Michèle Kaye is an actor, director, producer, and musician based in Tkaronto. In much of her work as a director, Michèle has explored denial, gender, whiteness, desire, and environmentalism through an anti-capitalist, anti-patriarchal lens. Her first film, a multi award-winning one minute micro-short entitled “He & Me,” is a critique of heteronormative relationships in which men have been replaced by household appliances. She wrote, directed, and co-produced “Here’s Ginger!”, a digital series that takes on ageism and misogyny in the corporate world and entertainment industry. It has been nominated for ten awards and won the award for “Best Creator of a Dramedy” at the 2019 Asia Web Awards. Her most recent film “A Dinner Party” is a surreal satirical thriller which takes on climate change denial and has just been acquired by CBC. This summer Michèle directed a Toronto Arts Council-funded short called “The Elusive Purpurea Vulpavis” in collaboration with musician Daniel Monkman (Zoon) and visual artist Claire Viccari, and this winter she will direct a micro-short horror/dance film called “3pm Thursdays” in collaboration with dancer/choreographer Allie Blumas. She will be shadowing directors Aharon Jinjihashvili & Trish Rainone on the set of the show “Pink Is In” this fall, and this spring she will be mentored by Tracey Deer. Michèle has two feature films currently in development. As a musician, Michèle has released two EPs under the name Mischa Kaye. Her debut album was nominated for a Toronto Independent Music Award in 2007 in the category of “Best Pop.” She has performed extensively in venues all over the world including Tokyo, Mumbai, Delhi, Taipei, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Beijing. As an actor she has appeared in film, TV and commercials as well as in theatre. She loves folk music, traveling, reading, learning, dismantling the white supremacist capitalist patriarchy, and spending time with her two delightful daughters.
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Mischa Kaye (original music)