Meet the Director: Aisha Evelyna ("Alex")
Meet the Filmmakers • 14-Apr-2023
Born to Canadian parents of Caribbean descent, Aisha Evelyna is a Toronto-based actor, writer, and director passionate about bringing stories of the underrepresented to the forefront of our social consciousness.
Aisha's debut feature drama, SEAHORSE, which she wrote, and is set to direct and star in is a 2022 Telefilm Talent To Watch Fund Recipient and a 2021 Whistler Film Festival Screenwriters Lab participant scheduled for production in the summer of 2024.
Recent credits include the short film ALEX (2022) which premiered at Holly Shorts and was an Official Selection at the Austin Film Festival. Aisha wrote, starred as well as directed with the support from the Toronto Arts Council and the acclaimed Cayle Chernin Award for Media Arts.
As an actor, recent film and TV appearances include RABBIT HOLE (Paramount+), and SLO PITCH (IFC/OutTV). When not dreaming about films or filmmaking, Aisha can be found eating donuts in Toronto.
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