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Reel Women Seen

CAST AND CREW
MATERIALS
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SCREENINGS
MEDIA COVERAGE
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A nation-wide collaborative effort by the ACTRA National Women’s Committee, Reel Women Seen takes a comedic look at how women are underrepresented in all areas of screen-based media, most notably: as protagonists; behind the scenes in creative, writing and directorial roles; and in key technical roles.

While telling the stories of realities faced by women in the film and television industry, the film also shows solutions for change.

The talented crew and all-female cast include members of: ACTRA; IATSE locals 873, 891, 669 and 667; DGC BC; DGC ON; WGC; NABET; Screen Composers Guild of Canada; and Teamsters.

 

 

 

CAST AND CREW

Cast

Valerie Sing Turner
“Victim/Patient”
Carmen Moore
“Kennaway”
Kristin Lehman
“Fisher”
Jennifer Podemski
“Mom”
Rosemary Dunsmore
“Grandma”
Krystal Hope Nausbaum
“Teen Daughter”
Saara Chaudry
“Young Daugther “
Gabrielle Rose
“Dr. Old”
Veena Sood
“Nurse”
Jodelle Ferland
“Dr. Young”
Rukiya Bernard
“Dr. Minority”
Heather Allin
“Producer”
Jajube Mandiela
“Actress”
Samantha Wan
“Samantha”
Amanda Joy
“Amanda”
Ellen David
“1st Assistant Director”
Cary Lawrence
“Director”
Karen Robinson
“Screenwriter”
Tommie Amber Pirie
“Director of Photography”

Production

Directed By
Amanda Tapping
Written By
Elvira Kurt
Produced By
Heather Allin
Director of Photography
Kim Derko, C.S.C.
Edited By
Lara Mazur, CCE
Original Score By
Janal Bechthold
Diana Magnus
Production Designer
Cary Lawrence
Associate Producer
Catherine Lough Haggquist
Associate Producer
Farah Merani
Associate Producer
Freya Ravensbergen
Associate Producer
Jodi Sadowsky
Associate Producer
Christine Willes
Associate Producer
Daintry Dalton (ACTRA)
Associate Producer

Production Managers and Line Producers

Maura G.C. Ferrand
(Toronto)
Patti Poskitt
(Vancouver)

Post-Production

Denise Lee Hutchinson
Post Production Supervisor
Claire Dobson
Sound Editor
Dondrea Erauw
Music Supervisor
Julia Niendorf
DI Post Project Manager

Crew

Christina Kasperczyk
Camera Operator
(Vancouver)
Tammy Jones
Camera Operator
(Vancouver)
Sylvaine Dufaux
Camera Operator
(Toronto)
Kerri Coombs
Gaffer
(Vancouver)
Maya Nadine Chang
Key Grip
(Vancouver)
Sarah Beck
Best Boy Electric
(Toronto)
Randi Lee Reilly
Best Boy Grip
(Toronto)

Click here to download select cast and production team bios.

This short film would not have been possible without the hard work of a large team of dedicated people. For the full list of everyone who helped make this film, visit imdb.com.

MATERIALS
The following materials are available for download:
Cast/production team bios
Pre-Production news releases: Vancouver / Toronto
Production photos (low-res only; please contact Heather Allin to request high-res copies)
Film poster (low-res): PDF / Image (please contact Heather Allin to request high-res versions)
Cast/Crew interviews

AWARDS

2018 Best Short Film Award 2018 Festival Director Award
(Short Film)
2018 Best Director Award 2018 Jury Choice Award

SCREENINGS
Are you interested in organizing a screening of Reel Women Seen for your union or guild? Please contact Heather Allin (hallin@actratoronto.com) or Daintry Dalton (ddalton@actra.ca) to be provided with a copy of the film.

Upcoming screenings

 

 

 


FutureFemme Fest
London/Toronto/
Melbourne
March 2019

ACTRA Newfoundland/
Labrador AGM
St. John’s, NF
Dec 9, 2018

 

Past screenings


Sydney Lift-Off Film
Festival 2018
Sydney, Australia
Nov 19-25, 2018

Imagine This Women’s
Int’l Film Festival
Brooklyn, NY
Nov 10, 2018

 


Paris Int’l Lesbian &
Feminist Film Festival
Paris, France
Oct 31-Nov 4, 2018

Richard Harris Int’l
Film Festival
Limerick, Ireland
Oct 25-29, 2018
Paris Lift-Off Film
Festival 2018
Paris, France
Oct 29-Nov 4, 2018

VisuElles Film
Festival
Ottawa, ON
Oct 14, 2018

Film Festival for
Women’s Rights
Seoul, South Korea
September 12-16, 2018

 


Toronto Independent
Film Festival
Toronto, ON
September 13, 2018

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Short cut Festival
Inđija, Serbia
September 1-2, 2018

Cinetime
Channel 11
Chandler, AZ
July 1-31, 2018

Canadian Diversity
Film Festival
Toronto, ON
June 29, 2018
Female Eye Film
Festival Opening Gala
Toronto, ON
June 26, 2018

 


Elles Tournent
Ministère de l’égalité des
chances de la Région
Bruxelloise Conference
June 26, 2018

Whistler Film
Festival
Vancouver, BC
June 15, 2018

Diversity in Cannes
Film Festival
Cannes, France
May 14, 2018

Women’s Int’l Film &
Arts Festival
New York, NY
March 8-12, 2018

Women in Entertainment
Celebration & Fundraiser
Vancouver, BC
March 10-11, 2018

 

Vancouver Int’l Women
In Film Festival
Vancouver, BC
March 6-11, 2018
Transitions Film
Festival
Melbourne, Australia
March 5, 2018
Women & Gender
Studies
University of Regina
February 28, 2018
Elles Tournent: Int’l
Women’s Film Festival
Brussels, Belgium
January 25-26, 2018
All Access 2018
(On Screen Manitoba)
Winnipeg, MB
January 15-17, 2018

 


Open World Toronto
Film Festival (photos)
Toronto, ON
Nov 19, 2017
St. John’s Int’l
Women’s Film Festival
St. John’s, NL
Oct 22, 2017
Vancouver Int’t
Film Festival
Vancouver, BC
Oct 7, 2017
Calgary Int’l Film
Festival
Calgary, AB
Sept 30, 2017
Edmonton Int’l Film
Festival
Edmonton, AB
Sept 30, 2017

 

China Women’s Film Festival
Beijing, China
September 16-24, 2017
Regina Int’l Film Festival
Regina, SK
August 16-19, 2017
District 6 Women’s Conference
Toronto, ON
July 23-25, 2017
Female Eye Film Festival
Toronto, ON
June 20-25, 2017

ACTRA Manitoba AGM
Winnipeg, MB
June 6, 2017

 

Yorkton Film Festival
Yorkton, SK
May 25-28, 2017
Cast/Crew Screening
Toronto, ON
May 25, 2017
Screen NS Awards
Halifax, NS
May 4, 2017
MayWorks Festival
Halifax, NS
April 28-May 10, 2017
Cast/Crew Screening
Vancouver, BC
April 25, 2017

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

China Women’s Film Festival promotes female directors and tells women’s stories (September 19, 2017)

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Supporting

Friend

And financial contributions from:

Heather Allin Catherine Lough Haggquist Jina Johnston Lara Mazur Douglas Newell
 Patti Poskitt Gabrielle Rose Jodi Sadowsky Amanda Tapping  Christine Willes

 

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