Here are the very talented people working on this film.


Mark is the magician behind Escaping Parkinson's and Co-founder of the production company Noodle Boys.  

Mark is the magician behind Escaping Parkinson's and Co-founder of the production company Noodle Boys. 

Mark Correia is a world renowned magician, actor and world record holder with over fifteen years of experience. He specialized in comedy and drama at The Etobicoke School of the Arts in Toronto, Ontario, before graduating from The National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal, Quebec.

Mark has appeared in a variety of production on Toronto stages including Tarragon, Passe Muraille, Factory, and Harbourfront. When not performing publicly, Mark tours his magic to private events around Canada. He also makes regular appearances on Television through his magic, having been featured on every major Canadian broadcasting network.

Mark has performed internationally, going as far as China, Paris, and The Middle East both as a solo magician, and as a cast member in a variety of productions. His most recent tour brought him to Singapore to perform his full magic act. 

The story of his project Escaping Parkinson's is currently being produced as the documentary Two Weeks Strait, as well as an autobiographical book under the same title.

Mark is also co-owner of the production company Noodle Boys. Founded in 2015, Noodle Boys gained viral status within a year of production. Their videos have gained over half a million views on YouTube, and over seven million views on Facebook. Working with his partner Jason D'Souza, Mark is the co-director and producer of the short film BREAK.


Jason is the film's director, editor, and Co-founder of the production company Noodle Boys.

Jason is the film's director, editor, and Co-founder of the production company Noodle Boys.

Jason D’Souza has two years of business education from The University of Toronto, where he studied finance and commerce. Jason eventually decided to pursue a film education in 2014 after he began work the project Escaping Parkinson's. Jason acted as the project's main cinematographer, filming and releasing a video daily, for fourteen days. The released videos gained over 150,000 views collectively on YouTube.

Jason was then accepted into Algonquin College’s film program in Ottawa, where he studied editing and broadcasting techniques. He started his own production company “Noodle Boys” when he was only nineteen, which he remains co-owner of. Noodle Boys achieved viral status within a year of inception. His most recent video gained the company over fifteen thousand followers in under twenty four hours.

A story teller at heart, he strives to capture the world in it's rawest form. His passion for cinematography has taken him on countless adventures in several continents. He has focused his work on visual albums that challenge societal norms. 

Jason is also an author, having successfully published his first book of poems titled Academic Vs. Poet. He is currently designing a visual album for the novel with short films including Moments, and Hope.


BENJAMIN SUTHERLAND

Ben is the film's main writer and script supervisor.

Ben is the film's main writer and script supervisor.

Benjamin Sutherland is a Canadian actor and writer.

As an actor his theatre credits include Breathing Corpses (The Coal Mine Theatre) Hamlet, Orlando, Richard III (ENT-NTS), Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet (SLSF), and The Melville Boys (LCT) as well as the world premieres of Jordan Tannahill’s Total Liquidation and Michaela Jeffery’s The Listening Room. In 2017, he will be performing at the Tarragon Theatre in Maria Milisavljevic’s Peace River Country. His Film and TV credits include, Murdoch Mysteries, Saving Hope, Mayday, Four Billion Heartbeats, Ashram ’69, and Love Locks

As a writer, he works as a playwright, poet and screenwriter. His most recent play, Altered, premiered in Ontario in 2015, and his anticipated original screenplay We Could Be Friends, is set to begin filming in 2017. 

He has studied with world-renowned coaches Larry Moss and Andrew McIlroy, was trained in contemporary drama at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and is a 2016 Graduate of The National Theatre School of Canada. He is currently based in Toronto, Ontario.


Scott is the film's magic consultant and main collaborator.

Scott is the film's magic consultant and main collaborator.

Scott Hammell has been a professional entertainer since 1998. He started his career performing at birthday parties, but was soon staging shows for audiences of over 1000 people. He has four Guinness World Records to his name.

Over the last fifteen years, Scott’s work has brought him around the world. He has performed across North America, as well as in Cuba, Barbados, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Singapore, Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Australia, and Kenya. He has performed for royalty and foreign dignitaries, including the Prime Minister of Malaysia and Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Nuaimi. Over the years, Scott has been honoured to share the stage with a host of inspiring people, including Al Gore, Mia Farrow, Jesse Jackson, Stephen Lewis, Samantha Nutt, and Robert Kennedy Jr.

Today Scott continues his work as a motivational speaker, escape and stunt artist, illusionist and is merging those skills into movies and television.  It is his great privilege to share his message and experiences with hundreds of thousands of people the world over. His presentations are fused with astounding tricks, heart-racing stunts, and a healthy dose of comic relief.


Adriana bogaard

Adriana is the film's production manager, and collaborator.

Adriana is the film's production manager, and collaborator.

Adriana Bogaard is a film and theatre designer originally from British Columbia. She recently graduated from the National Theatre Schools's Set and Costume Design Program, and holds a BA in Drama from the University of British Columbia.

She has worked as a designer of sets, costumes, lights, props, and puppets for companies in BC, Alberta, Quebec, and Ontario. As a writer and director, her piece The Passage won Best Solo Show at the 2016 Montreal Fringe, and the BC Playwriting Competition’s Special Merit Award.