TURBID LAKE PICTURES

An independent film production company that focuses on

innovative cinematic stories created for

global audiences.

FLORIAN HALBEDL
FLORIAN HALBEDLWriter/Director/Producer
Florian Halbedl was born in Luzern, Switzerland. In 2000, Halbedl immigrated to Canada with his family. While studying Medical Sciences at the University of Western Ontario, he shot his first short film for a Vertebrate Biology class. After switching one of his majors to Film Studies, Halbedl graduated with a double major in Film Studies and Medical Sciences and received a B.A. in 2009.

Halbedl immediately began his professional career in Vancouver, Canada, as a production assistant on Chris Columbus’ Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Joe Carnahan’s The A-Team and Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Since then, he has worked as part of the assistant director teams on shows such as CW’s Supernatural, Legends of Tomorrow, ABC’s Once Upon a Time and The Whispers, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, Hulu’s Shut Eye as well as Gareth Edward’s Godzilla, Patricia Rozema’s Into the Forest and Duncan Jones’ Warcraft.

Halbedl works with Joshua M. Ferguson, under the Turbid Lake Pictures banner, to write, develop, produce and direct short and feature film projects.

JOSHUA M. FERGUSON
JOSHUA M. FERGUSONDirector/Producer
Joshua M. Ferguson is a non-binary trans (they/them) filmmaker, writer and activist born in Brantford, Canada and raised in the small town of Napanee, Canada. Joshua received their Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia and is a recipient of two Canada Graduate Scholarships from SSHRC. Joshua’s writing focuses on non-binary trans subjectivity by highlighting the diversity of trans people in popular culture, social discourse and autoethnography. They are developing their Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Non-Binary Trans Subjects: Exiting the Attachment to the Transgender Metanarrative of Man/Woman” into a book. They have published short essays with the Huffington Post and they are represented by Allison Cohen at The Gersh Agency for their literary work.
They have made two short films to date: Limina (2016) and Whispers of Life (2013) with producing and directing partner Florian Halbedl. Joshua aims to discover innovative, unique and marginalized stories that seek to represent the rich diversity of humanity. Joshua believes that “Film can act as a beacon of hope for those struggling with being marginalized while simultaneously deploying new ways to expand awareness in a changing global landscape that typically participates in exclusionary and reductive forms of cinematic representation.” Joshua is currently working with Florian to develop a new short film, a feature-length dramatic fiction film and a feature-length documentary.