Group 16.png

Our Writers

130d2f90-478b-48fe-a73b-c49963b72189_edi

Adrian Bobb

Location: Toronto

 

Adrian is a visual storyteller. He has been drawing and writing about robots, aliens, and monsters, for about as long as he can remember. Adrian is a Toronto filmmaker who has written, produced, and directed short films such as The Carrier,  wrote and produced the full-length feature entitled Redshift and a short proof-of-concept short film entitled EXT.

Know More

Genres

Sci-fi

Drama

Comedy

Thriller

Download CV

Request Sample

Adult 
Animation

C8A6B0B6-922F-4138-A092-8BB437A264FC.jpeg

Alessandro Guarino

Location: Toronto

 

Alessandro passed his free time watching movies to break out from the Italian provincial, small- minded reality he was growing in. His stories brood in the darkness, bursting from stygian corners of society, twisting around his flawed characters to create provoking experiences and images that remain with the audience long after the last scene. His horror feature “METASTASIS” is currently being developed by Travis Stevens from Snowfort Pictures in LA, California.

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

Genres

Horror

Thriller

Drama

Noir

Surrealism

Anaïsa Visser

Anaïsa Visser's headshot.jpg

Location: Vancouver

 

Anaïsa is a biracial (Dutch and Pakistani) filmmaker. She grew up all over the world, namely in Mozambique, the United States, then France, before moving to Vancouver to pursue an undergraduate degree at Emily Carr University. She graduated in 2013 with a BFA in Film, Video and Integrated Media. She then completed her Masters Degree in Film Production and Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia in 2020. Anaïsa is the founder of "Women & Gender Diverse Filmmakers of BC", which unites women, genderqueer, trans and non-binary folk working in film. She has won numerous awards, including the 2017 Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for Emerging Artist in Film & New Media, and the 2018 Women in Film and Television Spotlight Award for Newcomer.

Genres

Comedy

Drama

Family

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

Andrew Malabre

Andrew Malabre.jpg

Location: Winnipeg

 

After a split second decision he couldn’t take back, Andrew left Winnipeg and jumped headfirst into a life of screenwriting in Toronto.  Unable to leave his prairie upbringing behind, he found himself immersing it into his writing, making his voice distinctly… flat. Wait, no! Come on Andrew, you’re not the prairies, the prairies are you…. Making his voice distinctly… unique(much better)!  Spanning areas such as Second City, CFC, TIFF, U.S. and Canadian networks, he’s been able to spread his seed of the written word all the while teaching screenwriting at several colleges to make sure future writers are as friendly, odd and eccentric as he is.      

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

Genres

Comedy

Drama

Thriller

Kids

_13A0156.jpg

Anil Kamal

Genres

Location: Toronto

 

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, hmmm, I wonder what the queer version of Kumail Nanjiani spliced with Mindy Kaling would look like, then congrats, you found Anil! Curious about a gay twist to The Big Sick? Call Anil. Looking for a rainbow infused nod to The Mindy Project? Seriously, CALL ANIL!

Comedy

Kids

Drama

YA

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

bio pic.jpg

Anthony Filangeri

Genres

Location: Toronto

 

With a writing style that can be described as unpredictable, sometimes funny, and most times uncomfortable (if not a little twisted). He draws his point-of-view from growing up queer in a small town.  Anthony has credit for writing the web series, FAK YAASS, which was the #1 viewed show on OutTvGO in association with Amazon Prime. 

Thriller

Drama

Horror

Comedy

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

Aren X. Tulchinsky.jpg

Aren X. Tulchinsky

Genres

Location: Vancouver

 

Aren is a born story teller. An out and proud transman and a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre, he is a screenwriter, television writer, novelist and video editor. In grade school, he was the kid writing stories in class when he was supposed to be solving math problems. Aren has six feature screenplays in development, including I Shot the Sheriff, to be directed by acclaimed director, Clement Virgo. Aren was on the story team of The Guard (Global), and Robson Arms (CTV). His short film Ms Thing has screened in over 50 film festivals internationally and won Audience Choice Award at QueerFruits Australia. He is the author of the award-winning novel, The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky.

Drama

Comedy

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

Atefeh Khademolreza.01.jpg

Atefeh Khademolreza (WGC)

Genres

Location: Toronto

 

Atefeh was born in Iran and studied under the late maestro, Abbas Kiarostami before immigrating to Canada. Being a newcomer has profoundly affected her personally and professionally which, in turn, has greatly influenced her filmmaking. Her work concerns itself with the experience of disorientation, both culturally and socially, that one undergoes when relocating.

Drama

Kids

Comedy

YA

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

Location: Toronto, ON

Chantal Forde headshot.JPG

Chantal Forde

Genres

Location: Toronto

 

Chantal Forde is a writer, stage director, and educator who is as passionate about creating multi-faceted and flawed characters, as she is about breathing life into bright and sweet family shows. She has never been able to sit still for very long and loves to explore every corner of her imagination. Her writing style spans from her interactive, digital, dystopian drama “The Complex”, to her upbeat Trini TYA musical “Boy Boy and the Magic Drum”. The one thing that never seems to change with Chantal is how often she starts a sentence with “Imagine if…”

Drama

Comedy

Unscripted

Kids

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

chrystelle-maechler-960x960_Headshot.jpg

Chrystelle Maechler

Genres

Location: Toronto

 

Chrystelle is a TV director, producer, screenwriter, radio columnist, narrator, and jazz vocalist. Her documentary work has led her to explore a wide range of issues, for networks such as Radio-Canada/CBC, TV5 Unis, TFO, and Bell. She created and directed documentary series A new place called home, À la bonne franquette and Urban Resilience Toronto. Maechler has created content in French, English, and German.

Drama

Comedy

Unscripted

Kids

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

FullSizeRender_1_edited.jpg

Deborah Chantson  (WGC)

Genres

Location: New Jersey

 

Deborah is a Canadian-South African-Chinese writer whose specialties include preschool TV and interactive digital media, such as video games and TV-branded web content. She has gathered a wealth of story-telling fodder through six relocations in eight years,  most recently, from LA to NYC in a minivan with her husband, then 3-year-old and newborn.

Comedy

Kids

Drama

YA

Know More

Romance

Download CV

Request Sample

Graham - Headshot 2022.jpg

Graham Kent  (WGC)

Genres

Location: Toronto

 

Graham Kent is a Toronto-based writer, creator, and (checks vitals) human being. Having branched from acting into writing, his on-screen work spans television, commercials, short and feature films, development on scripted projects, and VOD content for Bell Media. An alumnus of Humber College’s school of Comedy Writing and Performance, Graham sometimes makes with the ha-ha, focusing mainly on comedies and dramas. Graham was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at the age of 8, which taught him to look beneath the surface differences that divide us and seek the similarities that make us all human beings; a theme common within his original works. He believes we have more in common than in contrast, that we do better in cooperation than competition, and he swears for normal reasons. Graham is a proud member of both the WGC and IATSE 411.

Comedy

Kids

Drama

YA

Know More

Thriller

Download CV

Request Sample

HopeThompson.jpg

Hope Thompson

Genres

Location: Toronto

 

Hope is a Toronto-based writer who works in theatre, film and television. As a genre-writer, she turns her queer eye to crime, horror, camp and comedy. Recent career standouts include the publication of her crime story “Stage Diary, 1953” (Cold Canadian Crime: Crime Writers of Canada’s 2022 Anthology) and two seasons writing on the CBC hit comedy series, Baroness Von Sketch Show. 

Thriller

Mystery

Noir

Drama

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

Comedy

IMG_0106.heic

Jamie Hrushowy

Genres

 Location: Vancouver

 

Whether he is telling stories to a group of friends or entertaining audiences as a standup comedian, Jamie’s personality is known to fill a room. Adopted at birth into a Ukrainian family, Jamie's Irish-Trinidadian background, his sensitivity to the underdog, and the need to understand what makes people tick, inspires the worlds and characters that he creates. 

Comedy

Mystery

Drama

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

Keenan Duke_Headshot.jpg

Keenan Duke

Genres

Location: Los Angeles

 

Keenan is a Los Angeles-based writer whose inspirations stem from his upbringing in the South. Growing up in and around a multitude of cultures has been the driving force of his perspective on the world, allowing him to tell stories through a unique lens.  Keenan credits involvement in sports, from the age of five through college, for shaping the person he is today. 

Drama

Adult 
Animation

Comedy

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

Kristin Taylor.jpg

Kristin Taylor

Genres

Location: Arlington, Texas

Kristin is a screenwriter born and raised in DFW, Texas and loves to incorporate the southern setting in her stories. Even though Kristin is from "Dallas Cowboys Nation" as she calls it, she is a Greenbay Packers fan. She is also a self-published author of a young adult series and a new adult novella. When Kristin isn't writing she loves to read her favorite YA novels, go bowling, shoot hoops, go to Barnes and Nobles with her husband and daughter and hang out with friends and family. 

Young Adult

Drama

Kids

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

lindsay_lee_headshot_1[1307].jpg

Lindsay Lee

Genres

Kids

Location: Toronto

 

Lindsay is a writer, producer, and performer who specializes in practical filmmaking with puppets and model miniatures. Her recent credits Miikshi (TVOkids/Shaftesbury Kids) and Power Lines (in development with CBC Kids) feature quirky protagonists who don't always say the right things at the right times. A book-loving Chinese-Jamaican girl from Toronto, she loves to amplify the voices of misfit characters and give them a place to belong on screen.

Young Adult

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

Lucy Belgum headshot.png

Lucy Belgum

Genres

Comedy

Location: Toronto

 

Lucy Belgum is a Transgender writer and Director in Toronto. They have a fond love of miniatures, escapism and nature. Her stories are infused with her experiences growing up as a military brat who moved around a lot, rarely settling into one place, while also not being at home in their own body regardless of where they were swept off to.   She hopes to tell as many stories as she can that feature wonderful queer and trans characters while whisking them off into adventures across our world and many more.  When not telling stories, Lucy is a sculptor and thanks to the support of OAC has built several miniature based sculptures over the last few years. It’s either that, cuddling their cats (Riffraff and Luna)

Animation

Historical

Horror

Fantasy/
SciFi

Adventure

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

Melanee Murray-Hunt

Genres

Location: Calgary

 

Melanee has been in front of and behind the camera since she was a kid. Her dramatic comedy short, Race Anonymous, about a recovering race-aholic who meets his brownskinned higher power, has won awards as has her gender bending solo stage show The ‘Hoodwink.  Whether its dystopian drama or absurdist satire, she uses her diverse, off-kilter perspective for some satisfyingly out-of-the-box storytelling. 

Drama

Sci-fi

Comedy

Suspense

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

b548fae4-0ff3-43f7-8db4-fda9f76fb3df.jpg

Milan Somasundaram

Genres

Location: Toronto

 

Milan's creativity spawns from an understanding that lives can change abruptly and laughter and acceptance needs to be a key focus in everyone's lives. His writing explores the spirituality in the mundane and the comedy in the solemn. Milan's current project is a series called Namaste which won a place in the Reelworld E20 incubator.

Comedy

Drama

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

Screen Shot 2020-05-14 at 4.15_edited.jp

Moniquea Marion

Genres

Location: Saskatchewan

 

Moniquea is a Toronto based Metis actor, comedian, writer, and director. She’s a graduate of the Second City Conservatory in Toronto and the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in NYC. Moniquea was selected for 2019 BANFF Netflix-Diversity of Voices, 2019 Reelworld Emerging 20 program, and for 2018 Women On Screen Web Series Incubator. 

Comedy

Unscripted

Drama

YA

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

Rennata_Headshot.jpg

Rennata Lopez

Genres

Location: Toronto

 

Rennata is the creative force behind Lopii Productions. Her passion is creating content and telling stories. She wears many hats as director, showrunner, story editor, writer and casting director. Rennata loves working within the unscripted world (especially with children)  as she finds that the best kind of magic happens when it isn’t written down.

Prior to co-founding Lopii Productions with her sister Georgina in 2018, Rennata has worked on many productions  including the Emmy award-winning Giver (TVOkids), It’s My Party (TVOkids), What’s Inside? (TVOkids), Scare-Tactics (MTV), The Zone (YTV), Property Brothers (HGTV) and Pick a Puppy (YTV)..

Kids TV

Know More

Unscripted

Download Reel

Request Sample

unnamed.jpeg

Samuel Kiehoon Lee

Genres

Location: Toronto

 

Lee's parents escaped North Korea as children and immigrated to Toronto. He rewarded their lifetime of hardship by pursuing a life in the arts as a filmmaker. After spending a decade in Seoul, Lee produced the feature film GYOPO (NNNN review from NOW magazine).  A graduate of the CFC and York MFA film production, he's now collaborating with his Iranian filmmaker wife Atefeh Khademolreza.

Comedy

YA

Drama

Kids

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

rl4 (1).png

Scott McGuirk  (WGC)

Genres

Location: Toronto

 

Scott is a Toronto-based writer whose credits include several hit kids TV shows such as Dino Ranch, Kingdom Force, and Dot. His animated sensibilities derive from his 5 years teaching kindergarten in Korea, and also from his lifelong hobby of collecting comic books. When he isn’t writing, Scott likes to be involved with as many queer sports leagues as is humanly possible, and can usually be found creating the next epic masterpiece for his drag alter ego TrayLa Park.

Comedy

Kids

YA

Drama

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

Sina Sultani - Headshot.jpg

Sina Sultani

Location: Vancouver

 

Sina was raised on science fiction with Persian music blasting in the background. That mix of Afghan-Canadian cultures formed the backbone of every project and has written a number of sci-fi, drama and comedy screenplays/pilots with Trans, Indigenous and Afro-Canadian artists, his unique blend of narratives has earned numerous awards at international competitions as a writer, director and producer.

Sci-fi

Comedy

Drama

Thriller

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

Stephanie Herrera-141.jpg

Stephanie Herrera  (WGC)

Genres

Location: Toronto

 

Stephanie is a Latina comedian, multi-award-winning writer/performer, born and raised in downtown Toronto. An Honors graduate with a Double Major B.A. in Humanities and Playwriting, Stephanie has won her University’s “President Prize for Screenwriting,” a “Cross-Cultural Scholarship” for the Conservatory Program at Second City, and a Canadian Comedy Awards nomination.  

Comedy

YA

Kids

Drama

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

StephenHunt2019 (2) (1)_edited.jpg

Stephen Hunt

Genres

Location: Calgary

 

Stephen comedic, coming-of-age solo show about being a white guy that the Public Theatre produced, which ended up scoring Steve and writing partner - and wife - Melanee an invite to Quincy Jones’ house in the hills of Brentwood, along with a development deal. Steve likes rom-coms, telling funny stories, sports, cooking and running road races slowly.  

Drama

Thriller

Comedy

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

DDDEA7FC-3FDE-40E2-9139-AA603A438993.JPG

Ty Freedman

Genres

Location: Boston

 

Ty Freedman is a writer, educator, and former circus clown. He always had an inkling that he experienced the world a bit differently… He received a late-in-life ASD diagnosis. He's spent over 15 years teaching pre-school teacher and  performed in children’s theatre across the US.  Ty created, wrote, and starred in his own kids' cooking show, Ty the Pie Guy. He plans to change the world by makings kids laugh for a living.

Kids

YA

Comedy

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

191225khaled Sarker0018_edited.jpg

Wahid Ibn Reza  (WGC)

Genres

Location: Vancouver

 

Wahid has been an actor and writer on television in Bangladesh, which he dearly misses. While working in the Animation/VFx for shows such as Rick and Morty, Game Of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Wahid had his animated short on the climate crisis optioned by The National Film Board of Canada (NFB). 

Kids

Comedy

Fantasy

YA

Know More

Download CV

Request Sample

Genres