Creators

Meet the people who created Bad Seeds…

Ari Jampolsky

Creator, Writer, Producer

Ari Jampolsky (left) has 20 years in the film and television industry, beginning in Southern California. After completing his education at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Ari worked as Associate Producer of Development for “Mainstreet”, an early Interactive Television experiment developed by GTE. Returning to his native Vancouver in 1995, Ari founded Monitor, a company providing video equipment and operators to commercial productions in Western Canada. Skills developed over the years have allowed Ari to refocus his career to writing and producing for both new and conventional media including several short films, the award-winning web series “The Jim” and the current web series, “Bad Seeds”.

Sylvesta Stuart

Creator, Producer

Sylvesta Stuart (right) has been working in the film industry for over 15 years as an actor, stunt performer and safety coordinator. He has more than 250 credits in film and television productions in Canada and Europe. After graduating from the University of British Columbiai’s Film Administration program, he turned his eye to producing. He has produced music videos, several short films and is currently developing several reality television shows and feature film scripts.

Nelson Leis

Producer

Nelson’s recently appeared in the hit series ‘Fringe’ and guest stared opposite Steven Seagal in the Reelz series ‘True Justice’. He was honoured as ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Web Series’ at the 2011 LA Web Fest for his performance in ‘The Jim’. Co-created by Nelson, ‘The Jim’ won 5 awards in Los Angeles, and was announced as an official selection to the 2011 Marseilles Web Fest in France.

Other television credits include: USA’s ‘The 4400’, Showtime’s ‘Masters of Horror’ directed by horror legend Joe Dante, Showtime’s ‘Jeremiah’, and a recurring role on Global’s ‘Big Sound’ directed by comedy legend David Steinberg.
Nelson has appeared on stage in Vancouver and New York and has written and performed sketch comedy. He has a supporting role in the upcoming sci-fi feature film, ‘Helix’.