v. t. nayani (nine-knee, she/her) is a working artist and storyteller for the screen. she is a big kid with big dreams of creating borderless heart work, within and beyond our little-big galaxy. she is the founder of mutuals pictures, a production home rooted in mutual support, which is dedicated to making room for new waves of stories and amplifying fresh voices on screen. nayani is a 2021 alumni of the Directors' Lab in the Canadian Film Centre's Norman Jewison Film Program. she was recently selected as part of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television's 2021/22 Directors Program for Women.

at the centre of nayani's craft is care for community. she is ever-grateful to her ancestors, elders, guides, and comrades, for helping ensure that she continues to reach the here, now, and beyond. for over a decade, she's been weaving the elements and creating new worlds in cinema, television, and digital playgrounds. through her heartwork, based in both lived realities and multiple imaginations, nayani explores what it looks and feels like to come of age, at every stage of one's lifetime. with all of her softie heart, she is always trying to make stuff that makes us feel stuff. (for official bio, please click here)  

on repeat"spaceships don't come equipped with rear view mirrors" - 3 stacks

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