Gina Simone

Gina Simone is a Producer, Director, AD and Editor in the film industry, working mostly in Toronto Ontario and Vancouver BC. Since graduating from York University’s BFA program, with honours, Gina has not stopped breathing life into a stream of features, shorts, commercials and music videos. 
Keen to create stories with impact, her recent work includes producing and picture editing a short Indigenous film in Tofino BC titled Whale, a pick of Harold Greenberg and Bell Media shorts to features program. In fall of 2019, Gina and a small group of four, released an online film school unlike any other, Pocket Film School.

Her career Producing began with Canalplays’ first web series, The Village Green, that has gone on to win awards around the world. Not long after, she Produced the dramatizations for CBC’s political documentary I, Pedophile, nominated for a 2017 CSA. Later that year, Gina co-directed season 1 of the Second Generation web series now on Amazon Prime.  In 2018, she became a member of the DGC as an assistant director.

Most passionately, Gina is always directing documentary content, her recent documentary projects include one shot in Mexico about Belgian artist, a mental health short doc titled I Need My Best Friend Back, featured at the Rendezvous With Madness festival in Toronto, as well as a series of short documentary films about the work of Dr. Lorna Jean Edmonds. You can find her every March judging Skillz Canada at high schools around the GTA!