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The Team.

Kennedy Kao

Writer & Director

Kennedy Kao is a Toronto-based filmmaker who crafts stories about Asian Canadians and the Asian-Canadian diaspora. His short film “Danica’s Mom” won the Grand Prix Prize at Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema 2020 and was screened at the Canadian Film Fest in 2021. His film “We Don’t Need Your Kind” was recently screened at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival. He is currently working on a feature-length documentary about Filipino food & culture and his next short film, Good Boy, is preparing for its 2024 festival run.

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Tomo Nogi


Tomo Nogi is a Toronto & Tokyo-based producer, photographer, videographer, and editor, who recently migrated from Japan. His visual presentation appears in various forms such as promotional videos, music videos, narrative work, documentaries, behind-the-scenes work, product photography, portraits, event documentation, and live music photography.

Amon Yamamoto
as Shinji

Amon Yamamoto is a first-time actor and aspiring filmmaker. He is currently studying Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto. Amon is interested in creating films that bridge the gap between live-action films and the manga medium. Amon will be making his acting debut in Good Boy, playing Shinji.

Miyuki Yamada
as Akiko
Miyuki Yamada is a first-time actor and illustrator based in Toronto. Miyuki studied illustration at Pratt Institute, located in Brooklyn, NY, using traditional mediums such as acrylic and gouache. She is currently working more toward digital art and is working on revamping her portfolio catering to concept art in the entertainment industry. Miyuki will be making her acting debut in Good Boy, playing Akiko, Shinji’s best friend.

Giacomo Sellar
as Dino

Giacomo Sellar is a Toronto-based actor, director and producer. Graduating the National Theatre School of Canada’s Acting program, he has been notably recurring in Outside (Roseneath Theatre), and appeared in The Beaverton (The Comedy Network). In 2022, Giacomo founded his production company, Studio Okawari. He is currently in post-production on a feature-length documentary about a Canadian Chef. Giacomo will be playing Dino, Akiko’s boyfriend, in Good Boy and will serve as Executive Producer.

Vanessa Lu Wilson

as Jennifer
Vanessa Lu Wilson is a Toronto, Canada native who has always been drawn to the world of entertainment. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce at Toronto Metropolitan University while continuing to nurture her love for the performing arts. Vanessa's unwavering commitment to her chosen craft has paved the way for her involvement in short films and commercials, marking the beginning of what promises to be an exciting career in the entertainment industry. Vanessa
 will be playing Jennifer, Shinji’s classmate, in Good Boy.


Zeyad Saber

Director of Photographer

Zeyad Saber is a cinematographer and filmmaker based in Toronto, Canada. He is a recent graduate of York University's Film Production program. His interest in film is influenced by Egyptian classics, magical realism, and experimental film. Focused on exploring the psychology of his subjects, he is always keen on achieving a visual language that represents the psyche of his characters and the overall mood of the world they live in.


Rachel Lui

Wardrobe Designer

Rachel Lui is a costume designer and cosplayer with 10+ years of experience. Starting her cosplay journey as a young teen in 2010, she fell in love with the world of making and designing costumes and this hobby would later open up careers in modelling and commercial work. For Good Boy, she will be the costume designer, and is right in her element as she brings every character to life with their own unique wardrobes and looks. 

Micah Chu

Production Designer

First an actor but now just a storyteller, Micah Chu loves to tell stories about people and the relationships that surround them. Having taken on many roles, Micah takes from those experiences to pave his own path forward. He has worked on‐screen and behind the camera in productions like Gay Mean Girls S2 and Fellow Travelers. Most notably, his short film Green Box Letters. won Best Film at the TIFF NextWave 48‐hour Film Challenge.

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