519 Films
519 FILMS is an award-winning, boutique, Canadian production company located in the 519 region of the Greater Toronto Area offering scalable productions – fully self-contained including equipment, operators, and in-house visual, audio, and VFX creators.
ANDY HOURAHINE (creative director)
A lifelong adventurer, and filmmaker, Andy is the creative, stylistic, and technical head of 519 FILMS. Under his steady leadership, 519 FILMS has been passionately focused on creating content that contributes to positive social and environmental change. Andy’s recent credits include blue chip feature documentaries: A CURE FOR THE COMMON CLASSROOM and BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE: CARRY IT ON, as well as documentary series WE’LL MEET AGAIN, and FLIPPING THE TITANS. Andy has a knack for directing everyday people and world influencers alike having recently worked with luminaries Richard Branson, Margaret Atwood, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and David Chilton. He is the proud recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for significant contributions to his country.
EDWINA FOLLOWS (executive producer)
An innovative and strategic media executive with a proven track record in creative content and business leadership. For more than twenty years, Edwina has been recognized for her role in the creation and promotion of hundreds of hours of premium fiction and documentary programming. Her expertise as a broadcast executive drove Discovery Canada to a worldwide reputation as a dynamic leader of award-winning, primetime, international hits such as HIGHWAY THRU HELL, MIGHTY SHIPS, FORENSIC FACTOR, and the Netflix drama, FRONTIER starring Jason Momoa.
Co-owner of 519 FILMS, Stephen has over 25 years of experience in the film and television industry as a Producer, Director of Production, Director of Business Affairs and is a man with his eye on the ball. Operationally astute, executionally excellent and forever finance-focussed, Stephen revels in delivering superb production values on an “on time, on budget” basis. As prolific as he is pragmatic, Stephen is the proud Producer of award-winning documentaries ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND, BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE: CARRY IT ON, the Emmy-nominated TOXIC BEAUTY and YTV kids documentary CITIZEN KID, for White Pine Pictures. As a Windsor, Ontario native and lifelong Detroit Tigers fan, Stephen understands loyalty and what it's like to root for the underdog.
SARAH MICHAEL (Associate Producer)
Originally from Belleville, Ontario, Sarah Michael is an Associate Producer and Canadian Screen Award nominated Researcher based in the city of Toronto. She also has a passion for Photography, Graphic Design, Social Media and is a Graduate of Loyalist College Television, Filmmaking & Digital Content Creation Program. Sarah has contributed to the successful development and production of documentary and factual projects such as the International Emmy nominated TOXIC BEAUTY, ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND , BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE: CARRY IT ON, and UNLOVED: HURONIA’S FORGOTTEN CHILDREN.
JACK HOURAHINE (Camera/Associate Producer)
Representing the 519 commitment to raise the next generation of interconnected storytellers, Jack has been on sets since childhood and around cameras for nearly two decades. From intimate local narratives to working with Academy award-winning talent, Jack is a professional and positive creative force for any production. He has provided camera work on digital series to feature documentaries as well as being the lead camera and Steadicam operator on award-winning productions in New York, Toronto, Vancouver, and Los Angeles. As a former NJCAA D1 baseball player, Jack brings an unparalleled, athletic sense of commitment and focus to the team.
is a multi-talented composer and musician based just outside Toronto, Canada who specializes in music for film, television, and media. He began his music career at age 12, releasing his first album at age fourteen and following with sophomore and junior releases in subsequent years. In 1992, Andrew attended Mohawk College majoring in musical composition. Andrew’s continuous writing, teaching, and live performance experience has enabled him to combine elements of orchestral, acoustic, electronic, and synthesized music in order to weave compelling and immersive film soundscapes that add further layers and complexity to the storytelling process.