Can you patent something that’s alive?
Percy is the true story of an independent Canola farmer’s decade long crusade against global corporate monolith, Monsanto. Accused of growing the company's genetically modified organisms (GMOs) without a license and forced to risk losing his land, 70-year-old Percy Schmeiser (Christopher Walken) takes his fight to the highest court, challenging the multinational’s right to own life itself.
Clark Johnson is an accomplished actor and director whose work includes a wide range of both comedy and drama. On television, he has played such notable characters as Senator Robert Bettencourt on the Amazon series Alpha House, Gus Haynes the edgy news editor on The Wire for HBO, and detective Meldrick Lewis on NBC’s long-running series Homicide: Life on the Street. Clark’s recent credits as a filmmaker include S.W.A.T. starring Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Farrell and The Sentinel starring Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland. His most notable work as a television director, which is extensive, includes Homeland, Law & Order, The Get Down, Luke Cage, The Good Fight, Orange is the New Black, The Walking Dead and The Shield. He received an Emmy nomination for directing the pilot episode of the latter.
On the film side, Clark directed Boycott. This project was produced by HBO, Norman Twain and Shelby Stone productions with Jeffrey Wright and Terrence Howard starring. Last year he 20 directed, Juanita, starring Alfre Woodard. The film was released on Netflix and produced by Mandalay Pictures.
Clark is an American and Canadian citizen.
Garfield L. Miller
Garfield Lindsay Miller, president of Storyfield Productions, is an award-winning filmmaker who’s worked as a fiction and non-fiction producer, director and writer for over a decade.
Garfield co-wrote and produced the documentary, The Fires That Burn, nominated for a Gemini and recipient of the Silver Chris and the Wilber awards. His directorial debut, The Last New Year, was selected as the Canadian Gala film for the Victoria Film Festival, and aired nationally in Canada.
Garfield was a writer on the Werewolf drama, Bitten (Bell Media, Syfy). Since they he has worked as a producer and story editor on a number of non-fiction series including Cyberwar (Rogers Media) and The Devil Next Door (Vice Media). Most recently, he is a producer and writer on Percy (Mongrel Media) a true-story dramatic staring Academy Award Winner, Christopher Walken, and industry icons Christina Ricci and Zack Braff.
Over the last 30 years Hilary Pryor, President of May Street Productions Ltd, has achieved an impressive reputation as a creative director, writer and producer of inspiring, award-winning broadcast programming. Hilary has been awarded the prestigious Humanitas Prize in Hollywood for writing film and television intended to promote human dignity, meaning, and freedom and The Japan Prize for Innovation in Directing.
Hilary, with Garfield L Miller, is writer/producer on the feature film, Percy, starring Christopher Walken, Christina Ricci and Zach Braff, which tells the true story of Saskatchewan farmer, Percy Schmeiser’s battle against corporate giant Monsanto. She is also one of the producers of Listening to Orcas – an international co-production about whale communication now in post-production for CBC Nature of Things, ZDF and Arte.
Maureen Grant, Geoff Ashenhurst, Susan Maggi
Garfield L. Miller, Hilary Proyr
Daniel Bekerman, Ethan Lazar
Christopher Walken, Roberta Maxwell, Christina Ricci, Zach Braff, Adam Beach, Martin Donovan