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Date of Birth 25 October 1970Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

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Geneviève Appleton started her career in the 1980s as an actor in such films and television programs as KIDS OF DEGRASSI and ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, THE SEQUEL (US title: ANNE OF AVONLEA). After receiving her B.A.A. in Film Production with Honours from Ryerson University (Toronto) in 1994, she started working behind the camera as associate producer trainee on the award-winning CBC mini-series THE ARROW (starring Dan Aykroyd) and on the development of feature films SUCH A LONG JOURNEY directed by Sturla Gunnarsson and WHOLE NEW THING directed by Amnon Buchbinder, among others. She associate produced WILBY WONDERFUL (starring Sandra Oh, Ellen Page, Paul Gross, Callum Keith Rennie and Rebecca Jenkins) by writer-director Daniel MacIvor, which screened at festivals around the world and is distributed in Canada by Mongrel Media and in the US by Film Movement. She recently produced Amnon Buchbinder's short, TRAVELLING MEDICINE SHOW: APOCALYPSE and is producing his interactive documentary BIOLOGY OF STORY.

Since receiving her MFA in Screenwriting from York University in 2003, Geneviève co-wrote narration for the travel series GAP: GREAT ADVENTURE PEOPLE (broadcast on National Geographic among other channels), as well as two feature film documentaries, IN THE LAND OF THE MOOSE directed by Harold Arsenault and PARTLY PRIVATE directed by Danae Elon, which won the best New York Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival.

For her company, White Wave Productions (est. 1992), Geneviève has written, produced, directed and edited several films. Her documentary A GARDEN'S FAMILY aired on Vision TV for several years. ACTOR'S TRANSFORMATION, about the work of extraordinary acting teacher Deena Levy and her students, premiered at the Female Eye Film Festival and aired on Bravo! Canada. Her short dance film CALLING THE MINSTREL was screened at the 2010 Olympics' Cultural Olympiad Digital Edition, the Atlanta Film Festival, and the Izmir International Short Film Festival. She produced Seth Feldman's documentary THE DACHAU LINE which was screened at several conferences including Visible Evidence at New York University, and produced his next documentary, MAUTHAUSEN TWICE, which premiered at the Toronto Independent Film Festival and the Utanç Muzesi ("Museum of Shame") in Turkey. She was invited to screen and give a talk on her documentary about the EAST TIMOR PEACE MISSION at the 20th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony and Conference in Timor-Leste, where it was also shown on East Timor Television. Footage from the film and an interview with Geneviève was featured as part of a new documentary by Francisco Manso Producoes for RTP1 (the Portuguese public TV channel). She also has several other dramatic and documentary projects in development. She has just completed co-directing and co-producing Colleen Wagner's powerful documentary WOMEN BUILDING PEACE about women in Africa rebuilding their lives and societies after GBV, war and genocide.

As Visiting Assistant Professor from 2005-2011, Geneviève taught Screenwriting and Media Production at the Department of Communication and Design of Bilkent University, Turkey. In 2011-2012 she taught "Anatomy of the Feature Film" and "Film Production for Non-Majors: The New Realism" at York University and "Introduction to Dramatic Writing" at Sheridan College. Since 2010 she has been teaching Screenwriting: Introduction and Screenwriting II at University of Toronto's School of Continuing Education both in class and online, as well as workshops in script development and acting for writers and directors.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: White Wave Productions

Spouse (1)

Orhan Anafarta (30 June 2003 - ?) (divorced)

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