Simonee Chichester is an award winning filmmaker of several fiction and documentary films for cinema, television and the web. A native of Toronto Canada, she graduated from the Canadian Film Centre founded by Norman Jewison in 2008 and previously studied acting at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Credits include the critically acclaimed Hot Docs Audience Top Ten feature CHICHESTER'S CHOICE, Short of the Week viral sensation CAPTIVUS, which premiered at Toronto’s Inside Out Film Festival and the recently completed documentary feature ALONG FOR THE RIDE, financed through grants awarded by The Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Simonee has three feature films in development: The life-affirming story FREE TO A GOOD HOME, a micro-budget script TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN and, the 2012 Women in Film Kodak New Vision Mentorship Award winning script MERV. An actor’s director and auteur, Simonee tells character-based stories that draw from her own diverse background and personal experience to capture ordinary life unfolding in meaningful ways. In addition to telling stories Simonee teaches yoga at Modo Yoga LA and is a proudly part of the Moksha|Modo community!