Alyssa “Ally” Pankiw is a Canadian writer/director based in both Toronto and LA. She got her start as part of a directing collective called the Young Astronauts, with whom she made music videos for artists like Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea and Janelle Monae. Since then, she has been conquering the commercial space — working with top brands like Amazon, Chanel, Pepsi and NYLON. A storyteller at heart, Ally has also served as story editor on two seasons of CBC’s hit comedy, Schitt’s Creek, and is now developing an original comedy series with Imagine. She has directed behind-the-scenes work for Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi, a music segment for the finale of NBC’s The Voice and is currently developing her first feature, Brooke & Sam, in conjunction with Canada’s prestigious Harold Greenberg Fund.