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Festival Circuit

Jane - Short Film

Genre: Drama

Writer: Jovanna Burke

Director: Sydney Scotia

Producer: Jovanna Burke

Co-Producers: Alex Vance, Braydon Langford, Erin Boyes, Phil Planta, Wai Sun Chen, Kimi Alexander, Emily Tennant

Starring: Jamie Callica, Emily Tennant, Eowynn Enquist + Jovanna Burke

Logline: When a misunderstood young wife in the late 19th century is restricted by her well intentioned physician husband to a summer of bed-rest, her imagination takes her down a spiral of what we think is her descent into madness, but is it?


World Premiere: VAFF - November 2022 

Festivals: (to date)

Vancouver Asian Film Festival; Vancouver Independent Film Festival; Chilliwack Independent Film Festival; Rhode Island International Film Festival; Canada Shorts Film Festival; Venice Shorts Film Awards; Toronto Women Film Festival; Big Sur Film Festival; Yucca Valley Film Festival; Columbia Film Festival; Spotlight Film Festival; New York Women Film Festival ; Rome Women in Film Festival; Golden Bridge Istanbul International Film Festival ; Nepal Cultural International Film Festival ; Symbiotic Film Festival


Awards: (to date)

Award of Excellence - Canada Shorts Film Festival -Jane

Best Editing- Venice Shorts Film Awards - Nathan Young

Best Actress- Vancouver Independent Film Festival - Jovanna Burke

Best Director- Vancouver Independent Film Festival - Sydney Scotia

Best Canadian Filmmaker - Toronto Women Film Festival - Sydney Scotia

Best Screenplay - Toronto Independent Festival of Cift - Jovanna Burke/Jane

Best Short Screenplay - Comox International Film Festival - Jovanna Burke /Jane

Best Production Design - New York Women Film Festival - Tracy Labrosse 


Nominations: (to date)

Best Actress - Chilliwack Independent Film Festival - Jovanna Burke

Best Actress - Golden Bridge Istanbul Film Festival - Jovanna Burke

Best Cinematography - Canadian Cinematography Awards - Peter Planta (winner announced Fall 2023)


Post Production

Parallel Forest - Feature Film 

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi

Writer: Jonathan Keasey, Aldis Hodge, Edwin Hodge

Director: Kourosh Ahari

Producers: Rumble Riot:Sean Lydiard, Jaylen Moore + Aldis Hodge, Edwin Hodge

Executive Producer: Jovanna Burke, RJ Collins

Starring: Danielle Deadwyler, Aldis Hodge, Edwin Hodge

Logline: Follows the journey of Vanessa, a grief-stricken woman who mysteriously finds herself navigating between parallel spaces.

Status: POST Production


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Hiking Trail

Post Production

A Brothers Bond -FEATURE FILM

Genre: Drama

Producer: Jovanna Burke

Director: Braydon Langford

Writer: Wade Wishloff + Braydon Langford

Co- Producer: Kevin Parkhouse

Associate Producers: Jeff Evans-Todd, Jessica Pegram

Editor: Marc DaVinci

Executive Producer: Wade Wishloff

Starring: Derek Anderson, Jeff Evans-Todd, Janet Kidder, Alex Zahara, Alyssa Parker, Marc-Anthony Massiah, Cruze McKinnon and Felix Burke

Logline: When two estranged brothers lose their father in a car accident, they must go on a series of adventures to re-ignite their bond before receiving their inheritance. 

Status: Post Production

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In Development


Genre: Thriller

Producer: Jovanna Burke

Writer: Dominique Roy

Logline: When a domestic abuse survivor seeks refuge in an all-female social housing complex, she finds the building run by a predatory manager and decides to take matters into her own hands. 

Status: Script + Shopping Agreement +Pitch Package



Hartley House -Television Series

1 Hour - SciFi Period Drama

Creators: Jovanna Burke & Chelsea Hobbs

More info:

Logline: When her dearest patients start to go missing, an ambitious nurse begins to unravel the mysteries behind the asylum that she works at...only to discover the true meaning of her own twisted past. 

Status: Series Bible/ Pilot Script

Working Mom


Reel Moms-Television Series

30 Min- Dramedy

Creators: Jovanna Burke & Chelsea Hobbs

More info:

Logline: Four female besties commiserate daily about life, death, relationships, motherhood + what being a woman is really like...while also trying to navigate crazy careers in Hollywood North. 

Status: Pilot/Bible

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The Watchers -Television Series

I Hour- Horror/ Fantasy

Creator: Jovanna Burke

Logline: A skeptical Gen Z is forced to join the ancient family business of...Demon Hunting.

Status: Pilot/ Series Bible

Out of Focus Portrait


An Exquisite Kind of Empty - Feature Film

Feature Film

Writer: Jovanna Burke

Logline: A washed-up actress pursues one last shot to make it in Hollywood and win back her fame, but it could end up costing her everything that matters to her, including her own life.


Status: Script 



The Sandwich Generation-  Series

Genre: 30 min Comedy

Creators: Jovanna Burke 

Logline: When her father unexpectedly passes away, urban mommy Cassandra, is forced back to her suburban roots, to deal with her ageing hispanic mother and her late father's complicated estate, while also trying to raise her own young family, keep her marriage afloat and survive the 21st century. 

Status: Pitch 



This 6-Part web-series won and was nominated for several prestigious Canadian awards including a 'Canadian Screen Award' for best original web series in 2014. 


Created by: Jovanna Burke, Nicholas Carella, Paula Giroday, Joel Sturrock and Fiona Vroom

Directed by: Michelle Ouellet 


-LEO AWARDS- Best Webseries

-VANCOUVER WEBFEST-Best Canadian Webseries

-LA WEBFEST- Best Dramedy

-LA WEBFEST- Best Director

-LA WEBFEST- Best Cinematography


-CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS- Best original digital series 

-LEO AWARDS- Best Actress (Jovanna Huguet-Burke)


When a young woman has had enough of her abusive, low-life criminal husband, she devises a vengeful escape plan to save her life and ruin his.

Written and directed by Adam Estey, The Trap is a progressive discovery of Audrey’s (Jovanna Huguet-Burke) unraveling scheme to escape from her abusive husband Marvin (Josh Blacker). Will she succeed in her quest for wealth and independence, or is her ruthless, cunning husband too much for her to handle? 

Produced by: Jovanna Burke, Andrew Burke, Lawra Robertson and Phillip Nee Nee

Directed by: Adam Estey

Screenplay: Adam Estey

Story: Jovanna Burke


-LEO AWARDS- Best Actress (Jovanna Huguet- Burke) 

-LEO AWARDS- Best Editing (Holly Pawlik)


-National Screen Institute Short Film Festival (Canada)

-Action Crime Festival (USA)

-Feedback Film Festival (USA)

-The Zone Festival (Germany)


Film Shortage-



Pedro - Short Film

Genre: Drama

Director/Writer: Jovanna Burke


Tagline: Some Secrets Should Not Be Kept


Logline: For several years now Pedro, a diabetic man in his seventies, has been receiving daily visits from his daughter Sofia, who has been acting as his at home health nurse since his wife passed away. When Pedro becomes aware that he is on his death bed and sees the impact it is having on his daughter, it inspires him to tell her his darkest secret, one that he has never shared before. Knowing the end is imminent Sofia accepts the news wholeheartedly and Pedro is finally released from his long-buried trauma.

Status: Script

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