Alex Jansen is Producer and Publisher of the recently released ground-breaking journalistic comic book, KENK: A Graphic Portrait, through his multimedia production and publishing company Pop Sandbox. A ground-breaking 304-page journalistic comic book detailing the life and times of Igor Kenk, “the world's most prolific bicycle thief” (The New York Times and The Guardian). Jansen is also currently producing a graphic memoir about the Canadian Residential School program by award-winning filmmaker Nadia McLaren, and recently won the NFB-TVO Digital Calling Card to produce an interactive documentary titled The Next Day. Prior to launching Pop Sandbox, Jansen spent four years managing home entertainment with Mongrel Media, Canada's premiere independent and foreign film distribution company. There, Jansen oversaw marketing and production for more than 250 releases and built the operational system that continues to drive the division. Some of the releases he handled include The Corporation, Water, Manufactured Landscapes and The Festival Collection series for Blockbuster. In addition to his extensive distribution background, Jansen was Co-Producer of the feature film Walk Backwards, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2001 and was distributed by ThinkFilm (March of the Penguins, Born into Brothels). Jansen is also Founder and Chair of the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, the largest stand-alone showcase of feature films from across Canada, which just celebrated it's tenth anniversary. Visit: www.popsandbox.com

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