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Aneela M.

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  • Joined September 2017

I'm a French teacher, as well as a director of photography and film editor. I'm also an avid vegetarian cook with her own Youtube channel.

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
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Aneela M.
Toronto, ON, Canada



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I've been a French teacher for the last 10 years, but I'm also an avid cook, photographer, and film maker. As much as I love being in the classroom, I enjoy creating content and sharing my passions with the world.

Work history

Director of Photography & Editor
Videowaalé Films is a boutique production company that focusses on storytelling through the medium of film.
Toronto District School Board
French teacher
For the last 10 years I have used my professional fluency in French to teach students aged 5 to 13.


My YouTube Channel - Eating to Live

This is the YouTube channel I created back in 2011 to share my love of vegetarian cooking. I continue to upload weekly recipes as well as bonus content that includes travel videos, vlogs, and the occasional DIY.

Videowaalé Films - Director of Photography and Film Editor

My husband and I started a film production company to tell love stories through the power of film. I am in charge of creative and stylistic elements for each shoot, as well as directing great portions of the shoots. I use my skills with Adobe Premiere to edit the majority of our films as well.



University of Toronto
Bachelor of Education
University of Toronto
Honours Bachelor of Arts




Full professional proficiency


Limited working proficiency


Professional working proficiency


content creation editing photo photo editing film video editing writing content curation education digital media


YouTube Adobe Photoshop Adobe Premiere Pro Adobe Lightroom WIX Instagram Twitter Hootsuite Illustrator iMovie


Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends


  • Can work 15hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years


Industries I love

Animals & Pets Education Food Health & Wellness Kids & Parenting Travel

What I read

book, audiobooks, websites, blogs and the occasional magazine.

Side projects

For a while I managed an Instagram account for a children's publishing company based in Toronto called "Kids Write 4 Kids."

Ideal team

I work best independently and on my own. Give me a task and simply let me do it. If it's up my alley, I will work obsessively on it - that's just my nature. I aim for excellence, and I love it when my clients are happy.