Women in Film and Television International 2018 Short Film Showcase

WIFTI_SFSHuge news for us! Crocuses has been chosen for the Women in Film and Television International 2018 Short Film Showcase. This means it will be shown in 40+ chapters around the world this year.

From the WIFTI judges:
“A beautiful memory, beautiful cinematography and beautiful music.  I was glassy-eyed and moved by this gem. I really enjoyed the addition of personal old photos to give the feeling of nostalgia.”


Crocuses Update

We have been having a good run with Crocuses, including Best Short at the Nickel Independent Film Festival.  Thanks to my amazing producer, Latonia Hartery! Also a huge thanks to the RBC Michelle Jackson Filmmaker Award administered by the incomparable St. John’s International Film Festival. Check out our site here.




Golden Egg Competition RIFF

Mystery of the Secret Room will be one of nine films to take part in the Golden Egg Competition at the Reykjavik International Film Festival in October.


As always, I’m endlessly grateful to the team that helped make this happen: Annette Clarke, Jon Montes, Claire Blanchet, Eloi Champagne, Fred Casia, Park Hyun Jin, Jeff Johnston and NFB – and a ton of other very generous people.

I’ll be in Reykavik as a part of the RIFF | Reykjavík International Film Festival Director’s Talent Lab.

Director’s Talent Lab Iceland

I have been selected to participate in the 2017 Reykjavik International Film Festival’s Talent Lab.

The lab highlights and promotes the innovative works of filmmakers and fosters, as well as, facilitates the networking necessary to promote their work to buyers and distributors. Participants receive guidance on how to promote their works in the international market.

I am thrilled to take part, and especially excited to go to Iceland!

FIN 2017 Script Development Program

I am a finalist in the FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival 2017 Script Development Program. Four writers from Atlantic Canada are selected to participate and over the course of 4 months, we will develop a feature film from outline to first draft. In September, we pitch it to a live audience.

The award is presented by Telefilm Canada & The Harold Greenberg Fund.


Crocuses Best Short @ Nickel Film Fest!


Crocuses won Best Newfoundland and Labrador Short at the Nickel Film Festival!! We are thrilled. Thanks so much to the Nickel! My producer, Latonia Hartery, and I want to make a HUGE shout out to the whole team, especially our keys:

  • DOP: Ian Vatcher
  • Production Designer: Deb Vatcher
  • Costume Design: Alison Ruth Hicks
  • Editor: Chris Darlington
  • Composer: Duane Andrews