Kamile Kapel is a recent graduate of the Documentary Film Program at Capilano University where she acquired skills in camera, sound, editing, story, directing, and producing.
Kamile brings a wealth of life experience to her filmmaking. She is a graduate of the Simon Fraser University acting program as well as a former Vancouver Community College jazz student. She is a singer/songwriter/pianist with a CD, Kiss the Ground, and she wrote and performed the one woman show, Give Me that Map, showcased at the Chutzpah Festival. She has performed and lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Montreal, Toronto, London, Seattle and her hometown of Vancouver where she currently resides.
In addition to producing, directing and editing Pretty Shy City & Music Theory is Sexy & Metaphysical, she co-created and acted in the short film, Shifting Lenses, which features her original music. She has crewed as a camera person and sound person on several student projects. She directed, filmed and edited the promotional video Drawn to Sea and has acted in and edited twenty music videos, a promotional interview, and two comedy sketches for her Youtube channel: kamilekapel.
Kamile Kapel is a singer/songwriter/pianist from Vancouver, Canada. She’s been compared to Bette Midler for her musical theatre style and the ability to be funny on the fly; Ani Difranco’s for her lyrically driven style; and Sarah Mclachlin for her soulfulness.
With a vocal that ranges from lilting to belting, she sings about things like looking for a map for life, meeting strangers and telling them everything, and the desire to heal her guitar teacher. With humour and playfulness, vulnerability and ballsiness, she helps us to delight in the human travail.
Kamile began piano studies at the age of 8 with Melinda Coffey and went on to study jazz at Vancouver Community College and with legendary jazz piano teacher, Bob Murphy. She has had several songwriting mentors including Pat Pattison (Berklee College of Music), Julie Blue, and Stevie Bensusen (Musicians Institute, Hollywood). She has worked extensively on vocal improvisation with Rhiannon and she has led vocal improvisation workshops as well as choir. She has a certificate in Community Choir Leadership.
Kamile Kapel released her first CD, Kiss the Ground in 2003, produced by Joseph Pepe Danza. She has performed at the Towards Eden Festival. Her one woman show, Give me that Map, was showcased at the Chutzpah Festival in Vancouver.
When she finishes film school, she will likely return to the stage, with an emphasis on improvised musical performances.