Leah Rifkin - Digi Awards 2

LEAH RIFKIN – Executive Producer & Director

Leah is a graduate of the RTA: School of Media at Ryerson University. Leah’s passion for directing began in her final year in high school when she directed, Chamber Music, a one-act play, as well as a full-length play titled, The Dining Room. She gained an interest in producing during her time at Ryerson and it became clear that it would be a part of her career path. Throughout her education, she has always had a strong work ethic and has shown a keen aptitude for leadership.

Leah has many years of experience leading and managing productions, and is immersed in the world of business. She was recently nominated for a 2013 Digi Award for Graduate of the Year. When Leah is not engrossed in her media work she is pounding out the pages of her first book!

Leah is extremely driven and motivated. No matter what she is working on, her purpose is to inspire others.

Creative Writing Team

IMG_0056SONJA VERPOORT – Screenwriter

Sonja is also a graduate of the RTA: School of Media. She has written four original television pilots and one feature film during her time at Ryerson, and has experience with both journalism and prose writing. She is a passionate screenwriter with a fantastic work ethic and exceptional communication skills.

Nikki YeeNIKKI YEE – Story Editor

Nikki is a gifted writer and story editor and has a talent for transforming scripts and stories from good to great. Nikki also graduated from the RTA: School of Media. In her final year at Ryerson she wrote her first feature length script, 7 Deadly Virtues, a grindhouse extravaganza, which was nominated for a TARA Award and was presented at the Ryerson RTA Upfronts in the spring of 2013. 7 Deadly Virtues became a runner up in the Script Pipeline Student Screenwriting Contest. Nikki has worked for several production companies in Los Angeles and Toronto, and has honed her future mogul skills on films such as The Art of the Steal and After the Dark. She is currently working at Prospero Pictures, whose Maps To The Stars has had great success.

Marketing Team

IMG_0068JASON FUNG – Director, Marketing & Communications

Jason is a freelance graphic designer and branding expert. He was trained in design at OCAD and his knowledge of business and marketing spans across many areas. He understands how to make a brand’s visual components align perfectly with its purpose and message. He works with many business owners on their branding and designs. He is super efficient and is always very positive.