The Big Pitch 2022 - Roble Issa
creators of colour participants

Roble Issa

Project Title: LAST SHOT

Fennella Bruce is a veteran television producer and writer, she is now at the helm of FKB Media Solutions – a media consulting business and FKB Media Productions Inc. – a livestream, television and film company. Having worked in the field of journalism for over 20 years, Fennella has produced both of Canada’s national morning shows – Your Morning and Canada. She has been the senior writer or producer at numerous major market television stations including CTV News Channel, CTV National, CP24, CityTv, Toronto 1 and BET. Fennella received her Graduate Degree in Journalism from Ryerson University and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto. For six years, she taught Media Theory at Centennial College. Fennella is the Vice-President of the Board of Dr. Roz’s Healing Place, Vice-President of Women in Film and Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) Foundation Board, a member of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and a recipient of the 2020 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women Award.

Roble Issa is an award-winning Somali-Canadian filmmaker based in Toronto whose focus is on writing and directing dramatic features, documentaries, and one-hour dramas. In 2021, he made his directorial debut with a short documentary entitled “Mending a Crack in the Sky”, which was an official selection at the 2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and is now being broadcasted on Crave Television. Also, in 2021, he was accepted into Reelworld’s Emerging 20 Program to develop his debut feature film, “Car”. He is currently a Hot Docs fellow, as well as a participant in CaribbeanTales Black Incubator & Studio Access Project, and Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices Pitch Program.