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Vanessa Magic

Living in: Toronto, Ontario
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Vanessa Magic has been working in film and television for over a decade as an award winning costume designer, a musician and writer. She loves storytelling and creating magical and extraordinary things. She is the writer and director of the music make-over show Alter Egos for A.Side, and currently is in development with CBC to create an afrofuturist kids science curriculum tv show.


Where were you born, where did you grow up, where do you live now?
Brampton, Brampton/London, Toronto

First film you made, and where and when?
Kat Got Your Tongue – Caledon, 2000

Latest film you made, and where and when?
Ghosting – Toronto, May 2020.

Describe your current living space
A condo filled with children’s toys, costumes, books and journals.

What Canadian would you challenge to make an isolation movie?
Stella Meghie or Clement Virgo

In the history of cinema whose isolation movie would you want to see?
Alejandro Jodorowsky

Worst thing about being in isolation?
Not being able to hug or dance with my friends.

Best thing about being in isolation?
Spending time with my son, swimming and making chalk art.

Favourite book to read in isolation?
There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé – Morgan Parker

Favourite music to listen to in isolation?
Nina Simone or Daft Punk

Favourite movies to watch in isolation?
My Neighbor Totoro, and Ponyo.

Favourite meal in isolation?
Banjara’s palak paneer

What’s the last best thing you cooked?
I’m much more of a baker. It has to be tie between soft chewy pretzels and flourless chocolate cake.