Staff

Kizzie Sutton

Executive Director

Kizzie Sutton is an engaging arts and community professional and is happy to be returning to her roots in Film as Executive Director of CSIF.  She holds a Diploma in Broadcasting, Radio and Television from the School of Communication Arts at Seneca College, and Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Theatre and Film Studies from Queen's University. Kizzie has applied her education to a gamut of capacities both here in Canada including lighting and sound design, dramaturgy, production management, directing, youth mentorship and programs management, at a number of arts and public sector organizations in Toronto ON and northern Alberta; and internationally.  

To contact: director@csif.org

Nick Haywood

Production Director

As CSIF's Production Director since August 2016, Nick Haywood has become a vital part of the independent film scene in Alberta. A graduate of the SAIT Film & Video Production Program, he credits his position at CSIF and the close connections he’s made within the community for continuing to grow his passion for filmmaking. In 2015 he produced the Telus Storyhive funded film; PsyBorgs, which in 2017 lead to the development of the 100K continuation of the same name, in which he co-stars and writes.

To contact: production@csif.org

Katie Wackett

Programming & Communications Director

Returning to CSIF after interning as a summer student in 2016, Katie Wackett is excited to bring her enthusiasm for socially-conscious programming to Calgary’s independent film community through her role as Programming & Communications Director. She holds a B.A. (Honours) in Film from the University of Calgary where she wrote her honours thesis on film noir, as well as a Masters in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto. Being involved with a number of media organizations over the years, Katie’s professional background includes working with the Toronto Outdoor Picture Show, volunteering with the Calgary International Film Festival, and being President of the University of Calgary Film Society. 

To contact: programming@csif.org

Zach Green

Programming & Communications Coordinator

Currently working on his B.A. in Film Studies at the University of Calgary, Zach Green is excited to bring his passion for Calgary’s film community to his role as CSIF’s 2019 Programming and Communications Coordinator. A young go-getter/workaholic, he has worked and volunteered with various organizations in the city, including NUTV, CJSW, the Calgary International Film Festival and the Calgary Underground Film Festival. While he’s not at CSIF, Zach keeps busy acting as the President of the University of Calgary Film Society and Communications Coordinator at Calgary Cinematheque.

Bradley Tyler

Equipment & Production Coordinator

A graduate of the SAIT Film and Video Program, Bradley Tyler spent 4 years working as a technician in the live events industry. He quit to pursue his true passion - botching your equipment orders. Bradley is sad every waking hour of the day that they’re making a Space Jam sequel without him, because he had this bomb pitch idea where the Looney Tunes played against Pinky & The Brain.