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Filip Terlecki is the former Head of Research for the National Geographic Channel in Canada and his TV experience includes work for Alliance Atlantis, Canwest and Shaw Media on channels such as History Television, IFC and Mystery.
He founded The Creators Bureau, a Toronto based multi-platform production company, which he runs with his wife Ursula. The Creators Bureau’s mission is to turn innovative ideas into compelling motion pictures. Fueled by creativity, imagination and playfulness the company produce high-quality original content for a multitude of platforms including mobile, online, social media and TV.
They work with companies, creative agencies, entrepreneurs, and organizations to tell stories and deliver key messages. Their scope of work includes: branded content, films, videos, commercials and
web series for clients such as Samsung, Air Canada, Coors Light, Campbell’s, WINNERS, HomeSense, Grey Goose Vodka and Bacardi.
But Filip Terlecki’s other (main?) passion is making films – his most recent one which he wrote and directed – “Suffer” is the short story adaptation of Stephen King’s “Suffer the Little Children”. His previous short film “The Master” had its World Premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival (its trailer).
2016 – SUFFER (14 min.), psychological thriller
- Cannes – Short Film Corner
- Ekran – Polish Film Festival (Toronto)
- Horror Hound Film Festival (Ohio)
- Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest
- Polish International Film Festival
What appealed to me about “Suffer the Little Children” is that, like Stephen King’s best works, it focuses on a complex and interesting character. In bringing this story to screen, I wanted to make this film in the tradition of classic psychological thrillers where character and story are more important than over-the-top visual effects. The result is a film inspired by Stephen King’s story; not a literal adaptation but rather a film that compliments the original work. Stylistically, the film was largely inspired by the work of director Roman Polanski and especially the film “The Tenant”.