Lina Roessler studied English and Creative Writing at Concordia University, received a performance degree from the American Academy of Dramatic Art in New York, and recently completed an MFA in film production at York University. Acting credits include a recurring role on Lost Girl, as well as numerous guest stars on series such as Private Eyes, Murdoch Mysteries, Motive, Supernatural, and Killjoys. Her directorial debut, Little Whispers: The Vow(15), has screened at dozens of festivals, including TIFF Kids, and also won First Prize, Best Children's Short at Rhode Island International Film Festival. Winter(16), the second film in the Little Whispers series, won the A&E Short Film Award, received its Canadian Premiere at 2016 TIFF Kids, and was selected to screen at Cannes as part of Telefilm Canada’s Not Short on Talent program. Mustard Seed (17) the third short in her series, recently won First prize, Heart, Minds and Souls award at its world premiere in Rhode Island and was named one of Canada’s TIFF Top Ten films of 2017. Mustard Seedalso won a Golden Sheaf award for best student film. Lina was a member of the 2017 competitive TIFF Talent Lab, and was selected to attend the prestigious Berlinale Talents Campus and Short Script Station with her fourth short film project in February 2018. Her feature script, The Rescuer, recently placed in the top ten at the Canadian Film Festival Screenplay Competition, the Vancouver Women in Film Screenplay competition, and was a quarterfinalist in the 2018 Slamdance Screenplay Competition.