Filmmaker and executive director of the Winnipeg Film Group
1. If your house were on fire, heaven forbid, what's the one item contained within that you would try to take with you? (People, pets and computers not included.)
If every living creature was out and safe, the next thing I'd most likely want to take would be my iPhone. I have a feeling I'd likely be compelled to Instagram the event.
2. What's the one clothing/fashion item you can't live without?
I have a little aubergine jacket that is central to my wardrobe. Without it, my whole fashion strategy would fall apart.
3. What's your favourite knick-knack and why?
Many years ago, my mother gave me a Peruvian flute that is a small clay sculpture of women in a circle. I love it because I have a very emotional connection to the sounds of the Andes.
4. What's the oldest thing you own?
It's something that my parents keep for me in their safety deposit box -- a century-old Chilean peso silver coin that my grandfather gave to me many, many years ago.
5. Describe your most beloved piece of furniture.
I have an old wing chair that's been in the family for decades. It was re-upholstered about 20 years ago and is in OK shape, except that it's been chewed up a bit by a few of the many foster dogs I've had over the years. I feel this just adds to its charm, though.
6. Is there an edible item we'll always find in your pantry or fridge?
Honestly, dog food is the only type of food you are 100 per cent guaranteed to find in my house on any given day.