was responsible for management of company operations, sales, and marketing. In June 2007 through April 2009 he was director of Five VFX, a state of the art editing and finishing company servicing a number of television series and movies. Mr. Hammond responsible for all aspects of operations and project development. In August of 2007, it was expanded with a move to a new 11,000 square foot facility, which included digital effects and over 100 employees on a project basis.
Mr. Hammond attended Ryerson University and studied radio and television arts.
Harry Sutherland, Director
Harry Sutherland has been Executive Producer & Company Director of Ilustrato Pictures Ltd. from December 2010 to the present. He has been active in the Canadian film industry since the early seventies and is a veteran film producer. He has spent the last five years working at the concept to develop Ilustrato, spending much time in China. Contacts were developed with senior production industry organizations in China including the China film Group and SARFT, the federal film licensing agency in China. With his partner Brian Hammond, they developed connections in the private sector in China.
From June 2010 to the present, Mr. Sutherland has been the Chairman of China/Canada Gateway for Film. Mr. Sutherland created and developed the concept for the Whistler Film Festival and continues to be instrumental in its advancement. Mr. Sutherland was appointed in 2010 as the Chairman of the China/Canada Gateway for Film at the Whistler Film Festival.
From January 2005 to September 2010, Mr. Sutherland worked for Long Tale Productions Ltd. Mr. Sutherland operated and managed all aspects of development of this company. He established several production companies in Canada including Producers on Davie and Long Tale Productions. Recent films credits for Mr. Sutherland as producer include the feature films, “Eighteen” with cameos by Ian McKellen and Alan Cumming, “Gitmek: My Marlon And Brando”, which won the best new feature prize at Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, and “Scared Sacred” which won a jury prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Mr. Sutherland attended McGill University from 1967 to 1969.
Strategic Affiliations - Superior Ventures subsidiary Ilustrato Pictures has established the strategic affiliations and alliances in China to do business with Chinese government agencies, production houses and theatrical distribution channels. The company has been working in China for years establishing these relationships.
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