Jith Paul is an independent filmmaker based in Ottawa, Canada. While persuing a career as a software engineer, he decided to take a detour to follow his passion for film and filmmaking, establishing Treepot Media in 2010.

Jith's directorial debut, Algebra, a short film about a painter grappling with the loss of his eyesight, screened at festivals throughout Asia, North America and Europe including the Festival international Entr’2 marches in Cannes, France in 2015. His next directorial effort was an ACTRA union film about a once promising pop singer, who struggles to overcome her debilitating stage fright. The film, A Clean Slate was awarded Best International Short Film at the Valle d'Itria Film Festival in Italy, where it premiered.

Jith edited the documentaries Partners for Peace, an official selection at Victoria Film Festival, North Boys, winner of the Founder’s award at the Yorkton Film Festival, and This is My Witness, which premiered at the Paley Centre in New York and was an Official Selection at the Amnesty International Reel Awareness Human Rights Film Festival.

Polar Bear Love, Moments and Perfect, short films Jith produced, were selected to participate in CBC Television’s Short Film Face-off in 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively. Jith recently produced Karim Ayari's Before Me / L’homme de la maison, a bilingual narrative film that explores social intolerance and its impact on children. The film has just completed a successful run which included a best film award at the Festival du Court-Métrage d'Auch, in France.

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Jith has a career in software systems design and architecture. He specializes in object-oriented analysis and development of n-tier base-based component frameworks, and J2EE applications in the areas of data persistence, procurement, workflow, and document management. Most recently, as Team Lead for Digital Development at the Cable Public Affairs Channel  in Ottawa, he designed and managed a re-platforming project, successfully coordinating the efforts of an international team of software developers and service providers. Launched in 2021, the new platform supports the delivery of several simultaneous live streams, video-on-demand assets, and article content on CPAC's digital platforms, including the cpac.ca website and CPAC's social media accounts.

Jith holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo and is a graduate of the television broadcasting program at Algonquin College. He was nominated for the Premier's Award for excellence in the arts (Ontario Colleges) in 2013. He is co-founder of the Ottawa Canadian Film Festival (OCanFilmFest), and editor of the film613 blog. Jith freelances as a camera operator, editor and web designer.


Recent Narrative and Documentary Film Projects


Algebra

A painter grapples with the loss of his sight and decends into madness in Algebra: A Reunion of Broken Parts.

Partners for Peace

Partners for Peace follows a delegation of North American women on a journey to Israel and Palestine.

Before Me

Before Me is a bilingual short film that explores social intolerance and its impact on children.

Perfect

Julius meets with his psychologist following what he considered to be a disastrous first date in Perfect.

North Boys

Two residential school survivors in their 70s discuss their experiences in North Boys.

A Clean Slate

A once promising pop singer struggles to overcome her debilitating stage fright in A Clean Slate.

Co-creation

Co-creation: Youth and adults discuss important concepts related to Indigenous education in Canada.

Jasmin et Macarons

A perfect afternoon tea turns bitter and reveals underlying truth in Jasmin et Macarons.

Check out the Treepot Media Portfolio page for more examples of Jith's recent collaborations.



Press

Here are a few recent  radio interviews, newspaper articles and blog posts about Jith, Treepot Media and the Ottawa Canadian Film Festival.


Demos and Reels


Jith Paul on Behance
 

About Treepot Media

About Treepot Media

Treepot Media is a production company based in Ottawa, Canada, that produces and collaborates on documentaries, short films, music, event and promotional videos. Our latest projects include Drum with Us, an advocacy video for ACTRA National's Diversity Committee and the short films Jasmin et Macarons, a conversation between a woman and her two friends over afternoon tea and Before Me, a film that explores social intolerance and its impact on children.

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