SIMEON TAOLE - writer, director, producer

Simeon Taole is an award-winning filmmaker based in Toronto. His short film Everything Changes, which he wrote, directed, scored, and starred in, won BEST SHORT FILM at the 2016 San Diego Black Film Festival. Simeon is also a playwright and published his first play The Space Between in 2016. Reviewing the play, Mooney On Theatre wrote, "The writing is eloquent. It is full of warmth and insight into the hearbreak and joy of someone who has experienced and overcome adversity". Simeon won the award for BEST PERFORMER at the 2016 Atlantic Fringe Festival for his role in the play.

Simeon is the recipient of an Ontario Arts Council grant for his project Diaphony.


Rudy Tijerino is an actor, known for Bow to Your Prince (2014), Subject1 (2015) and Lift (2012).


Sylvie Gonçalves, who plays the role of Chantal, is extremely proud to be joining the cast of Diaphony. Sylvie lives now in Toronto. She arrived in Canada 2 years ago. She is originally from Paris, France. Sylvie first love is theatre and she appeared in various productions back in France. She had also the chance to join a french theatre company in Toronto and be back on stage for a production of the very popular french play Thé à la menthe ou t'es citron in which she played the part of Brigitte. She will also be starring in Hardly Boiled, a featured film which will be released by the end of 2014. Sylvie is also an adept of salsa dance and loves running and traveling. She is profoundly grateful for Simeon Taole and all the production team for allowing her to enjoy this valuable experience and their faith in her. Sylvie will dedicate her performance to whoever always believed in her and dreamers.


Bongani Msubo has been into acting and the arts at a young age, writing as hobby and on from there. Along with acting, he enjoys playing sports (Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, and Track). Some of his favourite Films/ TV Shows include: The Godfather part I and II, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, Breaking Bad, Les Miserable, and Cadillac Records.His favourite actors: Bryan Cranston, Al Pacino, Denzel Washington and Spike Lee

PAUL BRYAN - actor

Paul is thrilled to be working on Diaphony. For the past two years, he has been in the UK where he completed an MA in Professional Acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and was awarded the Bonnie Hurren Prize for his achievements. Most recent theatre credits include: Antigonus/Shepherd in The Winter's Tale (Tobacco Factory), Death in Alcestis, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Tarleton in Misalliance, Sir Anthony in The Rivals and ensemble in Love and Information (BOVTS Studio), Munschapalooza! (Thousand Islands Playhouse) Off-Kilter! (Theatre Kingston) Candide, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Our Town, Twelfth Night (Queen's Drama). Paul holds a degree in drama and history from Queen's University .


Amy Marie Wallace is a graduate of The George Brown Theatre Program and also holds a Bachelors Honours degree in Music from Wilfrid Laurier University. Theatre Credits include: Of Shapes Transformed by Love (Aim for the Tangent Theatre), Ibsen's Ghost (Theatre Inamorata). For The Toronto Fringe: Centre of The Universe (Theatre Lab), Or Be Eaten (Silent Protagonist). George Brown Theatre: Playboy of the Western World, Spring Awakening, A Fond Husband, Saturday Sunday Monday. Selected Film/TV: Nobody Cares (Le Arthouse), Woods (Km4 Productions), No Safe House (Loading Doc Productions).


With CINEMATOSCAPE, Danielle Ungara has co-produced a number of projects for broadcast, the stage and the screen. Currently, Danielle is one of the producers behind the solo show The Space Between on tour in Canada. Danielle recently produced Everything Changes which won BEST SHORT FILM at the 2016 Sand Diego Black Film Festival.

GABRIEL COLOME - director of photography

Gabriel Colome, known as the "ideas guy" brings forth a creative edge encompassed with a professional skill set and unique vision on any given project. His mantra of story telling is emulated and evoked through his work expertise as a director, cinematographer, writer, editor and producer, a true master of content curation. His entrepreneurial career, which began in Vancouver, Canada, has allowed him to work with varying clients, artists, and production companies both in local and international markets. Gabriel continues to tell stories through the art of filmmaking. He is currently developing Perro a satirical political tv series, and a feature film titled Seasons.


Written and Directed by
Simeon Taole

Produced by
Danielle Ungara and Simeon Taole

Rudy Tijerino - Paolo
Sylvie Gonçalves - Chantal
Bongani Msubo - Moketi
Paul Bryan - Stranded Motorist
Amy Marie Wallace - Woman in Car

Director of Photography
Gabriel Colome

Script Supervisor
Natalie Ungara

Sound Recordist
Akira Moriyama

Make-Up Artist
Amanda Reid

Music and Editing by
Simeon Taole

Production Assistant
Fallon Andy
Gregory Christmas


Ontario Arts Council
Meredith Maywood
Tourism Oxford
Dharmesh Patel