My name is Gesila.

I am a Toronto-based writer, photographer and moving image storyteller, with a specific interest in portraiture, through both photography and cinematography. 

I have an MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University, where I completed and premiered my first film, a short documentary called Indie Womyn, profiling the process of independent singer-songwriter Alysha Brilla as she recorded her Juno-nominated sophomore album, Womyn.

I have a deep interest in artists and their work, as well as in music, film, literature, and pop culture, and my own work explores themes related to identity, creativity, and belief. 

I was born in Nigeria, grew up in Kenya, currently live in Canada, and consider myself a Third Culture Kid.




For booking inquiries, questions, comments, or just to say hello, feel free to drop me a line at, get at me on Twitter @silafaen, or reach me by phone at 647-866-7452