You have probably heard of the concept of soulmates? These two souls that always find each other every time they reincarnate. You know, the classic love story! Did you know that the same principle applied to nemesis?
In Kael, Kaï and Angel have fought each other for centuries. As they meet again in the 21st Century, a small difference will bring a new twist to their relationship, much to the despair of their past incarnations.
Aïsha Cloutier – Angel
Aisha has recently graduated from VFS (Vancouver Film School). She has played lead roles in Tipi Dream and was the narrator for the Togo Dogs Foundation Videos. For the past two years, she has been training with the OHFS in order to learn longsword and HEMA.
Bryce Batten – Kaï
Bryce has four years of acting experience. He had starring roles in the stage productions “Girl in the mirror” as well as “Agatha Christie made me do it”. In addition to this, he has 10 years of martial arts training, including HEMA.
The Creative Team
Annie Coutu – Producer/Director/VR screenwriter
Filmmaker and PDG of Aisha Productions, Annie Coutu has over 20 years of experience in the industry. She’s an animal lover and passionate about movies. Following her intuition, this epicurean chooses carefully her projects. Well known on the international market, her projects also have the mission to change the world. This is the case of WHITE HOURS (France 2), a French coproduction about bullying and the impact it has on the family’s victim or REWRITE YOUR LIFE, a full-length documentary about drop-out students who decide to take their life back. Her love for drama brings her to produce the web series CONSENSUS (TV5) about a Franco-Ontarian couple. The movie A FISH STORY (with Eddy McClintock and Jayne Heithmeyer) is awarded everywhere it goes. As a director of the series LES TRESORS DE LA PETITE-NATION (TVA &V), she helps us find the secrets of that region.
Annie is also on the board of directors of the Outaouais Film Festival where she has been in charge, for around 10 years, of the masterclasses and Pro events.
Aïsha Cloutier – Screenwriter
Aisha is not new to writing. Having published her first novel when she was only 15, she
pursued her passion for writing by creating a web-series and a feature film that are both currently in development. She is now
Jason Smithson – Fight Choreographer
Jason Smithson joined theOttawa Historical Fencing Society in 2015 and took to the study of Historical Martial Arts very quickly. His enthusiasm and skill led Jeff and Dave to bring him on to assist with instruction, and eventually the organization of events. Today, Jay runs most of OHFS’s day-to-day operations, including speaking at and organizing events, coordinating with other groups, and continuing to assist with instruction. His primary focus in fencing is the medieval sword and buckler system interpreted from the I.33 Tower Manuscript, and he is developing a curriculum on it for OHFS.
Matlock Hargrove – Fight Choreographer
Matlock Hargrove has more than twenty years of martial arts experience, beginning with Taekwondo in 1995 and continuing with Shorin-ryu Karate, Hapkido, Kung Fu, and MMA. He discovered HEMA through the
Ottawa Historical Fencing Society
in 2017 and has dedicated himself to studying it ever since. His primary focus is the Liechtenauer’s Kunst des Fechtens, including the longsword, messer and ringen (medieval wrestling).
To support his study of HEMA, Matlock has travelled extensively, and had the opportunity to study with veteran instructors across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. He is also enrolled in the Medieval and Early Modern Studies program at Carleton University, and has also been working to develop an understanding of physical conditioning and fitness as they relate to martial arts training.