DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / DOP
An award winning documentary filmmaker, director and the creator of Deltatime Productions, Summer first gained a foothold in film as a documentary researcher and producer. Her unconventional style helped secure her place as Canada’s “it” girl for fresh, edgy pop culture as she went on to produce several short documentaries showcasing up-and-coming Canadian fashion designers and musicians – a series that was broadcast internationally on the German public television's WDR.
Seven years in the making, Summer’s first feature documentary, Sounds Like a Revolution, marries her commitment to social justice and passion for music and politics. Launched theatrically to critical acclaim during the G-20 Summit in Toronto, Canada, Sounds Like a Revolution received extensive media coverage (MTV, Entertainment Tonight, Globe and Mail, National Post, CBC, etc) and has gone on to become a festival favourite - winning BEST DOCMENTARY at Raindance, MOST INSPIRING FILM at the Orlando Film Festival and BEST SOUNDTRACK & SCORE at Duke Doc City, among others.
Summer is currently working on her next feature documentary about the controversial life and legacy of Johnny “Guitar” Watson: The Player, Preacher and Pimp.
Jane Michener started her career in Prague producing short films with local artists. After returning to Toronto in 1999, Jane started Petersburg Films with Director Jay Fields. Since then, Jane has produced several internationally award winning short films. Her most recent short, Desastre, premiered at Toronto’s International Film Festival, was screened to critical acclaim at the Palm Springs Short Film Festival, broadcast across the nation on CBC’s Canadian Reflections series and garnered her a Genie nomination.
Jane’s documentary career started with a serendipitous encounter with Sounds Like a Revolution’s director Summer Love. Together they created Deltatime Productions and embarked on an adventure of a lifetime. In addition to Sounds Like a Revolution, Jane is currently producing a 35mm short film in partnership with Bravo television and is in development of her first dramatic feature.