"An artist is someone who can hold two opposing viewpoints and still remain fully functional." -FSF
A director based in Toronto for whom early on, music was a crucial part of life. At a time when peers were listening to more commercial modern sounds, at age 15 she began collecting and DJing underground records from the distant past and since then played in two psychedelic/beat-style girl groups, including a French yé-yé band highly influenced by Anna Karina.
Now her collection of psychedelic and progressive art-rock vinyl is featured on a weekly radio program at 89.5fm in Toronto and she is one of the city’s more prolific female club DJs. The beautiful and unusual music stumbled upon unwittingly at such a young age has indelibly informed not just the soundtracks but direction, writing and beat of her narratives.
Her first degree in History and Theatre (University of Toronto, 2012) informs the occasional period piece and in particular, attention to believable historical customs and behavior and accurate production design.
For several years she worked at a national indie pop magazine covering film and music, heightening her interest in filmmaking.
She produced her first feature before before going to film school, meeting a student TIFF award-winning director and together they made a road trip drama about two girls who steal a limousine and head west. The feature, Minor (2016) was shot over 13 US states, guerilla-style. She took the second-hand limo (originally used to chauffeur Mr T!) over the border with supporting actress then met up with the cast & crew, using the vehicle as a make-shift studio along the way. Eventually ending up in California selling it to a local San Francisco band.
She met several wonderful collaborators at film school, most of whom make up her crew, having graduated together through the film school program at GBC in Toronto in Video Production & Design (GBC, 2019). Her first film as writer and director won "Best Drama Short" at Toronto Short Film Festival (2020).
Award of Distinction
The Day I Killed Him
Canada Shorts
Vancouver
2021
Official Selection
"Clear Grey"
Nightpiece Film Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Edinburgh
2020
"Semi-Finalist"
"Clear Grey"
Ontario International Film Festival
Toronto
2020
Winner, "Best Drama Short"
Agnes
Toronto Short Film Festival
Toronto
2020
Official Selection
Agnes
Toronto Short Film Festival
Toronto, Ontario
2020
Official Selection
Agnes
Lake Placid Film Festival
Lake Placid, New York
2019
College
George Brown College
Video Production and Design
20172019
College
University of Toronto
History and Theatre
20092012
Current City
Toronto, ON
One of Toronto's most active female DJs, with a record collection specializing in over 8000 rare and unusual forms of psychedelic, progressive and art rock.
"An artist is someone who can hold two opposing viewpoints and still remain fully functional." -FSF
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