Aeschylus launched Hawkeye Pictures as the Executive Producer on the feature film SLEEPING GIANT. Prior to Hawkeye, Aeschylus was a Producer at Foundry Films (CAIRO TIME, THE BANG BANG CLUB), where he co-produced Ruba Nadda’s thriller INESCAPABLE, starring Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei, and Kate Melville’s acclaimed PICTURE DAY, starring Sundance award-winner Tatiana Maslany; and at Blue Ice where he co-produced the mini-series The Book of Negroes and the thriller OCTOBER GALE, starring Patricia Clarkson. Aeschylus actively forges relationships with domestic and international partners, broadcasters and distributors.
SONYA Di RIENZO
Sonya is a Toronto-based producer. She worked at award-winning production companies Rhombus Media (Slings & Arrows, BLINDNESS) and Whizbang Films (Reign, The Good Witch) before co-founding Hawkeye Pictures. She has produced film, television, and multi-platform content, including co-creating the anthology Little Films About Big Moments (HBO Canada). A Toronto International Film Festival Talent Lab, Women in the Director's Chair and WIFT Scripted Digital Series Incubator alumna, she currently shapes Hawkeye’s slate of feature films, documentaries and series for the worldwide market. Recent projects include executive producing the upcoming feature, QUEEN OF THE MORNING CALM and producing the international co-production PROPAGANDA: The Art of Selling Lies (ARTE/ZDF/TVO/PBS) by award-winning director Larry Weinstein (OUR MAN IN TEHRAN).
Hawkeye Pictures burst out of the gate with its inaugural project, Andrew Cividino's feature film SLEEPING GIANT which premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival as a Semaine de la Critique selection, and has gone on to win numerous national and international awards including Best Canadian First Feature at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Hawkeye aims to drive the market through its production of high-quality content, moving stories and the spark that creates lasting connections with audiences. We have a robust slate of upcoming feature films and are developing television series with Canada’s major networks. Our latest documentary, the international co-production PROPAGANDA: THE ART OF SELLING LIES premiered summer 2019, while Gloria Kim's award-winning feature debut QUEEN OF THE MORNING CALM is slated for release Fall 2020. Upcoming film projects include BROTHER, an adaptation of the award-winning novel by David Chariandy.