Our Company

Founded in 2004 by partners Harry Cherniak and Dusty Mancinelli, Inflo Films is a Toronto-based independent film production company. Our goal is to make thought provoking, engaging and commercially successful films. We see short films as an exciting platform from which we can develop our craft as filmmakers, build strong relationships within the film industry and prepare ourselves to create well-crafted feature length films.

Harry Cherniak


Harry Cherniak is a Toronto-based producer. His short films have premiered at TIFF and played on the CBC and Air Canada, and he is currently developing a number of feature film projects. Little Kings, which he is producing with Dusty Mancinelli, is currently being developed through the National Screen Institute’s Features First program. When not producing, Harry works as a lawyer and business affairs consultant for a number of independent producers and is a publicist with Bonne Smith of Star PR. As a publicist, he has represented films released by Mongrel Media (including Foxcatcher, Whiplash and Mr. Turner), TVA Films and a number of independent producers. Harry recently spent three years as a corporate lawyer at Torys LLP and has worked in Los Angeles and Toronto as an assistant and then business affairs consultant to Nicholas Tabarrok, President of Darius Films (Defendor, A Beginner’s Guide to Endings, Weirdsville). Harry currently serves on the board of directors of the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. He holds a JD from the University of Toronto, an MSc with Distinction from the London School of Economics and a BA in Honours Business Administration with Distinction from the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey Business School.

Dusty Mancinelli

Writer ❘ Director ❘ Producer

Dusty is a Toronto-based writer, director and producer. His short films Soap (2009), Pathways (2011) and Broken Heart Syndrome (2012) have premiered at TIFF and screened at festivals across Canada and around the world. His work has also aired on the CBC and Air Canada. In 2013, Dusty's Dexter spec script was a semi-finalist at the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. In 2014, his feature screenplay Little Kings was shortlisted for the inaugural Blacklist’s Martin Katz Screenwriting Fellowship and was selected to participate in the National Screen Institute’s Features First program. From 2007 until 2011, Dusty worked as an assistant to Deepa Mehta. He was the stills photographer and director of the behind the scenes featurette for Mehta’s 2008 film, Heaven on Earth, and her feature film adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s novel Midnight’s Children. Dusty holds a BFA with Honours in Film Production from York University.