Daniel Cross – documentary filmmaker and founder of EYESTEELFILM in Montreal, named by Real Screen Magazine as on of the top 100 non-fiction production companies in the world. He is an Associate Professor and previous Chair of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University. Cross also serves on the University’s Board of Governors and holds a University Research Chair in Interactive Documentary Filmmaking. Cross’ latest feature documentary I Am the Blues premiered at the prestigious International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA) followed by SXSW, Hot Docs and Docs Against Gravity in Warsaw. He made his mark directing feature length films concerning issues of homelessness; The Street, S.P.I.T and the online interactive documentary Homeless Nation. Cross also co-produced the Genie Awarded films Up the Yangtze and Last Train Home, which also won two Emmy Awards. Documentary productions include Deprogrammed by Mia Donovan, Chameleon, Jingle Bell Rocks, Fruit Hunters, Rip: A Remix Manifesto, Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam, China Heavyweight, Inside Lara Roxx, and Forest of the Dancing Spirits.