Michelle Daides – Founder & Filmmaker
Michelle started acting at a very young age. She was fortunate enough to attend a performing arts high school where she studied dramatic arts. As part of the program, Michelle tried her hand at producing and directing and instantly realized she preferred being behind the stage as well as the camera. She felt a certain kind of rush she had never felt before.
She received her degree in Mass Communications and French from York University and later attended Ryerson University for their Film & Video Program.
After owning and running her own theatre production company where she wrote, directed and produced several plays, she decided to extend her creative passions to film and television. Michelle worked at a leading, global product placement agency for many years and headed up the publicity and promotions department.
In August 2003, Michelle founded her own company, MD Media Inc., a boutique video production, public relations, and marketing firm. Shortly after, Michelle also started her production company Barking Frog Productions.
Throughout her career, Michelle has written, produced and directed numerous corporate videos, commercials and films which have received various grants and awards.
Barking Frog Productions recently co-produced Behind The Red Carpet which marks Michelle’s feature-length directorial debut. Behind The Red Carpet will air on the CBC’s documentary channel in February 2015. The film is currently available on iTunes, Xbox, Sony, and Google.