Hello, my name is Calissa Kirilenko and I am a writer, photographer, and podcaster. My passion is storytelling, whether it be through an image, an article or an interview, I love creating and sharing stories with the world because I believe that is what brings us together. I am a graduate of the NYU Summer Publishing Institute and have a Bachelor of Arts in Media Production from Ryerson University. My experience in media ranges from publicity, marketing, publishing, and film production.
Picosphere - Marketing Agency
Social Media Editor
Wrote engaging and creative copy for fourteen social accounts on Facebook and Instagram, posting six days a week and ranging in content from auto dealerships, shoe retail, and an
app for parenting.
FOX Feature Film "Antlers"
Assistant to Executive Producer
Worked closely with publicity, helping prepare press
photoshoots with actors, EPK interviews, and ensured that all writers,producers, and FOX executives were welcomed to
the set accordingly.
Penguin Random House
Planned Book Launches for various fiction and non-fiction titles, created media contact lists for galley mailings and escorted authors to press events.
Film Group Production House
Collaborated closely with clients, agencies, directors, and producers, transporting the team to scouts, production meetings, and set locations in an efficient manner.
Ground Glass Media - Unscripted Content Company
Intern, Research and Writing
Wrote descriptive and concise one-sheets, taglines, and pitches for shows, which were then delivered to networks such as TLC and National Geographic.
2018 / JULY
New York University - Summer Publishing Institute
Listened to panels from current industry executives, created magazines and book imprints which were presented to a panel and judged. Was the Marketing Director and Website Director for these projects.
2017 / DECEMBER
Ryerson Chang School of Continuing Education
Publishing: Trade Overview, Short Story Writing, Practical Grammar and Punctuation
2017 / JUNE
Ryerson University Graduate with Deans Honours in Media Production
Bachelor of Arts and Minor in English
Legal Issues in Media, Writing for Factual and Reality TV, Production Management, Business of Producing, Directing and Performance, Dramatic Writing, Politics in Film