2018 5 to Watch

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Playback’s most-read stories of 2018

It was a typically unpredictable year in the world of Canadian TV and film. Check out Playback‘s most-clicked stories of 2018.

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Redefining niche: Stephanie Ouaknine and Luis De Filippis

With De Filippis’ short For Nonna Anna and Ouaknine’s work on fan-favourite Carmilla, both creatives are crafting LGBTQ+ narratives that play against stereotypes.

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2018 Playback 5 to Watch: Petie Chalifoux

Through projects like River of Silence and her upcoming documentary and narrative projects, the writer/director/producer aims to empower Indigenous women.

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2018 5 to Watch: Winnifred Jong

After more than 20 years as a sought-after script supervisor, this creative is rebranding herself as a director.

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2018 5 to Watch: Babe Nation

From its web series for Elizabeth Banks’ WhoHaha to its first $2-million feature, the Toronto prodco is working to put women’s stories front and centre.

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2018 5 to Watch: Andrew Kelly

The keen instincts of eOne’s development director have helped bring successes such as Burden of Truth and Caught to life.

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2018 5 to Watch: Karen Chapman

The Walk Good director has bridged the gap between shorts and features and is developing her first scripted full-length film with the support of CFC and Telefilm.