Julia was born in Calabria, Italy and immigrated to Sudbury, Ontario when she was almost three years old. She has lived in Sudbury ever since and can not see herself being anywhere else. She joined the team December 2016 and is very happy that Northern Ontario Film Studios has given her the opportunity to continue enjoying life here in the North.
As the Studio Manager, Julia not only executes contracts, coordinates with producers, transport coordinators, location managers and many more, she also manages the office which includes the building maintenance, purchasing, bookkeeping, coordinating special events and ensuring that the business runs smoothly.
If you require any information, please feel free to contact Julia at any time.
Assistant Studio Manager
22-year-old born and raised Sudburian, David DiBrina, is excited to build onto his passion for film in his hometown. DiBrina is devoted to helping grow the industry in the north and build up the communities he works with.
Before heading off to the Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario (2017 Graduate), David made an impact in his community of Sudbury by helping raise organ and tissue donation rates in Ontario, breaking food donation records, and educating students on diversity of thought – winning him a Community Builders Award in 2013. While at University, DiBrina reached thousands of his peers through a workshop he developed about diversity of thought, managed three organizations devoted to improving the culture at Ivey, and worked with the City of London on developing inclusion strategies.
The complexity of the film industry intrigued David when, at a young age, he began searching up how his favourite movies were created – his passion has only grown since then. While working on a film, DiBrina can pair his love for business process with his love for creating and exploring. David has had the opportunity to work on film sets, earn production credits, and gain experience from industry professionals. DiBrina is looking forward to creating in the future.
Head of Strategic Business Development
Sudbury native, David Anselmo has been in the entertainment industry for over 15 years. After graduating Laurentian University while studying Theatre Arts, Mr. Anselmo spent 7 years of his life working in South Korea and most of Asia as an actor and producer. Among his many credits are international selling films, “Rpoint”, “Welcome to Dongmakgol” and the highest grossing South Korean film of all time “The Host” which passed the $100M at the box office.
Seeing and opportunity to create a new industry in Northern Ontario, he founded Hideaway Pictures in 2010, a Northern Ontario production company with the mandate of attracting bigger film and television productions to the North. He has brought films to Northern Ontario starring Academy Award Winner Mercedes Ruhl, Academy Award Nominee Chloe Sevigny and Meg Tilly, Sam Trammell from HBO’s True Blood, William Baldwin, James Brolin, Jason Priestley, Adam Beach and Dominic Purcell. In 2014, he produced “The Masked Saint” which was recently released in over 600 theatres across North America. To top that, his latest film “Antibirth”, was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2016, Hideaway Pictures signed a multi year, $100M production deal with a major film production partner in Los Angeles.
“I want to show people that we are serious about film in Northern Ontario, that we have stories to tell too.” With a studio garnering international attention and a busy slate for 2017 and beyond, Mr. Anselmo is beginning to achieve exactly that.