Meet the Team
Krista Hovsepian : Julia, writer, Creator, 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 most of her life. She recently wrote and directed her sophomore series, fête, and is having a blast doing the festival circuit with “WFILY”. Krista 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. She is one the Women in Film 2019 mentorship circle mentees in the actor/content creator cohort. Credits: The Listener, The Date, fête.
daniel De santo : Marko, producer
Daniel De Santo is a Gemini Award nominated actor, voice actor, and producer with over 20 years of professional industry experience under his belt. Credits include: Mean Girls, Murdoch Mysteries, The Indian Detective, Man Seeking Woman, The Boondock Saints ll: All Saints Day, Paw Patrol, Total Drama All Stars, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Beyblade, Combat Hospital, 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, PRODUCER
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. Cailleah also recently worked on Slut or Nut, which premiered at Hot Docs in 2018, and is currently a York University MFA in Film candidate.
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, Shadowhunters.
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.
JENNY RAVEN : VERONICA
Jenny was born and raised in Hong Kong. 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 A-Level drama and theatre program. She booked her first ever audition for the Hong Kong feature Men Suddenly in Black which was entirely in Cantonese. 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: Black Mirror, Designated Survivor, The Girlfriend Experience, Warehouse 13, Private Eyes, Lost Girl, The L.A. Complex, & The Good Witch. Film: Sony Pictures' Flatliners as well as Len and Company, which premiered at TIFF 2015.