Joanna Tsanis

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Joanna Tsanis is an award-winning film producer and writer based in Toronto, Canada. She wrote and produced Eleftheromania (2018), a WWII-era short film starring Academy Award Winner Olympia Dukakis. The film has screened in several festivals worldwide including Raindance Film Festival and the Toronto Shorts International Film Festival where it won ‘Best Drama’. Joanna recently wrote and directed a short horror film titled Imagine A World (2019). The film is now in post-production.

Formerly a comic book critic for The Toronto Standard, Joanna has a varied history with storytelling. She has been a speechwriter, a research writer, and a producer of numerous branded videos, both animated and live-action.

When she’s not writing and researching, Joanna manages The CS Film Hub, an initiative she developed for Ryerson University that funds and supports student filmmakers’ short documentary projects.

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On set of Eleftheromania (2017)
On set of Eleftheromania (2017)
On set of Eleftheromania (2017)
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Filming in Kingston, Ontario (2016)