Film and Video


Studio Teacher and Tutor

178 Ferguson St. Guelph, Ontario N1L 1G6


tel:  519-836-9388, cell: 416-768-3775

French Immersion Teacher, French specialist, 15 years experience 

Certified teacher in Ontario, # 139301, 

Certified California Studio Teacher #90691 

Film production, 15 years experience:  former I.A.T.S.E. Continuity Supervisor and independent documentary producer-director 

Fibre Artist / Quilt artist 


French Immersion teacher: 6 yrs experience as an elementary, 1989 to 1995. 9 yrs at the secondary level, French, Business, Art, Science and Communications Technology, 1999 to 2008.

2004-2008: Extended and Core French teacher at Cardinal Newman High School

2003-2004: teacher at Père-René-de-Galinée French language secondary school in Cambridge, Ontario, Gr. 7 & 8 Sciences, Gr. 11 & 12 Art

1999-2003: teacher at Cardinal Newman Catholic High School in Scarborough, Extended French, Core French, Business and Communications Technology.

1989-1995: French Specialist, Junior, Intermediate & Senior divisions, teaching elementary French immersion and Core French, James Culnan and St. John’s.

Studio Teaching, 2005 to present- Tutor for child actors (minors)

All shows with Laurelwood Productions since 2005

  • 2021 Gamesavers, Rosalie Turmel 13, Noah Turcotte 12, Adam Moussamih 14, Haleea Tokeph, 14
    DarkWindows (Chucky) Alyvia Alyn Lind 13, Bjorgvin Arnason 15, Zakary Arthur 14, Teo Briones 16
  • 2020 Home Alone (Untitled) Max Ivutin 12, Katie Beth Hall 15
    Gamesavers Rosalie Turmel 13, Adam Moussamih 14,
    Endlings CalebThomas Ferrin, 13,
  • 2019 Designated Survivor 3, McKenna Grace, 12
    Grand Army Amalia Yoo, 17, Zac Kara, 17, Jaden Jordan 16 , Maddie Brydges 15
    Elissa James, 16, Rachel Boyd 16, Lola Blackman 17, Alexander Gallimore 16,
    David Iacono, 17, Emira Mesihovic, 16, Ava Preston, 15, Osias Reid, 11,
    Mercedes Slater, 9, Cole Bullock 15
  • Feel the Beat, Justin Allan, 6, Amy Kobayashi, 7, Kai Zen Inoue, 7, Carina Battrick, 7
    Johanna Colon, 11, Shaylea Mansfield 10, Shiloh Nelson 10, Lidya Jewett, 12
    Sadie Lapidus, 12, Eva Hauge, 13
  • 2018 The Umbrella Academy, Aiden Gallagher, 14
    Baldy, Charlie Zeltzer, 7
    Endlings, Michaela Luci,12, Cale Thomas Ferrin, 12, Kamaia Fairburn, 15, Edison Grant 15
    Disney – Nutcracker, MacKenzie Foy, 17
    Jett, Violet McGraw, 7
  • 2017 “Lucky Day”, Ella Quinn, 11
    “When I Grow Up”, Mikaela Blake, 11
    “Designated Survivor”, McKenna Grace, 11
    “Wonderful World/Zombies”, Kingston Foster, 6, Meg Donnelly 16, Milo Manheim, 16, Sienna ,
  • 2016 “IT”, Jaeden Lieberher, 13, Jeremy Ray Taylor,13, Sophia Lillis, 14, Finn Wolfhard, 13
    Chosen Jacobs, 15, Jack Dylan Grazer, 12, Wyatt Oleff, 12, Jackson Scott, 7
    “The Sound of Christmas”, Micah Kalisch, age 14
    Nickelodeon ”Sit and Stay Pet Café” Piper Juhan 9, Brandon Rossel, 12, Mirabelle Lee, 9
    “Designated Survivor”, McKenna Grace, age 10, Tanner Buchanan, age 17
    “Paranormal Witness”, Avah Stasik, age 7
  • 2015 “A Family Man” ( Headhunter’s Calling”), Max Jenkins, age 10 , Julia Butters, age 6
    “The Good Dinosaur”, Raymond Ochoa, age 14
    “Suits, Season 5”, Jacob Buster, age 11
  • 2014 “Bark Ranger”, Lucius Hoyos, age 12, Zoe Fraser, age 12
    “Web of Lies”, Nicholas Ballarini, age 14
  • 2013 “Reign”, Peter da Cunha, age 10, Jackson Hodge-Carter, age 6
  • 2012 “Unlikely Heroes”, Dylan Authors, 16, Alex Wall, 14, Ana Golja 16,
    Eden Sanders, 13, Emilia McCarthy, 15
  • 2011 “The Barrens” Peter DaCunha, age 8, Ethan Lubinski, age 6
    “Frenemies”, Mary Mouser, age 14
    “Against the Wall”, Dylan Minette, age 14
  • 2010 “Change of Plans” Jakobe Dempsey, age 12, Bobby Soto, age 16
    Clarissa Suwoko, age 5
    “Falling Skies” – Maxim Knight, age 11
    “High Stakes” – Bradley Perry, age 11
    “Dream House” – Rachel Fox, age 15
  • 2009 “Living in your Car” – Maria Horner, age 16
  • 2008 “Saving God” – Cole Mellows, Matthew Serafino
    “The Latest Buzz” – Zoe Belkin, Demetrius Joyette, Justin Kelly,
  • 2007 “Pictures of Hollis Woods” – Ridge Canipe, age13
    “The Gathering” – Jenna Boyd, age 14, Hannah Lochner, age 14
  • 2006 “Runaway” – Nathan Gamble, Sarah Remos,
    “Jump” – Lauren “Keke” Palmer, 13, Micah Williams, 15
  • 2005 “The Return of Zoom”, Spencer Breslin, 13, Ryan Newman, 7
    “Knights of the South Bronx”, Lauren “Keke” Palmer, age 12, Malcolm Kelley, 12, Yucini Diaz, 11, Antonio Ortiz, 6, Yves Michel-Beneche, 12


California Studio Teacher, 2005

Master of Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education / University of Toronto, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, 1999-2002

California teacher certification, French, Multiple Subjects 2001

California State University Fullerton: Teacher Education courses towards California Teacher Certification 1996-1999.

French Specialist, Faculty of Education, University of Toronto, 1992-93

Faculty of Education, University of Toronto, B.Ed, French and Drama, 1988-1989

Conservatoire Indépendant du Cinéma Français, Paris, France, 1969-1971, Diplomas, Assistant Director and Script-supervisor.

St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, B.A. French major, 1966-1969

As a film-maker:

15 years experience freelancing in film-production as a Continuity Supervisor, for hundreds of television commercials and on feature films. Wrote, produced and directed several documentaries for television as well as training videos.

2011-present, Producer/Member of Ed Video Media Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario

1995-1999, independent film and video-maker in Orange County, California, developing and shooting documentaries, training videos and public service and community programming

1974-1989: freelance Continuity Supervisor in Toronto, documentary writer-producer-director

Most recent productions:

2017 “Contemporary Canadian Art Quilts”, writer/producer/editor of a 12 min. video and curator of the multimedia show of the same name in the City Hall Berlin Tower Artspace in Kitchener, Ontario, with video displayed on a bank of 20 Christie Digital MicroTiles.

2016-17 – Video trilogy on the Restoration of the 1919 Casavant Pipe Organ in the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, Guelph, Ontario and the Restoration and Re-dedication of the Basilica in 2016. (about 15 min. each)

2013 – Producer/Director/Videographer: “Horse-Logging in Southern Ontario”, 25 min.

1996-1999 – Associate Producer, Development: worked with Director/Producer Michel Jones to bring the Kim Campbell biography “Through the Looking Glass” to production by the National Film Board of Canada.

1997 – “Corazon, Lead-builder Training” video, 23-minute training video for Corazon, an all-volunteer organization that builds houses and communities in Mexico for the very poor.

1996 – “Flying Geese Quilters’ Quilt Show” – produced, shot and edited a 50 min. special interest video and half-hour version for television.

Member PSA Committee of Women in Film, Los Angeles – contributions :

1998 – Director, on “CL Blast-off” a PSA for California Literacy, which resulted in the recruiting of more than 250 new volunteer literacy teachers.

1997 – Associate Producer on a PSA for the Lymphoma Research Foundation

1996-1998 Fund-raising Sub-Committee, grant-writing

Earlier Canadian documentary productions, as writer, producer, director,

including “Swiss Carnival in Toronto”, 1982, TVO, CBC,

Fibre Artist:

Award-winning Quilt Artist, 1995-present

Selected shows

“Contemporary Canadian Art Quilts” Multimedia: video on a 5 ft square bank of Christie Digital LED monitors, showing art quilts from 50 Canadian Textile Artists, as well as a physical show of 18 smaller art quilts.

Writer/Product/Editor and Curator, Berlin Tower Artspace, Kitchener City Hall, April/May 2017

Solo Exhibits:

‘Scapes, ‘Scopes and Abstracts,

Quilted wall-hangings, from landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes and microscapes to abstracts. 10C Shared Space, sponsored by the Guelph Arts Council, Guelph, Ontario, Dec. 2021

“Art Quilts” Westminster Branch Guelph Public Library January 2017

“The Last Ten Years”, Atmosphere Café, Guelph, Dec 2015-Jan 2016

“The Making of an Artist” – a 40-year retrospective of quilts, film/video and photography, at Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph, January. 2014

-Artist in residence at the Waterloo County and Area Quilt Gallery, in St. Jacobs, Ontario, 2004 , 2008 and 2013
as well as many other local, national and international group shows.

-recipient of nine Ontario Arts Council grants as a Visiting Artist in Education, spending 30 days a year in elementary school classrooms as a Quilt Artist, 2005-2016

-commissions, classes, lectures, workshops, long-arm quilting.


Fully bilingual English-French, good working knowledge of German, Spanish and Italian Dual nationality: Canadian and Swiss

Married, four adult children, seven grand-children