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Directors' Bios

Fiona Cleary

Fiona Cleary

Fiona Cleary is an aspiring Canadian filmmaker with a passion and focus on advancing her skills in the Film and Television industry. Fiona grew up on a dairy farm in Spencerville, Ontario and got her start in her high school drama department. Working on countless musicals and productions over her years there, lead her to direct a play, 'Flakey Lips', in the Sears Drama Festival. Along with her cast members, the show moved on to the Provincial Showcase where Fiona was honoured with a MIRA Award for her directing.

After this experience she found a passion and confidence to further journey down a career path in entertainment and production and expand beyond the walls of theatre. She currently is studying at Humber College in the Film and Television Production program. During her studies she directed the short documentary, 'Breath of Life', which tells the story of Hélène Campbell during her life-changing wait for a double lung transplant. While Fiona is continuing her studies for another year, she is constantly working on her own projects as well as volunteers and immerses herself in the Canadian film industry.

Justin MacDonald

Justin MacDonald

Hailing from Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Justin MacDonald is an aspiring producer and Production Management Major in his final year studying Film & Television Production at Humber College in Toronto.  His first documentary, Breath of Life is currently screening in competition as part of Air Canada's 2016 En Route Film Festival. The film is receiving accolades from audiences for it's uplifting and inspiring message on the subject of organ donation.

Justin is currently in development and pre-production on his next short film, a drama called Almond. In his spare time, he is an active volunteer in his community devoting his time to student leadership organizations, food security awareness and the Performing Art's Centre in his community to name a few.