Shortly after graduating from York University with her Bachelor of Fine Arts, Brigitte Kingsley launched her production companyDefiant Empire Corporation with business partner Andrew Cymek. She produced a series of short films, corporate videos and commercials before producing her first feature film Dark Rising in 2006 starring wrestling superstar Jay “Christian Cage” Reso. The low-budget indie feature was released through Universal Vivendi in 2007 and nominated for 6 Canadian Comedy Awards in 2008 for Best Writing, Directing, Male Performance and Best Female Performance, which Brigitte earned for her role as the lead character “Summer Vale”.
Black Walk’s latest feature film “Two Hands to Mouth”, written and directed by Michael DeCarlo, has begun post-production. The project was shot in Hamilton in December and showcases an incredible ensemble cast including Canadian icons such as Art Hindle and Kate Trotter. The drama is action-packed and artistically stunning.
Stay tuned for part 2 of the interview coming soon! We’ll dive deeper into Brigitte’s film journey and get into her movie Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf!