Rosemary Rowe is a playwright and blogger who's pretty sure Anne of Green Gables turned her gay. A long-time theatre nerd, she’s thrilled to be branching out into “moving pictures” with Seeking Simone.
Rose's recent credits include co-curating and hosting Anne Made Me Gay: When Kindred Spirits Get Naked at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre; writing Session 12 for Solo Collective’s Solo Flights festival; writing The Magic Wang for Workshop West's Loud n' Queer Cabaret; and writing/performing The Diary of Rachel Keyes, Klondyke Nurse for the Hysteria Festival at Buddies. Rose thinks she has a BFA in Directing from York University, but refuses to pay her totally bogus library fine to find out.
Rose lives in Vancouver B.C. with her wife, web marketing strategist, blog goddess and laptop bag maven Kate Trgovac and their junkyard dog Emmy Lou. Rose met both her awesome wife and her adorable dog online. She thinks you should get on it.
Born in a Yurt to an Italian Opera singer and his seamstress wife, Naomi began her artistic career at an early age. Her parents noticed she had a true knack for finger painting and collage and decided to send her off to the colonies where they felt her obvious penchant for the arts would flourish unhindered by their crippling poverty.
Naomi’s new Canadian parents were very supportive, quickly discovering her flair for theatrics, talent for telling stories with no words, and penchant for making elephants out of socks.
Armed with these skills, Naomi has gone on to a career in film as a *director extraordinaire*. She has made a handful of shorts, won some awards and is developing a few feature films. All of her projects, according to her mother, are lovely.
Naomi has the rare ability to find humour and humanity in every story. She also has the rare ability to always be on time, put together great outfits, and truly enjoy a good cup of tea.
It should also be noted that Naomi has a bowling trophy engraved with ‘Best Director’ that sits on her mantle.
Danny is a professional film and video guy currently living in Toronto. Danny's done a little of everything - DOP, Camera operator, ENG, locations, dolly grip, PM, editor and more! He's worked on several big budget films, such as Far From Heaven, Kate and Leopold and Gangs of New York. He even directed a live talk show for while.
Danny currently works at the AGO and, when he's not appreciating fine art, has a particular passion for being underwater. In fact, Danny used to be a research diver, and is an underwater videographer as well.
Danny enjoys art, riding his bike and eating cows. He also likes dry humour, and as a result, loves Seeking Simone
Ian edits professionally in Toronto and enjoys using his powers for good and especially evil.
He can be reached at iharvey[at]mac[dot]com.
Lisa Hayes has written and directed eight short films and produced one feature film. These award winning films have been shown at over 100 film festivals around the world, and have been broadcast in France, Canada, USA, Spain, and Australia.
Lisa's film, Women Are Not Little Men has been used widely in educational settings and is included on two different educational DVDs: Fem Crit - Selected Experimental Works for Educational Environments, produced by the CFMDC and Reading Television.
In addition to making her own films, Lisa has worked on dozens of film productions, filling a variety of positions, from Picture Editor to Camera Assistant. She was the Technical Co-ordinator at a film co-op, The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) for over five years, and was an Associate Producer at Savi Media with veteran producer, Alex Raffé for three years.
Karis Malszecki lives in Toronto; she currently works for Liberty Rental House by day and by night, she's toiling away on an animated short involving field recordings made into a musical soundscape. She loves sound in film and has had the opportunity to work in many 'sound' capacities on a number of shorts (boom, foley, editing, ADR). Her current pièce de résistance is the sound design she created for the film The Exquisite Corpses, which was well-received by a number of festivals including Images and Reel Asian.