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HERstory - Meet Our Team

We are so incredibly excited to announce that we are ONLY $500 away from our funding goal!

This means that we will be able to make this documentary the best possible quality it can be AND we will also be able to pay our phenomenal creative team an honorarium for their time.

EVERY SINGLE retweet, share, like, positive comment and donation (of ANY size) brings us one step closer to our finishing line. 

THANK YOU, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who has been championing and supporting this film so far. If this teaser video inspires you please check out our CAMPAIGN HERE

MEET OUR TEAM

COURTNEY DEELEN - Producer & Director

COURTNEY DEELEN - Producer & Director

Courtney is a Toronto based actor often referred to as the sexy burnt marshmallow. She is a tough, no nonsense, lady boss with a heart of gold.  Courtney originally got into producing to create opportunities for herself to act in her dream roles and to tell the stories that were close to her heart. It turns out that she enjoyed having creative control so much that she now produces to help other emerging filmmakers bring their projects to life. HERstory is Courtney's first film that she fostered from a simple "hey I wonder if I could" idea and is thrilled to be bringing the entire piece to life. 

She lives to create stories that empower and stir up emotions in others and cant wait to showcase some of the amazing women who have inspired her throughout her life. 

You can check out her website HERE and follow her on Twitter & Instagram for some laughs.

DANIELLE THORN - Director of Photography 

DANIELLE THORN - Director of Photography 

A small-town girl with dreams of "working in the movies" makes the leap to the big city to make her dreams a reality. Upon further research of careers in film,  Danielle became fascinated by the idea of bringing your vision to life as a director, implementing that vision while inserting your own style as a cinematographer, or crafting a story through editing. A graduate of the Television and New Media Production Program at Loyalist College, she went on to create a web series called “The Four Amigos” which went on to win the 2013 BEAC Award for Best Video Web Based Production.

Danielle was an intern on the award winning web series “Out with Dad” and has since gone on to create her own project "The Creative Type". She is a freelance cinematographer, assistant camera, data management technician, editor, and assistant editor on other web series’, features and shorts, as well as corporate/commercial shoots, and music videos.

You can check out her website HERE and you can follow her on Twitter & Instagram.

MICHAEL LAING-FRASER - Camera Assist

MICHAEL LAING-FRASER - Camera Assist

Mike is an IATSE grip, currently working on ABC's Designated Survivor. He's been an A.C. and assistant editor on several independent wildlife films and has developed his creative skills shooting and editing a variety of low budget shorts and corporate projects. He is currently in pre-production for an exciting new web series, based on real events called "True Superhero" launching next spring.

He is a man of many hats... with experience lighting, rigging, editing, shooting, writing and providing all kinds of tech support. Mike is the kind of guy who strives to understand all aspects of a film set, being that person who can jump in to any position when a problem arises. 

You can follow him on Twitter HERE. 

AMANDA MATLOVICH - On Set Stills Photographer

AMANDA MATLOVICH - On Set Stills Photographer

Amanda started in product photography while still in film school and even though she had fun filming with a camera, photography was her first love. When she found on-set stills combines both of these passions, she knew she found her calling.

Amanda's equipment, coupled with her other photography experience, makes her perfect for shooting both on-set and studio quality images for promo and poster usage. Amanda has worked on some of the most exciting projects in Toronto's indie scene, including "Becoming Burlesque", "Jazz Hands" , "My Roommates an Escort" and "Mom's The Word".

You can check out her website HERE and follow her on Twitter & Instagram.

CHARLOTTE JOHNSTONE - Hair & Make Up Artist

CHARLOTTE JOHNSTONE - Hair & Make Up Artist

Charlotte Johnstone is a professional make up artist who's work travels her around the globe. She has provided stunning make-up for fashion shoots, runway shows, film, tv, weddings and personal photography sessions.

Charlotte's technical abilities leave her clients confident that they are walking out their best selves as she knows exactly how to showcase each person's unique features and style. Her incredibly infectious energy and warm personality bring an ease and comfort to set, leaving everyone that she works with feeling confident and beautiful to shine in their own skin.

She works regularly with photographer Lauren Vandenbrook of LV Imagery in order to showcase actors in their most authentic selves during their headshot sessions and also co-owns Union Weddings TO with hair stylist Johanna Hummer.

ERIC METZLOFF - Editor 

ERIC METZLOFF - Editor 

A Dean's List graduate of the Television and New Media Productions program at Loyalist College, Eric Metzloff hit the ground running when he arrived in Toronto in 2013. His love of Post Production quickly helped him gather a steady stream of clients from Chockablock Media Inc. to Serendipity Point Films.

His work has found it's way to on demand services such as Bell Fibe, and in festivals and Masterclasses around the world. A former Quality Control Operator at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group and current Ingest Coordinator at Zoomer Media Ltd, Eric is always known for staying busy and taking on new challenges. When he's not in the Edit Suite, he can be found working as a Producer on various projects such as 'The Latter' (2014), 'No Girls Allowed' (2015) and 'Viva Forever' (2017).

You can follow him here on Twitter & Instagram

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HERstory

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We are so incredibly excited to share our next project with you all!

HERstory is a short documentary about inspiring and empowering the next generation of women. We want to celebrate females of all ages, shapes, sizes, colours and backgrounds and feel that it's time for us give back and share the stories of others.

An intimate look into the lives of 25 incredible women who all have amazing stories to share. Each individual story will be featured weekly through our Instagram account and with your help, our full documentary will be shared to a viral audience in order to inspire women all around the world.

Stay tuned for future blogs showcasing our team behind the scenes and the phenomenal women who will be appearing in front of the camera.

Here's a sneak peek in the meantime 

If you would like to support our film we would greatly appreciate whatever you can offer. Please CLICK HERE to visit our GoFundMe profile. 

$5 from 100 people who believe in this project will get us a third of the way to our goal! It's that simple, but we need your help to spread the word.

Help us to honour all of the mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, nieces and best friends out there.... it's time to share HERstory.

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Journey Down the Rabbit Hole - Toronto Artist Scotty Schafer

Today is a very special blog as we are featuring Toronto artist Scotty Schafer and his incredible donation to our show in support of Bereaved Families of Ontario

Scotty Schafer displays his immense range as an artist through his diverse collection of paintings. All over Canada and abroad, he has found great success with his solo shows.

He comes from a background of interior design and decorative arts. Infusing his natural skills from those areas into his artwork. Scotty opened his own art gallery - Schafer's Gallery - in Toronto in September 2012. It has become a well known staple in the High Park/Parkdale community.

His unique collections feature bright colours, beautiful landscapes and incredible detail. While scrolling though his artwork you're sure to go on a wild adventure of emotion. Check out his full website HERE.  

Here is just a small handful of some of my personal favourites of Scotty's work.

You can see each collection separately here...

- THE SKY COLLECTION

- THE BIRCH COLLECTION

- THE ABSTRACT COLLECTION

- THE QUEEN'S FANCY

- THE ROOSTER COLLECTION

- THE DAY OF THE DEAD COLLECTION

- THE BEACH COLLECTION

- THE AERIAL COLLECTION

We are incredibly lucky to be able to showcase Scotty's work on our set for Rabbit Hole. A piece of art is a personal expression of the artist who creates it and when you connect with a piece it becomes like a part of the family. Scotty's work is the perfect addition to our little family.

The work featured on our set during the run of the show is for sale and will be available to bring into your home after the run. Scotty has generously donated this piece so that all of proceeds go to Bereaved Families of Ontario!

Grab your tickets to the show HERE  and get an exclusive look at Scotty's work. And you can visit his art gallery HERE.

You can follow Scotty on Twitter here: @SCOTTYSCHAFER

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