The Twisted Slipper kicks off movie project at Whistler Pride
Local Whistler Film Makers wins a spot at Crazy 8’s Film Festival and set to take flight at Whistler Pride and Ski Festival
It is wonderfully coincidental that just a couple of days ago, a few local filmmakers from Whistler have been chosen by a Vancouver film festival to make a gay genre film! Out of almost 200 entrants – they have been chosen in the final 6. The film is a short, about a young gay man, finding his way through a fairy tale to his true self. A drag queen and some sass give him courage to own all that his Stepmother and Stepsisters don’t allow him too. Ending on a high note, it’s a great message and a wonderfully funny and spectacular film to be made by our local team.
The talented Whistler creator will be at the Welcome Expo on Sun., Jan. 25th 4-7PM to talk more about the film “Twisted Slipper” -you can’t miss this dazzling diva! So if you would like more information on how you can get involved, she will be there to answer all!
Twisted Slipper Creative Team
Sharai Rewels – Creator/Writer/Actress
After nearly a decade of acting in and creating short films as a hobby, Saharai Rewels has been acting professionally since 2012. Awarded Heavy Hitting Horror Fest’s “Best Actress” on three separate occasions, and the People’s Choice Award 2013 for a short she co-wrote/co-produced. Sharai was also the star of the “Best in Show” film “Katch-Up” at WSSF 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown 2013. The tenacity and dedication she brings to each project inspires us to expect big things from her in the next few years.
Angie Nolan – Writer/Director
Born and raised in BC, Angie got her start in TV as a teenager when she landed a production assistant job on the Beachcombers. After high school and college she continued to work in the industry in front and behind camera in a variety of roles. The longest stint being over 10 years as an assistant director on various feature films and television series shot in Vancouver. After a car accident in late 1999 Angie rethought the course of her career and decided to dive head first into the more creative side of filmmaking. Since then she has written, directed and acted in a number of her own film and theatre projects. This includes a number of award winning short films made under Swift Rock Productions, which she co-founded with producer Katie Schaitel. Angie has worked as Industry Programmer/Programming Manager at the Whistler Film Festival for 12 years. She is also an actress with Moving Pictures Talent & Entertainment Group an apprentice member of both DGC and UBC/ACTRA.
Katie Schaitel – Producer
Katie hold a theatre degree from the University of Regina. From Shakespeare to Pantomimes, Horror movies and comedies, there is a wide range of styles and mediums she works with when telling a story. It doesn’t stop there. She is a regular producer for Tim Emmett Adventures on Epic TV and also makes documentaries. Within these productions she wears many hats, from producer, writer, actor, editor to directing, casting and location scouting. It’s busy, but an absolute passion for her, so no job ever feels like a job. She is co-founder of Swift Rock Productions with Angie Nolan and has acted in a variety of producer roles on many of their award winning short films that have been seen a the Whistler Film Festival, WSSF 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown, Heavy Hitting HorrorFest and at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival in England.