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Film | TV | Digital

My Enemy, My Brother — Associate Producer | Production Manager
(2017 – feature documentary – drama – Director Ann Shin)
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival 2017 (Toronto, ON) – World Premiere

How Zombies Saved My Life — Director | Co-producer
(2017 – short film documentary)
In development.

Kafkaville — Producer | Production Manager
(2017 – short film – drama – Director Ann Shin)

Hotspot — Writer
(2015 – short film screenplay – drama)
Fem Script Lab 2015 (Toronto, ON) – Official Selection

First Gear — Writer
(2014 – short film screenplay – drama)
Women on Screen Short Film Incubator 2014 (Toronto, ON) – Official Selection

David Cronenberg: Evolution – Body/Mind/Change   — 2nd Unit Director
(2013 – Multiplatform Interactive video – Canadian Film Centre Media Lab | Toronto International Film Festival – futuristic drama)
Media & Technology MUSE 2014 – Jim Blackaby Ingenuity Award
Media & Technology MUSE 2014 – Honorable Mention – Games & Augmented Reality

When It Is Dark   –– Director | Writer | Co-producer
(2013 – live-action & animated short film – drama)
National Screen Institue (NSI) Canada Film Festival 2016 (Online) – Official Selection
Toronto Independent Film Festival 2014 (Toronto, ON) – Official Selection
Muskoka Independent Film Festival 2014 (Rosseau, ON) – Official Selection
Yorkton Film Festival 2014 (Yorkton, SK) – Official Selection
Hill Country Film Festival 2014 (Fredricksburg, TX) – Official Selection
WIFT-T Annual Short Film Showcase 2013 (Toronto, ON) – Official Selection
Palm Springs International ShortFest 2013 (Palm Springs, CA) – World Premiere
BravoFACT – grant recipient
National Film Board – Filmmakers Assistance Program grant recipient
Toronto Arts Council – grant recipient

Book Club   — Director | Writer | Co-producer
(2010 – short film – action/comedy)
National Screen Institute (NSI) Canada Film Festival 2015 (Online) – Official Selection
Action on Film International Film Festival 2014 (Monrovia, CA) – Official Selection
Short & Sweet Toronto 2012 (Toronto, ON) – Official Selection
Out of Site – Nuit Blanche 2011 (Toronto, ON) – Official Selection
HollyShorts Film Festival 2011 (Los Angeles, CA) – World Premiere
Palm Springs International ShortFest 2011 (Palm Springs, CA) – Market selection
Paulus Film Friends 2011 (Toronto) – Audience Choice Award
National Film Board – Filmmakers Assistance Program grant recipient
BravoFACT – grant recipient 

Through the Cracks  — Writer
(2007 – short film screenplay – drama)
WILDsound 1-Page Screenplay Competition – finalist

 

Awards

Corus | NSI Fearless Female Director Award 2016 – When It Is Dark
Audience Choice Award Paulus Film Friends 2011 – Book Club
WILDsound 1-page Screenplay Competition Finalist 2007 – Through the Cracks

 

Professional Development

Heartland 10.15&16 (CBC) – shadowed director Eleanore Lindo 2016
This Life
2.8-10
(CBC) – shadowed director Louis Choquette 2016
Raindance Canada Editing for Filmmakers
Navin Ramaswaran 2015
The Camera Conundrum – Stage 32 Webinar Mitch Aunger 2015
Advanced Film Directing: Working With Actors Peter D. Marshall 2014
Raindance – Toronto member since 2014
Ruby Skye P.I. 3.3 shadowed director Kelly Harms 2013
Toronto Screenwriters Conference 2013
Women in Film & Television – Toronto member 2013
Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Short Film Festival (WWSFF) 2011
Raindance Canada 99-Minute Screenwriting School Eliot Grove 2008
Raindance Canada 99-Minute Film Directing School Chris Thomas 2008
Women in Film and Television International Summit (WIFT) 2007
Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Short Film Festival (WWSFF) 2007

 

Selected Panels | Juries | Lectures

Film Juror – 25th Cabbagetown Short Film Festival – Toronto (2016)
Filmmaker Guest Lecturer – York University
– Toronto (2016)
Film Talent Interviewer | Q&As – Niagara Int. Film Festival (2015)
Film Funding Industry Delegate – Short Cuts Canada – Toronto International Film Festival (2013)
Acting & Scene Judge – Toronto Monologue Slam (2012 & 2013)

 

Selected Related Experience

Producer | Production Manager  – Fathom Film Group (2016 – )
Organizing and managing film shoots; development of TV series, digital content and films; managing funding applications.

Publicity Assistant – Star PR | Mongrel Media – Toronto International Film Festival (2014 – 2016)
Wrangled international talent (directors and actors) for media interviews and red carpets during TIFF.

Publicity Coordinator – GAT PR – Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (2016)
Pitched films to media, handled international talent for media interviews and red carpets, booked media interviews for all films.

Programmer | Programming Manager – Niagara Integrated Film Festival (2015)
Chased and programmed films from around the world for all programs; solely responsible for the Niagara Rises film program; wrote program notes; booked film talent; created entire festival schedule; introduced films; interviewed talent at post-screening Q&As; liaised with all departments including tech, venues, box office, events, PR, marketing and guest services.

Producer | Admin. Assistant – BravoFACT (2008 – 2014)
Processed applications for film funding organization, programmed screenings, liaised with filmmakers nationwide.

Red Carpet Assistant – Kent Communications – Toronto International Film Festival (2010 – 2012)
Assisted in organizing and managing TIFF red carpet events.

Writer | Segment Producer – Bravo TV (2008)
Bravo News segments and Arts & Minds specials, including Does Art Matter? A Bravo Election Special and Sneak Peek: AGO.

Production Assistant & Prop Assistant
Various TV commercials and feature films.

Locations Coordinator
Feature films, TV series and TV commercials.

Traffic Coordinator – Paragon Entertainment
Distributed TV and film masters to TV stations worldwide.

Actor
Actor CV available upon request.

Writer | Editor
Various magazines & online media including: Real Travel, Destinations, Weddingbells, Fashion, Fashion18, Salon, Vista, Elevate.

 

Education

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology – Journalism Arts diploma.