OUR TALENT

Truly global.

Underknown is headquartered in Toronto, Canada but our talent is global. We work with writers, researchers, show runners, video editors, translators, ideation leaders, local producers, voiceover, script editors, publishers, thumbnail artist, designers, managers and more, situated all around the globe.

Our Talent

Truly global.

Underknown is headquartered in Toronto, Canada but our talent is global. We work with writers, researchers, show runners, video editors, translators, ideation leaders, local producers, voiceover, script editors, publishers, thumbnail artist, designers, managers and more, situated all around the globe.

Founder & CEO

Steve Hulford

This is Steve's 5th venture into Entrepreneurship. A Serial Entrepreneur in the digital media space, Steve has created a TV documentary; launched a Fantasy Sports Business with Molson Coors as majority owner in 2003; and purchased, and then sold (after tripling revenue), another Fantasy Sports Business (PoolExpert) to Rogers in 2008. He was the driving force and initial founder behind user-generated content software platform Filemobile (started in 2006), which sold to Newzulu in 2015. Filemobile had 20 employees in Toronto and 2.2M in subscription revenue when it sold in 2015. Filemobile's clients included: Fox News, iTV, Hearst TV, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, CBC, CTV, Network 10 (Australia), RTS (Switzerland), Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Seattle Times and many more.

Steve is a storytelling enthusiast, with a record of entrepreneurial (2 exits) and leadership success in consumer entertainment, data analytics, CRM driven user-engagement, gamification, content crowd-sourcing, and video production. Steve also founded a not-for-profit event called the Toronto Island Lake Swim where 300 swimmers swim in Lake Ontario every August to raise awareness for the importance of keeping our fresh water lakes clean in partnership with Lake Ontario Waterkeepers.

Founder & Head of Product

Raphael Faeh

Responsible for product, design and incubating new formats. Startup-proven creative technologist, designer, and data scientist.
Managing Producer, Contributor Network

Cristina Caballero

The brains behind our International Channels and Contributor Network. A decade worth of experience in developing digital strategies, content, social media and TV. Passionate journalist with an insatiable curiosity.
Head of Video

Peter Schmeidchen

Peter Schmiedchen spent 25 years in the television industry making things happen. His focus was primarily on producing and directing TV shows, both live and on tape, but his actual job description should have read “Fireman” because he was constantly putting out fires, organizing crews, and keeping proverbial houses from burning down.

He started his career with TSN (The Sports Network) in 1994, working on the magazine show “That’s Hockey with Dave Hodge,” and World Cup Soccer. In 1995, he was one of the first web editors on TSN’s groundbreaking foray into the internet “TSN.CA.” It was at TSN where legendary NHL Coach Mike Keenan taught him about the importance of preparation prior to the game. Since then, Peter has packed his arsenal with duct tape, elbow grease, extra batteries and sweet talk to ensure that there are no obstacles on his road to getting things done. In 1998, he was recruited by TSN’s former president, Scott Moore, to help start-up a new competitor to TSN, Sportsnet. While at Sportsnet, Peter produced most of the network’s studio shows, as well as live sporting events and Sportsnet News. In 2005, he switched gears into the entertainment field - producing “Your World This Week” for Rogers Communications, a weekly show covering movie releases, red Carpets, TV personalities, recording artists, and new technology.

Over his many years of telling stories for TV, he has also picked up skills as a videographer and editor, having edited the majority of Underknown’s video content in the first year of operation.

Chief Financial Officer

Dennis Dupuis

Head of Legal

Richard Wilks

Head of Sales & Partnerships

Gary Fearnall

Senior Manager, Content Acquisitions

Mary Elizabeth Rindlesbach

Senior Manager, International Channels

Adeline Bailleul

Senior Manager, Editorial

Koula Bouloukos

Chief Financial Officer

Dennis Dupuis

Head of Legal

Richard Wilks

Head of Sales & Partnerships

Gary Fearnall

Senior Manager, Content Acquisitions

Mary Elizabeth Rindlesbach

Senior Manager, International Channels

Adeline Bailleul

Senior Manager, Editorial

Koula Bouloukos

Showrunner

Maryna Hordiienko

Has a background in journalism and a passion for VFX. Knows how to explain a complex topic in about 5 minutes, spicing it up with stunning visuals. Specializes in diving into black holes, changing shapes of planets, and surviving magnetars in the Solar System (hypothetically).
Showrunner

Taylor Moyle

Always on the lookout for trending stories that can be told in a fun way. A meme enthusiast, maker of bangers and the fastest video producer on the internet.
Showrunner

Carter deLaat

From the heart and soul of Canada – New Brunswick – Pierre is a Toronto-based filmmaker, writer, and graphic designer. Though a reputed fast-talker, and known to ask one too many questions, Pierre lets his work speak for itself. He continues to test new ideas and refine his technique to better connect with viewers and to be a reliable voice in a world where talk is cheap, but stories are rich.
Showrunner

Evan Yue

A video storyteller with a knack for picking up heavy stuff and learning all about the interesting stuff in life. A graduate from Ryerson’s RTA School of Media.
Showrunner

James Harris

Give him a dull complicated topic, and he’ll break it down into a fun, digestible story. With over 10 years of experience in film and media production, Kevin specializes in short-form video content that keeps the views and likes coming.
Showrunner

Kevin Colacci

Give him a dull complicated topic, and he’ll break it down into a fun, digestible story. With over 10 years of experience in film and media production, Kevin specializes in short-form video content that keeps the views and likes coming.
Showrunner

Maryna Hordiienko

Has a background in journalism and a passion for VFX. Knows how to explain a complex topic in about 5 minutes, spicing it up with stunning visuals. Specializes in diving into black holes, changing shapes of planets, and surviving magnetars in the Solar System (hypothetically).
Showrunner

Taylor Moyle

Always on the lookout for trending stories that can be told in a fun way. A meme enthusiast, maker of bangers and the fastest video producer on the internet.
Showrunner

Carter deLaat

From the heart and soul of Canada – New Brunswick – Pierre is a Toronto-based filmmaker, writer, and graphic designer. Though a reputed fast-talker, and known to ask one too many questions, Pierre lets his work speak for itself. He continues to test new ideas and refine his technique to better connect with viewers and to be a reliable voice in a world where talk is cheap, but stories are rich.
Showrunner

Evan Yue

A video storyteller with a knack for picking up heavy stuff and learning all about the interesting stuff in life. A graduate from Ryerson’s RTA School of Media.
Showrunner

James Harris

Give him a dull complicated topic, and he’ll break it down into a fun, digestible story. With over 10 years of experience in film and media production, Kevin specializes in short-form video content that keeps the views and likes coming.
Showrunner

Kevin Colacci

Give him a dull complicated topic, and he’ll break it down into a fun, digestible story. With over 10 years of experience in film and media production, Kevin specializes in short-form video content that keeps the views and likes coming.

The team.

Ideation & Research
Abbey Dudas
Researcher
Groningen, Netherlands
Amber M Healy
Researcher
Buffalo, NY, USA
Danny Bae
Researcher
Stratford, ON, Canada
Jennifer Lobo
Researcher
Toronto, ON, Canada
Moah Christensen
Researcher
Toronto, ON, Canada
Nidhi Shastri
Researcher
Hoffman Estates, IL, USA
Shahed Shafazand
Researcher
Toronto, ON, Canada
Christine Darragh
Story Analyst
Stratford, ON, Canada
Script
Jason Scott Moon
Senior Writer & Script Editor
Stratford, ON, Canada
Arpita Sinha
Scriptwriter
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Marilia Conill Marasciulo
Scriptwriter
Brazil
Morena Duwe
Scriptwriter
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Morena Duwe
Scriptwriter
Stratford, ON, Canada
Joanne MacDonald
Script Editor & Proofreader
Unionville, ON, Canada
Julie Ann Webb
Script Editor & Proofreader
Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
Video Production – English
Troy Young
Video Storyteller - English
Miramichi, NB, Canada
Maryna Hordiienko
Senior Producer/Showrunner
Toronto, ON, Canada
Maryna Hordiienko
Senior Producer/Showrunner
Toronto, ON, Canada
Maryna Hordiienko
Senior Producer/Showrunner
Toronto, ON, Canada
Video Production – International
Troy Young
Video Storyteller - English
Miramichi, NB, Canada
Maryna Hordiienko
Senior Producer/Showrunner
Toronto, ON, Canada
Maryna Hordiienko
Senior Producer/Showrunner
Toronto, ON, Canada
Maryna Hordiienko
Senior Producer/Showrunner
Toronto, ON, Canada
Voiceover
Stefan Johnson
Voiceover Artist
Shaker Heights, OH, USA
Stefan Johnson
Voiceover Artist
Shaker Heights, OH, USA
Stefan Johnson
Voiceover Artist
Shaker Heights, OH, USA
Stefan Johnson
Voiceover Artist
Shaker Heights, OH, USA
Stefan Johnson
Voiceover Artist
Shaker Heights, OH, USA
Translation
Stefan Johnson
Voiceover Artist
Shaker Heights, OH, USA
Stefan Johnson
Voiceover Artist
Shaker Heights, OH, USA
Stefan Johnson
Voiceover Artist
Shaker Heights, OH, USA
Stefan Johnson
Voiceover Artist
Shaker Heights, OH, USA
Stefan Johnson
Voiceover Artist
Shaker Heights, OH, USA
Social Publishing & Data
Saida Mirzalimova
Content Strategist
Toronto, ON, Canada
Maryna Hordiienko
Senior Producer/Showrunner
Toronto, ON, Canada
Maryna Hordiienko
Senior Producer/Showrunner
Toronto, ON, Canada
Maryna Hordiienko
Senior Producer/Showrunner
Toronto, ON, Canada
Creative
Seowon Bang
Senior Designer
Toronto, ON, Canada
Jeyson Rai Serrano Murillo
Concept Art Director
Piedecuesta, Santander, Colombia
Alex Griffith
Concept Artist
Cardiff, UK

Get in touch.

    We are a group of insanely curious individuals who are inspired by the beautiful world that we live in. Get in touch if you want to collaborate, license our videos or learn how we can help you harness the power of our channels.

    Snail Mail:

    Underknown
    263 Adelaide Street West, Unit 204
    Toronto, M5H1Y2
    Ontario
    Canada