Due to an overwhelming demand for performances of DISSOLVE, Meghan Gardiner created a documentary film on the issue of drug facilitated sexual assault, alongside filmmaker Michelle Porter. Meghan and Michelle received Leo Award nominations for screenwriting in a documentary series or program in 2010, and the film is now being distributed internationally by Moving Images Distribution.
Michelle Porter is a Genie-nominated filmmaker (for the short Regarding Sarah) and is the 2008 recipient of the Kodak Image Award at the Women in Film’s Spotlight Gala. After directing 52 episodes of the animation series Gundam Wing, and after a successful theatre career which includes Life of Galileo at the Van East Cultural Centre and Twisted Christmas at the Arts Club and Belfry Theatres, Michelle went full tilt into film. Her film Regarding Sarah has played in over 40 film festivals worldwide and has received numerous awards including six Leos (Best Short, Best Director, Best Writer), Special Jury Awards at the AISFF and Yorkton Film Festival, “Best Narrative Short” at Crossroads Film Festival, Prix Cinecourts at France’s Festival Tous Courts, and “The Most Memorable Film” Award at the NorthWest Film and Video Festival. Regarding Sarah played on CBC’s Canadian Reflections. Michelle is a graduate of both the theatre and film programs at the University of British Columbia. As well she attended the first Berlinale Talent Campus 2003 and the 2000 Equity World Stage Master Class in direction. She is the director and co-writer of the documentary Dissolve. Michelle and Meghan Gardiner were nominated for a Leo for screenwriting in a documentary series or program in 2010.