Two women endure the challenge of unwillingly prioritizing their careers over their relationship with each other.

Tired of putting her girlfriend ahead of her stifled dance career, Kira accepts an opportunity to be a featured dancer in New York City. But when her zealous girlfriend, Bea, unexpectedly opposes the change, Kira must hastily choose between her relationship or her career. Resentment and loyalty collide as Kira and Bea discover what they're willing to sacrifice for their careers and not for each other. When I See You is about unfinished love and what can happen when you run into the one person you walked away from. 



When I see you - official trailer

Featuring the song Wait For Me by Raphael Lake and Ben Fisher



CLAUDIA CARINOBea/ Co-Director/ Writer/ Executive Producer

Claudia is an actor/writer/producer for the stage and screen.

Born in Middleton, Nova Scotia, and having lived across North America with her military family, she now shares her time between Ottawa and Toronto. A graduate of the Theatre Performance Conservatory Program through Humber College, Claudia trained in physical, ensemble based theatre appearing in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Caucasian Chalk Circle as well as in adaptations of The Iliad and The Idiot. Upon graduating, Claudia appeared in the Canadian, feminist production of This is For You, Anna with Hart House Theatre and then produced, wrote and acted in an original, devised theatre piece entitled A Drop of Water for the Toronto Fringe Festival.

Cultivating her aptitude for producing, Claudia has been studying screenwriting and filmmaking, with When I See You being her film directorial debut alongside James Ramsay. Claudia hopes to continue to bring forward relevant and engaging stories that delve to find truth, and most importantly, entertain.

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JAMES RAMSAYCO-Director/ Director of photography

James was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. He has been lucky enough to develop some great community roots and is very proud to be heavily involved with various charities across the city. Previous to the cinematography industry, he played hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with the Plymouth Whalers and Sarnia Sting.

Throughout his life James has always had a passion for movies and cinematography. From how certain shots were filmed to the special effects, he's always wanted to be a part of the film and photography world.  He is fully self taught and takes pride in his work ethic.  From creating storyboards and dialogue to filming and post production, he is involved in his projects every step of the way to deliver quality material to his clients.

He loves expressing himself visually through his videos as well as meeting creative people along the way and helping them achieve their visions. He hopes to continue to collaborate with passionate people and develop exciting projects. 

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CHAYLA DAYKira/ Choreographer

Chayla is a Toronto-based actor and dancer with a BFA in Acting from the University of Alberta. Recent credits include: Psycho’s Therapy, Bleeding Hearts, and Do You Like Me? (film); Bright Burning, Government Inspector, Inspector General, The Tempest, The Orchard, and Viola in Twelfth Night (theatre); Anything Goes: GWG dance in 17 Parts, and Sybil (dance). Bright Burning premiered as a commissioned work by Governor General award-winning playwright, Colleen Murphy.

With 20 years of dance experience, Chayla is trained in modern, ballet, jazz, African, folk, and musical theatre. She is an FDC Certified Basic Actor Combatant. Working as an acting coach, Chayla teaches master classes in auditioning, scene-study, and devised theatre.

Focused on international and domestic social change, she is passionate about film and theatre that promote unity and equality in the global community.

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Brendan Butt - producer

Brendan is an Ottawa-based producer and director of short films and webseries'.

Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Brendan moved to India at the age of 10, where he received a world class education and a fresh perspective on life. This fresh perspective lead Brendan to make a number of shorts that tackled harsh realities with a comedic edge. After a family tragedy, Brendan took a long break from filmmaking and instead focused on other creative endeavours. Now with the help of an extraordinary team of film professionals, Brendan aspires to help other creatives grow and prosper by helping first time directors create their first shorts. It was in this way that Brendan met Claudia and helped her assemble a team to help bring her vision of a new kind of LGBTQ  story to life. Brendan can be contacted at

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KAYLA Meyer - mel

Kayla has many passions in life and acting is one that she is finally getting back to after many years hiatus!

Growing up in Ottawa, Kayla was involved in the theatre and arts community in her youth, attending Canterbury High School and studying at the Ottawa School of Speech and Drama. She continued to act occasionally in university, performing in Sock 'n' Buskin theatre productions in Ottawa and making small television and film appearances while living in Vancouver.

Outside of the arts, Kayla loves sports and continues to play competitive volleyball. Keeping with the trend of many interests, Kayla has two careers, she is an analyst within the Federal Government and a Real Estate Agent.

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Julie Zhu - Assistant Director

Kristen McNaule - Set Decorator

David Harte Rajsic - Lighting Designer

Heather Joanna Head - Script Supervisor

ANDREW MACLENNAN - Assistant camera

MITCHELL PEYTON - Sound recordist




Claudia Carino appears on Fans About Films to talk about the filmmaking process of “When I See You”