Filmmaker

Mark Achbar
Producer, Director, Executive Producer

Mark Achbar is one of a wave of non-fiction feature filmmakers reaching large international audiences through mainstream theatres, TV, DVD, and the internet. After studying Film at Syracuse University, he worked on independent drama, documentaries, and books until he found his footing as the driving force behind the two most successful Canadian feature documentaries ever made.

Joel Bakan
Writer, Co-Creator, Associate Producer

Joel Bakan is an author, filmmaker and a professor of law at the University of British Columbia whose work examines the social, economic, and political dimensions of law.

Jennifer Abbott
Director, Editor

Jennifer Abbott is a documentary maker, cultural activist and editor with a particular interest in producing media that shifts perspectives on problematic social norms and practices. In addition to co-directing and editing THE CORPORATION, she produced, directed and edited A Cow at My Table, a feature documentary about meat, culture and animals, which won 8 international awards. 

Bart Simpson
Producer

Bart Simpson has been part of the Canadian documentary and fiction community for the past eight years, and joined THE CORPORATION during the development days of late 1998. Previously, Bart has worked in various capacities on such documentary films as Nettie Wild's Genie-Award winning A Place Called Chiapas and David Vaisbord's Juicy Danger Meets Burning Man.

Mikéla J. Makael
Narrator

Mikéla j. mikael is an international singer & actor. She began her professional singing career in 1994, finding her voice in the underground electronica scene in belgium, germany, holland & the u.k. Yet, as lead singer of vancouver's emerging trip-hop duo 'unspoken' created with collaborator len paul, her lyrics & spoken word pieces have become increasingly relevant.

Velcrow Ripper
Sound Designer & Music Supervisor

Velcrow Ripper is a Genie award winning filmmaker, writer, and sound designer. He has directed over thirty films and videos, both fiction and issue oriented documentary including the spiritual activism trilogy: Scared Sacred, Fierce Light and Occupy Love.

Leonard J. Paul
Composer

Leonard Paul attained his Honours degree in Computer Science at Simon Fraser University in BC, Canada with an Extended Minor in Music concentrating in electroacoustics. He has a ten year history in video games with over ten titles to his credit and currently teaches Game Audio at the Vancouver Film School.

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Quotes

THE CORPORATION raises questions about the enduring viability and value of the corporation as the primary vehicle for organizing the production of wealth in market-based societies. It raises important concerns about the impact of the corporate structure on a range of public goods and should provoke thinking about whether or not there are better ways to more effectively organize production for the general welfare.

- Mark Amen, Director of the Globalization Research Center, University of Southern Florida