I discovered my love for film and television only after becoming a working professional and 9-5er. It took another several years for me to realize that I needed to pursue my creative ambitions and leave the 9-5 world. So believe me, I get it. I know what it's like to have that feeling in your gut, to know you don't belong inside a cubicle and the relentless hunger to share your vision with the world, but with nowhere to turn. I know the fear that comes with leaving that world that too.
Here's my story. I worked for 10 years in the federal public service, in communications and HR, specifically around the people side: talent management, career development and workplace well-being. I have also worked in film and television production: the feature thriller Penthouse North (starring Michael Keaton and Michelle Monaghan), Radio Canada's Toi et moi: malgré tout and in the broadcasting sector, in Acquisitions at the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. I made my first film, The City That Fun Forgot?, without any prior experience and it had a sold-out premiere in 2014, garnering local and national media coverage. Since then, my other works have been shortlisted for the TVO Short Doc Contest and screened for TVO, the American Documentary Film Festival, Brooklyn Web Fest and more.