About Me

Hi, I'm Tish.

I'm a person living in Ottawa.

I am interested in women wearing suits, Amy Sherman-Palladino television, lesbian movies,  feminist fairy tales, pop culture witches, and cooperative board games.

I am currently producing and co-hosting two podcasts, writing about media and myself, and creating a video essay series about fairy tale movies. Oh, and my actual job; organizing film festivals for the Canadian Film Institute.

I wanted to be a filmmaker from the moment I first used a camcorder when I was 12. Set on a film production program after high school, I ended up at Confederation College in Thunder Bay. It was always cold and I hated it. I came back to Ottawa and changed gears, taking Baking and Pastry Arts at Algonquin College, which led to teaching cake decorating classes and a job as a cake decorator. During that time I was inconsistently making videos for YouTube; vlogs, DIYs, baking, cocktails, and a web series about unicorns. During my period of unemployment after the bakery closed in 2015, I started two podcasts with my friends; In the Movies... with Tish and Juliana and The Doctor's Companions: A Doctor Who Rewatch Podcast. My interest in film shifted from production to study/criticism. Working a contract job with the Canadian Film Institute for the Ottawa International Animation Festival in 2016 opened up another area of the film industry to me that I didn't even know existed in Ottawa; film festivals. While I ended up back in retail management, I continued to expand the In the Movies brand with opportunities like presenting a panel at Ottawa ComicCon 2018 and filling in as a film critic for CBC Radio's All in a Day. In May 2018, I jumped at the opportunity to work for the CFI full time. As Festival Administrator, I organize and oversee the CFI's live action film festivals and events throughout the year and oversee box office and venue staff for the OIAF.