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Music videos are often one of the first calling cards for young directors and filmmakers. Without the constraints of length or budget, a music video is perfect for the aspiring director and can afford a license allowing filmmakers to express their creative vision. However, funding and support can be hard to find and acquire. This panel consists of industry experts sharing their experience on how to get your music video made, and share your concept with the world.


Cory Crossman

Musician and music enthusiast, Cory is a grassroots guy. His background focused on presenting live music ranging from small club shows to large festivals to community events. His current role as Music Industry Development Officer for the City of London positions him as the lead contact at City Hall for the music industry. Serving as a liaison between City Hall and the music sector. Working to create conditions to grow the music sector, Cory is focused on building things steadily from the ground up.


Neil Haverty (Composer) is a Senior Manager, MVP Project / Prism Prize at the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Haverty oversees multiple initiatives that aim to spotlight artistry in the Canadian music video industry. The Prism Prize was established in 2012 to recognize extraordinary achievement within the field. The MVP Project, a joint initiative with RBCxMusic, was recently launched to assist in the creation of new music video work by way of production grants for emerging artist teams (comprised of recording artists, directors and producers). Haverty also works as a film composer and musician, most notably as a founding member of Toronto-based ensemble Bruce Peninsula.

Dylan Mitro is a Toronto based artist who bounces between working as a Film Director, Art Director and Photographer. Dylan studied at Ryerson University, completing a BFA in the Film studies Program. His directorial focus is editorial based, working with musicians such as The Zolas, Hubert Lenoir, Fleece, Ruby Waters, Kendal Thompson, Amaal and BabyGirl. Dylan has developed 2 video series with Canon Canada and Redbull Music. His short films have screened at Tiff: Next Wave, Toronto Men’s Fashion Week and Forest City Film Festival. Dylan’s directorial work has been featured on Highsnobiety, The Fader, Hype Beast, Boooooom, Paper Magazine, Culture Collide and The Revenue. He has worked as a Creative Director for Canon and Hudson’s Bay: Topshop focussing on designing experiential brand activations.

Kat Webber is fascinated by all things storytelling. With attention to detail and extensive understanding of multiple genres, she brings a deliberate eye to her work as both an Editor and Director. Kat received a BFA in Acting from the conservatory program at York University in Toronto, which provided her with a unique appreciation for the actor’s process. After graduating, Kat stepped behind the camera to develop her technical skills. After years of editing international broadcast campaigns, feature films and award-winning music videos, she’s studied the storytelling process from the inside-out. Kat has had the honour of working as a close collaborator with visionary director Karena Evans, who catapulted her onto the international scene after editing pieces like Drake’s “Nice for What” and Coldplay’s “Everyday Life.” Recently Kat worked as an additional editor for multiple episodes of the new STARZ series, P-Valley. Kat’s mission is centred around amplifying the female gaze, whether that be in service as an editor, director or mentor to young femme-identifying creatives. Each decision she makes, from pre-production to post, comes down to two questions: why now & what serves the story?