Aliya Somani


Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Aliya has spent the last decade developing her career as a storyteller and independent producer. Driven and passionate about her craft, Aliya is known to chase difficult stories until she can do them justice. After exploring the subject of early-onset Alzheimers in her first short documentary, she plans to dive into another subject close to her heart – sleeping disorders. This topic has been a passion of Aliya’s since she was very young, and with BLACKOUT she hopes to bring awareness to these conditions that are far more common than many people realize.

Twitter: @AliyaBlackout


Talia Rocha


Talia has emerged as an up-and-coming cinematographer, based in Toronto. She specializes in documentary and short form video content and is constantly developing her skills and pushing the boundaries in her field. Her work straddles a line between elegant and haunting, and has been featured in festivals all across North America. She believes whole-heartedly that the only limits in your life are those that you set yourself. Talia has recently partnered with Aliya to co-produce the BLACKOUT series.

Instagram: @TaliaBlackout
Twitter: @TaliaBlackout