NAOMI SKWARNA is an actor, producer and freelance writer who most recently appeared in Sheila Heti’s All Our Happy Days Are Stupid (The Factory, NYC). She’s produced plays for the Toronto theatre companies Necessary Angel and Suburban Beast, and reviewed theatre for NOW and
The Toronto Standard. As a writer, her work has appeared in Fashion Magazine, The Rumpus, The Believer, Hazlitt, The Globe & Mail, Toronto Life, and The Walrus.
Since graduating from Sheridan College, Daniel has directed and written sketch comedy (for Internet sensations The Wrong Box), music videos, and commercials for corporate clients, as well as short films including It Won’t Be Long (Offical Selection: NSI Online Short Film Festival, 2010) and Petty Thieves (Offical Selection: Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2013).
Julie Baldassi is a Toronto-based writer and producer. Entering the film industry in 2015, she wrote and directed a short film called Day Trip, and wrote and produced Caribou, directed by Amanda Row. Through the Canadian Film Centre, she is a producer of Imposter, directed by Adam Goldhammer. She works frequently with the production company Film Forge, and is on the board of directors at the artist run centre Charles Street Video. Prior to her work in the film industry, Julie worked as a journalist and editor for such publications at Quill & Quire, The Walrus, Toronto Life, and others. She is the co-publisher and editor of an art and fashion magazine called Double Dot.
CLAIRE ARMSTRONG is a core member of the Red One Theatre Collective and co-founder of The Storefront Theatre in Toronto. In 2014 she was awarded the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance in the critically-acclaimed Toronto production of Patrick Marber’s After Miss Julie, and was named one of NOW Magazine’s Top 10 Theatre Artists of the Year.
Miles Barstead is a writer and musician living in Toronto. His childhood on an island in rural BC and a subsequent degree in jazz music have served as inspiration for a literary and musical aesthetic that combines prosaic realism with heightened imagination. He’s really funny. He hopes.
Andrea Mullan is a Toronto Producer and Production Manager with 17 years of feature film and television production experience. She production managed Hallmark Channel’s acclaimed series, The Good Witch Season I (2014), as well as Showcase’s King Season II (2011). She worked as in-house Project Supervisor from 2009-2010 for Shaftesbury Films’ digital media division, Smokebomb, where she oversaw production of online content for their hit series The Listener, Murdoch Mysteries, Overruled! and Baxter. In addition, she PM’d the webisode unit for MTV’s gritty teen series Skins, and CBC ‘s Cracked Season II. And co-producing with Terry O’Brien, Andrea developed the original TV pilot Queensbury Rules, which was a finalist in the NSI Totally Television Program (2008) and which received funding from Cogeco and the OMDC.