Daniela Cupse Apostoaei
Daniela Apostoaei is an Award Winning Film Director and founder of Destiny Productions. She began her career as an Editor of the daily newspaper “Dambovita Journal” in Romania, on the Investigation Department of Artpress Press Trust, and she went on to producing and directing TV series and documentaries. Daniela’s work is looking into dark corners, finding the hope and light, addressing the themes of justice, healing and transformation. She is the recipient of numerous film awards and her documentaries have screened nationally and internationally.
As a writer she is best known for her poetry book “Blue Embrace” and the book for children “Chopi and King Samovar”.
Her most recent documentary “Tiny Bukovina from Canada” (2019) has broadcast in different countries in Europa through TVR International. The film has also got distribution on Amazon Prime Video.
In 2017 the documentary “Another Little Romania” has been selected to compete in the World Premiere Film Awards Festival in Belgium and got a distinction at feature documentary category.
The film “Boyash” (2015) competed in film festivals in Hong Kong, Mexico and Honolulu and has also been screened in Canada, China and Romania. In 2016 the film received the Gold Kahuna Award at International Film Festival in Honolulu, Silver Palm Winner Award in 2015 in Mexico, and Honorary Prize at Gala for Press Prize 2016 in Romania.
In 2016 her project film “Operation Backpack” was in the top 10 finalists at From the Heart Productions, Roy W. Dean Grant, California.
From the two years of internship with Shaw TV Canada, Daniela created “Ticket For Two Lives” (2015), a documentary about a woman’s journey who undergoes two successful heart transplant procedures. The film has been screened at Shaw TV, Canada.
Daniela’s film “Enfance au tranchant du bisturi“ won in 2015 the Second Prize at Gala for Television Awards, Romania, and has also been screened in Canada and Belgium.
Her earlier TV documentary series “Destinies” (2011) were followed by “Home Among Foreigners” (2012) screened in Germany, Canada and Romania.
As a journalist, writer and editor, Daniela has tackled social changes, economic and cultural issues and took an active role at venues, symposiums and fundraising events for people at risk, representing those who could not speak or did not have a voice for themselves. Her articles were published in weekly and daily newspapers and magazines in Santarem, Portugal (O Mirante), and Romania.
Daniela Apostoaei holds a Bachelor Degree in Law from the University of Judicial Science, Romania and practiced in the field of Civil Litigations and Commercial Dispute. She is a member of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the Canadian Freelance Union of Canada (UNIFOR) and the Union of Professional Journalists of Romania (UZPR).
As a Producer and Director, Daniela Apostoaei is a member of the Alberta Media Productions Industries Association – AMPIA – Canada, as well as a member of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta.
Ryan J. Stockert
In his 15 years as a major market radio producer in Canada, Ryan has won many international awards for his creative production work. Working in major markets throughout Ontario and Alberta, he has developed advertising campaigns, radio imaging packages, jingles and everything in between.
In 2012 Ryan transferred his skills from radio broadcasting to films with stories that inspire, encourage and challenge. Ryan started Thunder and Light Studios Inc. in June of 2012.
Thunder and Light Studios completed their first documentary film in 2013, “The End of Churchianity.” The film has been screened around the world and has captured the hearts of thousands of people.
Since 2013, Thunder and Light Studios has worked on corporate promo films, TV Docs, an 11-part DVD training series, a web series, and is currently developing a reality TV show.
Ryan brings a number of skills to Destiny Productions including post production video editing, audio and sound-design, and camera work.
A freelance writer and winner of two Ontario Newspaper Awards (Editorial, Opinion and Analysis), Tara has been writing for a variety of publications across Canada for 17 years.
Her experience has been wide-ranging including arts reporting, script writing, blogging and social media as well as research papers for private clients. With extensive experience in newspaper journalism, Tara has a demonstrated ability to write hard-hitting, clear and activist articles to encourage, rebuke and expose.
Romulus Boieru is a Music Composer and Producer with over 25 years of experience in arranging and creating musical pieces. His skillset includes songwriting, producing, recording, editing, mixing, mastering and live sound and his musical output has been warmly embraced by the public.
Able to play different instruments, including piano, guitar, bass, percussion, drums, Romulus Boieru is familiar with a range of musical genres, with experience in film, TV shows, video games, jingles, commercials and advertising campaigns.
Holding credits as composer on TV series productions: “Travel By Dart”, 2013-2014, “In The Grip” 2013, his name is also linked to some album productions as: “2Access -What is Life “(2008) “Live The Colour You Like”(2013), ”Angel”(2012) “Believe”(2010)
He is the owner of a fully equipped recording studio with industry standard digital and analog equipment located in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada.