Meet the Team
ANDY HOURAHINE (b. 1973) is one of the founding partners of 519 Films and acts as the creative director and technical lead on most projects. Andy began his love for film and multimedia in high school where he began writing and directing plays and short films. He went on to study film at Ryerson University, as well as, architecture and the impact of the media on the community at the University of Waterloo where he graduated with Dean’s List honours. His thesis project and subsequent television show, The Active City, involved the marriage of his multiple disciplines and won him the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013, recognizing him as a distinguished Canadian.
Andy’s ability to weave heartfelt storytelling with commanding visuals has led him to provide sought after content for numerous organizations such as the CBC, Bell Media, Rogers Television, White Pine Pictures, the University of Waterloo, Osteoporosis Canada, and the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.
Some of Andy’s recent works have included:
BREAK ROOM - Award Winning Short Film (writer / director)
LIKE - Digital Short Film (writer / director / DoP)
MOVE - Documentary TV Series (writer / director / DoP)
ROBBIE ROBERTSON: TESTIMONY - Feature Documentary (Camera Op)
CURTAIN CALL - Documentary TV Series (writer / director / DoP)
MARGARET ATWOOD: ADVENTURES - Feature Documentary (Camera Op)
THINK GLOBAL - Feature Documentary (writer / director / DoP)
STEPHEN PANICCIA, CPA,CMA has been working in the film and television industry since his graduation from the University of Windsor’s Honours Bachelor of Commerce Program and the Vancouver Film School in 1997.
Stephen received his start in the industry after being granted a spot in the CFTPA National Mentorship Program with Forefront Entertainment working as their Assistant to the Executive in Charge of Production.
Since then, Stephen has worked with numerous independent film and television production companies including White Pine Pictures, 9 Story Entertainment and The Nightingale company in a variety of roles including Vice President of Business Affairs, Head of Production and Executive in Charge of Production.
BLAIR JOHANNES, has been working in the film and television industry for over 20 years as a stunt performer and coordinator. His recent works as a coordinator include CBS’ TV show “Salvation” and “Falling Water”.
In 2013, Blair began to transfer his experience from years of being on film sets to his role as producer with 519 Films. Since then he has helped produce narrative and documentary works as well as being nominated for Best International Producer at the Austin Revolution Film Festival in 2017.
ANDREW BRIDEAU (b.1968) is a multi-talented composer and musician based just outside Toronto, Canada who specializes in music for film, television, and media. He began his music career at age 12, releasing his first album at age fourteen and following with sophomore and junior releases in subsequent years. In 1992, Andrew attended Mohawk College majoring in musical composition.
Andrew’s continuous writing, teaching, and live performance experience has enabled him to
combine elements of orchestral, acoustic, electronic, and synthesised music in order to weave
compelling and immersive film soundscapes that add further layers and complexity to the
Over the past decade Andrew has written the music for several short films, television documentaries, corporate videos, and web-based commercials - including work for Bell, Fibe 1
TV, Rogers, Think Global School, and the University of Waterloo.
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