Published on October 19th, 2010 | by Jill
Meet Kerry Young
Kerry Young tells us how she came to produce Ruby Skye P.I.
A former Vice President of Currency Trading for the BMO Nesbitt-Burns Group, Kerry Young holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Communications from McGill University.
In 2004, Kerry left her “accidental success” in banking to pursue her first love and true dream — working in film. She teamed up with filmmaker Pierre Bonhomme to produce A Body of Work for the Inside Out Film Festival, and then earned her production experience chops on several Bravo!FACT and Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) Calling Card short films.
Following an internship at Conquering Lion Pictures with Toronto producer Damon D’Oliveira, Kerry co-produced Sharon Lewis’ short film, Ritch — the runner-up for the Best Short Film at the 2006 Hollywood Black Film Festival. That same year, she co-produced two more short films: Miranda and Gordon, with Mark Lutz and Polly Shannon, and Do Not Bend for Bravo!FACT.
As a graduate from the Producers Lab at the prestigious Canadian Film Centre, Kerry produced the award-winning short film, Cursing Hanley (by Ruby Skye P.I. director Kelly Harms) and quickly added Kelly’s next short, Green and Joe Pingue’s Chili & Cheese: A Condimental Rift to her producing credits. For the past year, Kerry has been working for the producers of the television show Departures and is currently developing Kelly Harms’s feature film, The Graduates.
Not only does Kerry Young produce Ruby Skye P.I., she runs the floor during shooting as our 1st AD.
Beloved by all, Kerry is the calmest, most efficient producer ever.