Regent Park Film Festival presents our 20th Anniversary Special Project:
We’re so excited to finally share a very special project celebrating our 20th Anniversary, Regent Park Made Visible (RPMV)! As part of this project, 5 filmmakers spent a large part of the year creating short films in celebration of our community! They pulled inspiration from visual source materials such as archival footage and news clips, along with personal anecdotes from living in Regent Park. The talented filmmakers have brought their expertise in various forms of filmmaking to create this exclusive series that will be available to stream ONLINE for free, along with a panel with the filmmakers.
Watch all RPMV content at any time from September 19th-24th 2022. You’ll have another opportunity to watch these films during our annual film festival December 7-10, 2022
Regent Park Made Visible Coordinator: Lani Akande
Filmmakers: Shanele Soares, Janis Mayers, Rhoma Spencer, Akash Jones, Calla Moya
Shanele Soares (she/her)
Shanele Soares is a Black Muslim videographer from Scarborough. She has been working in the non-profit sector creating community-based video campaigns. She is excited to create her first scripted independent short film for a film festival.
Akash Jones (he/him)
Akash is an emerging black director/animator whose work usually consists of two things. Telling stories that are true to his experience and culture or bringing worlds to life with the art of stop-motion. A TMU film graduate currently aiming to make his mark in the animation and film industries.
Calla Moya (she/her)
Calla Moya is a Toronto-based emerging artist whose work is invested in the materiality of the medium, whether the body, celluloid, or a digital apparatus. In using a reflexive mode in their work, Calla foregrounds an interplay between text, image, and gesture.
Janis Mayers (she/her)
Janis Mayers is a Toronto born theatre creator. A member of ensembles such as Derives produced by Sans Productions and The Solitudes, produced by Aluna theatre. She completed artistic residencies at the Banff Centre, Aluna theatre and the Emerging Creators Unit with Buddies in BadTimes theatre.
Rhoma Spencer (she/her)
Rhoma Spencer is an Actor, Playwright, Director, Docu- Filmmaker and Comedian. When not doing all of the above she can be seen turning a random pot of gastronomic pleasures. A graduate of York University with an MFA in Directing, Rhoma appears in the award winning Canadian movie Scarborough (Compy Films)