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ABOUT

Jessie Posthumus is a writer and filmmaker currently residing in Toronto, Ontario.  She has a special interest in character study, as well as creating new approaches to traditional genres. Her documentaries "White Lines" and "Don't Shoot the Dog" have gone on to appear in festivals in both Canada and the United States, as well as broadcast on TVO and Bell Fibe TV. Her fiction work has received success as well, with her short film "We Are Listening" winning a "Best Direction" award at the 2018 Future of Film Showcase.

      She graduated from Ryerson University's film studies program with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2017, and is currently working as a Video Editor at Zulubot. You can view her commercial work here. Her latest documentary project is a short titled This Garden is Yours which examines safe spaces through the context of community gardening. When she's not working, she can be found camping, reading, vlogging, and searching for spare change in her mattress.

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SHORT FILMS

 

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Hollywood North Film Festival

Toronto Youth Shorts

Winner: Achievement in Non-Fiction Direction

Winner: Cultural Relevancy Award

FESTIVALS

Erika

White Lines

(2017) Writer

(2016) Writer/Director/Editor

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Hollywood North Film Festival

Toronto Youth Shorts

Winner: Achievement in Non-Fiction Direction

Winner: Cultural Relevancy Award

We Are Listening

(2017) Writer/Director

Don't Shoot the Dog

(2016) Writer/Director

Future of Film Showcase

Winner: Best Director

Canada Shorts

Winner: Award of Distinction

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Toronto Youth Shorts

Winner: Achievement in Non-Fiction Direction

Winner: Audience Choice Award Future of Film Showcase

Toronto Youth Shorts

Winner: Industry Choice Award

Durham Region Film Festival

Toronto Lift-Off Festival

 

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