Sam Dulmage is an award-winning writer and actor. Since his early work as a sketch comedian his body of work has expanded in both form and genre, incorporating drama, comedy, science fiction, horror, musicals, and non-fiction.


His produced writing output includes 12 shorts with Steam Powered Films, two live solo shows, a videogame, a six-episode sitcom, and several hours of sketch comedy with The Legend of Bonefish and Long Hard Comedy Rocket. The stage play Shine: A Burlesque Musical, written with Cass King and John Woods, won an Ovation award for Best New Work before touring to Seattle and New York. Screenplays include the occult thriller Hell To Pay, written with Mike Jackson, and the future noir mystery The Big Blue Room, winner of the Jeff Kitchen award at FTX West.


With a strong sense of rhythm, a poet’s ear for dialogue, and a robust structural toolkit, Sam brings his intuition and analysis to each new project and to his work as a story editor. He is currently writing a social history of Vancouver architecture. He sings blues and soul and makes the world's best omelets.


Peter New is a writer, actor, voice actor and producer. He has participated in various capacities on numerous projects for Steam Powered Films, was the recipient of the first annual Hot Shot Shorts writing contest, and won a Best Screenwriting award for his contributions to CTV's Point Blank.


Peter has more than 80 acting credits, including appearances in Fringe, Motive, Scooby Doo 2, Agent Cody Banks, Delete, The Delicate Art of Parking, Smallville, and Bates Motel. He was nominated for a Leo Award for his work in Aaron Houston's hilarious mockumentary Sunflower Hour. He's perhaps best known for voice acting, however, including roles in Gundam00, Inuyasha, Barbie: Thumbelina, Tom and Jerry, DinoTrain, Superbook, Warhammer, Rekkit Rabbit, Fantastic4, Goola City, Sushi Pack, and most notably as Big Macintosh in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. He was recently nominated by the UBCP/ACTRA awards for Best Voice for his work as Sunil Nevla on HUB Network's popular Littlest Pet Shop.


Peter's work has taken him to four continents, including a volunteer position teaching acting in Kampala, Uganda for Maisha Film Labs, a wonderful film school run by Mira Nair.


Naim Sutherland is an award winning filmmaker and cinematographer with nearly a decade of experience.  A diverse filmmaker, he has written, directed and shot numerous web and television commercial spots.  His narrative cinematography work spans all genres, but he is most recognized for his work in the imaginative worlds of science fiction, dark fantasy and action.


His narrative and commercial work has aired all over North America on television, and has screened at top tier festivals and in a dozen countries across the world. His work has been recognized with over 85 official selections, a dozen nominations, $120,000 in prize money, a quarter of a million online views and 15 awards and including multiple “Best Cinematography” awards.


Through mastering the tools of cinema to serve a unique personal style and a well honed creative eye, Naim consistently achieves visually engaging storytelling with uncompromising quality and high production values.



AJ Andrien makes clothing. Of all types, for all sizes and sorts of folk, for all manner and purpose of occasion, function, spectacle or whimsy. It has been her delight to engage these and other skills in the service of Steam Powered Films' agenda of global dominance.


AJ was nominated for a LEO award in 2007 for her costume designs for The Bar.


Fascinated by the ageing makeup in Back To The Future, Pauline trained in Makeup Artistry at the Vancouver Film School, and at Complections International. She has worked on a large percentage of the Steam Powered productions, beginning with the Fidgital music video Social Disease. Over the years, she has been called upon to be not only a makeup artist, but also a sound baffle, a fish wrangler, and a ghost.



Steam Powered Films is the production company of director Mike Jackson. It was founded in 1999 with the help of  Sam Dulmage, Peter New and Palle Hoffstein, as a home for their creative works. SPF also provides post-production services including editing, colour correction and visual effects.


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