The Team Behind Vox Popular
It takes a village to raise a child – In our case, the child is a festival and the village is our community of volunteers, board members, and staff!
Starting with Vox Popular in 2017 as the Festival Administrative Intern, Marcus quickly took charge of the festival and in 2018 he officially became the Festival Director. Marcus is an Honours Bachelor of Commerce graduate from Lakehead University with a major in Management Information Systems.
Marcus is also one of the co-founders of BaySafe Harm Reduction which is a non-profit grassroots organization in Thunder Bay. Outside of work Marcus is a father to a son and 5 pets, and a DJ under the alias of ICOSA.
Kelly Saxberg is a film producer, director, editor and cinematographer who has worked on over 100 films. She works in English, French, Spanish and Finnish. Kelly founded Bay Street Film Festival in 2005 to celebrate and screen local independent films.
She has also mentored dozens of emerging filmmakers in Thunder Bay through Flash Frame workshops and collaborative film projects since 2001.
Most recently, Kelly worked as the producer of Where the Poppies Grow: The Lakehead At War which tells the story of a local soldier in World War 1.
Board of Directors
Ron Harpelle – Chair
Sam Shahsahabi – Treasurer
Tina Munroe – Secretary
Like many non-profits, Vox Popular could not thrive without its team of dedicated volunteers helping with events year-round. Thank you for your many contributions to our festival!