We are a small independent film production company based in Toronto. Our intention is to tell compelling stories that provoke thought, expand our awareness and inspire.
Elizabeth Melanson was born and raised in Oakville, Ontario, and first explored her passion for drama at the Etobicoke School of the Arts. Elizabeth then attended the renowned School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. While completing her BA in Cinema-Television Critical Studies with a minor in Dramatic Arts, Elizabeth interned for high-profile entertainment companies including Lions Gate, Independent Artists Agency, and Jennifer Cooper Casting. Upon returning to Toronto in 2013, Elizabeth co-founded The Mini Films with former schoolmate Mouna Traoré. Their first short dramatic narrative, All of Me, was selected by CBC’s shorts television program Canadian Reflections. Elizabeth has continued her creative journey as a first-time co-director on Adorn, which won Best Narrative Short at the Montreal International Black Film Festival. Currently, she is developing a comedy series, The Break Up Artists, with Traoré.
Co-Founder, Producer, Writer
Mouna Traoré is a writer and producer born and raised in Toronto. While attending the prestigious Etobicoke School of the Arts, Mouna wrote and starred in several theatrical productions, including her short play My Vagina is Angry Because I'm Black, which went on to be featured in the Luminato Festival and Tarragon Theatre's Paprika Festival. Since graduating from high school, Mouna has been pursuing her bachelors degree in Arts and Science at The University of Toronto as well as writing short narrative films. Her short film writing debut is All of Me (2014) that presents a contemporary perspective on the precarious nature of relationships and the universal themes of love and deceit.