Ed is the founding member of the band Barenaked Ladies. He plays guitar, sings, writes, raps, drums AND flies! The youngest of five siblings, Ed learned guitar in grade 4 so he could play Kenny Rogers and other ‘really old’ country music. Musically, he’s completely self-taught. Ed married his high school sweetheart Natalie and still lives in their hometown of Toronto with their three children. Ed is living the dream.
As an actor, Robertson has appeared in the films Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, The Wrong Guy, Love, Sex, and Eating the Bones as well as such TV shows as Charmed; 2 Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Joint; MadTV and Dennis Leary's Merry @@$$%@ Christmas. Ed's Up is the first series that Robertson has hosted.
Les Tomlin has been a successful television Executive Producer since 1996. Since launching Peace Point Entertainment Group, Les has been the executive producer for three seasons of OLN's hit beach culture show, Tanlines; a six part humorous home improvement show entitled The Outhouse; a Canadian series on camping called Camp N Out; an amateur sports lifestyle series on TSN called SWEAT; the OLN hit series Urban Nites-Montreal; a 1 hour series pilot: Barnstormers - the adventures of two biplane pilots and a new drama Devil's Perch. Prior to the creation of Peace Point, Les has also been the executive producer for the series Taste of Life (108 episodes), Drifters - Canada's first reality series, Bump, the world's first gay travel series and Light the Lamp a hockey show for kids for the NHL network. Cumulatively, the projects under Les' leadership exceed 200 episodes of television shot in dozens of international locations and distributed in over 30 countries. Prior to entering the television world, Les spent 3 years as a Vice President of Cott Corporation and as the Senior Marketing Director at PEPSI-COLA Canada Ltd. He earned a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto and holds a Masters of Marketing Management from the University of Guelph. Les is a member of NATPE and CFTPA. Les also sits on the board of directors of OUTTV a company that operates two national Canadian cable specialty services
Vallery Hyduk has been a respected television producer since 1995. Since becoming a partner at Peace Point Entertainment Group, Vallery has developed and produced many television series, including three seasons of OLN's hit beach culture show, Tanlines
; a six part humorous home improvement show entitled The Outhouse
; a Canadian series on camping called Camp N Out
; an amateur sports lifestyle series on TSN called SWEAT
and produced a one hour "making of" special of Drifters
- Canada's first reality series. Most recently she developed and oversaw the production of the one hour pilot episode of Barnstormers
about two antique biplane pilots, a one hour drama pilot for OLN entitled Devil's Perch
and Food Jammers
- the next big thing in food programming. Prior to becoming a partner at Peace Point, Vallery worked on such productions as Taste of Life
, Fashion Television
, and Design for Living
. Cumulatively, she has produced over 170 episodes of television programming seen across Canada and the world. Additionally, Vallery has written for television, radio and publication - she authored three editions of the famous Zagat Survey restaurant guide, and wrote a fictional novel based on her experience as a world class competitive swimmer. Vallery is a graduate of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), where she earned a BA in Political Science and French and also swam competitively on a full-athletic scholarship. Vallery is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers, Canadian Women in Communications and CFTPA.
Craig Fleming is a film, television and media producer based in Toronto, Canada. In 1997, he started his career producing music videos for Canadian recording artists. Craig went on to produce videos for gold and platinum recording artists around the world including Sean Paul, Nelly Furtado, and Sum 41. During this time, he was also developing and producing a variety of narrative projects that included a short film based on the Robert Frost Poem “The Cremation of Sam McGee” and a documentary on Southern Ontario Motorcycle Clubs. Throughout this period, Craig produced well over 250 music videos, 20 short films and production managed three feature films, for various markets and to varying degrees of success. A selection of his videos have won many awards on MTV and Much Music, and a few have gone on to play at some of the most popular Film Festivals in the world including Sundance and South by Southwest.
In the winter of 2002-2003, Craig began seriously developing film projects. Out of this came the 2005 Sundance Film Festival Selection short “Waiting For The Man”, and the feature film “Phil The Alien”, which premiered at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival. Craig was thrilled when the movie was honoured various times from its selection for the “Spirit of Film” award, presented by acclaimed Canadian Filmmaker Don Shebib, a series of screenings at the Museum of Modern Art In NYC, and an honourable mention award at the Slamdance Film Festival.
In 2006, Craig turned his attention to television when he became the producer of “Ed’s Up!”, a new show from Peace Point Entertainment Group for OLN Canada. Currently in production, “Ed’s Up! II” is shooting all across North America.
Andrew MacDonald has been working in the film industry for 12 years. After leaving Ryerson University he was immediately scooped up by the booming late 90’s Toronto film industry. Working his way up from lighting tech to gaffer, he began shooting in 97. Andrew spent the next 5 years shooting music videos and commercials (and the occasional short film that gets into Sundance).
Most recently he has been doing what he’s always wanted to do, shoot doc / life style shows. Andrew now has a wide body of work from directing for OLN and NGO’s in Africa, to shooting for Discovery, TLC, Alliance Atlantis.
Eric Blais has been producing web sites for the past ten years. He excels at developing creative solutions that leverage digital technology to promote and expand brand awareness and to design and deliver video products across multi-platforms and for varying screen sizes. Eric performs a wide range of tasks from project management to competitive research, site reviews, content creation, online campaign strategies and implementation of new technology such as digital kiosks, web video and mobile applications. He has earned the reputation among staff and clients as someone who rises to the challenge and exceeds expectations. Eric holds a degree in Art from the University of Ottawa and has just completed a certificate in Design Management from Ryerson University.