Guests of Honor

Jenna Warren 

Most recently, Jenna Warren was cast as a supporting role in Eli Roth's upcoming horror film "Thanksgiving" alongside Patrick Dempsey, Rick Hoffman, Gina Gershon and Addison Rae.

Jenna has always known that acting was what she was meant to do. At the age of 10, she landed her first cartoon series lead, as 'Olive' in "Justin Time" an Emmy-nominated and three-time award winning series (Disney Jr/PBS/Sprout), which helped to launch her acting career.

Jenna can be seen in lead roles in the feature films "The Family" a psychological thriller directed by Dan Slater, that had its World Premiere at Busan International Film Festival in October 2021, and Sheila Pye's coming-of-age psychological thriller, "The Young Arsonists" which premiered at TIFF 2022.

Since her first voice-over role, Jenna has worked as a lead voice actress in over 10 animated series including NBC Universal's "Kody Kapow!" opposite Jason Alexander, "Frankie and the Zhu Zhu Pets" (Disney Channel), "The Doozers" (Jim Henson/Hulu, DHX), 7-time nominated series "Wild Kratts" (PBS - United States), and "Monster Math Squad" (DHX Media, CBC-TV, Tiny Pop UK). Notably, Jenna voices the role of 'Carly' in the new 'Thomas the Tank Engine' Reboot "Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go" (Netflix). Most recently, she landed the lead role of 'Sunny Starscout' in the 5th iteration of the "My Little Pony" franchise (Netflix/Youtube). She received praise for her lead role as Veronica in "The Young Arsonists", which had its world premiere at TIFF in 2022.

Jenna has also appeared in the recurring role of "Camille" in the 7-time award-winning and 10 time nominated series "The Next Step" (The Family Channel - Canada) (Universal Kids - United States), and in guest starring roles in "Murdoch Mysteries" (CBC), "Grand Army" (Netflix) and "October Faction" (Netflix).

Sean James Boyer

Sean James Boyer is a Toronto-based composer who brings his love of music and storytelling into all of his projects. He is known for his exciting, imaginative, and adventurous approach to scoring, which he has brought to many projects including the Netflix animated series My Little Pony: Make Your Mark, as well as Amelia Parker (Superchannel), Mutant Weather (Cottage Life), Dog Tales Rescue (CTV), Etalk (CTV) , Daily Planet (Discovery), Newborn Moms (CBC), Haunted Case Files (T&E), Alone (History), Expedition Unknown (Discovery), 60 Days In Narcoland (A&E), Last Stop Garage (Discovery), Brojects: Built For The Weekend (Cottage Life Network) and countless other film and television programs airing internationally.

For his recent work in the Netflix 3D animated series My Little Pony: Make Your Mark, Sean created a sophisticated action adventure score using a mixture of orchestra and synthesized instruments to bring the magic, comedy and excitement back to Equestria. The score draws on bells, lush strings, and leaping woodwinds to create a fun action-packed adventure. Sean’s earlier work includes many different genres such as the true crime series An Unexpected Killer (T&E/Oxygen). Sean created a haunting and unsettling soundscape, using bell and guitar sounds that he recorded and manipulated himself, along with custom modular synths and full orchestra, to lead the audience through the twisting and unpredictable plot turns of each episode. Earlier he scored the television series Paranormal Survivor, where Sean created an atmosphere of fear and unsettledness that drove the story forward by mixing the recorded sound of a Cessna airplane propeller with a rumbling and pulsing modular synth. In the film Age of Dinosaurs (SyFy), Sean’s orchestral fanfare took the audience on a magical journey of fantasy and danger.

After studying jazz guitar and music theory in college, Sean interned at an ad agency and, seizing the chance to use his passion for music to help tell stories, quickly found himself working on jingles and taking part in production of radio and TV commercials. This led to Sean creating his own music production company and scoring his first films, documentaries, and TV shows.

Sean was also selected for the Film Scoring Workshop at New York University in 2014 where he was mentored by, and had his music critiqued by, composers Mark Snow (The X-Files, Smallville), Sean Callery (24, Elementary, Homeland) and Ira Newborn (Ace Ventura, The Naked Gun) and recorded by members of the New York Philharmonic.

Tony Fleecs

Tony Fleecs is a prolific and critically acclaimed comic book creator and TV writer. His work has sold hundreds of thousands of copies in the United States and has been translated and reprinted all over the world. Tony's creator owned books include STRAY DOGS (2021,) FRAL (2024,) LOCAL MAN (2023,) TIME SHOPPER (2022,) and JEFF STEINBERG: CHAMPION OF EARTH (2016,) Tony has worked for every major U.S. comics publisher. You've seen his art on some of your favorite comic book titles like Star Wars, Rick & Morty, Avengers, Spider-Man, Batman, TMNT, Transformers and just a literal TON of My Little Pony. Oh, and also he was a writer on the wildly popular Netflix show My Little Pony: Make Your Mark. 

Benjamin Pinkerton

Benjamin Pinkerton is a versatile music composer known for his exceptional contributions to a wide range of projects in the entertainment industry. An ASCAP award winner, he has earned recognition for his unique ability to craft emotive soundscapes that elevate storytelling to new heights.

Benjamin’s music has left an indelible mark on the industry, with notable works including “Lost Girl,” “Dark Matter,” “The Detail,” “Creeped Out,” “Nurses,” “Burden of Truth,” and the beloved reboot of “My Little Pony.” His compositions have added depth and emotion to these series, enhancing the viewer experience.

With a profound understanding of the interplay between music and storytelling, Benjamin brings a keen sensibility to his compositions. His music is a powerful narrative tool that can evoke a wide range of emotions, from tension and excitement to heartwarming moments.

As an artist, Benjamin is continually pushing boundaries and seeking fresh ways to captivate audiences through his music. He is driven by the aspiration to leave a lasting legacy in the world of music composition and contribute to the magic of storytelling through sound. Benjamin Pinkerton’s talent and dedication to his craft have already established him as a noteworthy figure in the industry, and he continues to create music that resonates with audiences worldwide.