The Secret Marathon

a 90 minute documentary


Creative Team

front pageimg_5261.jpg

Scott Townend

Scott Townend graduated from the film program at Sait, in Calgary Alberta, and has since been working for over a decade as an Alberta based filmmaker. Scott has created hundreds of videos in his career, ranging from large scale, often multi year corporate productions with clients such as The Government of Alberta, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and MacEwan University, right across the spectrum into the creative world of music videos, television and feature films. Some of these productions have even earned him a few awards at both the Edmonton International and Calgary International film festivals for best director and best editor, as well as nominations for the Best of Alberta Film Awards and best editor at the AMPIA awards for a feature length film. Accolades aside, Scott holds true to the reasons he got into film in the first place, claiming: “filmmaking for me will always simply be about the art of telling a good story.”

To Learn More


Kate McKenzie
Co-Director, Executive Producer & CAST MEMBER

Kate McKenzie is an artist, author, educator, professional speaker, and filmmaker. She is the founder and director of Worldviews Project where she has worked with clients including TEDxYYC, The Calgary YMCA, imagiNation 150, The Natural Step Canada and Calgary Centre for Global Community. She is the also the director and producer for documentary web-series “The Optimist's Guide to Canada.” Kate recently completed her Masters in Digital Media at Ryerson University and is currently the Studio Manager for the Transmedia Zone, a storytelling and media incubator at Ryerson University.

To Learn More


Martin Parnell

Keynote speaker, author of "Marathon Quest" and "Running To The Edge", world class endurance athlete and philanthropist. In 2010, Martin started his "Quests for Kids" initiative.  Over the next five years he completed 10 "Quests," including running 250 marathons in one year, setting five Guinness World Records and summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in 21 hours. At the end of 2014 over $1.3m had been raised for the humanitarian organization Right to Play and 27,000 children had been given the gift of hope. 

To Learn  More

Colin Scheyen Headshot.jpg

Lead Camera Operator, Afghanistan

Colin Scheyen is a documentary filmmaker based in Toronto. His films focus on issues of community, identity and social issues. His recent documentary feature film, Nuclear Hope, focuses on Canada's nuclear waste issues and screened at festivals throughout North America, South America, and Asia. It also won the Rising Star Award at the Canada International Film Festival.

To Learn More

Liam Kearney Profile.jpg

Liam Kearney
Lead Audio & Second Camera, Afghanistan

Liam Kearney is the director and producer of production and post production at Liam Kearney Media where he has worked with clients including Bell, Globe and Mail, Sustainable Design Awards, Toronto Luxury Rentals and the NXT City Awards.  He is also the director and producer of the short documentary “This Job Saved My Life” and the series "Convenience Stories", currently streaming on Bell Fibe TV1.

To Learn More


Kamala Parel-Nuttal
Associate Producer

Kamala Parel-Nuttal is an experienced researcher and freelance filmmaker who has worked with a variety of clients including Carya (formerly Calgary Family Services) and Pulse Studios, Calgary. She has produced several independent short films, and was Production Assistant, Researcher on the feature documentary film “Elder in the Making”(Winner, Best Documentary 2016 AMPIA Awards).


William Baird

McBaird Studios represents Film and TV composer, William Baird. William, has written original music for successful TV Documentaries and Short Films, including the award-winning TV Series “Time Team’ and the British two-part series ‘Winston’s War’.  He is currently working on several North American feature length documentary films, slated for release in 2017/2018. His personal recording studio is based in Calgary. He uses a recording facility based in Calgary, called OCL Studios, for recording live musicians and for mixing the final film score.

To Learn More

Join Our Community

Every follow, like and share helps us demonstrate that this film has a growing community of support.