Key Season 6 Crew
Besides our amazing onscreen talent, The Other Side boasts an impressive television crew that helps capture these delicate, intense and sometimes scary moments of interaction with the spirit world.
Wally Start – Producer
Wally Start owns Angel Entertainment Corporation. He’s a hands-on producer, joining in the creative process of all his projects, including features Big Muddy (TIFF 2014) and Empire of Dirt (TIFF 2013), and the series Rabbit Fall (twice-nominated DGC Best Dramatic Series). His keen eye for original ideas means he always has several irons in the creative fire; right now they include a feature (Waiting For Columbus – in development) and another series (Pet Heroes). He also owns Bamboo Shoots Inc., a commercial and post- house with offices in Saskatoon, Regina and Calgary. Bamboo Shoots produces more than 20 hours of broadcast television every month, as well as high end commercials and cutting edge corporate video.
Doug Cuthand – Producer
Doug Cuthand has been making his unmistakable voice heard for decades through Blue Hills Productions, his Saskatoon-based company, as well as through his prolific writing. Credits include the mini-series Big Bear and the stop-motion animation series Guardians Evolution. He’s directed several documentaries for the National Film Board, including The Gift of the Grandfathers (1997), Patrick’s Story (1999) and Donna’s Story (2001). His work has garnered awards at the American Indian Film Festival, the Geminis, the Saskatchewan Motion Picture Industry Association awards and the Columbus International Film and Video Festival. Doug was recently named to the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.
Tyler Start – Producer
At Angel Entertainment, Tyler brings his fresh creative take and eye for detail to The Other Side and a number of other projects, including a documentary series that is in development with APTN, Chasing Funny. Through two seasons of the series Dirt Farmers (CityTV Saskatchewan) he’s been tilling the documentary fields and reaping some memorable prairie stories. As a lifelong devotee of cinema, he takes an interest in every aspect of carrying a show from the spark of its original idea down the long and winding road to broadcast.
Saxon deCocq – Writer/Director
Saxon is a Metis writer and director from Southern Alberta. He has written and directed eight short films that have screened at festivals across the country, including The Invincible Sgt. Bill which aired on CBC’s Canadian Reflections program. Saxon has also written and directed many episodes, over four seasons, of the nationally broadcasted APTN TV series The Other Side. Saxon is putting the finishing touches on a neo noir short that was filmed in 2019 and is very excited to be in development on a new TV series he co-created, about small-time wrestling in the prairies.
Francis Laliberte – Writer/Director
Francis Laliberte is a Media Artist of Cree decent who started work writing, directing, and editing videos that addressed the topics of Suicide Prevention, Addictions, and Healing. Three of his short films have won 5 film festival awards. He has experience in movies, TV and commercials as a Production Assistant, Grip, Digital Imaging Technician, Assistant Director, and Director. Francis started as a Production Assistant and Grip during The Other Side season 3 and has directed 12 episodes and AD’d 11 episodes of The Other Side seasons 4 and 5.
Candy Fox – Writer/Director
Candy Renae Fox is an award-winning film director and actor. She is Plains Cree and Vietnamese. She is a member of the Piapot First Nation in Treaty Four Territory, Saskatchewan. Her performance in one of the first all Indigenous produced television series in North America, Moccasin Flats earned her a Best Actress award from the American Indian Film Festival Awards. In 2015 her short film Backroads was named one of Canada’s Top Ten Student Shorts. She is an alumnus of the National Screen Institute’s IndigiDocs program where she wrote and directed her most recent film ahkâmêyimo nitânis (Keep Going, My Daughter). Candy’s films have screened at festivals both nationally and internationally at Hot Docs, imagineNATIVE, LA Skins, Vancouver International Film Festival and the Wairoa Maori Film Festival.
How The Other Side Changed My Life
Many of our team had transformative experiences during the shooting of Season 1. The cast and some of the crew talk about the ways being a part of this TV show affected them: