Meet the Team
Krista Hovsepian : Julia, writer, producer
Krista has been working on both sides of the camera as an actress, director, and cinematographer, as well as on stage and as a theatre producer for several decades. She recently co-wrote and directed good morning/goodnight alongside Chris George, and her documentary film, flow, screened as part of the Culture Unplugged Film Festival 2016. She holds her MA in Visual & Media Anthropology from the Free University of Berlin, her BFA in Film/Photography from Ryerson University's School of Image Arts, and is a bonafide "paleogini" (#paleo #yogaeveryday) who splits her time between LA and Toronto. Credits: The Listener, Sammy Kingsford, and the upcoming Sci-Fi thriller, Ruby's Landing.
daniel De santo : Marko, producer
Daniel De Santo is an actor, voice actor, and producer with over 20 years of professional industry experience under his belt. Credits include Mean Girls, Murdoch Mysteries, Man Seeking Woman, The Boondock Saints ll: All Saints Day, Paw Patrol, Total Drama All Stars, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Beyblade, and The Magic School Bus. A graduate of Ryerson University's School of Image Arts, he's also currently producing the feature film, The Meaning of Life.
Cailleah Scott-grimes : editor
A perpetual asker of big questions, Cailleah has appeared on either side of the camera, seeking to shed a little light and humour on the human experience. Cailleah works to bridge cultural, social and technological gaps through art and film. Her debut documentary, She Got Game, recently won Best of Fest and Best Feature at Fan Expo Canada, has screened across Canada, the US, and Asia, and streamed as part of the Air Canada international flight EnRoute program.
CHRIS GEORGE : CARTWRIGHT
Chris George, unfortunately, was born without a sense of humour. So the rest of this biography will be dry and bland. Chris is an actor, writer, poet, singer, voice-over artist, and graduate of the University of Windsor's BFA Acting program with distinction and at the top of his class. Since moving to Toronto, Chris has worked consistently in both theatre and film. He can be currently seen every morning on CBC playing Gisbert Grasshopper in The Moblees, and recently co-wrote and produced good morning/goodnight with Krista Hovsepian. Credits: Ransom, Spun Out, Reign.
KATERINA VITKOFF : SHAKTI
Katerina Vitkoff is an actress, writer, artist, energy healer, and yogi based in-between Los Angeles and Toronto. Born in Toronto with dual-citizenship between Canada and Bulgaria (which may account for her gypsy blood), she essentially has been raised flying back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean and roaming around Europe searching for her other shoe. She has been acting since she was a child, with her first love being the medium of film. You can currently catch her playing Ivanka Trump in the new and controversially hilarious series You Got Trumped, but most likely remember her as 'Sandy Haired Freckle Face' from that super fast-paced Bud Light Super Bowl Ad that you probably got really sick of seeing everywhere. In true Shakti-form, she is a genuine believer of magic, and knows her purpose here is to serve as a wandering storyteller and dream-weaver. After all, isn't life too precious to not become exactly who you are meant to be?
SAMARA STERN : ALEX
Samara professionally trained at the joint theatre program between Sheridan College and the University of Toronto. She has continued her training with teachers such as Larry Moss, Matthew Harrison, David Rotenberg, and Dean Armstrong. In July 2012, she co-produced and starred in U.S. Drag at the Toronto Fringe Festival which was reviewed as one of the top ten shows in the Toronto Fringe 2012 by The Grid T.O. Meeting Jeff, a short film that Samara wrote and starred in, premiered at the ReelWorld Film Festival in April 2014 and screened at the St. John's International Women's Film Festival in October 2014. She is currently an active member of the Second City grad team Abra Cadaver and regularly performs improv shows in Toronto. Additional credits include Manhattan Undying and The Common Sense.
BOJAN NEDIC : CINEMATOGRAPHER
JENNY RAVEN : VERONICA
Jenny was born and raised in Hong Kong and has been interested in all areas of performance from an early age. In addition to acting she trained in classical ballet for 9 years. She began performing on stage at her church and school – including contributing to the writing and directing of various productions within the specialized A-Level drama and theatre program. She booked her first ever audition for the Hong Kong feature Men Suddenly in Black which was spoken entirely in Cantonese - a language she is fluent in. Jenny moved to Toronto to attend the University of Toronto & graduated with a Bachelor of Science. Various credits include the Viewfinder short listed & festival darling short film Long Branch as well as a series lead on Majority Rules (teletoon). TV: The Girlfriend Experience, Warehouse 13, Private Eyes, Lost Girl, The L.A. Complex, & The Good Witch. Up next: Sony Pictures' Flatliners as well as Len and Company, which premiered at TIFF 2015.