Team Members

Digi60 is coordinated by a dedicated group of staff, volunteer board members and consultants.

Veronica Roy  | Festival Coordinator  Veronica is an arts administrator and event manager, specializing in festivals and experiential events. Veronica brings to the table over a decade of experience coordinating events and projects in the nonprofit sector, and a great enthusiasm for local arts and culture.    In her spare time, Veronica can be found checking out live entertainment all over the city.

Veronica Roy | Festival Coordinator

Veronica is an arts administrator and event manager, specializing in festivals and experiential events. Veronica brings to the table over a decade of experience coordinating events and projects in the nonprofit sector, and a great enthusiasm for local arts and culture.

In her spare time, Veronica can be found checking out live entertainment all over the city.

Kevin Burton  | President  Kevin has been at the helm of Digi60 since 2009, providing his communications and technical background to its growth and success. He has indeed done it all, growing the festival from a handful of participants to dozens, adding a documentary portion, and expanding partnerships and sponsorship opportunities with prominent Ottawa vendors, media, and production companies. He has worked with several television and media outlets in the Ottawa area, and has worked in media and communications with Carleton University. He is a videographer for the  Ottawa Senators, Ottawa RedBlacks, Ottawa Fury  and the  Ottawa 67s .

Kevin Burton | President

Kevin has been at the helm of Digi60 since 2009, providing his communications and technical background to its growth and success. He has indeed done it all, growing the festival from a handful of participants to dozens, adding a documentary portion, and expanding partnerships and sponsorship opportunities with prominent Ottawa vendors, media, and production companies. He has worked with several television and media outlets in the Ottawa area, and has worked in media and communications with Carleton University. He is a videographer for the Ottawa Senators, Ottawa RedBlacks, Ottawa Fury and the Ottawa 67s.

Nickie Shobeiry |  Marketing Director  Nickie Shobeiry is an award-winning journalist and writer, focusing on immigrant identities as expressed through art, culture and politics. As TV Host of  Creatorland , she explores the stories of women, youth and newcomer entrepreneurs. Today, Nickie continues to develop film and TV projects, and collaborates with community initiatives across the UK and North America.

Nickie Shobeiry | Marketing Director

Nickie Shobeiry is an award-winning journalist and writer, focusing on immigrant identities as expressed through art, culture and politics. As TV Host of Creatorland, she explores the stories of women, youth and newcomer entrepreneurs. Today, Nickie continues to develop film and TV projects, and collaborates with community initiatives across the UK and North America.


Derek Price  | Technical Director  Derek Price is a director and editor from Ottawa, with his first foray into film being Digi60 in 2010. A late bloomer to the industry, Derek made the change from a career in business in 2012. Specializing in short-form narratives, Derek is the director and cinematographer of more than 30 short films, several of which have been shown around the world. He’s won the Best Director award at the 2014 Digi60 Filmmakers' Festival for his short film  All That Remains,  Best Artistic Director for the short film  The Depths , and Best Micro-Short for the cine-poem  Primary Colours . He is a cinematographer and editor for his Obscura Creative ,  and is also director of photography on several independent features. Derek is most recently working as a director and editor with  Gusto Worldwide Media  on long-form episodic food shows.

Derek Price | Technical Director

Derek Price is a director and editor from Ottawa, with his first foray into film being Digi60 in 2010. A late bloomer to the industry, Derek made the change from a career in business in 2012. Specializing in short-form narratives, Derek is the director and cinematographer of more than 30 short films, several of which have been shown around the world. He’s won the Best Director award at the 2014 Digi60 Filmmakers' Festival for his short film All That Remains, Best Artistic Director for the short film The Depths, and Best Micro-Short for the cine-poem Primary Colours. He is a cinematographer and editor for his Obscura Creative, and is also director of photography on several independent features. Derek is most recently working as a director and editor with Gusto Worldwide Media on long-form episodic food shows.

Emily Ramsay  | Executive Director & Chair of the Board  Emily is an independent producer and production manager. A grad of the Algonquin Screenwriting program and more recently, the WIFT-T Connect Mentorship and Media Business program, her recent credits include  Vs.: Women in Combat Sports,  a 6-part documentary series with Bell Fibe which she produced & created. She co-produced,  Wild (Indomptable)  by Morgana McKeznie, and was the production manager on  Pur Laine  by director Alexander Cruz, a Canada Council funded feature. She produced the cine-poem  Primary Colours , which screened at 32 festivals around the world. Emily previously worked on several Digi60 short films before becoming Board Chair in 2015. Other festival and cultural work include with the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the Canadian Film Institute, Lights Camera Cure and numerous stints as a jury member for various film festivals and the CBC. Emily’s goal is to contribute to, and help build, Ottawa’s festival, film and television landscape.

Emily Ramsay | Executive Director & Chair of the Board

Emily is an independent producer and production manager. A grad of the Algonquin Screenwriting program and more recently, the WIFT-T Connect Mentorship and Media Business program, her recent credits include Vs.: Women in Combat Sports, a 6-part documentary series with Bell Fibe which she produced & created. She co-produced, Wild (Indomptable) by Morgana McKeznie, and was the production manager on Pur Laine by director Alexander Cruz, a Canada Council funded feature. She produced the cine-poem Primary Colours, which screened at 32 festivals around the world. Emily previously worked on several Digi60 short films before becoming Board Chair in 2015. Other festival and cultural work include with the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the Canadian Film Institute, Lights Camera Cure and numerous stints as a jury member for various film festivals and the CBC. Emily’s goal is to contribute to, and help build, Ottawa’s festival, film and television landscape.

 

Special Note from the Board: The Digi60 Filmmakers’ Festival Board of Directors want to thank Jennifer Mulligan and Asma Abdourahman for their contributions to the festival and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavours as creatives and filmmakers! We will miss you!

 
Jennifer Mulligan

Jennifer Mulligan

Asma Abdourahman

Asma Abdourahman