Creators of Colour Mentors

Nick Davis

Nicholas Davis has worked in radio, television and print for 33 years. He has won many awards for his journalism, including a 2006 Gabriel award. For the past 23 years Nick has worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) as a reporter, Manager of Program Development and Senior Producer of Toronto’s number one morning show — Metro Morning on CBC Radio One. Nick is currently the Director of Engagement & Inclusion at CBC.   Nick also coaches basketball at Sheridan College, where he has been an assistant coach since 1994 and he is a member of Basketball Canada’s National Coaching Pool.

Floyd Kane

Floyd Kane started his career as an entertainment lawyer working on productions such as the long- running satirical news program "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" and the Oscar winning documentary, "Bowling For Columbine". He transitioned into writing with his creation of the half hour CBC drama "North/South".  Since that time, Floyd has written for a range of series including "Continuum", "Slasher" and "Backstage" as well as producing several feature films including the award-winning, "Across the Line" (for which he also wrote the screenplay), "Shake Hands with the Devil" and "The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw".  Floyd is the creator, showrunner and executive producer for the CBC drama DIGGSTOWN, currently in development on its third season. Earlier this year, he was the recipient of the Sandi Ross award from ACTRA Toronto which recognizes the efforts of individuals striving to create a more inclusive media industry.

Chloe Sosa Sims

Chloe Sosa-Sims is a Toronto-based director/ producer/ writer committed to documentary & stylized filmmaking. Her chilling and emotionally raw feature debut DAN AND MARGOT illuminated the complicated truths of schizophrenia. The film was produced in association with Super Channel and has screened internationally. She has participated in the UnionDocs Documentary Lab, RIDM Talent Lab, and the Reelworld Emerging 20 Program for her new film on women in politics. Her work spans independent documentary, television, branded content, and narrative shorts for VICE, CBC, History, Super Channel, Investigation Discovery, and A&E. She takes on issues from crime to HPV, and advocates for gender equality in the film industry through her work at Film Fatales Toronto. Her previous work includes 5 years as the Industry Programmer at Hot Docs. She holds a BAH in Film & Media from Queen’s University.

Faisal Lutchmedial

Faisal is a screenwriter, and most recently worked on the CBS 1 hour procedural Ransom, Season 3, and Endlings (CBC / Hulu). One of Faisal's feature projects, the paranormal thriller The Voices Inside, was selected to be developed at the TIFF Studio 2019. He began his professional writing career in 2012 when he won the Writer’s Guild of Canada Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program and served as a Story Editor for the CTV series The Listener, Season 4. As a writer / director, Faisal won the WGC English Script Prize at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema Montreal with his short "Useless Things", and is currently in post for the short "Beneath Us" funded in part by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council. In documentary Faisal directed the third world labour rights feature My Cultural Divide (2006, 75 min) which played in festivals around the world, and edited the Canadian Screen Award nominee “Burgundy Jazz”, a Radio-Canada interactive and multiplatform project.