Mentorship: One-on-Ones with Scripted Editors
November 19, 2022

This event took place on November 19, 2022.

Presented in English / Présenté en anglais

Presented in English.

Tick-tock, tick-tock. Time never seems to stop when you’re on the job. It can be tough to bring your head up to find the time to ask your burning questions, let alone find someone who may hold the answers. That all stops here. Join the CCE for a unique mentorship event centered around one-on-one conversations with working picture editors from across the country. You’ll get eight uninterrupted minutes to chat with each of our participating mentors – any and all editing topics are on the table. This is your time to gain the specific insights you’ve been looking for. Stick around after the allotted time for virtual networking with all in attendance.

The following bios are only written in the presenting language.

Participating Mentors:

Lindsay Allikas PhotoLindsay Allikas is an editor working in film, television and documentary. She has worked on the feature films CONCRETE VALLEY (Antoine Bourges), THE SWEARING JAR, AMERICAN WOMAN and THROUGH BLACK SPRUCE, all of which premiered at TIFF. Her most recent collaboration with director Chelsea McMullam, CRYSTAL PITE: ANGELS’ ATLAS premiered at VIFF, before screening on the documentary channel in the fall. Her television work includes WORKIN’ MOMS, RUN THE BURBS, TALL BOYZ, IN THE MAKING, ANNE WITH AN E, and MICHAEL: EVERY DAY. Allikas hails from Montreal and received a BFA in Film Production from UBC. She lives in Toronto with her dog Whiskey.

Courtney Goldman PhotoCourtney Goldman is a Senior Editor with over 10 years’ experience, 3 Emmy nominations, a Canadian Screen Award nom, a Director’s Guild of Canada Award win, a Canadian Cinema Editor’s Award win and several more nominations. She’s cut over 100 episodes of TV, plus was the Supervising Editor on dozens more. Courtney specializes in family, kids and tween, live action, scripted series (WAFFLES & MOCHI’S RESTAURANT, ODD SQUAD, GHOSTWRITER, ENDLINGS, etc) and long-form (DINO DANA: THE MOVIE, ODD SQUAD: WORLD TURNED ODD). Her jam is creative problem-solving edits and she adores helping bring stories to life.

Aren grew up in Vancouver in the 80s, making music and movies with his friends. He moved to Toronto to attend the CFC and went on to edit many features and series, including the recent KIDS IN THE HALL reboot, KIM’S CONVENIENCE and the new ORPHAN BLACK: EXHOES. Aren is driven to continually learn and push himself as an editor, and to share his knowledge with anyone who wants it.

Christopher Minns PhotoChristopher Minns is two time CSA nominee, CCE Awards winner. Christopher attended the Humber College Post Production Program in 2010. Since then, he’s been working in film and television for over 10 years, with credits including THE LAKE, GINNY AND GEORGIA, SURREALESTATE, CAVENDISH, LETTERKENNY and many more.

Stephen Philipson Photo Philipson CCE is an award-winning editor whose credits include the TV series RAISED BY WOLVES, AMERICAN GODS and HANNIBAL, and Canadian film favourites such as THE WILD HUNT, voted Best Canadian First Feature and one of Canada’s Top Ten by the Toronto International Film Festival, and GROWN UP MOVIE STAR, a prize-winner at Sundance. Never one to turn down an adventure, he once traveled to Sri Lanka to edit an epic Action/Romance about the Sri Lankan civil war (in Tamil and Singhalese) for a director who contacted him randomly over the internet. Stephen is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre and Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

DG Truster PhotoGillian is a Toronto-based editor with a diverse career editing drama series, feature films, and MOWs in a variety of genres. She has had the good fortune of working with many prominent and celebrated producers, directors, and screenwriters.
Gillian is best known for her work on ORPHAN BLACK, ANNE WITH AN E, and THE EXPANSE. She has won two CSA awards, a DGC award, and has earned twelve award nominations.

Jorge Weisz PhotoJorge Weisz, CCE was born and raised in Mexico City and is currently based in Toronto. He has worked on award-winning films such as Peter Stebbings’ EMPIRE OF DIRT, which premiered at TIFF 2013, Michel Franco’s LAS HIJAS DE ABRIL, which won the Un Certain Regard’s Jury Prize at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and Danis Goulet’s NIGHT RAIDERS, which premiered at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival under the Panorama section and had its North American premiere as a Gala at TIFF. Recently, he teamed up again with Christian Sparkes for the film Sweetland.

Currently, Jorge is working on the series THE HORROR OF DOLORES ROACH for Blumhouse/Amazon.

Nicholas Wong PhotoNicholas Wong is an award-winning editor, who continues to deliver high quality work and collaboration that is sought after in the film and television industry. Since graduating from Ryerson University with a B.F.A. in film studies, Nicholas has applied his extensive knowledge of filmmaking and storytelling to a successful career in editing. Working in a variety of formats, including half hour and hour long episodic television, features, music videos, and web series, Nicholas’ credits include THE EXPANSE, CODE 8, UTOPIA FALLS, KILLJOYS and BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW, for which he received the CSA Award for Best Picture Editing, Comedy in 2020.

Nicholas is currently working on the fourth and final season of SNOWPIERCER for TNT.

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About the Event

November 19, 2022

1-3pm EST



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