lindsey addawoo (writer, director)

...is a filmmaker from the Toronto area and graduate of Ryerson University's RTA School of Media (fka Radio & Television Arts) program. In 2014, she earned a Tara Award nomination ('Best Upper Year Script') for UNDERside, a student-based webseries project highlighting underprivileged youth based on their social class, gender, and race.

In the past, she has worked in TV broadcast journalism as a freelance news writer and chase producer at CTV News Channel.

With a strong interest in sci-fi, fantasy, supernaturalism, and cultural mythology, she now lends her efforts to diversifying the speculative fiction world. Her script, 'ROOM 219' (formerly called 'Diagnosis'), placed in the quarterfinals for ScreenCraft's Pilot Launch TV Script Contest. That same script later took her to the Caribbean where she was a recipient to mentorship under the Bahamas International Film Festival 2015 Screenwriters Residency Program. 

In 2016, Lindsey completed the BlackWomenFilm! Leadership Program.

kyisha williams (writer, director, actor)

...is a Black, queer, high femme, sex-positive artist and health promoter. Her favourite mediums are filmmaking, acting, and dance. kyisha works within Black/queer/trans/youth/racialized/criminalized and HIV+ communities, and works to accurately portray the realities of these communities on-screen. kyisha fuses her experience as a health promoter with her work as an artist, creating socially relevant content that discusses health and promotes healthy sexuality and consent culture. She created her first film, Red Lips [cages for Black girls] in 2010, with the support of Inside Out Film Festival's Legacy Film Program. In 2015, she independently created her second short experimental video work, still[ness] Black. In 2016, she completed the BlackWomenFilm! Leadership Program. 

She has acted in over 10 short films and enjoys stage and site managing.

For more details on her video work, visit: http://www.vtape.org/artist?ai=1163

 

Alicia De Four (producer)

...is a producer and business affairs coordinator at Indian Grove Productions. She is a graduate of the Radio & Television Arts program at Ryerson University, and of the Television and Film - Business program at Centennial College. She has focused on numerous aspects of film and television production through her work at Indian Grove, as well as working on a variety of independent films and videos.

She has previously worked as a freelance production designer on projects such as Zena, Reign, and the award-winning short film, My Buddy (Montreal World Film Festival Selection, winner of Best Film at WILDSound Festival). 

She has experience in roles within Media Operations at City/OMNI TV and TV development at Marblemedia. Alicia's focus on business and producing within media production has allowed her to marry the creative and innovative skills she holds in order to build a career. Her past and current experiences within the media industry have served as a stepping stone towards a prosperous future as an emerging producer.

 

Justin Black (director of photography)

...is a Toronto-based director of photography. He is a graduate of Ryerson's RTA School of Media. He has shot 15 short films, including several which have been screened and won awards at film festivals internationally. Recent films include Fuck Buddies (Official selection at Austin Fanatic Fest & Winner of Toronto After Dark Festival's Silver Medal Canadian Short), and The Path (Winner of the Best Female Director at the National Screen Institute Film Festival).

 

Lu Asfaha (editor)

...is a Toronto filmmaker and storyteller. From a young age, Lu has been telling stories, and fell in love with film during her formative years. She eventually came to realize movie-making as the most powerful storytelling medium available. She has helmed the post-production ship on everything from sports documentaries to coming-of-age stories, wielding her film editing skills like a sharp sword. Her work has been showcased at festivals in Toronto, Montreal, Portland, and Berlin. When not striving to tell on-screen stories, Lu can be found getting lost in the colourful world of comic books, imagining herself as her favourite superheroes.