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Jackie Torrens

Keynote Conversation with Nisha Pahuja

Jackie Torrens (she/they) is an actor, writer & film director. She and producer Jessica Brown own & operate Peep Media, a production company based in Halifax. Their films include Edge of East, My Week on Welfare and Small Town Show Biz. Their latest feature film, Bernie Langille Wants to Know What Happened To Bernie Langille, premiered at Hot Docs & won Best Documentary & Best Editing at the AIFF, Best Cinematography at the New York Independent Film Festival, Best Atlantic Filmmaker from the Lunenburg Documentary Festival and WIFT-AT's Best Director. It is currently available to stream on CBC Gem. Jackie has also done two documentary films for Telltale Productions, Free Reins (CBC) and the feature length Radical Age (Vision). Torrens’ CBC radio documentaries include The Poet Laureate of Youth Now, which received an Atlantic Journalism Award & Camp Mini Ha Ha, which received a CBC Award of Excellence.

Jackie Torrens
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