Cherrydale Productions Ltd. is a Toronto based independent production company that specializes in literary inspired webseries with a focus on strong female leads, diverse representation and meaningful audience engagement.
Sarah Shelson is a screenwriter, producer and audience engager. She has a strong interest in the digital sphere and in transmedia properties that feature narratives and themes not found in mainstream media.
When not creating, she is kept busy assisting the residents of the Transmedia Zone as well as coordinating Ryerson University's Global Campus Network project.
Lauren has a passion storytelling and creating and sharing diverse, engaging stories is a dream come true.
As an award-winning producer with Cherrydale Productions Ltd. Lauren has built a wide set of skills specialized for digital content creation. In true indie creator fashion Lauren has guided her projects from development and grant applications, crowd funding through production, distribution, and social media marketing.
Lauren has been featured in the CMPA’s Indiescreen magazine as one of Canada’s “Next Wave” of creators to watch and was selected as the 2018 WIFT & William F. White Production Manager Mentorship delegate. Lauren acts as Vice-President for the Independent Web Creators of Canada, a volunteer run non-profit organization focused on elevating Canadian digital creators and hosts of the annual T.O. Webfest.
Wil is a firm believer in transmedia-based storytelling, which is what fuels his passion for being a part of the web series community.
Since 2011, Wil has worked as a freelance media professional on productions including Total Recall, TIFF, behind-the-scenes on SyFy's 12 Monkeys, and more. Most recently, Wil has been working on FreeForm's & Netflix's ShadowHunters as EPK Assistant Producer & Social Media Content Producer.
For Wil, nothing beats being the Post-Production Supervisor & Editor for Cherrydale Productions. Great casts and crews and a wonderfully receptive audience makes every second editing just that much more rewarding.