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Patti Kim

B: September 25, 1976 in Calgary, Alberta

Patti Kim began acting in Calgary, but moved to Vancouver after she worked with Matthew Perry on The Ron Clark Story in 2006.

Features & TV Movies:
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Chasing Freedom (TV-2004)
Family Sins (TV-2004)
Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story (TV-2004)
The Ron Clark Story (TV-2006)

Hunt for the I-5 Killer (TV-2011)
Climax, SK (TV-2018)
The Lie (aka Between Earth and Sky, 2018)

The Unforgivable (2021)
Totally Killer (2022)

TV Series – Cast:
The Killing (2011-2012)
Sacred Lies (2018)
The Expanse (2019)

Maid (2021, minis-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:

Naomi: The Show (2010)
Bob & Andrew (2010)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (2014)
Intruders (2014)
Arrow (2014)
Motive (2015)
Aftermath (2016)

Siren (2020)
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (2021)
Motherland: Fort Salem (2021)
The Mysterious Benedict Society (20210
Family Law (2021)

Émilie Bierre

Émilie Bierre, actress,

B: May 12, 2004 in Québec

Émilie Bierre is pictured with her 2019 Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress for her work in the lead role of the film Une colonie. In 2018 she won a Young Artist Award for her work in the title role of the TV series Jenny, and in 2021 she ws honoured wth a Prix Iris for Best actress for her role in Les Nôtres.

Also see: The Gala Returns.

Features & TV Movies:
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Catimini (2012)
Survivre (2014, short)
La voix de l’ombre (2014)
Genèse (2018)
Une colonie (2018)
Dérive (2018)
Fuck les gars (2019, short)
Les Nôtres (2019)

Le Guide de la famille parfaite (2021)
N’xaxaitkw (2022, short)

TV Series – Cast:
Mémoires vives (2013-2015)
Les beaux malaises (2014-2021)
Jenny (2017)
Moi, j’habite nulle part (2019, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Lâcher prise (2017, 2018)
Bye-Bye (2021)

Catimini, movie, poster,

Jani Lauzon

Jani Lauzon, actress,

B: September 29, 1959 in Kimberley, British Columbia

Jani Lauzon is a Métis multi-disciplinary artist. She is an award-winning screen actress, a Juno-nominated singer-songwriter, a Gemini Award-winning puppeteer, a multi-award-winning stage actress, a director and filmmaker. She grew up in creative environments; both her biological parents were artists and musicians, and her foster father was the high school drama teacher.

Also see: Toronto ACTRA Honours Jani Lauzon.

Features & TV Movies:
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Follow That Bird (Puppeteer, voice, 1985)
Basil Hears a Noise (TV-1990)
Alligator Pie (TV-1991)
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (Puppeteer, 1999)
The Big Comfy Couch: Sticks and Stones (VR-1999, short)
The Big Comfy Couch: My Best Friend (VR-1999, short)
The Big Comfy Couch: Let’s Try Sharing (VR-1999, short)

Bingo Road (2008, short)
A Windigo Tale (2010)
Dirge (2012, short)
The Cycle of Broken Grace (2013, short)
Time (2014, short)
Nobody (2014, short)
See Me Now (2016, short)
Appalachia (2017, short)
The River You Step In (2019)

Ankle Biters (2020)
Six Days to Die (2021)

TV Series – Cast:
Conspiracy of Silence (1991, mini-series)
The Big Comfy Couch (1992-1993)
Grounding Marsh (voice, 1997)
Longhouse Tales (voice, 2000)
Ruby and the Well (2022)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
T and T (1990)
Prairie Berry Pie (1999)
Code Name: Eternity (2000)
Hard Rock Medical (2013)
Saving Hope (2013, 2014)
Somerthing Undone (2022)

Dear Audrey

Dear Audrey, image,
Photo from Dear Audrey by Jeremiah Hayes.

89 minutes – Documentary, Family, History of Cinema
Language: English, French subtitles
Festival release date: November 2021
Release date: August 19, 2022
Production company: Cineflix Media, National Film Board
Canadian distributor: National Film Board

Dear Audrey focuses on renowned Canadian cinematographer and documentary filmmaker Martin Duckworth who, helped by his 47-year-old daughter Jacqueline, who is on the autism spectrum, support his wife, the photographer and activist Audrey Schirmer through the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease. It is a moving biography but also a story of resilience and strength. Marked by twists and turns as Duckworth reflects on the key personal and professional moments of the couple’s life, Dear Audrey takes place more in the present than the past, and becomes a powerful testimonial to the growing and unshakable love of a husband for his wife.
Also see: NFB trailer for Dear Audrey.

Dear Audrey has been recognized with:
People’s Choice Award, 2021 Montreal International Documentary Festival
Cercle d’or for Best Feature Documentary, 2022 Festival Cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke, QC
Feature Winner, Best of Documentary, 2022 Indy Film Fest, Indianapolis
Winner of the Dr. Sydney K. Shapiro Humanitarian Award, 2022 Phoenix Film Festival
Silver Winner of Best Feature Documentary, 2022 Tokyo Film Awards, Japan

Dear Audrey, movie, poster, documentary,

Crew:

Producer:

Andre Barro
Jeremiah Hayes

Executive Producer:

Katherine Buck
Annette Clarke
Glen Salzman
Pablo Salzman

Director:

Jeremiah Hayes

Screenwriter:

Jeremiah Hayes

Cinematographer:

Jeremiah Hayes

Editor:

Jeremiah Hayes

Composer:

Walker Grimshaw

Cast: Roles:

Martin Duckworth
Jacqueline Schirmer

Himself
Herself

Tasha Hubbard

B: in Peepeekisis First Nation

Dr. Tasha Hubbard is a writer, filmmaker and associate professor at the University of Alberta. She is from Peepeekisis First Nation in Treaty Four Territory and has ties to Thunderchild First Nation in Treaty Six Territory. Her academic research has focussed on Indigenous efforts to return the buffalo to the lands and Indigenous film in North America. Her first solo writing/directing project, Two Worlds Colliding (NFB), about Saskatoon’s infamous “starlight tours,” premiered at imagineNATIVE in 2004 and won the Canada Award at the Gemini Awards in 2005. In 2017, she directed the NFB-produced feature documentary Birth of a Family, about a Sixties Scoop family coming together for the first time during a holiday in Banff. It premiered at Hot Docs and landed on the top-ten audience favourites list. It also won the Audience Favourite for Feature Documentary at the Edmonton International Film Festival and the Moon Jury prize at imagineNATIVE. Her 2018 feature documentary, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, is a personal exploration of the cost of the death of Colten Boushie and was selected to open the 2019 Hot Docs Canadian and International Documentary Film Festival in Toronto. We list her credits as a Director first.

Also see: Singing Back the Buffalo.
Also see: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up wins Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award at Hot Docs.

Features & TV Movies:
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Two Worlds Colliding (2004)

7 Minutes (2016, short)
Birth of a Family (2017)
nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (2018)

Singing Back the Buffalo (2022)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Two Worlds Colliding (2004)

7 Minutes (2016, short)
Birth of a Family (2017)
nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (2018)
Singing Back the Buffalo (2022)

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, movie, poster,

Victoria Kucher

B: in Edmonton, Alberta

Victoria Kucher is an actor, writer and producer. She costarred as Siobhan in the 2017 feature Space & Time, a first feature from director Shawn Gerrard.

Features & TV Movies:
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The Best Revenge (2012, short)
Destiny (2014)
Isaiah’s Birthday (2014, short)
The Double Date (2014, short)
Dead Rivalry (2014)
Pink Collar Crimes (TV-2015)
My Viola (2015, short)
BackTrack (2016, short)
HaShoah (2017, short)
Man Eater (2017, short)
Space & Time (2017)
Stalled (2018, short)
Bad Joke (2019, short)

Social Caterpillar (2020, short)
Gone Wild (2020,short)
#Winning (2020, short)
Snake King (2020, short)
Letters to Santa Cklasu (TV-2020)
The House on Carter Road (2021, short)
Saint Evans (2022, short)
Lady Darb (2022, short)

TV Series – Cast:
Three-Quarters (2020, mini-series)
Pink is In (2021-_

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Ghostly Encounters (2011)
Paranormal Witness (2012)
Perfect Storms: Disasters That Changed the World (2013)
Handsome Devils (2014)
Schitt’s Creek (2015)
Mary Kills People (2018)

Webseries:
Brennan & Victoria Make Rent (2019)

Space & Time, movie, poster,

Lawrene Denkers

Lawrene Denkers, actress,
Lawrene Denkers photo by Helen Tansey for Sundari Photography

B: May 14, 1961 in Chatham, Ontario

Lawrene Denkers is a stage, film and television actress. She began her career on camera in 2013 appearing in a made-for-television movie and a documentary. Sghe played the role of Professor Grinlow Caltain in 18 episodes of The Sopell Tutor between 2014 and 2018.

Features & TV Movies:
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Dark Betrayals (TV-2013)
A Desert Between Us and Them (2013, documentary)
The Never Ending Road (2014, short)
Time Baristas (VR-2014, short)
Liminality (2014)
Woods (2014, short)
The Way We Are (2014, short)
Dead Rivalry (2014)
Riley (2015,short)
A Heart’s Journey (2015)
Eve (2015, short)
Bound (2015, short)
Cold (2015, short)
Those Unattended (2015, short)
Bite (2015)
P.O.W. (2015, short)
It’s No Real Pleasure in Life (2016, short)
Leftover (2016, short)
Cover-Up (2016, short)
My Brother’s Rifle (2017, short)
Crimson Sands (2017)
Dinner with Bernice (2017, short)
100m Criminal Conviction (2017)
China Wang: The Who (2018, short)
Marjorie (2018)
The Duchess of Cancun (2018)
Unravelling Lies (2018)
The Windless Days (2018, short)
Nothingness (2018, short)
Anne at 13,000 Ft. (2019)
Rogue Cell (2019)
The Sanctuary (2019)

100M Criminal Conviction (2021)
The Taste of Blood (2021)
Wolves (2022)
Addict (2022, short)
Cry of Silence (2022)
Camp Vamp (2021)

TV Series – Cast:
The Spell Tutor (2014-2018)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Cell (2014)
Nowhere to Hide (2014)
Surviving Evil (2014)
See No Evil (2014, 2019)
Web of Lies (2015)
The Shelter (2018)

Illuminagents (2020)
Believers (2020)
Fear the Roommate (2021)
The Haunted Museum (2021)

Anne at 13,000 ft., movie, poster,

Joy Coghill

Joy Coghill, actress,

B: May 13, 1926 in Findlater, Saskatchewan
D: January 20, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia

Born Joy Dorothy Coghill. She played Portia Da Vinci in 6 episodes of Da Vinci’s Inquest between 1998 and 2003.

Features & TV Movies:
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Never Say Never (TV-1955, General Motors Theatre)
Shivers (1975)
Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (1978)

The Trout That Stole the Rainbow (1982, short)
Change of Heart (1984)
Nobody’s Child (TV-1986)
Blue Monkey (1987)
Christmas Comes to Willow Creek (TV-1987)
The Little Match Girl (TV-1987)

From Flores (1990, short)
Omen IV: The Awakening (TV-1991)
My Son Johnny (TV-1993)
Miracle on Interstate 880 (TV-1993)
Sherlock Holmes Returns (TV-1993)
Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (TV-1994)
Andre (1994)
The Other Mother: A Moment of Truth Movie (TV-1995)
Color Me Perfect (TV-1996)
Silence (1997)
The Sleep Room (1998)
Double Jeopardy (1999)

Flight of the Reindeer (TV-2000)
A Day iof Life (2000)
Living With the Dead (TV-2002)
Betrayed (TV-2003)
Regarding Sarah (2006, short)
Amma (2008, short)

TV Series – Cast:
Anyone for Alice (1959, mini-series, Studio Pacific)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Beachcombers (1980, 1984)
Red Surge (1988)
Airwolf (1987)
Unsub (1989)

21 Jump Street (1991)
Street Justice (1991)
The Commish (1994)
The X Files (1995)
Sliders (1995)
My Life as a Dog (1995)
Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996, 1997)
Viper (1997)
The Outer Limits (1998)
Stargate SG-1 (1998)
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1998)
Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy (1999)
Da Vinci’s Inquest (1998, 1999, 2001, 2003)

Tiera Skovbye

Tiera Skovbye, actress

B: May 6, 1995 in Vancouver, British Columbia

Tiera Skovbye is pictured as Grace Knight from the series Nurses.

Features & TV Movies:
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24/7 (2005, short)
The Lottery (2008, short)

Dead Lines (TV-2010)
The Unvarnished Boy (2010, short)
Three Weeks, Three Kids (TV-2011)
Wishing Well (TV-2001)
Girl in Progress (2012)
A Christmas Story 2 (VR-2012)
Feint (2013, short)
Forever 16 (TV-2013)
Rocketship Misfits (2013, short)
Blink (TV-2013)
The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (TV-2014)
Christmas Tail (TV-2014)
Christmas Icetastrophe (TV-2014)
Sugar Babies (TV-2015)
Even Lambs Have Teeth (2015)
Liar, Liar, Vampire (TV-2015)
Mark & Russell’s Wild Ride (TV-2015)
Revenge Porn (TV-2016)
Oasis (2016, short)
Christmas Cookies (TV-2016)
Secrets of My Stepdaughter (TV-2017)
ne Small Indiscretion (TV-2017)
Prodigals (2017)
Summer of 84 (2018)
Midnight Sun (2018)
The Miracle Season (2018)
Royal Vessel (VT-2019, short)
Downloaded (2019, short)

2 Hearts (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
Once Upon a Time (2017-2018)
Riverdale (2017-2019)

Nurses (2020)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Painkiller Jane (2007)
Kaye (2007)
Supernatural (2008, 2013)

The Troop (2010)
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour (2010, 2012, 2013)
Wingin’ It (2012)
Spooksville (2013)
Arrow(2015)
Minority Report (2015)
Dead of Summer (2016)

Dirty John (2020)

Kate Moyer

Kate Moyer, actress,

B: May 2, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario

Kate Moyer has played Heather Hobbie in more than 40 episodes of the tween drama series Holly Hobbie since 2018. She trained in dance at the Theatre Dance Academy in Oshawa, Ontario.

Features & TV Movies:
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It (2017)
Our House (2018)
A Christmas in Tennessee (TV-2018)
Dotage (2019, short)
Buffaloed (2019)

Children of the Corn (2020)
Delia’s Gone (2022)

TV Series – Cast:
Holly Hobbie (2018-2022)
When Hope Calls (2019)
Station Eleven (2021-2022)

Jeremiah Hayes

Jeremiah Hayes, film director,

B: April 18, 1966 in Walnut Creek, California

Jeremiah Hayes is a Canadian film director, writer and editor. He was 24 when he graduated from Concordia University in Montreal with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Film Production in 1990. He won a Gemini Award in 2010 for Best Direction in a Documentary for his feature Reel Injun, which went on to win a Peabody Award for Best Electronic Media in 2011. The film Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, on which he served as cinematographer and editor, won the Special Jury Award for Masterful Storytelling at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017. For his work on Rumble, Hayes won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Editing in a Documentary in 2018. In 2020, Rumble received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Arts and Culture Documentary. In 2021, his documentary Dear Audrey was given the People’s Choice Award at the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM). In 2022, Dear Audrey won Best Documentary at the Sherbrooke World Film Festival, and the Dr. Sydney K. Shapiro Humanitarian Award at the Phoenix Film Festival. We list his documentary credits as a Director.

Features & TV Movies:
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Elefanti (1989, short)

Silence & Storm (1995)
God Comes As a Child (1998, short)
The Prom (1998)

Reel Injun (2009)

Dear Audrey (2021)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Unbreakable Minds (2004)
Vendetta Song (2005)
Canadaville U.S.A. (2007)
The Last Explorer (2009)
Reel Injun (2009)

Shekinah: The Intimate Life of Hasidic Women (2013)
The Wolverine: The Fight of the James Bay Cree (2014, short)

Dear Audrey (2021)

TV Series:
Inside the Great Magazines (2007)
Down the Mighty River (2010)

Dear Audrey, movie, poster, documentary,

All My Puny Sorrows

103 minutes – Drama
Language: English
Festival release date: September 10, 2021 (TIFF – Toronto International Film Festival)
Release date: April 15, 2022
Production companies: Carousel Pictures, Mulmur Feed Company, Sugar Shack Productions
Canadian distributor: Mongrel Media

Based on the 2014 international best-selling novel by Mriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows tells the story of two Mennonite sisters who leave their religious lives behind. One has become a concert pianist obsessed with ending her life, the other is a writer who is wrestling with this decision and makes profound discoveries about herself. Shot in North Bay, Ontario, All My Puny Sorrows was selected to have a Special Presentation at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.

Also see: Northernstars reviews All My Puny Sorrows
Also see: Cinematic Arts Awards at the CSAs
Also see: Vancouver Film Critics name All My Puny Sorrows Best Canadian Film.

All My Puny Sorrows, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Michael McGowan
Tyler Levine
Patrice Theroux

Line Producer:

Effy Papadopoulos

Director:

Michael McGowan

Screenwriter:

Michael McGowan

Cinematographer:

Daniel Grant

Editor:

Orlee Buium
Michelle Szemberg

Production Designer:

Danny Haeberlin

Art Director:

Thalia Stefaniuk
Karen Churma (Set Decoration)

Costume Designer:

Renee Fontana

Cast: Roles:

Sarah Gadon
Alison Pill
Donal Logue
Mare Winningham
Amybeth McNulty
Mimi Kuzyk
Martin Roach
Dov Tiefenbach
Michael Musi
Rick Roberts
Boyd Banks
Elizabeth Saunders
Kelly Martin
Aly Mawji
Marin Almasi
Josh Bainbridge
Racine Bebamikawe
Morgan I. Bedard
Gabrielle Jennings

Elfrieda (Elf)
Yolandi (Yoli)
Jake
Lottie
Nora
Tina
Psychiatrist Johns
Jason
Finbar
Elder Pastor
Marta
Patient
Nic
Young Yoli
Irate Man
Nurse
Cop
Young Elf

Salome Bey

Salome Bey, singer, actress,

B: October 10, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey
D: August 8, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario

Born in Newark, New Jersey in 1933, Salome Bey moved to Toronto in 1964 where she played the jazz club circuit. A renowned singer Bey was usually referred to as Canada’s “First Lady of the Blues.” She didn’t do much acting on film or television and probably won’t be remembered for any of her roles, but she was an active and important part of our rich performing arts community and she will be missed. Her Broadway debut came in October 1972 when she appeared in the short-lived musical Dude, from Hair creators Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot. That same year, she received an Obie Award for her work in Love Me, Love My Children (which had previously run in Canada under the title Justine). In 1976, she appeared in Alex Bradford, Micki Grant, and Vinnette Carroll’s Tony-nominated Your Arms Too Short to Box with God; her performance was preserved on the musical’s Grammy-nominated cast album. Bey subsequently created a cabaret show celebrating the history of Black music, Indigo, which brought two Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Performance in a Revue or Musical and Outstanding Production of a Cabaret or Revue. She was honoured with a 1992 Toronto Arts Award and the Martin Luther King Jr. Award for lifetime achievement from the Black Theatre Workshop of Montreal in 1996. In 2005, Bey was made an honorary member of the Order of Canada.

In 2022, it was announced that Canada Post would honour Salome Bey, Canada’s First Lady of the Blues, with a new stamp at a ceremony, with a unique large-scale unveiling on April 21 at Meridian Hall in Toronto.

Features & TV Movies:
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On Their Knees (Narrator, 2001)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Wayne & Shuster Comedy Special (1971)
Night Heat (1986)
Due South (1998)

Learn to Swim

93 minutes – Drama
Language: English, Spanish
Festival release date: September 11, 2021 (Toronto International Film Festival)
Release date: March 25, 2022
Production company:
Canadian distributor: Mongrel Media

Learn to Swim is a surrealist romantic drama about Dezi Williams (Thomas Antony Olajide), a Toronto jazz musician who refuses to play after a recent tragedy. A shadow of the charismatic saxophonist he once was, Dezi has moved into a new apartment and has cut off contact with all his former bandmates. He tries to find solace with quiet work repairing instruments, but he’s plagued by a pain in his jaw which no amount of alcohol seems to help. A new intrusive neighbour Sal (Andrea Davis) confronts his solitude and haunting memories of his former lover – a fiery singer named Selma (Emma Ferreira).

Learn to Swim was selected to screen at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.

Learn to Swim, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Alona Metzer
Thomas Antony Olajide
Emma Ferreira

Executive Producer:

Matt Code
Allison White

Associate Producer:

Lindsay Blair Goeldner
Miriam Levin-Gold
Joshua Barsky
Mark Sirju

Line Producer:

Mark Sirju
Milosz Skowronski

Director:

Thyrone Tommy

Screenwriter:

Marni Van Dyk
Thyrone Tommy

Cinematographer:

Nick Haight

Editor:

Baun Mah
Shaun Rykiss

Composer:

TiKA & Casey MQ

Production Designer:

Dialla Kawar
Joshua Turpin

Art Director:

Lori Atik
Somerville Black

Costume Designer:

Jeannette Linton

Cast: Roles:

Thomas Antony Olajide
Christef Desir
Jolly Amoako
Andrea Pavlovic
Emma Ferreira
Khadijah Salawu
Saida Ali
Siobhan Johnson
Meagan De Lima
Hidetaka Ishii
Shaun Rykiss
Andrea Davis
Ofield Williams
David Ariza

Dezi
Sid
Charles
June
Selma
Jesse
Dentist
Tracy
Nia
Bartender
Cleaning Service Customer
Sal
Record Producer
Delivery Guy

Wildhood

99 Minutes – Drama
Languages: English, Mi’kmaw with subtitles
Festival release date: September 2021 (World Premiere – Toronto International Film Festival)
Release date: March 11, 2022
Production company: Rebel Road Films
Canadian distributor:

In a rural east-coast trailer park, Link lives with his toxic father and younger half-brother Travis. When Link discovers his Mi’kmaw mother could still be alive, they light a flame and make a run for a better life. On the road they meet Pasmay, a pow wow dancer drawn to Link. As the boys journey across Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia), Link finds community, identity, and love in the land where he belongs.

Wildhood is an expansion of Hannam’s earlier short film Wildfire, which was the winner of the award for Best Short Film at the Screen Nova Scotia awards in 2020. Filmed in English and Mi’kmaw, Wildhood will have its world premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. It was also selected to be the opening night film for the 2021 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival.

Also see: Cinematic Arts at the CSAs Also see: Northernstars reviews Wildhood. Also see: Wildhood, Nova Scotia.

Wildhood, movie, poster.

Crew:

Producer:

Gharrett Patrick
Paon Julie Baldassi
Bretten Hannam

Executive Producer:

Damon D’Oliveira

Director:

Bretten Hannam

Screenwriter:

Bretten Hannam

Cinematographer:

Guy Godfree

Editor:

Shaun Rykiss

Composer:

Neil Haverty

Production Designer:

Michael Pierson

Art Director:

Jackson Noble

Costume Designer:

Emlyn Murray

Cast: Roles:

Phillip Lewitski
Joshua Odjick
Michael Greyeyes
Joel Thomas Hynes
Savonna Spracklin
Avery Winters-Anthony
Jordan Poole
Samuel Davison
Steve Lund
Desna Michael Thomas
John R. Sylliboy
Becky Julian
Guillermo Knockwood
Bobby Pierro

Link
Pasmay
Smokey
Arvin
Sarah
Travis
Skater
Ryan
Dale

Dune

155 minutes – Sci-Fi
Language: English
Festival release date: September 3, 2021 (World Premiere, Venice Film Festival) Release date: October 22, 2021
Production company: Legendary Pictures
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

In the far distant future, Duke Leto Atreides accepts stewardship of the dangerous desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune, the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe, “the spice”, a drug which extends human life, provides superhuman levels of thought, and makes faster-than-light travel possible. Though Leto knows the opportunity is an intricate trap set by his enemies, he takes his Bene Gesserit concubine Lady Jessica, young son and heir Paul, and most trusted advisers to Arrakis. Leto takes control of the spice mining operation, which is made perilous by the presence of giant sandworms. A bitter betrayal leads Paul and Jessica to the Fremen, natives of Arrakis who live in the deep desert.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve with a screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth, Dune is an international co-production of Canada, Hungary, the United Kingdom and the United States. This is the first of a planned two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert. Trailer courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. Dune is estimated to been the highest grossing film on its opening weekend, with $40.1M-US earned following its October 22, 2021 release.

At the 2022 Academy Awards®, Dune won for Best Sound, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Editing, Production Design and Best Music for composer Hans Zimmer.


Also see: Dune receives 10 Academy Award nominations.

Dune, 2021 movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Cale Boyter
Joe Caracciolo Jr.
Mary Parent
Denis Villeneuve

Executive Producer:

Herbert W. Gains
John Harrison
Brian Herbert
Kim Herbert
Tanya Lapointe
Byron Merritt
Richard P. Rubinstein
Jon Spaihts
Thomas Tull

Director:

Denis Villeneuve

Screenwriter:

Jon Spaihts
Eric Roth
Denis Villeneuve

Cinematographer:

Greig Fraser

Editor:

Joe Walker

Composer:

Hans Zimmer

Production Designer:

Patrice Vermette

Art Director:

Tom Brown (Supervising art director)
Karl Probert (Senior art director)
David Doran (Art director: vehicles)
Tibor Lázár
Gergely Rieger
Samy Keilani (Second unit)

Costume Designer:

Bob Morgan
Jacqueline West

Cast: Roles:

Timothée Chalamet
Rebecca Ferguson
Oscar Isaac
Josh Brolin
Stellan Skarsgård
Dave Bautista
Stephen McKinley
Henderson Zendaya
Chen Chang
Sharon Duncan-Brewster
Charlotte Rampling
Jason Momoa
Javier Bardem
David Dastmalchian
Babs Olusanmokun
Michael Nardone
Charlie Rawes
Richard Carter
Stephen Collins
Oliver Ryan
Gloria Obianyo

Paul Atreides
Lady Jessica Atreides
Duke Leto Atreides
Gurney Halleck
Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
Glossu ‘Beast’ Rabban
Thufir Hawat
Chani
Dr. Wellington Yueh
Dr. Liet-Kynes
Gaius Helen Mohiam
Duncan Idaho
Stilgar
Piter De Vries
Jamis Gurney
Sergeant
First Trooper
Second Trooper
Deaf Trooper
Hawat Specialist
Female Fremen

Alan Jordan

Alan Jordan, actor,

B: March 21, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario

Alan Jordan’s long career included starring roles at New York’s Circle Repertory Company, Manhattan Theater Club, and Playwrights Horizon, as well as on Canadian stages such as the Stratford Festival, Globe Theater, and St. Lawrence Centre. He toured the United States in national companies of the musicals Applause, Shenandoah, and 1776. As a stage director, he enjoyed very successful productions of House and I Am My Own Wife, both of which debuted at the San Miguel Playhouse in San Miguel de Allende before touring. He also directed A Diary of a Madman, based on the short story by Russian writer Nikolai Gogol, at the same theatre.

We list his credits as an actor in film and television.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Murder in Space (TV-1985)
In Like Flynn (TV-1985)
Echoes in the Darkness (TV-1987)
A New Life (1988)

The Take (TV-1990)

Straight Line (1990)
Extralarge: Moving Target (TV-1992)

Wojeck: Out of the Fire (TV-1992)
Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story (TV-1993)
Whale Music (1994)
The Conspiracy of Fear (VR-1995)
When Innocence Is Lost (TV-1997)
End of Summer (TV-1997)
Lethal Vows (TV-1999)

Out of the Ashes (TV-2003)
Hustle (TV-2004)

TV Series – best appearances:
Knight Rider (1984)
Falcon Cast (1985)
Cover Up (1985)
Hill Street Blues (1986)
Danger Bay (1986)
Dallas 1986)
Check It Out (1987)
Night Heat (1987)
Adderly (1988)
Friday the 13th: The Series (1988)
Emergency Room (1989)
My Secret Identity (1989)
Katts and Dog (1989, 1992)

E.N.G. (1990, 1992)
Counterstrike (1993)
TekWar (1995)
The Great Defender (1995)
Road to Avonlea (1996)
Lethal Vows (1999)

Leap Years (2001)

Un été comme ça

97 minutes – Drama
Language: French (English subtitles)
Festival release date: February 14, 2022 (Berlin Film Festival – World Premiere)
Release date: TBA
Production company: Metafilms
Canadian distributor: Maison 4:3
International sales: Shellac

In Un été comme ça (That Kind of Summer), three women are voluntarily taking part in a sex addiction program that lasts just 26 days. Set in a quiet house by a quiet lake, all three are young women, barely out of adolescence. They are supervised by a social worker and, less closely, by Octavia (Anne Ratte-Polle), a German therapist who was herself once treated for sex addiction. The motto of the undertaking is “hypersexuality is not a disease” and the aim (hope might be a better word) is not to heal but rather to enable a frank exploration of different experiences, forms and extremes of desire. The addicts are a mixed bunch. Gaelle (Aude Mathieu), who says everyone calls her Geisha, has a shaven head and multiple piercings and never saw a football team she couldn’t take on at halftime. Leonie (Larissa Corriveau) is a masochist who chooses to spend her day off tied up but is troubled by visions of her father who set her on this path. Eugenie (Laure Giappiconi) does wonderful drawings in the small hours, at least when she isn’t having sex with truck drivers. None of them has any friends.

Un été comme ça, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Sylvain Corbeil
Audrey-Ann Dupuis-Pierre

Line Producer:

Yannick Savard

Director:

Denis Côté

Screenwriter:

Denis Côté

Cinematographer:

François Messier-Rheault

Editor:

Dounia Sichov

Production Designer:

Marie-Pier Fortier

Costume Designer:

Caroline Bodson

Cast: Roles:

Larissa Corriveau
Aude Mathieu
Laure Giappiconi
Anne Ratte Polle
Samir Guesmi
Josée Deschênes
Marie-Claude Guérin

Léonie
Gaelle (Geisha)
Eugénie
Octavia
Sami
Diane
Mathilde

Barry Avrich

Barry Avrich, director,
Barry Avrich at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards. Photo by Ralph Lucas for Northernstars.ca

B: May 9, 1963 in Montréal, Québec

Barry Avrich is an advertising veteran responsible for thousands of high profile ad campaigns for films and concert tours. His is also an acclaimed documentary filmmaker responsible, usually focusing on both controversial and popular icons in modern history. He has also produced and directed successful screen adaptations of Shakespeare theatrical productions in partnership with Ontario’s renowned Stratford Festival. We list his credits as a Director first.

Also see: Mr. Rosenberg at Hot Docs.
Also see: Oscar Peterson at TIFF.
Also see: King John Hits the Big Screen.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Madness of Method (TV-1996, short)
Unforgettable: 100 Years Remembered (TV-1999,documentary)

City Lights (TV-2002,short)
Glitter Palace (TV-2002, documentary)
Guilty Pleasure: The Dominick Dunne Story (TV-2002, documentary)
Madness of King Richard (TV-2003, documentary)
The Last Mogul (TV-2005, documentary)
Maurice Richard: The Legend, the Story, the Movie (TV-2006)
One x One Gala (TV-2007)
The Citizen Cohl: Untold Story (2008, short)
Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew (VR-2008, documentary)
Amerika Idol (2009, documentary)

An Unlikely Obsession (2011, documentary)
Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project (2011, documentary)
Twelfth Night (2012)
Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life of Garth Drabinsky (20012, documentary)
In Studio: Genie Awards (TV-2012)
Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story (2013, documentary)
In Studio 2 (TV-2013, documentary)
Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story (2013, documentary)
In Studio: Up Close and Personal (TV-2013)
Red Alert (2014, documentary, short)
Women Who Act (2015, documentary)
King John (2015)
Antony and Cleopatra (205)
The Taming of the Shrew (2016)
The Great Canadian Screen Test (TV-2016)
The Adventures of Pericles (2016)
The Man Who Shot Hollywood (2016, documentary, short)
Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World (2017, documentary)
Love’s Labour’s Lost (2017)
Beyond Famous (TV-2017, documentary)
Romeo and Juliet (2018)
Timon of Athens (2018)
The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret (2018, documentary)
Prosecuting Evil (2018, documentary)
The Tempest (2019)
Coriolanus (2019)
David Foster: Off the Record (2019, documentary)

Radical Obsession (2020, documentary)
Reversal of Fortune: The Unraveling of Turkey’s Democracy (2020, documentary)
The Merry Wives of Windsor (2020)
Othello (2020)
Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art (2020, documentary)
Howie Mandel: But, Enough About Me (2020, documentary)
Henry VIII (2020)
Oscar Peterson: Black + White (2021, documentary)
The Talented Mr. Rosenberg (2022, documentary)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Life and Times (2005, 2006)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Scorned (1993)
Madness of Method (TV-1996, short)
Unforgettable: 100 Years Remembered (TV-1999,documentary)

City Lights (TV-2002,short)
Glitter Palace (TV-2002, documentary)
Guilty Pleasure: The Dominick Dunne Story (TV-2002, documentary)
Madness of King Richard (TV-2003, documentary)
The Last Mogul (TV-2005, documentary)
Maurice Richard: The Legend, the Story, the Movie (TV-2006)
One x One Gala (TV-2007)
The Citizen Cohl: Untold Story (2008, short)
Amerika Idol (2009, documentary)

An Unlikely Obsession (2011, documentary)
Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project (2011, documentary)
Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life of Garth Drabinsky (20012, documentary)
In Studio: Genie Awards (TV-2012)
In Studio 2 (TV-2013, documentary)
Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story (2013, documentary)
In Studio: Up Close and Personal (TV-2013)
Red Alert (2014, documentary, short)
Women Who Act (2015, documentary)
The Man Who Shot Hollywood (2016, documentary, short)
The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret (2018, documentary)

Radical Obsession (2020, documentary)
Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art (2020, documentary)
Howie Mandel: But, Enough About Me (2020, documentary)
The Talented Mr. Rosenberg (2022, documentary)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Life and Times (2005, 2006)

Credits as a Producer and/or Executive Producer:
Madness of Method (TV-1996, short)

City Lights (TV-2002,short)
The Last Mogul (TV-2005, documentary)
Bonfire (TV-2007)
One x One Gala (TV-2007)
The Citizen Cohl: Untold Story (208, short)
Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew (VR-2008, documentary)
Caesar and Cleopatra (2009)
Amerika Idol (2009, documentary)

One Angry Man (2010)
An Unlikely Obsession (2011, documentary)
Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project (2011, documentary)
Twelfth Night (2012)
Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life of Garth Drabinsky (2012, documentary)
In Studio: Genie Awards (TV-2012)
Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story (2013, documentary)
In Studio 2 (TV-2013, documentary)
Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story (2013, documentary)
In Studio: Up Close and Personal (TV-2013)
Red Alert (2014, documentary, short)
Women Who Act (2015, documentary)
King John (2015)
Antony and Cleopatra (2015)
The Taming of the Shrew (2016)
The Great Canadian Screen Test (TV-2016)
2016 Canadian Screen Awards (2016)
Hamlet (2016)
The Adventures of Pericles (2016)
The Man Who Shot Hollywood (2016, documentary, short)
2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize (TV-2016)
2017 Canadian Screen Awards (2017)
Macbeth (2017)
Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World (2017, documentary)
Love’s Labour’s Lost (2017)
On My Way Out: The Secret Life of Nani and Popi (2017, documentary, short)
2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize (TV-2017)
Beyond Famous (TV-2017, documentary)
Romeo and Juliet (2018)
Timon of Athens (2018)
The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret (2018, documentary)
Prosecuting Evil (2018, documentary)
2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize (TV-2018)
With Me (2018, short)
The Tempest (2019)
Coriolanus (2019)
David Foster: Off the Record (2019, documentary)

Radical Obsession (2020, documentary)
Reversal of Fortune: The Unraveling of Turkey’s Democracy (2020, documentary)
The Merry Wives of Windsor (2020)
Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art (2020, documentary)
Howie Mandel: But, Enough About Me (2020, documentary)
Henry VIII (2020)
The Talented Mr. Rosenberg (2022, documentary)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Life and Times (2005, 2006)

The Talented Mr. Roseberg, movie, poster,

Thomas Middleditch

Thomas Middleditch, actor,

B: March 10, 1982 in Nelson, British Columbia

In addition to his film and television career, Thomas Middleditch is a regular performer at UCB, a member of The Improvised Shakespeare Company and creates and performs comedy shorts with College Humor. He played the role of Richard Hendricks in 53 episodes of Silicon Valley between 2014 and 2019. He played the role of Drew Dunbar on the series B Positive.

Features & TV Movies:

VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Mint in Box (VR-2009, short)
The Rebound (2009)
Splinterheads (2009)

The Other Guys (2010)
Ghostbusters Return (2010, short)
Night Home (2010)
Hitched (TV-2010)
Mash Up (TV-2011)
Inconvenient Interviews with Risa (VR-2011, short)
Dog DNA (2011, short)
Certainty (2011)
Michel Jean-Michel: Overexposed (2011, short)
Being Flynn (2012)
The Campaign (2012)
The Brass Teapot (2012)
Fun Size (2012)
The Funtime Gang (TV-2013)
The Kings of Summer (2013)
The Farm (TV-2013)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
All’s Fair (2014, short)
Someone Marry Barry (2014)
Search Party (2014)
The Bronze (2015)
SMILF (2015)
The Final Girls (2015)
Joshy (2016)
Sunspring (2016, short)
Kong: Skull Island (voice, 2017)
Entanglement (2017)
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (voice, 2017)
Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017)
Henchmen (voice, 2018)
Replicas (2018)
Godzilla: King of Monsters (2019)
Aly & AJ: Star Maps (VR-2019, short)
Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)

Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe (voice, 2020)
DC League of Super-Pets (voice, 2022)

TV Series – Cast:
College Humor Originals (2010-2013)
The Morning After (2013, mini-series)
Silicon Valley (2014-2019)
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (voice, 2014-2017)
Scheer-RL (2015, mini-series)
Breaking Boundaries with Eliza Coupe (2017, mini-series)

Death Hacks (2020)
B Positive (2020-)
Solar Opposites (voice, 2020-)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Memoirs of a Manchild (2009)

Robotomy (2010)
The Back Room (2010)
Funny or Die Presents… (2011)
Ugly Americans (2011)
The League (2011)
Beavis and Butt-Head (voice, 2011)
FCU: Fact Checkers Unit (2011)
Matumbo Goldberg (2011)
Jake and Amir (2011, 2013)
Mash Up (2012)
Bravest Warriors (2012)
Newsreaders (2013)
The Office (2013)
Key and Peele (2013)
Trophy Wife (2013)
The Pete Holmes Show (2013)
You’re the Worst (2014, 2019)
Comedy Bang! Bang! (2015)
Drunk History (2015, 2016, 2019)
Great Minds with Dan Harmon (2016)
Off Camera with Sam Jones (2016)
TripTank (voice, 2016)
Conan (2016)
Animals. (voice, 2017)
Red Carpet Report (voice, 2017)
Rick and Morty (voice, 2017)
Bob’s Burgers (2018, 2019)
Big City Greens (voice, 2019)

Dream Corp LLC (2020)

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