Patricia Chica, BFA 96, is a Canadian multiple award-winning director, graduated with distinction, from Concordia's Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. She is part of the 2018 TIFF Filmmaker Lab, a recipient of the Temerty Family Fellowship-Share Her Journey and an alumna of the SODEC_Lab. She specializes in high-quality author driven films that have great international and commercial appeal. Patricia has also directed and produced world-class primetime broadcast content for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Showcase, Oxygen, Animal Planet, Bravo Canada, Canal D, ARTV, CBC and Travel Channel, UniMás, and El Rey Network just to name a few. Patricia Chica divides her time between Los Angeles and Montreal.
Toronto: TIFF alumni event
Lights, camera, action! Meet fellow alumni during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Hear from five alumni who work in the film industry — find out what goes on behind the camera.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
- 6 – 8 p.m.
- Real Sports Bar & Grill, second floor, Maple Leaf Square, 15 York St., Toronto
$15 | Includes drinks and appetizers
514-848-2424, ext. 4397, or Christopher.Walker@concordia.ca
About our speakers
Amy Nostbakken, BFA 05, is an award-winning playwright, performer and composer. She is co-artistic director of Quote Unquote Collective in Toronto and is also a member of the UK company Theatre Ad Infinitum with whom she has created and composed numerous productions including The Big Smoke and Bucket List. She continues to tour internationally with Mouthpiece, an award-winning play she directed, co-wrote, composed and performs. Mouthpiece has also been adapted into a feature film directed by Patricia Rozema. Amy is co-creator, co-director and musical composer for Quote Unquote’s new play Now You See Her, which will premiere in Toronto Oct 2018. A graduate of École Internationale de Théatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, Amy teaches physical theatre for both adults and young people. She lives in Toronto.
Lina Roessler, BA 03, studied English and creative writing at Concordia, received a performance degree from the American Academy of Dramatic Art in New York and recently completed an MFA in film production at York University. Acting credits include a recurring role on Lost Girl, as well as numerous guest stars on series such as Private Eyes, Murdoch Mysteries, Motive, Supernatural, and Killjoys. Her directorial debut, Little Whispers: The Vow, has screened at dozens of festivals, including TIFF Kids, and also won First Prize, Best Children's Short at Rhode Island International Film Festival. Winter, the second film in the Little Whispers series was selected to screen at Cannes as part of Telefilm Canada’s Not Short on Talent program. Mustard Seed, the third short in her series, recently won First prize, Heart, Minds and Souls award at its world premiere in Rhode Island and was named one of Canada’s TIFF Top Ten films of 2017.
Carlos Sanchez, BFA 04, and Jason Sanchez, Attd 01, began their career as fine art photographers and have continuously built on their collection of publicity, film and visual arts projects. The two brothers have spent the last decade exploring and experimenting with different aspects of staging and movement. Their production credits include high-profile campaigns for Loto-Quebec, Subway, Weight Watchers, ScotiaBank, TV5, Telus, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and many more. They have produced visual and interactive montages for major names such as Madonna, Tiësto and Moment Factory. Their photographs have been exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, National Gallery of Canada, Foam Fotografiemuseum - Amsterdam, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
The brothers wrote and directed their first feature film entitled Allure, starring Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld), Julia Sarah Stone (The Killing) and Denis O’Hare (Dallas Buyers Club). The film premiered at TIFF in 2017 and has since played in festivals around the world, winning Best Canadian Feature at the Whistler International Film Festival.