"I don't want to slip on my self-expression." - Quote from Edward Slopek, Ryerson Concepts and Theories Professor
A little about me.
Being ambitious, diligent, and focused are qualities that describe my work ethic. In June 2016, I took a leap of faith and left my steady 9 to 5 working in advertising to attend Ryerson University’s Film Studies program, all to pursue my true passion in film. I've given everything I have plus an extra 10% to succeed in the film industry. It's been less than a year since I made the jump, and since then I've directed my first short, White Flag, which screened at festivals including the Toronto Youth Shorts Festival and Toronto Short Film Festival, and worked as a Production Designer for multiple productions including a feature and CFC short, and got a production internship with Night-is-Y, an independent film production company spearheaded by the ferocious leading lady D.W. Waterson.
I'm a little like a mullet. Given my background in both marketing and film, I'm hyper-organized but also creative and a big thinker. My passion for cinema + knack for business I gained from working in a corporate setting, lends itself well to a position that requires both organizational skills and an understanding of cinema.
SIDE A: THE FILMMAKER
I'm currently in Ryerson's Film Production Program but am looking to transition into a full-time career in film/television to throw myself into the industry. I am truly a self-starter and firmly believe that I can learn through work experience rather than being in school. Even though I have been pursuing full-time studies, that hasn't stopped my side-hustle to getting experience on set. I have been lucky enough to continue working freelance for multiple film, commercial, and music video productions.
This is my first short film.
Screened at: 2017 Ryerson GLARE Festival - GLARE Committee Award, 2017 Toronto Short Film Festival, 2017 Toronto Youth Shorts Festival
This is something else I did.
Screened at: 2017 Ryerson Maximum Exposure Festival, 2017 Ryerson Woman in Art Festival
"An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way."
- Charles Bukowski
SIDE B: THE MARKETER AND MANIFESTO.
In my position as a Social Media Lead and Hospitality Assistant with MANIFESTO Festival, I played both social media guru and hospitality assistant.