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- Jamie Brown, B.SC. LL.B. Chief Executive Officer & Executive Producer
- Jeff Peeler President & Executive In Charge of Brand Integration
- Bernard Periatambee Vice President of Factual Development
- Shawn Watson Vice-President, Scripted Programming
- Shaun Johnson Producer
- Stephanie Fast Post Production and Operations Manager
Jamie Brown, B.SC. LL.B.
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Producer
Jamie is the creator, producer and executive producer of many successful and award-winning projects. He created and produced the first “living-history program in North America and the “Quest” series went on to critical acclaim and set several ratings records. He has created or co-created over a dozen series and is responsible for hundreds of hours of production including TV movies and mini-series, feature films, lifestyle programs and documentaries. His most important skill is surrounding himself with the creative professionals needed to make every program something to be proud of. A complete list of his film and television work is available at www.franticfilms.com
Frantic also became a leading provider of cutting edge visual effects for clients including Warner Bros. (Superman Returns, Swordfish, Italian Job, Scooby Doo 2), Paramount (The Core, Paycheck), 20th Century Fox (X2 & X-Men: The Last Stand ) and ABC Television (Stephen King’s Storm of the Century), for which it received an Emmy nomination. After opening offices in Vancouver, Los Angeles, Toronto and Sydney, Australia, the visual effects and software divisions were successfully sold to the Prime Focus Group in 2007.
Jamie was the first recipient of the Lions Gate Innovative Producer Award, was one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, received the I.H. Asper Broadcast Entrepreneur of the Future Award, was nominated as the New Media Visionary at the Canadian New Media Awards and was named the CFTPA’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008. Among his many creative awards are Gemini, Banff Rockie, Golden Sheaf and Accolade awards. Currently, Jamie sits on the Board of the CMPA and is Past-Chair of Canada’s National Screen Institute. Jamie also sits on the Manitoba Business Council, Manitoba Premier’s Economic Advisory Council and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
President & Executive In Charge of Brand Integration
Jeff serves on Frantic Films’ senior management team and holds various responsibilities across the company’s two offices in Winnipeg and Toronto.
As a producer and executive producer his credits include the Gemini Award winning Peter Jordan’s Grey Cup Adventure for CBC Sports and Fuelled By Passion: The Return of the Jets for CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada. In 2012, he produced The 13th Man for TSN which went on to become the highest rated documentary in the network’s history.
For over 15 years, Jeff has been working with brands to create internationally distributed long and short form content. His clients have included Coca-Cola’s NOS Energy Drink, Walmart, Verizon, MTV, and the Government of Canada. He served as Executive Producer on award winning projects such as Cadbury Canada’s Wheels of Change and Forever Changed for The Canadian Museum for Human Rights. At Frantic, Jeff is responsible for ensuring successful brand integrations in collaboration with broadcasters, clients and distributors.
Jeff has also been integral in leading Frantic Films into the world of convergent media through the creation of digital content for the television series Devil’s Brigade, managing the e-commerce site shopfranticfilms.com in support of Frantic’s popular television series Til Debt Do Us Part, and launching the digital properties Recipe Bytes and Yanked!
Prior to joining Frantic Films in 2003, Jeff had successfully run his own production company, Critical Madness Productions, through which he produced television commercials and documentaries as well as the award-winning feature film The Nature of Nicholas.
Previously, as a VP and Producer at Credo Entertainment, Jeff was also active in developing lifestyle and documentary television series including the travel series World’s Greatest Spas.
Jeff is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts program (Bachelor of Applied Arts - Honours) and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Manitoba. He is a board member of On Screen Manitoba and Film Training Manitoba.
Vice President of Factual Development
For the last sixteen years Bernard Periatambee has developed and produced numerous hit formats over a wide range of genres for some of the UK's top producers, from long running lifestyle brands and factual series to quirky reality formats, high volume studio talk shows and arts films. His credits include, 'Cash In The Attic,' 'Natural Born Dealers, 'Built From Disaster', 'The Ugly Face of Beauty', 'The Farm of Fussy Eaters', 'Angela and Friends', 'The Man Who Shot The Sixties' and 'I'm Your Number One Fan'.
Vice-President, Scripted Programming
As the Vice President of Scripted Programming, Shawn manages the department's development slate as well as acts as executive in charge of production on all the company's scripted programs. His goal, along with the team at Frantic, is to continue to identify, develop and produce high-quality programming and to lead the expansion of the scripted programming department as the company broadens its slate of new content for the international market.
Shawn has been with Frantic Films since 2007 and has worked in film and television management since 1996. He is an award-winning producer with considerable experience in several genres who has co-produced feature films, dramatic television series, variety specials and documentary series.
Recent projects include the supernatural comedy series Todd and the Book of Pure Evil for SPACE network, the prime time comedy series Men with Brooms for CBC, The multi award winning mini- series Keep Your Head Up Kid – The Don Cherry story for CBC, ten one-hour variety show specials of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival for CBC and the feature film Faces in the Crowd starring Milla Jovovich.
Other producer credits include the dramatic sci-fi television series 2030CE for YTV, the Gemini Award-winning documentary special Hockey Brawl for CTV, Guinea Pig (Season II) for Discovery Channel Canada, The Good Germany comedy series pilot for CBC and feature films Yellowknife and The Law of Enclosures.
Shaun's career in the film and television industry spans more than a decade and includes credits in the lifestyle, documentary, dramatic and variety genres. As a producer/production exec at Frantic Films Shaun manages business affairs and production on Frantic’s slate of scripted programs. A graduate of Capilano College in Vancouver, British Columbia, Shaun worked on a number of feature films and TV productions before joining Frantic in 2007. Since then, Shaun has managed a number of shows for the company, including the award-winning Guinea Pig science documentary series for Discovery Channel Canada and Rocket Booster Rescue for National Geographic Channel International.
Most recently, Shaun was a producer on the long running and successful Winnipeg Comedy Festival a prime time variety series for CBC and is part of the producing team for the highly-anticipated new Supernatural Comedy series Todd & The Book Of Pure Evil for Space/CTV and was a production executive on the feature coproduction Faces in the Crowd and the mini-series Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story.
Shaun is an easygoing, hard-working member of the Manitoba film and television community with a true passion for the Industry. After hours, Shaun is an avid baseball player and fan and he is studying to become a sommelier.
Post Production and Operations Manager
As Post Production and Operations Manager, Stephanie is responsible for post-production of all programs and management of our Toronto facilities and IT needs. She has successfully overseen delivery of many award winning programs, coordinating with the production and post-production teams working in Frantic’s 16 edit suites in Winnipeg and Toronto.
Stephanie ensures all aspects of our office runs smoothly so that everyone working at Frantic enjoys a positive and collaborative environment with all the tools and amenities they might need, whether in our scripted, unscripted or branded content divisions. She also ensures all deliverables are provided for international sales of our over 600 hours of programs which have sold into more than 180 countries.
Stephanie has a 10 year plus history in both production and post-production and has worked with companies and broadcasters such as CORUS, CBC, TSN and Insight Productions. Her goal is to keep Frantic Films on the cutting edge of technology and post-production while encouraging a positive work environment.
Stephanie is a graduate of Ryerson’s Radio and Arts program and also has a Bachelor of Arts (English) from the University of Kings College, Halifax.