Leah Mckendrick

 

Writer/Director

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Leah McKendrick is an award-winning filmmaker and actress originally from San Francisco. She is widely known for the critically acclaimed digital musical series which she created and starred in, Destroy the Alpha Gammas, which made her a Webby Award Honoree and a Streamy Award Nominee for Best Independent Series.

Her feature film debut as a writer/producer/actress- the revenge thriller, M.F.A.- was nominated for the Grand Jury Award at SXSW 2017 and dubbed "the first horror movie to speak to the #MeToo era" by The New York Times.

Leah's romcom script Voicemails for Isabelle was preempted by Columbia Pictures and made it onto the 2019 Black List and Hit List. Her first TV show, What the Fuck, Glenn? is in the works at HBO Max with supervising producer, Bruce Miller. Leah is currently working on her dream job –writing the Grease prequel, Summer Lovin’ for Paramount.

Mariah Owen

 

Producer

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Mariah Owen is an award-winning actress and filmmaker from Toronto. She founded her production company, GTE Productions, at the age of 21 and has been called “The Youngest EP in Hollywood” by numerous outlets. Most recently, she produced SXSW-darling feature M.F.A. and Daddy’s Playground (Mammoth FF ‘19). In 2019, she executive produced Canada’s largest festival for web series and podcasts; T.O. Webfest; held at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The emerging powerhouse has been called a “tour de force from the indie film industry” (Broadway World) and “one of Canada’s most impressive young producers” (Indiescreen) !

In addition, her directorial debut music video for Common Deer’s song Glass (Redux) was called “divine” (Indie88). She has been lucky to work with some of the biggest names in the biz such as Eastwood and Roberts, and for some of the largest brands; EA Sports, NHL, UGG, Yamaha to name a few, and on projects that spark conversations around the globe.