May 12, 2020, 2:00 - 3:15 PM
Date: Tuesday, May 12
Location: This is a zoom webinar. Please register here to receive the zoom link.
As a focus for our discussion please watch Siobhan’s episode of Kim’s Convenience, Season 3, Episode #10 "Elephant in the Room on Netflix or Gem.
Siobhan Devine is a Vancouver based film and television director. She was born and raised in the UK and immigrated to Canada as a teenager with her family. After a stint at a UK boarding school, Siobhan did her undergraduate degree in theatre at the University of Ottawa and then did a graduate degree in drama at the University of Toronto.
Siobhan is currently a regular director on the hit CBC series KIM’S CONVENIENCE and on the Disney channel’s GABBY DURAN AND THE UNSITTABLES. She has also directed multiple episodes of the Nickelodeon half hour comedy I AM FRANKIE; the Netflix Original Series/YTV’s SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED; and Disney XD/YTV’s MR YOUNG. Branching out to directing longer form shows, Siobhan is has also directed several MOW’s for Lifetime and Hallmark including CHRISTMAS PEN PALS and MATCHING HEARTS.
Siobhan premiered her debut feature film THE BIRDWATCHER at the Whistler Film Festival in 2015. The film won several awards including a Leo Award for Best Direction of a Motion Picture and Best Director of a Feature Film at the Indie Gathering International Film Festival. It was also named Best Canadian Feature at Toronto’s Female Eye Film Festival.
Carleen Kyle has written and/or directed for a variety of media—features, shorts, documentary, web series, corporate projects, and music video.
Her feature screenplays have received recognition including:“Interspecies Family Therapy” winner of the From Our Dark Side competition; “Pearls’ Cut & Curl” winner of a Praxis Centre for Screenwriting fellowship and official Canada selection for the Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award where it received honourable mention.
She has made many festival featured short films including the Crazy8s winner, “The Weather Girl” which was awarded the Best Female Director recipient at the Vancouver Short Film Festival and received multiple Leo Award nominations including Best Screenplay. As director of the TV pilot “Scrounger” Carleen was nominated for a Gemini in the Best Drama category, won the Saskatchewan Showcase Best Drama award, and earned a Best Director nomination. She turned the camera on herself in the feature-length documentary “Heavy Heart Laughs” where she wrote and performed stand-up comedy in an exploration of trauma and humour.
Carleen also teaches Writing and Directing and the Secretary and a past president of Women in Film and Television Vancouver.