Co-supervisor: Rachellel Viader Knowles. Thesis project: Eye Spied with My Little ‘I’s, an intermedia installation exhibited at the MacKenzie Art Gallery with critical engagement paper "Once Upon a Place…Eye Spied with My Little ‘I’s" in October 2006.
Supervisor: Sheila Petty. Thesis project "Whispering Pond", November, 2006.
Thesis project: The Phoenix Agenda, a spy genre feature film and critical engagement paper "Familiarity, Proficiency and the Authorial Endeavor in Digital Filmmaking", 2007. (link to 2012 feature film project)
Supervisor: Sheila Petty. Thesis project: 365 Days of A, a feature length screenplay and critical engagement paper, 2007.
Co-supervisors: Leesa Streifler and Mary Blackstone. Thesis project: SISU: The Death of Tom Sukanen a feature film with critical engagement paper of the same name, 2009. Ells is now the artistic director of IPUFF and a director of The Cabinet Collective.
Co-supervisor: Carmen Robertson. Thesis project: a series of short documentaries under umbrella title More Questions Than Ancestors with critical engagement paper "More Questions Than Ancestors: Decolonization Family History Through Personal", 2010.
Co-supervisor: Christine Ramsay. Thesis project: Come and See. And I Saw, a projection installation at the MacKenzie Art Gallery with critical engagement paper "Revelations", 2012.
Supervised by Sheila Petty. Thesis project: Black Bear, a feature length screenplay along with critical engagement paper "Constructing Memories", 2013.
Co-supervisor: Robert Truszkowski. Thesis project: Anti-Social Media, an installation of print and archaic media art at the MacKenzie Art Gallery with critical engagement paper of the same name, 2015. link to Mutoscope wiki - link to dead cinema wiki, and StererObscura at YAAG program.
Co-supervisor: Christine Ramsay. Thesis project; As I Remember, a half hour film with critical engagement paper of the same name, 2015.
Thesis project: Blossoms, a surrealist inspired feature film with critical engagement paper "The Irrational Method", 2015.
Thesis project: It's Good For You , an animated film about mother/daughter conflict in China, 2016.
Supervisor: Sheila Petty. Thesis project: "Himalaya" , a screenplay using queer theory and identity discourse to investigate turbulent identities, 2016.
Co-supervisor: Mark Wihak. Thesis project; Meat, a short hybrid film, 2016.
Co-supervisor: Kathryn Bracht. Thesis project; Nora's Tranformative Journey: From A Doll's House and The Little Mermaid to the Way Home, 2017.
Supervised by Robert Truszkowski and Sean Whalley. Thesis project, gallery exhibition at the Fifth Parallel Altogether but Unsettling (April/May 2017) and supporting paper "Personal Struggles, Secrets and Vulnerabilities", 2017.
Thesis project: "Mask", an animated film using stop motion, hybrid technicques, and 3-D printed replacement to explore issues of multiculturalism and abjection, especially abjection of voice, 2019.
Co-supervisor: Christina Stojanova. Thesis project: "The Nation of Women", April, 2019.
Current students I am supervising in the program, but who have not yet completed the program, include:
(Photo of Gerald Saul by Trevor Grant)