Souha Usman is an active member of our Diversity & Inclusion Committee, a DGC Ontario training instructor, and a certified Life Coach, Breathwork Teacher and Racial Equity Facilitator. We chat with Souha about inspiring mindfulness and self-care within the industry.
"Film production is such a niche vocabulary, and there are lots of ASL signs that we didn't even know yet. Even with the whole team from CODA there, we still had to figure out a lot of signs for film production vocabulary along the way."
DGC Ontario Director J Stevens (Sort Of, Slo Pitch, Astrid & Lily Save the World) wants to shake up Canadian screens, one 2SLGBTQ+ show at a time. Recently named one of Canada's 10 to Watch and a member of TIFF's 2022 Filmmaker Lab, we talk to J about the importance of stories that reflect our lived experiences and why working with a team of openly trans and non-binary people on the set of Sort Of was so special.
DGC Ontario Art Director Khanh Quach has been involved with many initiatives over the years to create inclusivity in the industry. Khanh shares his journey with Wider Lens: his path to film production, his efforts to move the industry in a more positive direction, and what he’s most proud of about his time on the DGC Ontario Executive Board.
In our latest Members Making Waves, we speak with Gabrielle Zilkha, who’s spent much of her career as a Director and Producer blasting open our misconceptions of queer portrayals in the media, as well as passionately working to increase access to training and development for marginalized folks looking to break into the media industry.
In honour of Earth Day today, we spoke to the co-chairs of DGC Ontario's Sustainability Committee: Production Designer Astra Burka and Location Manager Andrew Gainor. Read on to learn about their work on the Committee, their goals for the future of the industry and circular economy, and what all of us can do to reduce our individual carbon footprint.
We spoke to Teresa Ho about her work as Co-Chair of the DGC Ontario Diversity & Inclusion Committee, founding the production company 100 Dragons, and producing the upcoming digital series Hello (Again), created by Simu Liu and Nathalie Younglai.
DGC Ontario Director Katia Café-Fébrissy is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist and award-winning Director, Screenwriter, Playwright and Stage Director who tells stories in both English and French. Katia's latest accomplishments include being awarded a Doc Accelerator Lab Fellowship at HotDocs 2021 and a Playwright Residency at the National Arts Centre.
DGC Ontario 1st Assistant Art Director Kim Sison is a Toronto-based Graphic Designer and Illustrator. She specializes in designing prop and set graphics for film and television and has brought her artistic talents to such productions as The Expanse, Shadowhunters, Awake, Impulse, and the upcoming Beacon 23.