Luvia Petersen – Director
Luvia Petersen is an actor and director living in Vancouver, BC. She’s currently working as a series regular on the new CityTV police procedural The Murders. Other select acting credits include Ghost Wars (Syfy/Netflix)for which she was nominated for Leo Award for best actress, and Continuum (SyFy) for which she was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award and a Leo Award for best actress.
Directing credits include the short film Dog Bite; a dark comedy relationship drama starring Jennifer Spence. (You Me Her, Travelers, Continuum) Luvia co-directed the independent feature film Writing Kim along with Producer and lead actress Alison Ward which was completed in 2018. Luvia also directed two music videos for indie band Miss Quincy – one of which won an “Award of Excellence” at the 2016 Canadian International Film Festival.
Alison Ward – Writer/Producer/Co-Director
Alison Ward (She/They) is a creator/producer of independent film and theatre with a specific interest in LGBTQIA+ and women’s stories. She holds a B.F.A degree in Theatre from York University, a diploma from Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts and has trained extensively at Toronto’s Second City in Improvisation. While in Toronto, she was one half of the Sketch Comedy Duo “Hot Garbage” and co-hosted the monthly variety show “Cabaret! Cabaret!” She has written the plays “Hungry Woman’s Breakfast“, “1/4 Life Crisis” and “No Gold Star” and performed and produced each in various cities.
Her work in film includes director of the short “15 Years Later”, co-writer/producer of the short “Empty With Purpose”(Mac Film Festival Brazil), writer/director and co-producer “It’s Not About Kate” (HerStory Cinephelia Society Festival Nashville, Mesa International Film Festival), co-producer of music video “Damn You” for indie band Miss Quincy, and writer/producer/co-director of the Feature “Writing Kim” (QFlix Philadelphia, L.I.M.P.A. Finalist (Best Supporting Actress – Alison Ward).
Currently, she lives, works and writes in Vancouver.