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, screened at festivals all over the world, 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, was completed in Berlin last fall, recently won First prize, Heart, Minds and Soul award at it's world premiere in Rhode Island, and was named one of Canada’s TIFF Top Ten films of 2017. It also won a coveted Golden Sheaf Award for best student production at Yorkton Intl. Film Festival. 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, Shell of a Dead One, in February 2018.