Celeste is a mixed-race writer/director with a wild imagination, a unique voice, and a love of creating fantastical worlds. Celeste is able to fluidly adapt to writing for various ages, genres, and mediums. Her short films have shown in festivals across the globe including: TIFF Kids, DOC NYC, Clermont Ferrand, Cinekid, The Sarasota International Film Festival, The Toronto International Reel Asian Film Festival, and The St. Louis International Film Festival. Her work has also been broadcast on Canadian and American television. In addition to writing and directing Celeste has 11-years experience working in the art department as a DGC graphic designer and as a production designer on numerous smaller projects.
Celeste is represented by Stefan Hogan at Oscars Abrams Zimel and Associates.
Outside of filmmaking Celeste loves being outside; from off-road unicycling, to cross-country skiing, backpacking up mountains, playing pond hockey with a mediocre amount of skill, to cycling all over the place, Celeste is passionate about nature and all the exploits she has to offer. In all her worldly travels, Celeste’s favourite places have been the wide open sky and ice landscape of Iqaluit, Nunavut, and chasing icebergs in St. Johns Newfoundland. In addition to her filmmaking skills and experience, Celeste is semi-fluent in French, loves science (especially environmental sciences and physics!), a natural animal whisperer, and reads books, comics, and graphic novels, incessantly.
Celeste is active with BIPOC TV and FILM and strives for diverse representation both in front and behind the camera.