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Pocket Film School

Producer/Director
Gina Simone

Gina Simone is an emerging Producer, Director and Editor in the film industry, working mostly in Toronto Ontario and Vancouver BC. Since graduating from York University’s BFA program, with honours, Gina has not stopped breathing life into a stream of features, shorts, commercials and music videos. 

Keen to create stories with impact, her recent work includes producing a short Indigenous film in Tofino BC titled Whale, a pick of the Harold Greenberg and Bell Media shorts to features program. In summer 2018 Gina, a member of a small team of four, wrote, produced and directed an online film school unlike any other, Pocket Film School, released fall of 2019. 

Her career as a Producer began on a successful feat when she Produced and Picture Edited Canalplays’ first ever web series, The Village Green, that has gone on to win awards around the world. Not long after, she Produced the dramatizations for CBC’s political documentary I, Pedophile, nominated for a 2017 CSA. Later that year, Gina co-directed season 1 of the Second Generation web series now on Amazon Prime, and co-produced the first season of a new series titled Walking on Sunshine. 

In 2018, she became a member of the DGC as an assistant director. Most passionately, Gina is always directing documentary content, her recent documentary projects include one shot in Mexico about Belgium artist Peter Terrin, and a mental health short doc titled I Need My Best Friend Back, featured at the Rendezvous With Madness festival in Toronto. 

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