“Deluxe Toronto is honoured to partner with WIFT-T to provide a unique opportunity that champions the professional development of a female Canadian producer. We’re excited to play a role in Alana’s career advancement, building on her experience as a filmmaker and sound editor. The Deluxe experience will provide Alana with the opportunity to work amongst the best of the best picture and sound talent in our industry. We are excited to work with Alana to support her career goals.”
— Christa Tazzeo Morson, Vice-President, Sales, Deluxe Toronto
Alana Raymond is a Toronto-based filmmaker and sound editor who completed a BFA through Ryerson University’s Film Production program. After designing a soundscape for a 16mm film assignment she discovered her love for post-production sound. She continued to pursue her education in sound editing and in her final year of study was awarded Best Sound Design at the Ryerson University Film Festival 2017. After establishing herself as a freelance sound editor she became highly involved with the Toronto documentary community and has sound edited documentary shorts that have screened at TIFF, Hot Docs and internationally. Her love of Chinese culture led her to study Mandarin in Beijing, China and she hopes to use her language skills in her future endeavours to be a liaison between North American and Chinese filmmakers.
“Receiving the WIFT-T 2019 Deluxe Toronto Post-Production mentorship is both a great honour and exciting responsibility. I am grateful to WIFT-T for providing experiences such as this, and for the opportunity to be mentored by industry professionals at Deluxe Toronto. I know that this experience will strongly accelerate my growth as a filmmaker, and expand my knowledge of the career paths available in post-production. My goal is to leave this experience with a clearer idea of what is possible for me and my future. I am looking forward to it!”
— Alana Raymond
Now in its 13th year, the Deluxe Toronto Post-Production mentorship offers an immersive learning and mentoring opportunity for an emerging filmmaker. Over three weeks—November 18 to December 6, 2019—Alana will receive hands-on training covering essential learnings about production equipment planning and requirements, dailies solutions, VFX, project management, and post production picture and sound. She will also get one-on-one time with colourists, editors, foley artists, project managers, and operations & sales executives. These mentors have worked on high-calibre feature films and television series including Mimi Leder’s On the Basis of Sex, Tom McCarthy’s Academy Award® winning feature, Spotlight, Paul W.S Anderson’s Resident Evil franchise of films, Altered Carbon and The Umbrella Academy (Netflix), Margaret Atwood’s Emmy-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale for Hulu, and the four-time Academy Award® winner The Shape of Water from Guillermo Del Toro.
Alana will also receive a WIFT-T programming pass to further develop her skills, a cash honorarium, and on stage recognition at the 32nd annual WIFT-T Crystal Awards in December.