About the Doc

When livestock begin dying and people become mysteriously ill after gas leaks in Peace River Country in northwestern Canada, a series of bombs are set off on the pipelines in reaction.  "Trouble in the Peace" follows Karl Mattson, an enigmatic and reclusive cowboy, as he struggles to make sense of what’s happening to his town and the people in it.  Feeling scared and alone, he embarks on a unique course of action in an attempt to save his family and unite the community.








Meet the Filmmakers


Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Julian T. Pinder went on to studied film and politics at Queen’s University. He then apprenticed under Nick de Pencier and Jennifer Baichwal ("True Meaning of Pictures" and "Manufactured Landscapes") before assisting director Helen Shaver ("Law and Order, The Unit, Medium"), followed by a number of years producing television with Sarrazin Couture Entertainment in Toronto. Aside from being immersed in film from an early age, Julian is rough traveler with an interest in the seedier and more volatile parts of the world. He brings a knowledge of filmmaking, a proclivity for storytelling, and a keen sense of the ‘other side’ to his films. Julian teamed up with Six Island Productions the NFB, TVO, and Canwest-Hot Docs to direct his debut feature documentary, "Land" which premiered to sold out audiences at HotDocs,  Julian and producer Paul Scherzer teamed up again on this doc, "Trouble in the Peace."











Since founding Six Island in 1998, Paul Scherzer has produced a host of award-winning features including the ensemble piece "A Wake" (Cannes Perspectives Canada; Cast: Nicholas Campbell, Martha Burns), the romantic comedy "Sabah" (Cast: Arsinée Khanjian, Shawn Doyle; Dir: Ruba Nadda [Cairo Time]; EP: Atom Egoyan), plus the festival darlings "Khaled"  (TIFF FIPRESCI, Canada Top Ten, Karlovy Vary Best Director), and "No More Monkeys"   (VIFF Best Director). Paul also co-wrote and Executive Produced the TV drama "Rose" for CityTV.
In documentary, Paul produced the feature docs "Land" Hot Docs), and "Anjar" (DocuDays and ARPA), along with the 6x60 eco-series "Code Green" for CBC and the 13x30 doc series "Urban Nites" for CTV. Paul also Line Produce d many acclaimed feature docs including the Sundance and TIFF favorite "Manufacutured Landscapes." Prior to founding Six Island, Paul worked for Telefilm and the NFB. He is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre established by Norman Jewison.

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