Team

MATTHEW O’CONNOR – Partner

Currently a partner in the production and financing company Reunion Pictures, O’Connor has throughout his career, produced over 1.5 billion dollars worth of production through his various companies. In the early 90s, O’Connor founded Pacific Motion Pictures (PMP), which became one of Canada’s largest and most respected motion picture companies, producing more than 80 films.

PMP later joined forces with other entertainment powerhouses to form Sextant Entertainment Group, a diversified media group in Vancouver B.C. Having produced more than 100 hours of long form television, O’Connor’s projects have garnered numerous award nominations and wins. He received the prestigious Peabody Award for the television movie ‘The Baby Dance’. His television movies, miniseries and features have garnered him multiple nominations for Emmy, Golden Globe, Genie (Canadian Oscars) and Gemini awards (Canadian Emmys).


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LISA RICHARDSON – Partner

Lisa ‘s career in film and television is lengthy. She worked along side Mathew O’Connor and Tom Rowe at Pacific Motion Pictures for several years before launching her own production company in 1998: Dogwood Pictures Inc. Lisa, through Dogwood Pictures, developed and produced feature films, such as “The Butterfly Effect” and worked with such international companies as  J&M Entertainment, New Line Cinema and Lions Gate Films. Dogwood Pictures also produced television movies and mini-series for all of the major US networks.

In April of 2004 Lisa partnered with Tom Rowe and Matthew O’Connor to form Reunion Pictures. Since then,she has Produced or Executive Produced a number of series, mini-series and television movies.


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TOM ROWE – Partner

Tom graduated from the Vancouver School of Art in 1979 and began working in Vancouver’s nascent film industry. In 1989 he founded Pacific Motion Pictures with partner Matthew O’Connor. Over the next 10 years the company produced 80 Movies for television and seven theatrical motion pictures, including Canada’s best selling home video title ever, Magic In The Water. In 1997 Rowe received an Emmy nomination for Best Mini-Series for producing Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. Since then the company expanded its partner base and formed Sextant Entertainment, where he produced the very funny CGI/puppet show ‘Don’t Eat The Neighbours’ for YTV and Granada and the very adventurous ‘Treks In The Wild World’ for OLN and the BBC.

Since 2004 as a founding partner at Reunion Pictures Tom has produced two seasons of the Showtime TV series ‘Masters of Horror’ and executive produced ‘Flash Gordon’ for the pay service Superchannel in Canada and SyFy Channel in the US. He is currently the Executive Producer for the series ‘Continuum’, Canada’s highest ranked show on cable and internationally acclaimed in the US and UK, wghich is now in its third season.


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PADDY BICKERTON – President

Paddy Bickerton is a lawyer with over fifteen years of legal and business affairs experience working exclusively in the entertainment industry, responsible for the legal and business aspects of development and production on projects too numerous to count.Paddy’s history includes a stint at Telefilm Canada as Legal Counsel and Business Analyst where she worked on many different productions (including the critically acclaimed Hard Core Logo), as well as extensive experience working in the private sector.Working with Reunion Pictures’ producers Matthew O’Connor, Tom Rowe and Lisa Richardson, Paddy utilizes her business and legal affairs acumen advising on all aspects of the company’s development and production slate as well as various corporate matters.

 

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CHRISTINE WONG Director of Finance

Christine oversees corporate and production finance, accounting, taxation and film tax credit administration. Before joining Reunion, Christine gained over seven years of experience in auditing and financial reporting at PwC. She specialized in film, construction/real estate, financial services, and private client services. Christine spent three of those years working exclusively with major US and Canadian studios/producers.  Christine holds a Chartered Accountant designation and a Bachelor of Technology in Accounting from the British Columbia Institute of Technology

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LEAH MALLEN – Head of Development

Leah Mallen’s credits span over fifteen years in the film and television industry and she has produced for broadcasters around the world.  Her films have garnered many accolades, including a Best Short Film Award at the Critic’s Week in Cannes, Best Documentary at Zurich, and she has been nominated for two Genie Awards. Recently, she produced the documentary “Coast Modern” which was invited to screen at the Venice Architecture Biennale and has enjoyed a successful theatrical run in Canada and the US. She was 1 of 6 International Producers accepted into Amsterdam’s Binger Creative Producers Lab and she recently also produced Mark Sawers’ ‘Camera Shy’ which was awarded 6 Leo’s. .


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 ROSS REDHEAD – VP Operations

Ross Redhead has worked for Reunion Pictures since its inception in 2004 and is responsible for all administrative functions including managing the office, media relations, web support and general accounting. Over the past 10 years in Vancouver ‘s film industry he has enjoyed working on numerous productions including: ‘10.5’, ‘The Butterfly Effect’ and ‘Masters of Horror”


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