MANAGEMENT

Board directors

Kirk Shaw

Kirk Shaw

Kirk has produced over 230 movies, becoming North America’s second most prolific film producer in history. Best known for his production packaging and financing prowess, over his 30-year career Kirk has contributed his talents to many U.S. television series and feature films, including the Oscar winning, “The Hurt Locker.” Kirk has worked with all major studios, plus notable stars such as Charlize Theron, John Travolta, Woody Harrelson, Kim Basinger, John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Nicolas Cage, Thomas Jane and Cuba Gooding Jr. As CEO of WONDERFILM, Kirk remains on the cutting edge of industry trends, actively shaping WONDERFILM’s financing and production-packaging model to meet the demands of a fast-changing industry.

Norman Tsui

Norman Tsui

Norm been financing, operating and investing in technology, media, biotechnology, and high-growth companies for over 25 years. He began his career at KPMG and has since been involved in divestitures, movie financing, structured financings, IPOs, RTOs, CPCs and restructuring. He has been involved with financings and transactions in excess of $4 billion. He has a BSc in Biology and MSc in Bio-resource Engineering from UBC andi is also a CPA/CA. Norm is also the Executive Vice President and Director for WONDERFILM.

Rob Straight

Rob Straight

Rob Straight is a highly reputed Senior Executive and Advisor with more than 41 years of success spanning entertainment, media, film, TV, and publishing. Leveraging extensive experience in strategic leadership for sales-focused organizations, Rob is a valuable asset for companies requiring expert assistance with growth and direction or exploring and expanding markets. His broad areas of expertise include sourcing and identifying demand, management, team building, international relations, maximizing returns and margins, achieving goals, and executing strategy.

Rob holds a BBA in Marketing from the University of British Columbia. As an experienced board member, Rob has held positions on the boards of Horizon Motion Pictures and the Save Desolation Sound Society.

Team

Kirk Shaw

Kirk Shaw

Kirk has produced over 230 movies, becoming North America’s second most prolific film producer in history. Best known for his production packaging and financing prowess, over his 30-year career Kirk has contributed his talents to many U.S. television series and feature films, including the Oscar winning, “The Hurt Locker.” Kirk has worked with all major studios, plus notable stars such as Charlize Theron, John Travolta, Woody Harrelson, Kim Basinger, John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Nicolas Cage, Thomas Jane and Cuba Gooding Jr. As CEO of WONDERFILM, Kirk remains on the cutting edge of industry trends, actively shaping WONDERFILM’s financing and production-packaging model to meet the demands of a fast-changing industry.

Norman Tsui

Norman Tsui

Norm been financing, operating and investing in technology, media, biotechnology, and high-growth companies for over 25 years. He began his career at KPMG and has since been involved in divestitures, movie financing, structured financings, IPOs, RTOs, CPCs and restructuring. He has been involved with financings and transactions in excess of $4 billion. He has a BSc in Biology and MSc in Bio-resource Engineering from UBC andi is also a CPA/CA. Norm is also the Executive Vice President and Director for WONDERFILM.

Dan Grodnik

Dan Grodnik

Dan has been a driving force in the Indie Film business for more than three decades. His ability to bring more than 50 motion pictures from concept to the screen display his ability to stay on top of current market demands in creative, budget management, finance, sales and distribution. Since 2014, Dan has produced 11 feature films with stars such as Robert DeNiro, Keanu Reeves, Michael Caine, Katie Holmes, Jason Biggs, and Olga Kurylenko. Mr. Grodnik is the former Chairman/CEO of the National Lampoon, and when time permits, an adjunct professor in graduate film studies at Chapman University.

Jeff Bowler

Jeff Bowler

Jeff is an Emmy Award winning producer/executive with two decades of experience. He has been a key consultant to many corporations in various industries and is one of the founders of “The Fox Think Tank” along with FOX CEO Peter Chernin and Fox TV Studios CEO David Grant. In 2017 Bowler won an Emmy Award and is producing and part owner of “The Three Stooges” film franchise reboot as well as releasing “Wild Oats” a film that Bowler was Executive Producer on starting Demi Moore, Jessica Lange and Shirley McLain.

Bret Saxon

Bret Saxon

The Saxons brings to WONDERFILM a long successful history in marketing, M&A, and production. Their firm, TMP, Inc., has built campaigns for products that have collectively grossed billions of dollars in 113 countries around the world. They are responsible for M&A deals worth north of US$750 million in industries as wide ranging as entertainment, media, manufacturing, and online. In entertainment, they are award winning producers and has financed and produced dozens of television and film projects.

Tony Zhang

Tony Zhang

Tony has the unique ability of bringing people, money and ideas together. He understands the requirements of a unique team to build a multi-national platform for movie productions. In 2015, Tony sold North America’s largest Chinese language Online to Offline (O2O) website that he founded. Tony was one of the original founder’s of WONDERFILM with Kirk and Norm.​



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