CAST & CREW

Naledi Jackson is a writer, director and producer currently based in Toronto and Los Angeles.  Born in Vancouver to South African and Canadian parents, she spent her formative years living in Zimbabwe, where her family was posted when she was a child. She eventually moved back to Canada to study fine art at Concordia University, before moving to Toronto to pursue a career in film and television.

 

Naledi’s screenwriting credits include the new CTV/ION detective show The Detail, as well as the second season of the Netflix horror anthology series, Slasher.  She is also writing the screenplay for Dragon Mountain, a female-fronted Kung Fu feature based in South Africa, which she will direct. Naledi, a recipient of grants from Bravofact, The Toronto Arts Council, and The Harold Greenberg Fund, is a member of the Writers Guild of Canada.

NALEDI JACKSON - WRITER/DIRECTOR

PRISCILLA GALVEZ - PRODUCER

Priscilla Galvez is a Toronto-based Filmmaker. Most recently, she produced the BravoFACT short film The Emissary and the afrofuturist action short The Drop In for Bell Media. As Associate Producer for film and television production company Blue Ice Pictures, she has worked on series and feature films for BET, Syfy Channel and Netflix.

 

Priscilla’s most recent projects include producing the Independent Production Fund supported web-series Off Kilter with Alejandro Alvarez Cadilla and developing the short film project Wolf Alice, based on the short story by Angela Carter. 

MOUNA TRAORÉ - JOELLE

Mouna Traoré is an emerging actor, writer and award-winning filmmaker born and raised in downtown Toronto. Over the years, she has appeared in a variety of roles including MGM’s Carrie  remake, Ransom, Rookie Blue, Beauty and the Beast, and The Book of Negroes. You can watch Mouna regularly on CBC’s acclaimed series Murdoch Mysteries, as the newest cast member, Rebecca James. She is also the star of the upcoming feature film Brown Girl Begins. Mouna writes and produces her own work through her company The Mini Films along with co-founder Elizabeth Melanson.  

OLUNIKÉ ADELIYI - GRACE

Olunike Adeliyi was born in Toronto, Ontario to Sunny Adeliyi, a Nigerian salesman and Roxiana Bell, a Jamaican nurse. Raised in both Jamaica and Canada, the well travelled actress ultimately earned a place at the highly coveted American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. After graduating from the AADA, Olunike returned to Toronto to pursue a film, television, and theatre career which ultimately landed her the series-regular role of Leah Kerns in the highly rated and vastly popular television series, Flashpoint.

 

This year, Olunike will star alongside Anna Paquin, Cynthia Nixon, Melissa Leo, and Denis O'Hare in actor Stephen Moyer’s feature film directorial debut, The Parting Glass. Olunike can currently be seen on CBC's new breakout comedy, Workin' Moms.

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