A perpetual asker of big questions, Cailleah has appeared on either side of the camera, seeking to shed a little light on the human experience. Her creative projects have lead her to work in the US, Europe and Japan. Cailleah currently works in Toronto as an independent director. Her work is distributed by Vtape, Canada's leading artist-run, not-for-profit distributor of video art. She is also the Creative Director at JbyJ Production, which works closely with the Japanese-Canadian community. Cailleah is currently in pre-production for her Master’s thesis film at York University, which will be shot on location in Yamagata City, Japan.
As a Jane-of-all-Trades, Cailleah works to bridge cultural, social and technological gaps through art and film. Her debut documentary, She Got Game (2015), is a personal adventure tale about the search to empower women in video game culture. The film took home Best Feature and Best of Fest at Fan Expo Canada. In 2018, her feature editing debut, Slut or Nut: The Diary of a Rape Trial, premiered at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival.
When she’s not shooting, you can find her dead-lifting at the gym, jamming with Beatsync Acappella or curled up with her Japanese comic books.
Photo courtesy of Chet Tilokani.