Alumni selected to develop projects through Women in the Director’s Chair

Women in the Director's Chair

Three alumni have been selected for the Women in the Director’s Chair (WIDC) 2020 Story & Leadership program.

Rachel Beaulieu (NSI IndigiDocs), Rachel Cairns (NSI Totally Television) and Hayley Gray (TELUS STORYHIVE) are three of the eight women selected for the mentoring program. The four-month program aims to help mid-career directors develop an existing project with the goal to debut their piece. The participants will also attend an Industry Immersion intensive at the 2020 Whistler Film Festival.

Hayley will further her feature-length environmental drama, Dry Year. Rachel Beaulieu plans to debut her web series, Coupon Kids and Rachel Cairns plans to develop her debut feature film Glo, In the Dark.

Past WIDC Feature Film Award recipient and NSI alumna Gloria Ui Young Kim (NSI Diverse TV Director) will return to mentor the directors.

The program runs November 2020 to March 2021.

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