Director, Writer, Producer, Actor
Wanda is passionate about telling great stories that motivate and inspire audiences to change their perspectives, attitudes or approach. Her ability to listen and transform a story to different art mediums is second-to-none, making her a highly sought-after director/producer in Alberta.
Winner of Best Director and Best Actress at the Alberta One Act Festival (2009) for her production of Graceland, Wanda has continued to be a pioneer for female directors across the country. She served on the directing team for The Great Fear, and has directed numerous short films including Perogy Boyz, and Belong…Create…Connect for the Hope Bridges Society. Wanda’s directing with Barrett Hileman showcased her work to audiences around North America, but her time with Burnt Thicket Theatre exposed Wanda to a world of authentic storytelling on a more personal level. Most recently, Wanda directed the TELUS-supported short film, Are you Listening? A Pathway to Empathy.
Beyond the director’s chair, Wanda has been involved in award-winning productions including Corporate Ladder, directed by Mike Peterson, and has acted in film and web series including The Off Screen Series.
In addition to her undergrad degrees in Theatre and Music, Wanda has completed film, directing and acting apprenticeships with Neil Schell, has an IRP in Design and participated in a Directing Mentorship. She is the artistic director for Reinholdt Productions and focuses on developing real-life stories and translating them to film, stage or canvas.
Wanda is a member in good standing with the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) and the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF).