The Production Team

Katie Uhlmann
Creator / Producer / Director

katie-uhlmannKatie Uhlmann is an award winning director, writer, and actor and was born and raised in Trenton, Ontario, Canada. After graduating from Queen’s University with a degree in drama and psychology, she started pursuing a career in film and moved to Toronto. Katie has acted in countless shows (Workin’ Moms, Just Passing Through, Paranormal Witness), commercials and independent films (Kingdom Come). She is also known for her work as a host on her web show entitled Katie Chats where she completed over 3000 interviews with guests including David Cronenberg, Tatiana Maslany, and oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche. Katie has now turned to focusing on creating female character driven comedic content. Her first short film entitled “Pyramid Scream” is an absurdist comedy about a woman who will go to any length to recruit a new member to her pyramid scheme business. The film has gone to festivals internationally, and won several awards including The Festival Director Award at the Toronto Independent Film Festival. Katie is the director, co-creator and co-star of the critically acclaimed comedy webseries, My Roommate’s an Escort.


trish-rainoneTrish Rainone
Creator / Producer

Trish Rainone is an actress, writer and producer from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. She graduated with a degree in Psychology from Laurentian University after first dropping out of film school. She moved to Toronto to pursue a career in film a few years ago after appearing as a Sunshine Girl in the Trailer Park Boys’ film Swearnet: The Movie, directed by Warren P. Sonoda. (Which filmed in her hometown, The Soo!)  Trish has appeared in several commercials, short films and feature films since, including a “pause-or-you’ll-miss-her” role in the popular horror feature, The Void. After earning a series of acting roles and with a desire to create, (and wanting to play a fun, leading role) Trish began writing and producing. The first short film she co-wrote and produced, Constance, had a successful film festival run in 2016 in the States and Canada, earning her a Best Actress Award. Trish met Katie Uhlmann in January of 2016 and they began writing together immediately.  She loves being Heather in My Roommate’s an Escort and can’t wait to create more!


David Carruthers
Executive Producer

David is a veteran filmmaker who works as a 1st Assistant Director and line producer. With over 40 credits to his name, David has worked with every major studio, production company and network in the country. David’s most recent 1st AD projects include Workin’ Moms, Murdoch Mysteries, Orphan Black, Lost Girl and Rookie Blue. As a line producer, David’s latest project was the critically-acclaimed and Telefilm-backed feature film The Dark Stranger (dir. Chris Trebilcock), which he produced in 2014.

 


julian-adderleyJulian Francis Adderley
Producer

Julian is a producer and editor from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  He received his Avid Certification for Editing in Post-Production at the Vancouver Film School in 1996 and graduated from the Sheridan College Media Arts program with a Diploma of Applied Art in 1998.  That same year he garnered the Can Pro Independent Producer’s Award for Excellence for his production of the short film The Lesser King. He has worked on a wide range of projects throughout his career for such well established clients as Corus Entertainment, Global Television, CTV, Nikon, Grey Canada and Lions Gate Films.  He has written, produced and edited promotional ad campaigns and commercials for KIA Motors and TVA Films through TVAccess Productions where he also supervised staff schedules and project assignments in both the Senior Editor and Edit Supervisor roles. As a freelance producer his work has been featured in a variety of film and television festivals including the Just For Laughs comedy festival and the Tribeca Film Festival.  He was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for his work on the documentary news series 16×9: The Bigger Picture for Global Television. He previously collaborated with Katie Uhlmann as associate producer and editor on her award winning short film Pyramid Scream and is currently collaborating with her again on the upcoming comedy series My Roommate’s An Escort serving as co-producer, editor and composer.

Stephanie Baird
Line Producer / Production Manager

stephanie-bairdStephanie is an actor slash producer that hails from the small town of Erin, ON. She graduated from Randolph Academy (RAPA), where she spent two years acting, singing, and dancing her way to a diploma. Since graduating, Stephanie has performed all over Southern Ontario in various theatre venues including: The Mohawk Racetrack Dinner Theatre, Storefront Theatre and toured with the Improv group “Only the Weak”. Stephanie began producing films in 2014 and now has 9 producing credits under her belt including: 77 Days, Reservation, Politics, The Hotel Room and IRL the Series. Four of the films have been sold to international distributer, Gonella Productions, in France. Her films have appeared at numerous film festivals including: Reelworld Film Festival, Toronto International Short Film Festival, Hamilton Film Festival, Toronto Independent Film Festival and even TIFF Kids International Film Festival – Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase (back in the day).


justin-buyukozerJustin Buyukozer
Production Designer

Justin has a Bachelor’s with Specialized Honours in Devised Theatre from York University (Toronto). As a Set and Costume Designer: Festival IV (VCP), Urinetown: the Musical (StageWorks), and Sleepwalk (Chris Di Staulo), The Harrowing (Clock Tower Productions) as an Assistant Director, Co-Producer, Make-up Artist, Set and Costume Designer. Currently Justin is working with Native Earth as a set designer for their production of SPAWN in the rEvolver Theatre Festival. His performing experiences include performer and co-founding member of Only the Weak Improv and Sketch Comedy Company, StageWorks Toronto: Ensemble in Parade, Officer Barrel in Urinetown: the Musical. For Vanier College Productions: Vanier Improv Company (VIC), Sam Truman in Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Gangster One in The Drowsy Chaperone, Bobby in Cabaret, Chorus in Reefer Madness: the Musical, Ryan in Secondary Wishes: a Musical Comedy. Theatre Zoetik: Asher in Aragrad. Elsewhere: A performer in It Dreams: Prigg (York University).

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