An independent film production company focused on creating innovative and unique cinematic stories for global audiences.
Joshua M. Ferguson
Producer, Director, Author
Twitter & Instagram:@joshuamferguson, Facebook:@drjoshuamferguson
Dr. Joshua M. Ferguson (Ph.D) is a filmmaker, writer and artist born in Brantford, Canada and raised in Napanee, Canada. (they/them)
With their producing and life partner, Florian Halbedl, Joshua’s films have been screened internationally at over forty film festivals. The award-winning Whispers of Life (2013), a short fiction film about the power of imagination and communication in relation to challenging anti-LGBT bullying and promoting suicide prevention; Limina (2016) about a empathic gender-creative kid hailed for making history for trans inclusivity in the film and TV history; and, Henry’s Heart (to be released in 2019) about a queer love story told across time. Joshua is in development for their first feature-length fiction film and an episodic series.
Joshua’s literary work has been featured in Teen Vogue, HuffPost, BuzzFeed, OUT Magazine, Toronto Star and VICE. Joshua’s first book entitled Me, Myself, They was published by House of Anansi in May 2019.
Joshua aims to discover innovative, unique and marginalized stories that seek to represent the rich diversity of humanity. Joshua believes that “film can act as a beacon of hope for those struggling with being marginalized while simultaneously deploying new ways to expand awareness in a changing global landscape that typically participates in exclusionary and reductive forms of cinematic representation.” Joshua’s filmic and written work serves to tell underrepresented and marginalized stories.
Director, Writer, Producer
Twitter & Instagram: @florianhalbedl
Florian Halbedl was born in Luzern, Switzerland. In 2000, Halbedl immigrated to Canada with his family. While studying Medical Sciences at Western University, he shot his first short film for a Vertebrate Biology class. After switching one of his majors to Film Studies, Halbedl graduated with a double major in Film Studies and Medical Sciences and received his B.A. in 2009.
Halbedl’s professional career in the Vancouver film and television industry began with work on Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, The A-Team, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Once Upon a Time. Since then, he’s worked as part of the assistant director teams on shows such as Supernatural, Godzilla, Wayward Pines, Warcraft, Shut Eye, Legends of Tomorrow, The Man in the High Castle and most recently Project Blue Book.
In 2012, together with Joshua M. Ferguson, Halbedl founded Turbid Lake Pictures, an independent production company “that focuses on innovative cinematic stories created for global audiences.” With Turbid Lake Pictures, Halbedl has written and directed Whispers of Life (2013) and Limina (2016), two short films that have screened at over forty film festivals internationally winning audience and jury awards. Whispers of Life was also nominated for a Directors Guild of Canada Best Short Film Award in 2014 and Limina made Canadian history with the British Columbia’s Leo Awards for trans inclusivity in the industry. He is the co-Director and writer of Henry’s Heart, set to be released at festivals in 2019. Halbedl is in developing his first feature-length fiction film and an episodic series.