Clara Altimas is a writer, director and actor originally from Montreal, now based in Toronto. Her directorial debut, Girl Couch, which she also co-wrote, was selected as the winning screenplay by the Toronto ACTRA Women's Committee in their 2014 competition. Altimas is in early stages of development with Vice on No Dollar, No Chat, a one-take, iPhone shot series she’s co-writing and her short film Jeremy and Margot Make a Baby, which she wrote, produced, and acted in premiered at the Austin Film Festival (October 2016) and continues to make festival rounds. She studied screenwriting at the University of California-Los Angeles Extension Program and recently completed a residency in the Writers' Lab at the Canadian Film Centre. She attributes her love of story and character to her extensive training in acting; she studied Meisner technique with the late Jacqueline McClintock, scene study and script analysis with the renowned Larry Moss, and improvisation at Toronto’s Second City.