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Ann Shin

Ann Shin, director,

B: in London, Ontario

Ann Shin attended the University of Toronto where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in English Literature. She is an award-winning filmmaker and new media producer whose projects have screened and won awards at festivals including: the San Francisco Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA), SXSW, New York Festivals. Her documentary The Defector: Escape from North Korea, was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Performance Doc and in 2014 she was named as recipient of the Canadian Screen Awards’ Diversity Award for her work on that same film. Her short My Enemy, My Brother, was nominated for a 2016 Academy Award®.

Features & TV Movies:
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Turning Points of History: Incident at Roswell (TV-2000, documentary)
Western Eyes (TV-2000, documentary)
Almost Real: Connecting in a Wired World (2002, documentary)

The Defector: Escape from North Korea (2012, documentary)
My Enemy, My Brother (2016, short)
The Terrorist Hunter (2018, short, documentary)
Welcome to Kafkaville (2018, short)
Smart Drugs (2018, documentary)
The Superfood Chain (2018, documentary)

A.I. Gods (2021)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Save Us from Our House (2005)
Opening Night (2005)
From the Vaults (2018)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
The Defector: Escape from North Korea (2012, documentary)
My Enemy, My Brother (2016, short)

The Terrorist Hunter (2018, short, documentary)

A.I. Gods (2021)

Credits as a Producer:

The Defector, movie poster

Warren P. Sonoda

Warren P. Sonoda, director,
Photo of Warren P. Sonoda by Jasper Savage. Used with Permission.

B: December 31, 1969 in Hamilton, Ontario

In addition to his work in features, Warren P. Sonoda is an award-winning music video director. He has been honoured with Director of the Year & Music Video of the Year at the 2009 and 2010 CCMA Awards. Sonoda was given the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal commemorating his contribution to Canadian film.

Photo by Jasper Savage. Used with Permission.
Also see: DGC Announces New Leadership.

Features & TV Movies:
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Ham & Cheese (2004)
5ive Girls (2006)
Coopers’ Camera (2008)
Puck Hogs (2009)

Unrivaled (2010)
Merlin and the Book of Beasts (TV-2010)
Textuality (2011)
Servitude (2011)
Swearnet: The Movie (2014)
The Masked Saint (2016)
Miss Odette’s Modern Handbook to Manners (2016, short)
Total Frat Movie (2016)
A Christmas Fury (TV-2017)
Things I Do For Money (2019)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Monster Warriors (2006)

What’s Up Warthogs! (2010)
Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2011, 2012)
Trailer Park Boys (2014, 2015, 2017)
Odd Squad (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Make it Pop (2016)
Backstage (2016, 2017)
This Hour Has 22 Minutes (2016, 2017, 2018)
Annedroids (2017)
Cutie Pugs (2018, 2019)
Murdoch Mysteries (2019)
Bajillionaires (2019)

Utopia Falls (2020)

Things I Do For Money, movie, poster,

Kaniehtiio Horn

Kaniehtiio Horn, actor, actress,

B: November 8, 1986 in Ottawa, Ontario

Kaniehtiio Horn was raised in Kahnawake, a Mohawk reserve just outside of Montréal, Québec. She is the daughter of well known Kahn-Tineta Horn, a Mohawk former model and a political activist for the Kahnawake First Nation. Usually called and most often credited simply as “Tiio,” which is pronounced ‘dio,’ Kaniehtiio Horn graduated from Dawson College’s DOME Theatre Program in 2005. Since completing her studies, Tiio has worked consistently in film, television and voice. Nominated for a Gemini Award for her role in the made-for-television film Moccasin Flats: Redemption, she plays the role of Tara in the series Ghost BFF.

Features & TV Movies:
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Might of the Starchaser (2003)
Montreal Stories: 1971 (2006)
Abducted: Fugitive for Love (TV-2007)
Too Young to Marry (TV-2007)
The Colony (2007)
The Terrorist Next Door (TV-2008)
Moccasin Flats: Redemption (TV-2008)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
South of the Moon (2008)
A Flesh Offering (2008)
< a href="https://www.northernstars.ca/the_wild_hunt/">The Wild Hunt (2009)
The Trotsky (2009)
Leslie, My Name Is Evil (2009)

Neighbours (2010)
The Theatre Bizarre (Vision Stains segment, 2011)
Voyez comme ils dansent (2011)
Immortals (2011)
On the Road (2012)
The Smoke Shack (2012, short)
Penthouse North (2013)
Gavin Crawford’s Wild Wild West (TV-2013)
Embrace of the Vampire (VR-2013)
Just One Word (2017, short)
Mohawk (2017)
Prodigals (2017)
Death Wish (2018)
22 Chaser (2018)
The Hummingbird Project (2018)
The Remnant (2019, short)

Tell Me I Love You (2020)
Possessor (2020)
Sugar Daddy (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis (2006, mini-series)

18 to Life (2010-2011)
Hemlock Grove (2013-2015)
The Fixer (2015, mini-series)
Letterkenny (2016-2019)
The Disappearance (2017, mini-series)
The Colour of Scar Tissue (2018, mini-series)
Ghost BFF (2018-2020)

Barkskins (2020)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Les hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin (2007)
Mohawk Girls (2010)
Being Human (2011)
By the Rapids (2011)
Alphas (2012)
Supernatural (2013)
Defiance (2013, 2014)
19-2 (2015)
Blank Paige (2016)
Beauty and the Beast (2016)
The Strain (2016)
The Man in the High Castle (2016, 2018)
What Would Sal Do? (2017)
Royal Canadian Air Farce (2017)
The Detectives (2018)
Wayne (2019)
Northern Rescue (2019)
Creeped Out (2019)
Slasher (2019)

Prodigals, move, poster,

Possessor, movie, poster,

Noam Jenkins

Noam Jenkins, actor,

B: 1983

Noam Jenkins, pictured as Detective Jerry Barber in the hit TV series, Rookie Blue. His character was killed off in 2012.

Features & TV Movies:
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Ghost Mom (TV-1993)
Family of Cops (TV-1995)
Devil`s Food (TV-1996)
Extreme Measures (1996)
Moving Target (1996)
54 (1998)
Jack & Jill (1998)
Two or Three Words (1999)

Washed Up (2000)
Gossip (2000)
Thin Air (TV-2000)
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Walter and Henry (TV-2001)
Century Hotel (2001)
Wisegirls (2002)
John Q (2002)
Between Strangers (2002)
Highwaymen (2003)
War Stories (TV-2003)
Luck (2003)
The Statement (2003)
Trouser Accidents (2004)
Childstar (2004)
Trumpo Unauthorized (TV-2005)
Saw II (2005)
Category 7: The End of the World (TV-2005)
The Path to 9/11 (TV-2006)
Charlie Bartlett (2007)
This Beautiful City (2007)
All Hat (2007)
Matters of Life and Dating (TV-2007)
Saw IV (2007)
Walled In (2008)
Adoration (2008)
Transit Lounge (2008, short)
Walled In (2009)

Who is Clark Rockerfeller (TV-2010)
Abroad (TV-2010)
Wandering Eye (TV-2011)
Sworn to Silence (TV-2012)
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 (2017)

Sugar Daddy (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
The City (1999-2000)
Earth: Final Conflict (2001-2002)
Eleventh Hour (2002)
The State Within (mini-series, 2006)
Rookie Blue (2010-2012)
Covert Affairs (2010-)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Forever Knight (1995)
TekWar (1995)
Nancy Drew (1995)
Highlander: The Raven (1998)
Total Recall 2070 (1999)
Relic Hunter (2000)
Twice in a Lifetime (2000)
Queer as Folk (2001)
The Associates (2002)
Adventure Inc. 2002)
Sue Thomas F.B. Eye (2004)
Kojak (2005)
ReGenesis (2007)
Flashpoint (2009)
Being Erica (2009)

Against the Wall (2011)

Adoration, 2007 movie, poster,
Poster for Adoration courtesy of Entertainment One.

Nicholas Campbell

Nicholas Campbell, actor,
Nicholas Campbell Photo © 2018 by Ralph Lucas

B: March 24, 1952 in Toronto, Ontario

Nicholas Campbell is a critically acclaimed and multi-award winning actor who has played everything from handsome charismatic leading men to undercover cops to psychopaths. Born in Toronto and raised in Montreal, he went to Kingston’s Queens University to study pre-Law but switched to English and Drama. He moved to England to continue his studies, spending five years there, first at the London Drama Studio, then at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). He joined the York Theatre Royal Repertory Company, where he spent 40 weeks touring the country working in small provincial theatres to gain his acting credentials. For his portrayal as Vancouver Coroner Dominic Da Vinci in Da Vinci’s Inquest, once Canada`s most popular dramatic series, Campbell was nominated for three Geminis, winning Best Performance by an Actor in a continuing leading dramatic role in 2001. In addition to acting, he is also an accomplished filmmaker. He wrote and directed the documentary Stepping Razor: Red X about the life and murder of Peter Tosh which picked up a Genie Nomination for Best Documentary and numerous honors at international film festivals, and Booze Can, a loving exploration of Toronto’s nightlife in the ’70s that includes cameo appearances by, among others, David Cronenberg. In 2009, Campbell was given an ACTRA Toronto award for his work in the mini-series, The Englishman’s Boy. Pictured at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards, Nicholas Campbell appeared in the theatrical production of Jerusalem, which starred Kim Coates.

Also see: Save Me Returns to GEM.

Features & TV Movies:
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The Omen (1976)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Come Back, Little Sheba (TV-1977)
The Shape of Things To Come (TV-1979)
Fast Company (1979)
The Brood (1979)

Yesterday (1980)
Dirty Tricks (1980)
The July Group TV-1981)
Just Jessie (TV-1981)
The Amateur (1981)
Love (1982)
Trapped (1982)
Killing ’em Softly (1982)
The Dead Zone (1983)
Children of the Night (TV-1985)
Terminal Choice (1985)
Certain Fury (1985)
Knights of the City (1986)
Shades of Love (VR-1987)
Going Home (1987)
Hoover vs The Kennedys: The Second Civil War (TV-1987)

Bordertown Cafe (1990)
In Defense of a Married Man (TV-1990)
Shadows of the Past (1991)
Naked Lunch (1991)
The Big Slice (1991)
Split Images (TV-1992)
Shadow of the Wolf (1992)
The Diary of Evelyn Lau (TV-1993)
Bordertown Café (1993)
No Contest (1994)
Guitarman (TV-1994)
Betrayal of Trust (TV-1994)
Jungleground (1995)
Dancing in the Dark (TV-1995)
Butterbox Babies (1995)
We The Jury (TV-1996)
Non Greater Love (TV-1996)
The Boy’s Club (1997)
Major Crime (TV-1997)
Hard to Forget (TV-1998)
Blood On Her Hands (TV-1998)
The Sleep Room (1998)
A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
All the Fine Lines (1999)
Happy Face Murders (TV-1999)
New Waterford Girl (1999)

We All Fall Down (2000)
Saint-Jude (2000)
Prozac Nation (2000)
Full Disclosure (2001)
Turning Paige (2001)
100 Days in the Jungle (TV-2002)
The Life (TV-2004)
Siblings (2004)
H2O (TV-2004)
Cinderella Man (2005)
Quality of Life (TV-2008)
Inconceivable (2008)
Paul Pontius (2008)
Love & Savagery (2009)
Cry of the Owl (2009)
A Wake (2009)

Unrivaled (2010)
I’m Yours (2011)
Antiviral (2012)
Bar None (2013)
Prairie Dogs (2013, short)
Algonquin (2014)
Backcountry (2014)
Rocky Road (TV-2014)
Americanistan (2014, short)
Unearthing (2015)
Little Coffins (2014, short)
The Rainbow Kid (2015)
I Am Here (narrator, 2015, short)
Unless (2016)
The Addition (2016)
The Performance (2016)
Never Steady, Never Still (2016)
The Sound (2017)
Neverknock (TV-2017)
Deerbrook (VR-2017, short)
The Performance (2018)
Defining Moments (2018)

Sugar Daddy (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
The Hitchhiker (1983)
The Insiders (1985)
Diamonds (1987)

Thanks of a Grateful Nation (1998, mini-series))
Da Vinci’s Inquest (1998-2005)

Human Cargo (mini-series, 2004)
Trudeau II: maverick in the Making (2005, mini-series))
Da Vinci’s City Hall (2005-2006)
The Englishman’s Boy (2008, mini-series))
The Border (2008)

Haven (2010-2012)
Klondike (2014, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Bless This House (1976)
Space: 1999 (1976)

For the Record (1980)
The Littlest Hobo (1980)
Hangin’ In (1983)
T.J. Hooker (1984)
Airwolf (1985)
Night Heat (1985)

Counterstrike (1990, 1991)
Beyond Reality (1991)
Secret Service (1992)
The Hidden Room (1993)
Due South (1995)
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1995)
Highlander (1995)
F/X: The Series (1996)
Spoken Art (1997)
Black Harbour (1997)
The Hunger (1998)
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1999)
The Outer Limits (1999)

Prince Street (2000)
The City (2000)
Code Name: Eternity (2000)
Blue Murder (2001)
A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001)
Monk (2002)
Tom Stone (2004)
The Eleventh Hour (2005)
Flashpoint (2008)
Murdoch Mysteries (2009)
ZOS: Zone of Separation (2009)

The Republic of Doyle (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Less Than Kind (2012, 2013)
Cracked (2013)
Heartland (2014, 2015, 2016)
Rookie Blue (2014, 2015)
Orphan Black (2015)
Shoot the Messenger (2016)
Black Mirror (2017)

Web Series:
Save Me (2019)

Unless, movie, poster,
Poster for the Canada-Ireland coproduction, Unless, courtesy of Mongrel Media.

Carl Bessai

Carl Bessai, director,

B: 1966 in Edmonton, Alberta

Carl Bessai studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design and at York University in Toronto graduating with an MFA. An acclaimed director, his debut feature film, Johnny, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1999, where it received a special jury citation. His feature, Unnatural and Accidental premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and at the Toronto International Film Festival (2006), before earning awards and nominations at the American Indian Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, the British Columbia film Awards (Leos), and the 2007 Genie Awards. Bessai is a member of the Director’s Guild of Canada, the Writer’s Guild of Canada, and the Canadian Film and Television Producer’s Association.

Also see: Sugar Daddy at Whistler.

Features & TV Movies:
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Brothers from Vietnam (1998)
Johnny (1999)
Bang! (2001)
Lola (2001)
Indie Truth: An Inquiry Into the Documentary (TV-2002)
Emile (2003)
Severed (2005)
Unnatural & Accidental (2006)
Normal (2007)
Mothers & Daughters (2008)
Cole (2009)
Repeaters (2010)
Fathers & Sons (2010)
Sisters & Brothers (2011)
Embrace of the Vampire (VR-2013)
No Clue (2013)
Bad City (2014)
Mr. Miracle (TV-2014)
Ungodly Acts (TV-2015)
Rehearsal (2015)
The Lears (2017)
Kreuzberg (2017)

In Her City (2020)
Evelyne (2021)
Remedial Ed (2021)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
A Scattering of Seeds (2000)

Hiccups (2010, 2011)
Health Nutz (2013)
Blood and Water (2016, 2017)
Ashbridge (2019, mini-series)

Unnatural & Accidental, movie, poster,

Kelly McCormack

Kelly McCormack, actress,
Photo of Kelly McCormack courtesy of Getty Images.

Kelly McCormack began her career in classical music and theatre before moving into filmmaking. Her debut feature film Play the Film, starring Kristian Bruun, won five Best Screenplay awards internationally. Her second feature filmBarn Wedding premiered at the Dances with Films Festival. McCormack also produced and starred in the most watched CBC digital original series The Neddeaus of Duqesne Island. It won a Canadian Screen Award for director Sam Zvibleman. Kelly McCormack has played the role of Zeph in the series Killjoys since 2017. She wrote the screenplay and costars in the Canadian feature, Sugar Daddy, which was selected to open the 2020 Whistler Film Festival.

Also see: Sugar Daddy at Whistler.

Features & TV Movies:
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Down to the Bone (2009, short)

Build or Bust (2012, short)
Play the Film (2013)
A Very Serious Film (2014, short)
Barn Wedding (2014)
Special Correspondents (2016)
A Simple Favour (2018)
Sir Ludwig’s DuClaudian Twins are Alive & Well and Living in the Same Building (2019, short)

Sugar Daddy (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
11.22.63 (2016, mini-series)
The Neddeaus of Duqesne Island (2017)
Killjoys (2017-)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Off-Centre Television (2006)

Teenagers (2014)
Defiance (2014)
Damien (2016)
You Got Trumped: The First 100 Days (2016)
That’s My DJ (2016, 2017)
Save Me (2017)
Crawford (2018)
The Expanse (2018)
Letterkenny (2018, 2019)
Carter (2019)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Sugar Daddy (2020)

Barn Wedding, movie poster

January 2021 Film Festivals

January 2021 Film Festivals, image,

** indicates 2020 information.
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Starts:Ends:Name:Location:
dd/mmdd/mm
03/0109/01Italian Film Festival**Whistler, B.C. leaf
04/0110/01Bahamas International Film FestivalNassau, Bahamas
14/0124/01Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival(various) California
15/0119/01Jaipur International Film FestivalJaipur, India
15/0128/01New York Jewish Film Festival**New York, New York
16/0124/01International Film Festival of IndiaGoa, India
21/0128/01Trieste Film FestivalTrieste, Italy
22/0124/01The 8 Fest Small Gauge Film FestivalToronto, ON leaf
22/0124/01Northumberland Film FestivalCobourg, ON leaf
23/0126/01ReFrame Festival**Peterborough, ON leaf
27/0107/02Rotterdam Film FestivalRotterdam, Netherlands
28/0103/02Sundance Film FestivalPark City, Utah
29/0108/02Göteborg Film FestivalGöteborg, Sweden
29/0106/02Clermont-Ferrand Short Film FestivalFrance

December 2020 Film Festivals

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Starts:Ends:Name:Location:
dd/mmdd/mm
30/1109/12Mednarodni festival animiranuga filmaLjubljana, Slovenia
01/1220/12Whistler Film FestivalWhistler, B.C. leaf
02/1213/12Les nuits magiquesBelges, France
03/1208/12River to River Indian Film FestivalFlorence, Italy
03/1210/12Human Rights Film FestivalToronto, ON leaf
03/1213/12Havana Latin American Film FestivalHavana, Cuba
05/1212/12International Short Film FestivalLeuven, Belgium
11/1216/12Bath Film FestivalBath, England

Lucie Laurier

B: March 19, 1975 in Greenfield Park, Québec

Lucie Laurier in a publicity still for the feature Nitro. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 1987 Genie Awards for her performance in Léa Pool’s Anne Trister. Her work in J’aime, j’aime pas led to Laurier being named “Discovery of the Year” by the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois in 1997.

Also see: Charlotte Laurier

Features & TV Movies:
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Le vieillard et l’enfant (1985)
Anne Trister (1986)
Henri (1986)
Le diable à quatre (1987)

Love-moi (1991)
C’était le 12 du 12 et Chili avait les blues (1994)
Liste noir (1995)
J’aime, j’aime pas (1996)
Strip Search 1997)
The Assignment (1997)
Mumford (1999)

Stiletto Dance (TV-2001)
Second Coming (2001)
Don’t Say a Word (2001)
Comment ma mère accoucha de moi durant sa ménopause (2003)
La grande séduction (2003)
C’est pas moi, c’est l’autre (2004)
Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006)
Nitro (2007)
The Best Restaurant in the World Ever (2008)
Dirty money, l’infiltré (2008)

Monsieur Papa (2011)
Le démantèlement (2013)
Manigances: Notice Rouge (2013)
Hibou (2016)
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 (2017)
Mont Foster (2019)

TV Series – Cast:
Les filles de Caleb (1990)
Chambres en ville (1990)

Virginie (2003)
Les Invincibles (2005)
Trudeau II: Maverick in the Making (2005, mini-series)
René Lévesque (2006, mini-series)
François en série (2006-2007)
René Levesque – Le destin d’un chef (2008, mini-series)

Prémonitions (2016)

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2, movie, poster,
Poster for Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 courtesy of Les Films Séville.

Mont Foster, movie, poster,

Laurence Leboeuf

Laurence Leboeuf, actress, actor,
Laurence Leboeuf at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards © 2015 by Ralph Lucas. Used with permission.

B: December 13, 1985 in Montréal, Québec

Laurence Leboeuf plays the role of Audrey Pouliot in the CTV series, 19-2. She is pictured above at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards to support the nomination of 19-2 as Best Drama Series. In 2016 she was given a Prix Gémeaux for her work in the role of Rachel Marchand in the series Marche à l’ombre.

<Features & TV Movies:
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L’hôtel de l’avenir (2004)
Human Trafficking (TV-2005)
The Secret (2006)
Le secret de ma mère (2006)
Ma fille, mon ange (2007)
Si j’étais toi (2007)
The Trouble with Cali (2008)
Les pieds dans le vide (2009)

French Immersion (2011)
Le torrent (2012)
Quelqu’un d’extraordinaire (2013, short)
Lac Mystère (2013)
Le temps des roses (2014)
La petite reine (2014)
Turbo Kid (2015)
Mother! (2017)
Same Light: Beyries (VR-2018, short)
Catch and Release (2019)
Mont Foster (2019)

TV Series – Cast:
Virginie (1996)
L’ombre de l’épervier (1998)
Tag – Épilogue (2002)
Tag II (2002)
Durham County (2007-2010)
Les Lavigueur, la vraie histoire (2008)
Being Erica (2009-2010)
Musée Eden (2010)
Trauma (2010-2014)
19-2 (2014-2017)
Marche à l’ombre (2015)
The Disappearance (2017, mini-series)
Le jeu (2018)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
15/Love (2005)
Flashpoint (2009)

Being Human (2011)
Les beaux malaises (2016)
En tout cas (2018, 2019)
Les Invisibles (2019)
Street Legal (2019)
Transplant (2020)

Catch and Release, movie, poster,

Mont Foster, movie, poster,

Émile Proulx-Cloutier

B: 1983 in Montréal, Québec

Known primarily for his work on television and in film, more recently Émile Proulx-Cloutier has expanded his talents to include singing and songwriting.

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

Matusalem (1993)
Matusalem II: le dernier des Beauchesne (1997)

Le ring (2007)
Le banquet (2008)
Le déserteur (2008)

Sophie Lavoie (2010, short)
Opération Casablanca (2010)
Pour l’amour de Dieu (2011)
Mémorable moi (2013, short)
L’autre maison (2013)
La Bolduc (2018)
Mont Foster (2019)

TV Series – Cast:
Les hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin (2006-2009)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Mon meilleur ennemi (2001)
Toute la vérité (2010)

Credits as a Director:
Papa (2005, short)
Les réfugiés (2008, short)
Les petits géants (co-director, 2009, documentary)

La vie commence (2009, short)
Le Plancher des vaches (documentary, 2015)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Papa (2005, short)
Les réfugiés (2008, short)
Les petits géants (co-director, 2009, documentary)
La vie commence (2009, short)

Le Plancher des vaches (documentary, 2015)

La Bolduc, movie, poster,

Mont Foster, movie, poster,

Krista Bridges

Krista Bridges, actress,

B: November 4, 1968 in Ontario

Krista Bridges was nominated for a Genie Award in 1992 as Best Supporting Actress in a dramatic role for the feature film The Shower, directed by Gail Harvey. She played the role of Hunter Randall on the series, Naked Josh.

Features & TV Movies:
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The Shower (1992)
Treacherous Beauties (1994)
Soft Deceit (1994)
Bloodknot (1995)
Alberta (1996)
Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996)
Melanie Darrow (TV-1997)
Altarpiece (1998)
Blind (1999)

Left Behind (2000)
Narc (2002)
Saint Monica (2002)
DNA (2003)
Aurora Borealis (2004)
NARC (2002)
Lake (2005)
Land of The Dead (2005)
Niagara Motel (2005)
Cheater’s Club (TV-2006)
Late Fragment (2007)
She Drives Me Crazy (TV-2007)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV-2008)
Maggie Hill (TV-2009)
The Cry of the Owl (2009)
Man v. Minivan (2009, short)

Who is Clark Rockerfeller? (TV-2010)
Wandering Eye (TV-2011)
388 Arletta Avenue (2012)
Faces in the Crowd (2011)
The Case for Christmas (TV-2011)
The Lesser Blessed (2012)
The Wife He Met Online (TV-2012)
House at the End of the Street (2012)
Your Side of the Bed (2012)
Molly Maxwell (2013)
The Lesser Blessed (2013)
Warning Signs (2014, short)
The Christmas Switch (2014)
The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship (2015)
Coconut Hero (2015)
Deadly Voltage (2016)
Sometimes the Good Kill (TV-2017)
Knuckleball (2018)
The Wanting (2018)
Homekilling Queen (TV-2019)
Isabelle (2018)
Astronaut (2018)
A Family’s Nightmare (TV-2019)
Goliath (2019)

A Killer in My Home (TV-2020)
The Boathouse (2021)

TV Series – Cast:
Power Play (1998-2000)

Naked Josh (2004-2006)
Durham County (2010)
Republic of Doyle (2012-2014)
Heroes Reborn (2015, mini-series)
19-2 (2016-2017)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
My Secret Identity (1989)
The Hitchhiker (1989, 1990)

The Kids in the Hall (1990)
The Hidden Room (1991)
Beyond Reality (1991)
RoboCop: The Series (1994)
Side Effects (1994)
Forever Knight (1994, 1995)
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1994, 1996)
John Woo’s Once a Thief (1997)

Strong Medicine (2000)
Doc (2001)
Blue Murder (2001, 2004)
Leap Years (2001)
Relic Hunter (2002)
Mutant X (2003)
The Dresden Files (2007)
The Summit (2008)
Murdoch Mysteries (2009)
Flashpoint (2009)

Rookie Blue (2012)
The Listener (2012)
XIII: The Series (2012)
Nikita (2013)
Hannibal (2013)
Haven (2013)
Saving Hope (2014)
Eyewitness (2016)
Incorporated (2016)
Let the Right One In (2017)
Ransom (2017)
Killjoys (2017)
Played (2017)
Suits (2017)
Let the Right One In (2017)
Schitt’s Creek (2018)
The Expanse (2018)

Astronaut, 2019 movie, poster,

Isabelle, movie, poster,

Bobby Breen – Glass Slides

Bobby Breen, actor,
This RKO photo of an 8-year-old Bobby Breen was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection,

Bobby Breen – Glass Slides

Glass slides were used to help promote upcoming films before the widespread use of movie trailers. The Northernstars Collection has added over 100 rare slides from the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s, including these two Bobby Breen titles:

Bobby Breen - Glass Slides
This glass slide for the movie Make a Wish was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.
Breaking the Ice, movie, advertisement
This glass slide for Breaking the Ice was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.

Also see: Bobby Breen’s filmography.

November 2020 Film Festivals

November 2020 Film Festivals, image
Starts:Ends: Location:
26/1003/11Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book FestivalBanff, Alberta leaf
28/1007/11Blood in the Snow Canadian Film FestivalToronto, ON leaf
31/1008/11Vienna International Film FestivalVienna, Austria
31/1008/11Vancouver Asian Film FestivalVancouver, BC leaf
01/1103/11International Diaspora Film Festival**Toronto, ON leaf
03/1119/11Leeds International Film FestivalLeeds, England
04/1115/11Boston Jewish Film FestivalWest Newton, MA
05/1110/11Toronto Polish Film Festival**Toronto, ON leaf
06/1112/11Silver Wave Film FestivalFrederiction, NB leaf
11/1115/11Pomegranate Film FestivalToronto, ON leaf
12/1115/11Rockport Film FestivalRockport, Texas
12/1119/11Reel Asian Int’l Film FestivalToronto, ON leaf
12/1102/12Montreal Int’l Documentary FestivalMontréal, QC leaf
13/1127/11Chicago Int’l Children’s Film FestivalChicago, Illinois
13/1129/11European Union Film FestivalToronto, ON leaf
13/1129/11European Union Film FestivalOttawa, ON leaf
13/1121/1139th Festival du Film d’AmiensAmiens, France
18/1106/12International Documentary FestivalAmsterdam, Netherlands
22/1130/11CinéfrancoToronto, ON leaf
26/1129/11Regent Park Film FestivalToronto, ON leaf
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Alexander Ludwig

Alexander Ludwig, actor,

B: May 7, 1992 in Vancouver, BC

Alexander Ludwig played the role of Cato in The Hunger Games. Before he was cast as the brutal District 2 tribute Cato in The Hunger Games, the 19-year-old actor was considered for another role: good-natured Peeta from District 11. It was the film’s director, Gary Ross, who thought Ludwig was better for the role of Cato and handed him a script asking him to read the part cold without any chance to get familiar with the character. Ross liked what he heard and saw. Ludwig was happy to make the switch saying his favorite thing about his role as Cato was “playing the bad ass and getting to be very evil.” The film Recon was adapted from the critically acclaimed New York Times best-seller “Peace” by author Richard Bauschand, based on a true World War II event. It was shot in British Columbia and is produced and will be released on November 10, 2020 in time for Remembrance Day and available on Digital HD and On Demand. Ludwig has played Bjorn Lothbrok on Vikings since 2014.

Official website

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

Air Bud: World Pup (VR-2001)
MXP: Most Extreme Primate (VR-2003)
Eve and the Fire Horse (2005)
Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy (voice, TV-2005)
A Little Thing Called Murder (TV-2006)
The Sandlot 3 (VR-2007)
The Seeker: The Dark is Rising (2007)
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

The Hunger Games (2012)
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Lone Survivor (2013)
Final Girl (2014)
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
The Band Perry: Gentle on My Mind (2014, short)
The Final Girls (2015)
Final Girl (2015)
Go with Me (2015)
Recon (aka Peace, 2019)

Bad Boys for Life (2020)
Operation Christmas Drop (2020)
Swing (2021)
Night Teeth (2021)

TV Series – Cast:
Vikings (2014-)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
Swerve (2017)

Recon, 2020 movie, poster,

Sarah Carter

Sarah Carter, actress,

B: October 30, 1980 in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Sarah Carter grew up a dedicated dancer and took part in various school plays including The Wizard of Oz, in which she played Dorothy. She was also a member of the debate team, which allowed her to travel all over the world. After graduation she took a year off to see Europe, then joined the Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto, where she was discovered while performing a monologue. She landed her first guest appearance on TV but within a year had made the leap tp the big screen when she was cast in the psychological thriller Mindstorm. Sarah Carter played the role of Margaret in 50 episodes of the Steven Spielberg sci-fi series Falling Skies.

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

Mindstorm (2001)
Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (VR-2001)
Trapped (TV-2001)
Final Destination 2 (2003)
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (TV-2003)
Berkeley (2005)
National Lampoon’s Pledge This! (2005)
DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
Haven (2006)
Skinwalkers (2006)
Ecstasy (2006)
Barstool Words (2006)
Killing Zelda Sparks (2007)
Confessions of a Go-Go Girl (TV-2008)
Misconceptions (2008)
Freakdog (2009)

Salem Falls (TV-2011)
Marathoners (2011, short)
The Vow (2012)
Currency (VR-2012, short)
The Toyman Killer (TV-2013)
Guardian (2014)
One Starry Christmas (TV-2014)
The Guru & the Gypsy (2015)
Buried Secrets (TV-2014)
Nosferatu (2017)
Business Ethics (2019)

Pearl (2020)
A Pity (2020)
Nosferatu (2021)
His Wake (2021)

TV Series – Cast:
Los Luchadores (2000)
Black Sash (2003)
Shark (2006-2008)
Falling Skies (2011-2015)
Falling Skies: The Enemy Within (2014, mini-series)
Rogue (2015-2016)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Cold Squad (2000)
The Immortal (2001)
Wolf Lake (2001)
Dark Angel (2001)
Undeclared (2002)
The Sausage Factory (2002)
The Twilight Zone (2003)
Smallville (2004, 2005)
Boston Legal (2005)
Entourge (2005)
Numb3rs (2005)
Eureka (2007)
Dirty Sexy Money (2008)
The Cleaner (2009)
CSI: NY (2009)

White Collar (2010)
Hawaii Five-0 (2015, 2016, 2017)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2018)
The Flash (2019)

;The Vow, movie poster;

Randy Hughson

Randy Hughson, actor,

B: 1961 in Kingston, Ontario

Randy Hughson graduated from the Ryerson Theatre program in 1984 and is primarily a stage actor. He has appeared in The Dishwashers; The Optimists; Half Life; The Crackwalker; A Woman’s Comedy; Slavs!; Soldier’s Heart; Earshot; The Memory of Water; and Faust at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre. He has also appeared at CanStage, the Factory Theatre, the Vancouver Playhouse, the Phoenix Theatre, the 25th Street Theatre / Theatre Network, Crow’s Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects, and Theatre Passe Muraille, to name a few.

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

My Pet Monster (VR-1986)

Straight Line (1990)
Gross Misconduct (TV-1993)
Little Criminals (TV-1995)
Rude (1995)
Shoemaker (1996)
Stolen Heart (1998)
Nothing Sacred (TV-1998)
Summer’s End (TV-1999)

Washed Up (2000)
Touch (2001)
The Great Enterprise (voice, TV-2001)
Boys Briefs 2 (VR-2002)
Luck (2003)

As You Like It (TV-2010, short)
Getting Past the Bull (2011, short)
Antony and Cleopatra (2015)
Romeo and Juliet (2018)

The Merry Wives of Windsor (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
The Valour and the Horror (1992, mini-series)
Delilah & Julius (2005-2008)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
T and T (1988)
Katts and Dog (1989)

Side Effects (1994)
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1995)
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1999)
Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science (1999)

Blue Murder (2002)

Lois Brown

Lois Brown, filmmaker,

B: in Corner Brook, Newfoundland

Newfoundland artist Lois Brown spent four years as Artistic Animateur at the Resource Centre for the Arts Theatre Company in St. John`s, Newfoundland. With her guidance the RCA, as it is known, saw an increase in the number of productions of plays by women. In the 1993/1994 season, for example, RCA Theatre produced Joan Sullivan’s Wolf in the Fold, Connie Hynes’ Later That Same Night, and Liz Pickard’s multi-media The Alienation of Lizzie Dyke. That same season also saw the production of Ed Riche’s Possible Maps. During her work with RCA Theatre, Brown also changed the name of the second space project to the Significant Other Series (SOS), and that name remains for the smaller productions of new works. She studied directing at University of Alberta, graduating in 1977. Returning home, she was influenced by the experimentation and passion of Neighbourhood Dance Works and Codco. In 2000, with co-creator Barry Newhook she wrote, directed and performed in the first digital feature made in Newfoundland, The Bingo Robbers. It won several awards including Best Original Screenplay at The Atlantic Film Festival and Best Feature at the Toronto International DV Film Festival. But it is live performance that continues to fascinate her and the theatre is where she carries out most of her experiments.We list her credits as an actor first.

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

The Bingo Robbers (2000)
Down to the Dirt (2008)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Lexx (2001)

Credits as a Director:
The Bingo Robbers (2000)
Sweet Pickle (2009, short)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
The Bingo Robbers (2000)
Heartless Disappearance Into Labrador Seas (2008)

Down to the Dirt, movie, poster,

Agam Darshi

Agam Darshi, actress,
Agam Darshi in a publicity still from the 2018 film, Kingsway.

B: December 23, 1987 in Birmingham, England

Agam Darshi is an award winning actor, writer and filmmaker currently splitting her time between Canada and Los
Angeles, California. Born in England, she grew up all over Canada and graduated from the University of Calgary with a BFA in art and theatre. In 2012 she won a Leo Award for best supporting actress for her role as Jasleen Recket in Bruce Sweeney’s crime drama Crimes of Mike Reckett, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Also see: Deepa Mehta’s Funny Boy on CBC.

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

Perfect Romance (TV-2004)
Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005)
Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Civic Duty (2006)
Butterfly on a Wheel (2007)
Deck the Halls (2006)
Under the Sycamore Tree (TV-2006)
Butterfly on a Wheel (2007)
Good Luck Chuck (2007)
American Venus (2007)
The Haunting of Sorority Row (TV-2007)
Playing for Keeps (TV-2008
Past Lies (TV-2008)
Poison Ivy: The Secret Society (TV-2008)
Bollywood Beckons (2008)
Watchmen (2009)
Almost Audrey (TV-2009)
Excited (2009)
2012 (2009)

A Night for Dying Tigers (2010)
Fathers & Sons (2010)
Normal (TV-2011)
County (TV-2012)
Past Lives (TV-2012)
In Their Skin (2012)
The Possession (2012)
Crimes of Mike Recket (2013)
Reunion (2013, short)
Preeti and Sweety’s Canadian Christmas (2015, short)
Colossal (2016)
Brain on Fire (2016)
Chokeslam (2016)
Kingsway (2018)
Unkept (2019, short)
William (2019)
A Very Vintage Christmas (TV-2019)
Ride or Die (TV-2019)
Bright Hill Road (2019)

Funny Boy (2020)
Sheltering Season (2021)
DMZ (TV-2021)

TV Series – Cast:
49th and Main (2006)
Sanctuary (2008-2010)
Search and Rescue (2008)
Impact (2008, mini-series)

Dan for Mayor (2010)
Ring of Fire (2012, mini-series)
Played (2013)
Delete (2013, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Renegadepress.com (2004)
Tru Calling (2004)
Touching Evil (2004)
Stargate: Atlantis (2004, 2008)
Zixx: Level Two (2005)
Masters of Horror (2006)
The L Word (2005, 2006, 2009)
The Dead Zone (2006)
Supernatural (2006)
Masters of Horror (2006)
Kyle XY (2007)
Psych (2007)
Reaper (2007)
Robson Arms (2008)
Search and Rescue (2008)
SGU: Stargate Universe (2009)

Endgame (2011)
White Collar Poet (2011)
Arrow (2013)
Bates Motel (2014)
Perception (2015)
Motive (2015)
The Romeo Section (2015)
You Me Her (2017)
Convos with My 2-Year Old (2017)
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (2017)
The Good Doctor (2018)
The Gifted (2018)
Android Employed (2018)
The Magicians (2019)

Kingsway, movie, poster,

Bright Hill Road, movie, poster,

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