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Clara Altimas

writer/director Christmas Green; writer/producer Jeremy and Margot Make a Baby; writer Kim’s Convenience
Clara Altimas is a writer, director and actor originally from Montreal, now based in Toronto. Her short film Jeremy and Margot Make a Baby, which she wrote, produced, and acted in premiered at the Austin Film Festival (October 2016) and was released online as part of the NSI’s film festival (November 2017). Clara is in development on two features and completed the Telefilm Canada Feature Comedy Exchange with her feature script Small Pond Glory this past spring (2018). Clara is currently shifting her abilities into the tv world, working in the writing room on half hour comedies Crawford (CBC) and Kim’s Convenience (CBC) and directing the digital series Off Kilter (CBC). Clara studied screenwriting with the UCLA Extension Program and completed a residency in the Writer’s Lab at the Canadian Film Centre. She attributes her love of story and character to her extensive training in acting; she studied Meisner technique with the late Jacqueline McClintock, scene study and script analysis with the renowned Larry Moss, and improvisation at Toronto’s Second City.