Our Super 6 Series: U of W Alumni Panel returns on October 18! This panel gives Manitoban film professionals a chance to share their experiences with both experienced and aspiring film professionals. We’re presenting our latest Super 6 at the UWPG Film Festival on October 18 at 7 p.m. at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (400 Colony Street).
Check out the other list of events on the UWPG Film Fest’s website here.
Super 6 Series Panelists:
Nathalie Massaroni is a Manitoba-based editor and post production supervisor. After graduating from the University of Winnipeg’s film program, she gained experience in various roles on projects including Night Hunter, Siberia, How It Ends, and GONE: My Daughter.
Nathalie got the opportunity to pursue her dream career — a professional film editor — when she joined Farpoint Films, an award-winning production company. Since then she has edited features and series including Wintertide, Alter Boys, Seeking Fire, and Ice Vikings. In addition to her work as an editor, she is also a post production supervisor of more than 250 hours of television.
Nathalie has also edited for APTN (D dot H) and CBC (I Hurt Myself, Home Away from Home, and Next Gen). If she’s not working on a computer, you can find Nathalie at the dance studio or sipping coffee with a cat on her lap.
JJ Neepin is an Indigenous writer & director based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is a member of the Fox Lake Cree Nation.
JJ is the founder of JJNeepinFilms INC. and has screened many of her works in festivals around the world. She began her TV career directing for several documentaries, including APTN’s Michif Country and Taken.
In 2022, JJ made the move from documentary to scripted television and directed an episode of CTV’s Hudson & Rex, season 5.
Rebecca Gibson: As an award-winning writer, director, producer, series creator, story editor and actor, Rebecca’s work in documentary, drama, and comedy has played in festivals, in theatres, and on TV screens around the world.
She is a devoted and internationally recognized mentor and an advocate for equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion.
Sydney Sabiston is a Manitoba based actress and filmmaker. After graduating from The University of Winnipeg’s Theatre & Film program, she began her journey on set as an Assistant Director. With a special interest in acting in and producing horror films, she then made her way on screen and has notable acting credits, including: All Fun and Games, Time Cut, Psycho Killer, Acting Good, Levels, Under the Christmas Sky, Etc.
While Sydney continues to pursue her passion and growing career as an actress, she works at Film Training Manitoba as their Training and Partnerships Manager. Sydney is passionate about building strong relationships with our local crew and talent here in Manitoba and tries to support and champion those around her.
Adam Yasinski is a U of W alumni. He was part of the Theatre and Film program from 2014- 2018.
He currently works in the Camera Department on Union shows here in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is also a full member of ICG-669.
Adam Smoluk is the Executive Director of Film Training Manitoba. Adam graduated with a Business Administration diploma from McMaster University and with honours from Red River College (RRC)’s Human Resource Management and Management Development programs. He has earned two HR designations.
His debut film, HORSETHIEVES, won the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film at the Winnipeg International Film Festival. His second feature film, FOODLAND, was acquired by Shaw and premiered on the Independent Film Channel (IFC). He served as a director for the Frantic Films and Discovery Channel’s true-crime series IN PLAIN SIGHT.
FTM is a non-for-profit charity and member of the Province of Manitoba’s sector council program (through the Department of Economic Development and Jobs). FTM conducts workforce development and training to build a highly skilled and adaptable film industry to support the activities of Manitoba production companies. FTM collaborates with members of the film and television industry to identify the training needs within the community.