Shimmy made it all happen. He spent almost every day of the shoot on a cellphone,
making sure that all the preparations for the next day's shoot were in order.
A hands-on Producer, Shimmy was not above personally driving the grip truck
back to the lot at 2:00 in the morning, if it meant peace of mind for the
crew electricians. At festivals, many filmmakers swap "horror stories" of on-set disasters and screwups,
but thanks to Shimmy, we just don't have any to tell.
With credits ranging from Political Theory to Middle Eastern Studies,
Shimmy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University.
Shortly thereafter, he joined high-profile Canadian Producer
Camelia Frieberg to assist on her projects, notably
the Academy Award-nominated The Sweet Hereafter, and as Associate Producer on The Five Senses,
winner of "Best Canadian Feature Film" at the 1999 Toronto International Film Festival.
Shimmy has produced a number of shorts and features from first-time directors,
of which Ashes To Ashes is his latest. He remains in Toronto, where
he is currently studying for his MBA.