Co-creator and Executive Producer

Tyson is a Vancouver-based Director and Producer who produces powerful unscripted Reality and Documentary Series that have caught the attention of audiences from around the world. Tyson’s projects have been broadcasted by major networks such as Discovery Channel Canada, History Channel Canada, Crave, Netflix, HGTV, CBC, Cottage Life Network, Amazon Prime, Animal Planet US and Apple T.V.

Tyson began his career selling projects to established prod co’s, starting off with ‘PYROS’, and then ‘JACKED’. He then partnered with Oscar Award winning producer David Paperny, and achieved his first global success with the hit series ‘Cold Water Cowboys’. Tyson then co-founded Mayhem Entertainment and subsequently created the global hit Rust Valley Restorers. Mayhem Entertainment was awarded Best Series and Best Direction by Canada’s Leo Awards for Rust Valley Restorers in 2020 and 2022. Tyson is a passionate storyteller who can work with a range of personalities and thrives in challenging environments. In 2021, Tyson stepped out on his own to begin ‘Tyson Media Productions’ which is now producing its 2nd season of ‘Pets & Pickers’ for Crave and Animal Planet US.

Maddy Cristall

Development Producer, Tyson Media

Maddy specializes in music, film and television. She has extensive experience writing for renowned organizations such as CBC, Disney +, Beatroute, Network Entertainment.

Maddy is also the founder and Editor in Chief of music publication and full-service publicity firm- Citrus Magazine and Pulp Publicity. Maddy specializes in developing unscripted documentary series, script, biographies and grant writing. She also works behind the scenes on widely celebrated productions as a script supervisor for CBC Gem, Knowledge Network and Crave. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of British Columbia.

Maddy has an affinity for amplifying innovative people and stories through writing. She is dedicated to celebrating interesting stories, unique artists and the inspiring underdogs. She is endlessly committed to refining her skills, expanding her expertise and sharing her ideas with the world at large.

Laura Wheeler

Legal and Business Affairs, Tyson Media

Laura Wheeler is a senior-level Business Affairs Executive with over 20 years of experience in television, film and digital media, working with independent Canadian production companies, U.S studios and international partners. Laura has been responsible for the business affairs at every stage of a project, from acquisitions to development and from production to post-production on hundreds of hours of scripted, unscripted series, documentaries and animated programs.

Laura is experienced in all matters relating to broadcasters, distributors, funders, talent, tax credit agencies, labour unions (US and Canada), legal, contracts, marketing and publicity.

Shivam Sarda

Assistant Editor, Tyson Media

Shivam has been working in Post Production for four years. Before moving to Vancouver he was an Assistant Director in Bollywood.

He has worked as an Assistant Editor, Editor, DIT and Colourist on contemporary dance videos, short films, and commercials. One of his many goals is to Write and Direct feature films.

Jamie Quast

Post Production Supervisor, Tyson Media

Jamie has been an Assistant Editor for three years. He has worked on commercials, corporate videos, and on CityTV’s Veracity.

In his free time he enjoys creating animations, short films, and music videos for local bands.

Alex McFetridge

Development Producer, Tyson Media

Alex is the newest addition to our Tyson Media Development team, joining in early 2022, and works alongside our Executive Producer and our Head of Development to help the research and creation of future projects.

Alex got his start in the music industry, where he worked as a photographer/videographer with Canadian acts, while also having snapped photos of household names such as Travis $cott, A$AP Rocky, Kanye West and others.

In 2020, with the cancellation of all concerts for the foreseeable future, Alex made the transition to television, starting in animation production, working on shows such as 16 Hudson. Since then, Alex has moved to unscripted television, where he strives to uncover some of the many great untold stories, as well as the characters who can share these stories.

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Tyson Media Office
409 - 611 Alexander Street
Vancouver, B.C
V6A 1E1