Award Winning Filmmaker ~Motivational Speaker ~ Author
Tina has been part of the Canadian film, television and stage scene for over 30 years as an award winning actress, writer, producer and director. She is a graduate of Ryerson University FIlm Studies and an alumnus of Academy Award Winner Norman Jewison's - Canadian Film Centre . Over the years, film critics have dubbed Tina "a driving force" and "visionary," creating works of "faith and healing."
Her feature directing debut "Rumi Turning Ecstatic,"had its World Broadcast Premiere on VISION TV - January 2006. Since then, it has been translated into 3 languages and programmed in over 18 countries, including a special invite to the United Nations in 2007. It received a Best Direction Award at Brilliant Light Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Tina wrote and produced a half hour documentary entitled "Animating the Golden Rule" - a captivating journey through the world's various faith traditions through music, rap and drama - as animated by grade 10 and 11 youth.It premiered at the United Nations in 2009.
Nelson Publishing, Canada's premiere textbook publisher, licensed excerpts from the film for their Teachers Resource Guide 2010 World Religion Textbook. She is co-author of "The Golden Rule Guidebook" for educators and is an accredited juror for The Coalition for Quality Children's Media.
Currently in development, is a Documentary about the Pain Epidemic in N. America www.pandemicofdenial.com
When not teaching or making films, she is an advocate on the issue of Chronic Pain www.givepainavoice.org
Tina's illustrated children' s book "Krista-link-a-la and the Size 13 Shoes" is available on Amazon. It is a witty homage to Cinderella and a celebration of her cultural heritage.
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