© Allegra Chiarella, 2017
Past lives as an actor, photographer, and travelling circus merchant inexplicably paved Solmund’s road to filmmaking. They work as an AD on union productions and are constantly making films of their own, but all their work focuses on strengthening the arts community in their hometown of Winnipeg.
They’ve connected local filmmakers through SPLIT: A Film Anthology, showcased young artists work in the IOU Video Festival, and paired mentors with trainees during production of The Debut.
They were the youngest person to have won the RBC Emerging Filmmaker Pitch Contest at 18, Production Coordinated their first studio funded feature at 18, and managed to not commit fraud while applying for their first tax credit at 18. Busy year!
Their love of telling stories drives their undeniable work ethic, and with more ideas than time they look forward to a fast-paced future in filmmaking.