Michael Parker is president of Holiday Pictures, a boutique production company known for quality independent films like Julia Kwan’s Sundance Special Jury Prize winning Eve & the Fire Horse. Working in the capacity of writer, director or producer, Parker’s films have screened internationally and garnered numerous awards and nominations including best writer and director Leos for his acclaimed Canada Hong Kong coproduction Lunch With Charles and a Gemini Award for Karin Lee’s documentary Made in China. Parker has a strong working relationship with Asia and began his career line producing features with partner Shan Tam through their production services company, Maple Ridge Films. Their many credits include the Jackie Chan blockbuster Rumble in the Bronx and recently China’s renowned box office sensation, Finding Mr. Right. A recipient of the inaugural Daryl Duke Scholarship, Parker graduated with an MFA from UBC in Creative Writing and Film Production and currently sits on the board of British Columbia Film Foundation.