Caelum Vatnsdal

Producer, Insidious Pictures

Armed only with a love of horror movies, twenty years of experience in the film industry, a low animal cunning and a name like two racks of Scrabble, Caelum Vatnsdal has been working tirelessly to improve the state and status of the spooky movie.

Vatnsdal has produced and directed award-winning music videos, films and documentaries, including the Gemini-nominated hit There's Something Out There. He has collaborated extensively with director Guy Maddin, and is well known in horror circles for his work with magazines such as Fangoria and Rue Morgue, and his acclaimed book They Came From Within: A History of Canadian Horror Cinema.

Our Partners

Opus is a leading visual effects company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. With over a decade of experience, the Opus team has been instrumental in the realization of numerous CG effects in projects ranging from large Hollywood productions to independent films and TV miniseries. Specializing in 3D animation, digital compositing, green screen integration, SFX animation/particle work, pre-visualization and stereoscopic, our highly qualified team will bring your vision to life on time and on budget.



Kistikan Pictures is a company created by Tina Keeper and Buffalo Gal Pictures to produce Aboriginal film and television projects. Kistikan Pictures will incorporate the best business, technical and creative knowledge of both companies to create dynamic, innovative Indigenous filmmaking. Kistikan has the opportunity to develop projects with the best Indigenous talent for works in documentary, dramatic feature, short film and television. Mentorship in both creative and technical development is also a key element for the vision of Kistikan Pictures.



Insidious Pictures is a Winnipeg-based company that aims to put the horror back in "horror movie" - to make movies that are entertaining, innovative and frightening. These are the scary movies people talk about, blog about, recommend to their friends, and watch over and over again just for the thrill of it. The company will be seeking out the most thrilling and original terror tales it can find, and putting them on screen with ferocious, uncompromising intelligence.