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Kristen Hager

Kristen Hager, actress,

B: January 2, 1984 in Red Lake, Ontario

Kristen Hager completed her studies at York University’s Acting Program in 2005 and has been very busy ever since. She costarred as Joan Kennedy in the mini-series, The Kennedys: After Camelot; played the titled role of played Leslie Van Houten (the convicted murderer and former member of the Manson Family) in the 2009 feature Leslie, My Name Is Evil; and starred as Nora Sergeant (pictured) in the supernatural comedy-drama series, Being Human from 2011 to 2014, to name just a few of her credits. She has played the recurring character of Mae Barber in the series Condor from 2018 to 2020. She plays Dr. Stevie Hammer on Chicago Med.

Features & TV Movies:
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Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (TV-2005)
I’m Not There (2007)
Aliens vs Predator – Requiem (2007)
Wanted (2008)
Murder on Her Mind (TV-2008)
You Might as Well Live (2009)
Leslie, My Name Is Evil (2009)
Sorority Wars (TV-2009)

Ties that Bind (TV-2010)
Textuality (2011)
Servitude (2011)
A Little Bit Zombie (2012)
The Right Kind of Wrong (2013)
Trigger (2013)
The Adversaries (TV-2015)
In Embryo (2016)
Clara (2018)
The Turkey Bowl (2019)

Blood and Money (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
Beach Girls (2005, mini-series)
St. Urbain’s Horseman (2007, mini-series)
Runaway (2006-2008)
Wild Roses (2009)
Valemont (2009)
Being Human (2011-2014)
The Kennedys: After Camelot (2016, mini-series)
Condor (2018-2020)
Chicago Med (2021-2022)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Dresden Files (2008)
Sophie (2008)
The Listener (2009)
CSI: Miami (2010)
NCIS: Los Angeles (2011)
Masters of Sex (2015)
The Expanse (2015)
Gotham (2016)
Code Black (2016)
Schitt’s Creek (2017)
Ransom (2017)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2017)
NCIS: New Orleans (2018)
What If (2019)


Clara, movie, poster,

Chloé Robichaud

Chloé Robichaud, director,
Photo of director Chloé Robichaud © 2016 Maurie Alioff. Used with permission.

B: January 31, 1988 in Cap Rouge, Québec

Chloé Robichaud graduated from Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in 2010. Her short, Chef de meute (Herd Leader), screened at Cannes and the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012. Sarah préfère la course was her first feature film. These are her credits as a Director:

Features & TV Movies:
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Au revoir Timothy (2009, short)

Nature morte (2010, short)
Moi non plus (2010, short)
Chef de meute (2012, short)
Sarah préfère la course (2013)
Pays (aka Boundaries, 2016)

Les jours heureux (aka Days of Happiness, 2023)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Féminin/Féminin (2014, 2016)
Street Legal (2019)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Au revoir Timothy (2009, short)

Nature morte (2010, short)
Moi non plus (2010, short)
Chef de meute (2012, short)
Sarah préfère la course (2013)
Pays (aka Boundaries, 2016)

Les jours heureux (aka Days of Happiness, 2023)

TV Series:
Féminin/Féminin (2014, 2016, 2018)
Trop (2018)


Days of Happiness, movie, poster,

Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland, screenwriter,

B: December 30, 1961 in Baden-Söllingen, West Germany

Douglas Coupland became internationally known with the publication of his best-selling book, Generation X: Tales of an Accelerated Culture. Born on a Canadian military base, he returned to Vancouver when he was four years old. Following graduation from the Emily Carr College of Art & Design in Vancouver in 1984 where he was enrolled in the studio program in sculpture, he traveled to Hawaii, then to the European Design Institute in Milan, Italy, and the Hokkaido College of Art & Design in Sapporo, Japan. He enjoyed early success as a sculptor, including a 1987 solo show at the Vancouver Art Gallery entitled The Floating World. Credited with conceiving the term and concept of Generation X, he has repeatedly resisted being called the spokesperson for his generation. He has published 13 novels, two collections of short stories, seven non-fiction books, and a number of dramatic works and screenplays for film and television. He also narrated the movie, Souvenir of Canada, which was based on his book.

Official website

Features & TV Movies:
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Douglas Coupland: Close Personal Friend (1996)

Inside the Light (2005)
Everything’s Gone Green (2006)
All Families Are Psychotic (2006)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
jPod (2008)


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Dan Bigras

Dan Bigras, actor,

B: December 23, 1958 in Montréal, Québec

Primarily known for his music, Dan Bigras is a composer, lyricist and singer who has appeared in a small number of films and television shows.

Official website

Features & TV Movies:
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J’en suis (1997)

Le ring intérieur (2002)
Les guerriers (TV-2004)
Idole instantanée (2005)
La rage de l’ange (2006)
3 saisons (2009)

TV Series – Cast:
Rivière-des-Jérémie (2001)
Tag – Épilogue (2002)
The Last Chapter (2002, mini-series)
The Last Chapter II: The War Continues (2003, mini-series)

30 Vies (2011)


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Holly Dale

Holly Dale, film director,

B: December 23, 1953 in Toronto, Ontario

Holly Dale and long time film partner Janis Cole, are the recipients of Toronto Arts Award for Excellence in Media Arts from the City of Toronto, and of the Canadian Film & Television Association Theatrical Achievement Award, for Producer of the Year.

Official website
Spectrum Films
Also see: Hookers on Davie at Hot Docs 2022.

Features & TV Movies:
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Cream Soda (1976)
Thin Line (1977)
Minimum Charge No Cover (1978)

P4W Prison for Women (1981)
Hookers on Davie (1984)
Calling the Shots (1988)
Dead Meat (1989)

Blood & Donuts (1995)
Dangerous Offender: The Marlene Moore Story (TV-1996)

Absolution (TV-2006)
Hush Little Baby (TV-2007)

TV Series:
Side Effects (1994)
Traders (1996)
Exhibit A (1997)
First Wave (1998)
The City (1999)
Twice in a Lifetime (1999)
Relic Hunter (1999)
Amazon (1999)

Doc (2001)
A Nero Wolf Mystery (2001)
Just Cause (2001)
Tracker (2001)
Jeremiah (2002)
Bliss (2002)
Sue Thomas F.B.Eye (2002)
1-800-Missing (2003)
The Collector (2004)
Stargate: Atlantis (2004)
1-800-Missing (2005)
Kyle XY (2006)
Angela’s Eyes (2006)
Wildfire (2006)
Durham County (2007)
The Dead Zone (2007)
Blood Ties (2007)
Cold Case (2007, 2008, 2009)
Flashpoint (2008, 2009, 2010)
Life (2008)
Heroes (2008)
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)
Being Erica (2009, 2010)
The Forgotten (2009)
The Border (2009)

The Bridge (2010)
Unnatural History (2010)
The Gates (2010)
Chase (2010, 2011)
The Playboy Club (2011)
King (2011)
Rizzoli & Isles (2011)
Against the Wall (2011)
Falling Skies (2011, 2012)
Grimm (2011, 2012)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Castle (2011, 2013, 2014)
The Firm (2012)
Dexter (2012, 2013)
Reign (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
NCIS (2013, 2015)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (2013, 2014)
Blue Bloods (2013, 2015)
Mistresses (2013, 2015)
Under the Dome (2014)
Extant (2014)
Chicago Fire (2014, 2015, 2017)
The Whispers (2015)
Chicago P.D. (2015, 2016, 2017)
Chicago Med (2016, 2017)
Limitless (2016)
The Family (2016)
Quantico (2016)
Game of Silence (2016)
Timeless (2016, 2018)
Taken (2017)
Mary Kills People (2017)
S.W.A.T. (2017
Law & Order: True Crime (2017, mini-series)
The X Files (2018)
Take Two (2018)
God Friended Me (2018)
SEAL Team (2018, 2019)
The Code (2019)
Blood & Treasure (2019)
Batwoman (2019-2022)

Transplant (2020)
Lady Dicks (2020)
Will Trent (2023)
Fubar (2023)


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Rick Mercer

Rick Mercer Calls it Quits
Rick Mercer with his 2015 Canadian Screen Award. Photo © 2015 by R.A.Lucas. Used with permission.

B: October 17, 1969 in St.John's, Newfoundland

Rick Mercer is the recipient of the prestigious Sir Peter Ustinov Award, presented to him during the 2003 Banff Television Festival. He joins such past recipients as the late John Candy, Barry Humphries, Bob Newhart, Martin Short, Tracey Ullman, Kelsey Grammer and John Cleese. The Rick Mercer Report was the recipient of the coveted Rose d’Or Award for Comedy in 2009. He was given ACTRA Toronto’s Award of Excellence in 2012. In 2013 Rick Mercer was given a Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series for The Rick Mercer Report. At the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards, The Rick Mercer Report was presented with the Academy Icon Award.

Also see: Between the Covers: Books from Canadian actors for Christmas 2023.
Also see: Last John Drainie Awards.

Features & TV Movies:
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The Vacant Lot (1989)

Understanding Bliss (1991)
Secret Nation (1992)

Talking to Americans (TV-2001)
Christmas in Kabul (TV-2003)
Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006)

TV Series – Cast:
This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1994-2001)
Made In Canada (1998)
Rick Mercer’s Monday Report (2004)
Rick Mercer Report (2005-2018)


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Anita Olanick

Anita Olanick, actress,

Features & TV Movies:
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A Winter Tan (1987)
A Moving Picture (TV-1989)
Gate II: Return to the Nightmare (1990)
Julia Has Two Lovers (1991)
Sweet (2006)

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


A Winter Tan, movie, poster,
This poster for A Winter Tan was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.

The Barbara Hamilton Award

Barbara Hamilton, actress,

Established in 1996 in recognition of the canon of work that was Barbara Hamilton’s career, this award is presented to a Canadian artist who demonstrates excellence in the performing arts and is dedicated to advocating and being an ambassador for the arts in Canada.

The Award is administered by the City of Toronto with calls for nominations sent out from the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA). The award comes with a cheque for $1,000 and a scroll from the City of Toronto. The winner is announced at the press conference with the season’s Dora Award nominations.

The Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award ended in 2021, the final year it was given.

The following people have received the Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award:

1996 – Don Harron
1997 – George Luscombe
1998 – John Neville
1999 – Douglas Campbell
2000 – Mervyn Blake
2001 – Charmion King
2002 – Maureen Forrester
2003 – Eric Peterson
2004 – William Hutt
2005 – Martha Burns
2006 – Albert Schultz
2007 – Karen Kain
2008 – Fiona Reid
2009 – Colin Mochrie
2010 – R.H.Thomson
2011 – David Ferry
2012 – Richard Rose
2013 –
2014 – David S. Craig
2015 –
2016 – George Curtiss Randolph
2017 – Christopher Newton
2018 –
2019 –
2020 –
2021 – Soheil Parsa


Gail Harvey

Gail Harvey, director,

B: December 13, 1954

Gail Harvey is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker. She attended Centennial College and Glendon College at York to study French and went to OCAD University and the Toronto School of Art. The French lessons came in handy when she lived in Paris. Harvey is mom to Katie Boland and hip-hop artist Michael Boland. She was given a 2020 Canadian Screen Award for Best Direction – TV Movie for her work on No One Would Tell.

Features & TV Movies:
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Uphill in a Wheelchair (1987, short)
Exposed (1989)

The Shower (1992-W)
Cold Sweat (1993)
Ghostwriter (1995)
Striking Poses (1999)

Some Things That Stay (2004)
Four Extraordinary Women (TV-2006)
Home by Christmas (TV-2006)

Looking is the Original Sin (2013)
Rickie Lee Jones: The Other Side of Desire (2015, documentary)
Eclipse (2015, short)
Never Saw It Coming (2017)
No One Would Tell (TV-2018)
Gates of Paradise (TV-2019)

Gone Mom (2021)
Dying to Belong (2021)
Christmas on Cherry Lane (2023)

TV Series:
Liberty Street (1994)
Exhibit A (1997)
B.R.A.T.S. of the Lost Nebula (1998)

The Zack Files (2000)
Paradise Falls (2001)
History’s Courtroom (2002)
I Love Mommy (2002)
Ace Lightening (2002)
Train 48 (2003)
Metropia (2004)
This is Wonderland (2006)
11 Cameras (2006)
Regenesis (2007)
The Best Years (2007)
The Weight (2008)
The Line (2009)
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures (2010)
Murdoch Mysteries (2011, 2012, 2013)
Lost Girl (2011, 2013, 2015)
Republic of Doyle (2012, 2013)
Heartland (2015, 2016, 2017)
The Other Kingdom (2016)
Blood and Water (2016, 2017)
Private Eyes (2017, 2019)
Dark Matter (2017)
Starhunter Transformation (2017, mini-series)
Carter (2018)
Northern Rescue (2019)
V.C.Andrews’ Heaven (2019, mini-series)
Virgin River (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
You Me Her (2019)
V.C. Andrews’ Ruby Series (2021)
Family Law (2022)
Pretty Hard Cases (2022, 2023)
Sullivan’s Crossing (2023)

Web Series:
Long Story Short (2013)


Poster for the movie Looking is the Original Sin
Poster for the movie Looking is the Original Sin

Graham Greene

Graham Greene, actor,

B: June 22, 1952 in Oshweken, Six Nations Reserve, Ontario


Graham Greene was nominated for a 1991 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film Dances with Wolves and was the recipient of the 2004 Earle Grey Award, which is presented to an actor or actress for a body of work in Canadian television or for significant contribution to the international profile of Canadian television. In 2015 he was honoured with an Order of Canada for his “achievements as a pioneering and versatile actor.” Greene played the role of Harry Clearwater, a Quileute tribal leader and an old friend of Bella’s father Charlie in The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

In 2022, Greene, was honoured in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario at a special Canada’s Walk of Fame Hometown Star event. He was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2021. He made his Stratford debut on stage in 2008. It was announced in December 2023 that he had been selected to receive the Red Nation Lifetime Achievement Award for his “brilliant career spanning more than 40 years and 150 feature film and television productions.”

Features & TV Movies:
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Running Brave (1983)
Revolution (1985)
Murder Sees the Light (TV-1986)
Powwow Highway (1989)
Where the Spirit Lives (1989)

Lost in the Barrens (TV-1990)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Clearcut (1991)
The Last of his Tribe (TV-1992)
Thunderheart (1992)
Rain Without Thunder (1992)
Spirit Rider (TV-1993)
Medicine River (1993)
Huck and The King of Hearts (1993)
Cooperstown (TV-1993)
Benefit of Doubt (1993)
The Broken Chain (TV-1993)
Savage Land (1994)
Maverick (1994)
North (1994)
Camilla (1994)
Rugged Gold (TV-1994)
Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
Sabotage (1996)
The Pathfinder (TV-1996)
Dead Innocent (1996)
Song of Hiawatha (1997)
Heart of the Sun (1997)
Wounded (1997)
The Hired Heart (TV-1997)
The Education of Little Tree (1997)
Stranger in Town (TV-1998)
Shattered Image (1998)
The Herd (1998)
Misery Harbour (1999)
Touched (1999)
Grey Owl (1999)
Bad Money (1999)
The Green Mile (1999)

Trial By Fire (TV-2000)
Desire (2000)
Lost and Delirious (2001)
Winterdance (2001)
Skins (2001)
Snow Dogs (2002)
Red Green: Duct Tape Forever (2002)
The New Beachcombers (TV-2002)
Big Spender (TV-2003)
Coyote Waits (TV-2003)
Phil the Alien (2004)
A Beachcombers Christmas (TV-2004)
Transamerica (2005)
Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story (TV-2005)
When I Find the Ocean (2006)
A Lobster Tale (2006)
Luna: the Way Home (TV-2007)
All Hat (2007)
Breakfast with Scot (2007)
Just Buried (2007)
Turok: Son of Stone (voice, VR-2008)
The Legend of Secret Pass (voice, 2008)
The Spirit Bear (2009)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
Reel Injun (2009)

The Legend of Secret Pass (2010, voice)
The Wild Girl (TV-2010)
Gunless (2010)
Willatuk: The Legend of Seattle’s Sea Serpent (narrator, 2010)
Casino Jack (2010)
Valley of the Sun (2011)
Running Mates (2011)
Man on the Train (2011)
Seattle`s Loch Ness: The Lake Washington Sea Monster (2012)
Chasing Shakespeare (2013)
Maïna (2013)
Winter’s Tale (2013)
The Stupidest Angel (2013)
Hack! 2: Dead Again (2013)
From Above (2013)
The Birder (2013)
From the Sea (2014)
Corner Gas: The Movie (2014)
Circle of Life (2015, short)
Unnatural (2015)
Out of the Darkness (2016)
Te Alta (2016)
As You Like It (2016)
Wind River (2017)
The Shack (2017)
Tar (2017)
Molly’s Game (2017)
The Performance (2017)
Through Black Spruce (2018)
As You Like It (2018)
Astronaut (2018)
Shadow Wolves (2019)

A Dark Foe (2020)
The Weekend Fix (2020)
Tar (2020)
Blue Ridge (2020)
Defining Moments (2021)
The Wolf and the Lion (2021)
Antlers (2021)
V for Vengeance (2022)

TV Series – Cast:
Spirit Bay (1984)
9B (1988)

The Red Green Show (1991-2006)
Lonesome Dove: The Series (1992)
Northern Exposure (1992-1993)
The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon (1994)
500 Nations (1995, mini-series)
Exhibit A (1999)

Wolf Lake (2001-2002)
Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003, mini-series)
Into the West (2005, mini-series)

Being Erica (2010-2011)
Defiance (2013-2015)
Longmire (2014-2016)
Goliath (2019)
1883 (2022, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Great Detective (1979)
Read All About It (1981)
Spirit Bay (1984, 1986)
Adderly (1986)
The Campbells (1986, 1988)
Street Legal (1987)
Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (1987)
98 (1988)

L.A.Law (1991)
Murder, She Wrote (1992, 1993)
North of 60 (1993)
Northern Exposure (1992, 1993)
Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994)
Royal Canadian Air Farce (1994, 1999, 2001)
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (voice, 1995)
Jake and the Kid (1995)
Liberty Street (1995)
The Outer Limits (1996)
Poltergeist: The Legacy (1997)
Dead Man’s Gun (1997)
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1998)
Safe Harbour (1999)
First Wave (1999)

Big Wolf on Campus (2000)
Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family (2000, 2001)
Canada: A People’s History (2000, 2001)
Mister Sterling (2003)
Freedom: A History of US (voice, 2003)
The Collector (2005)
Numb3rs (2005)
The War That Made America (Narrator, Host, 2006)
This is Wonderland (2006)

Living in Your Car (2010)
Caution: May Contain Nuts (2012)
Family Tree (2013)
Riverdale (2018)
The Detour (2018)
Project Blue Book (2019)
Goliath (2019)

American Gods (2021)
The Last of Us (2023)


Clearcut, movie, poster,

Astronaut, 2019 movie, poster,

Michael McNamara

Michael McNamara, film director,

B: December 6, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois

Michael McNamara was born in Chicago and raised in Windsor, Ontario. He studied film and photography at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) in Toronto. He is a writer/director and editor specializing in music, children`s and family television programs and specials. His first feature, which he also produced, was The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati. In 2014 Hot Docs announced that McNamara would be the year’s recipient of the coveted Don Haig Award. The Award is presented by the Hot Docs Board of Directors to an outstanding Canadian independent producer with a feature-length film in competition at the Festival, and selected by a jury of independent producers, including Merit Jensen Carr, Nick de Pencier and Michael McMahon. The Award recognizes creative vision and entrepreneurship, as reflected in the recipient’s body of work and Festival film, as well as a track record of mentoring emerging Canadian filmmakers. His 2016 documentary Once and Immigrant features award-winning actor writer Peter Keleghan, the son of immigrants from Ireland and Poland, who in mid-life is seeking to understand his parents’ complex and contradictory feelings about their adopted home, Canada.

Also see: Michael McNamara to receive Don Haig Award.

Features & TV Movies:
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Holly Cole Trio: My Foolish Heart (1992, documentary)
Candles, Snow and Mistletoe (1993)
The Cockroach that Ate Cincinnati (1996)
In Through the Out Door (TV-1998)
John Scott: Art & Justice (1998, documentary, short)

Wrinkle (2001)
Radio Revolution: The Rise and Fall of the Big 8 (TV-2004, documentary)
Flatly Stacked (TV-2004, documentary)
Meet the Sumdees (TV-2004, documentary)
Penis Dementia: The Search for the Perfect Penis (TV-2005, documentary)
Stacked Like Me (TV-2006, documentary)
100 Films and a Funeral (2007)

Acquainted with the Night (2011, documentary)
The F-Word: Who Wants to be a Feminist? (TV-2011, documentary)
Ice, Sweat and Tears (2013, documentary)
Shatner’s World… We Just Live in It… (TV-2013)
Incident at Elysian Fields (2013, short)
The Trick with the Gun (2015, documentary)
Once an Immigrant (TV-2016)
ADHD: Not Just For Kids (TV-2017)
Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit (2018, documentary)
The Haunts of Murray McLauchlan (2018, documentary, short)
Pugly: A Pug’s Life (2019, documentary)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
The Elephant Show (1987, 1988)
Polka Dot Shorts (1995)

Elliot Moose (2000)
Driven by Vision (2009)
Fanboy Confessional (2011)
Lights Out (2012 for The Nature of Things with David Suzuki)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Wrinkle (2001)
Radio Revolution: The Rise and Fall of the Big 8 (TV-2004, documentary)
Flatly Stacked (TV-2004, documentary)
Meet the Sumdees (TV-2004, documentary)
Penis Dementia: The Search for the Perfect Penis (TV-2005, documentary)
Stacked Like Me (TV-2006, documentary)
100 Films and a Funeral (2007)
The F-Word: Who Wants to be a Feminist? (TV-2011, documentary)
Ice, Sweat and Tears (2013, documentary)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
The Elephant Show (1987, 1988)

Polka Dot Shorts (1995)
The Life and Times of Robert Munsch (2000)
Driven by Vision (2009)

Fanboy Confessional (2011)
Lights Out (2012 for The Nature of Things with David Suzuki)
Ice, Sweat and Tears (2013, documentary)
The Cholesterol Question (2014,documentary)
Celtic Soul (2016, documentary)
ADHD: Not Just for Kids (TV-2017, documentary)
Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit (2018, documentary)
The Haunts of Murray McLauchlan (2018, documentary, short)
Pugly: A Pug’s Life (2019, documentary)

Credits as a Producer:
The Cockroach that Ate Cincinnati (1996)

Wrinkle (2001)
Genuine Article: The First Trial (TV-2003, documentary)
Radio Revolution: The Rise and Fall of the Big 8 (TV-2004, documentary)
Flatly Stacked (TV-2004, documentary)
Meet the Sumdees (TV-2004, documentary)
Penis Dementia: The Search for the Perfect Penis (TV-2005, documentary)
Stacked Like Me (TV-2006, documentary)
100 Films and a Funeral (2007)
Victoria Day (2009)

Sounds Like a Revolution (2010, documentary)
I Want to be a Desi (2010, short)
Acquainted with the Night (2011, documentary)
The F-Word: Who Wants to be a Feminist? (TV-2011, documentary)
Ice, Sweat and Tears (2013, documentary)
Hold Fast (2013)
Incident at Elysian Fields (2013, short)
David & Me (2014, documentary)
Big News from Grand Rock (2014)
The Cholesterol Question (2014,documentary)
The Trick with the Gun (2015, documentary)
Celtic Soul (2016, documentary)
ADHD: Not Just for Kids (TV-2017, documentary)
Bird (2017, short)
Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit (2018, documentary)
Level 16 (2018)
Beholder (2018, documentary, short)
Pugly: A Pug’s Life (2019, documentary)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Driven by Vision (2009)

Fanboy Confessional (2011)
Lights Out (2012 for The Nature of Things with David Suzuki)


Level 16, 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 is pictured above at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards to support the nomination of the series 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. In 2022 she was named Best Lead Actress in a drama series at the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards for her work on the series Transplant, on which she plays the role of Magalie Leblanc.

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

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)

Lucid (2022, short)

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)
En Tout Cas (2018-2020)
Transplant (2020-)

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

Being Human (2011)
Les beaux malaises (2016, 2021)
En tout cas (2018, 2019)
Les Invisibles (2019)
Street Legal (2019)
Shoresy (2022)
Three Pines (2022)


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Charles Officer

Charles Officer, actor,

B: October 28, 1975 in Toronto, Ontario

D: December 1, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario

Charles Officer studied visual art at Cambridge and communication design at the Ontario College of Art and Design. He worked as a graphic designer before attending the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. Since those early beginnings, he moved on as an actor appearing on stage and in film and television productions. From acting he became a director and his debut short, When Morning Comes premiered at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival to wide acclaim. In 2001, he completed the Directors Lab at the Canadian Film Centre and premiered his second film, Short Hymn_Silent War at TIFF 2002, where he received a Special Jury Citation for Best Canadian Short. The film screened at Sundance and was nominated for a Genie Award in 2004. Nurse.Fighter.Boy, shot over 23 days in Toronto, was Officer’s first feature length film. Charles Officer is pictured above in a publicity still on the set of Nurse.Fighter.Boy. Photo by Anna Keenan. He was 48 when he died in Toronto.

Learn more about Charles Officer.
Also see: CDN Films at TIFF 2020 – Take 2.
Also see: Porter Series Underway.

Features & TV Movies:
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When Morning Comes (2000)
Love Come Down (2000)
Picture Claire (2001)
On Their Knees (2001)
American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002)
Trouser Accidents (2004)
The Limb Salesman (2004)
Riding the Bus with My Sister (TV-2005)
Your Beautiful Cul de Sac Home (2007)

Furstenau Mysteries (2011, short)
Overwatch (2012, short)
Born to be Blue (2015)
Black Tea in Bardo (2016, short)

The New Corporation (narrator, 2020, documentary)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Eleventh Hour (2002, 2004)
Kojak (2005)

Credits as a Director:
When Morning Comes (2000, short)
Short Hymn_Silent War (2003, short)
Pop Song (2003, short)
Nurse.Fighter.Boy (2008)
Mighty Jerome: The Greatest Comeback in Track & Field History (2009)

Wingless Angels (2010)
Fuelled by Passion: The Return of the Jets (TV-2011)
The Stone Thrower (TV-2012)
100 Musicians (2012, short)
The Truth About Rainbows (2014, short)
Unarmed Verses (2016, documentary)
The Skin We’re In (TV-2017, documentary)
Invisible Essence: The Little Prince (2018, documentary)
Akilla’s Escape (2020)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Engraved on a Nation (2012)
Rookie Blue (2015)
Saving Hope (2015)
Private Eyes (2016, 2018)
21 Thunder (2017)
Ranson (2019)

Coroner (2020-2021)
The Porter (2022, mini-series)


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Keegan Connor Tracy

Keegan Connor Tracy, actress,

B: December 3, 1971 in Windsor, Ontario

Keegan Connor Tracy holds a BA in psychology and in addition to acting she has recently tried her hand at writing feature film scripts and a television pilot. She won the 2002 Leo and picked up a nomination for a Gemini Award for her role as an ex-junkie on an episode of DaVinci’s Inquest. She plays the roles of Blue Fairy (also known as Reul Glom), and Mother Superior on the series Once Upon a Time.

Official website

Features & TV Movies:
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Double Jeopardy (1999)

Duets (2000)
Strange Frequency (TV-2001)
Kill Me Later (2001)
40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)
Blackwoods (2002)
Final Destination 2 (2003)
A Problem With Fear (2003)
Jake 2.0: The Tech (TV-2003)
White Noise (2005)
Chaos (2006)
The Net 2.0 (VR-2006)
Her Fatal Flaw (TV-2006)
The Perfect Suspect (TV-2006)
The Building (TV-2009)

Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball (VR-2010)
The Company You Keep (2012)
Words and Pictures (2013)
Embrace of the Vampire (VR-2013)
Jinxed (TV-2013)
My Life as a Dead Girl (TV-2015)
Descendants (TV-2015)
Dead Rising: Endgame (2015)
Garage Sale Mystery: The Art of Murder (TV-2016)
Descendants 2 (TV-2017)
Morning Show Mysteries: Death by Design (TV-2019)
Z (2019)
Descendants 3 (TV-2019)

Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace (TV-2021)

TV Series – Cast:
Beggars and Choosers (1999)
Jake 2.0 (2003)
Battlestar Galactica (2007-2009)

Once Upon a Time (2011-2018)
The Magicians (2016-2020)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Breaker High (1998)
Three (1998)
First Wave (1998)
The Net (1998)
The New Addams Family (1998)
Millennium (1998)
Cold Squad (1998, 2001)
Viper (1997, 1999)
Nightman (1999)
Seven Days (1999)

Hollywood Off-Ramp (2000)
Strange Frequency (2001)
Dark Angel (2002)
Da Vinci’s Inquest (2002, 2005)
The Days (2004)
The Collector (2005)
The 4400 (2005)
Killer Instinct (2005)
Stargate SG-1 (2005)
Three Moons Over Milford (2006)
Supernatural (2006, 2009, 2019)
Psych (2007)

Life Unexpected (2010)
Eureka (2010)
V (2011)
Superbook (2011, 2012, 2013, 2019)
Bates Motel (2013, 2014, 2015)
Heartland (2014, 2015)
Exchange Student Zero (2015)
Ready Jet Go! (voice, 2016, 2017)
The Magicians (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Motive (2016)
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2019)
Valley of the Boom (2019)
The Twilight Zone (2020)
Blockbuster (2022)
Creepshow (2023)


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Charles Officer – Biography

Charles Officer, film director,

Charles Officer – Biography

(December 3, 2023 – Toronto, ON) Growing up, Toronto-born Charles Officer wanted to be an architect. He focused on sculpting during his foundation year at the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD), but he had always been active in sports and left OCAD to play professional hockey in the UK. Upon being picked in the draft by the Calgary Flames, Officer moved from England to Salt Lake City to play for a Flames’ farm team. While there he developed tendinitis in his wrist, and after a brief stay with a minor league team in Canada he concluded that the NHL was not in his future and he quit the game altogether. He returned to OCAD to complete his studies and had a brief career as a designer and creative director for a major Toronto ad agency.

During his second stint at OCAD, Officer saw an ad for acting classes on a school bulletin board. Intrigued but lacking confidence, he waited two years before he went to study at New York City’s Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre. It was there he wrote his first dramatic short, When Morning Comes, about a drug-addicted father and his young son. He applied for a grant from the Ontario Arts Council, and with $5,000 he produced, directed and starred in the film, which premiered at TIFF 2000.

His film training continued at the Canadian Film Centre where he completed the Directors Lab in 2002. His second short, Short Hymn_Silent War, which he directed and co-wrote, received a special jury citation at TIFF 2002 and a Genie Award nomination for best live-action short in 2004. Critic Tom McSorley wrote in Take One: Film in Canada that Short Hymn_Silent War “is a work of considerable accomplishment and originality.”

The shorts Pop Song and Urda/Bone, a music video for K’naan and the pilot for the British series Hotel Babylon followed. He also directed episodes of ‘Da Kink In My Hair. As an actor, he appeared in Clement Virgo’s Love Come Down, Anais Granofsky’s On Their Knees and The Limb Salesman and he had a recurring role in the American crime ;Nurse.Fighter.Boy, movie poster;drama The Eleventh Hour. Officer’s first feature, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, was inspired by his sister’s battle with sickle cell anemia. The film stars Clark Johnson as a disenchanted boxer and street brawler. He plays opposite Karen LeBlanc as the nurse, and 12-year-old Daniel J. Gordon as the boy, a minor hockey player. It was shot over 23 days with a hand-held camera in Toronto and released theatrically in 2009. It garnered 10 Genie nominations, including best director and best original screenplay by Officer and producer Ingrid Veninger, and won the best song award.

In 2009, Officer began production on a NFB feature documentary on Harry Jerome. Premiering at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2010, Mighty Jerome: The Greatest Comeback in Track & Field History explores the rise, fall and redemption of the Saskatchewan-born sprinter, the first North American to equal the 10-second mark in the 100-metre dash. Officer was given a honourary mention at the 2011 Hot Docs festival and Mighty Jerome won the 2012 Northwest Regional Emmy Award.

Officer directed two short films for the cross-platform project City Sonic. He, along with six other directors, including Peter Lynch and Bruce McDonald, shot 20 short films about Toronto musicians and the places where their musical lives were transformed. He completed Fuelled by Passion: The Return of the Jets, a 2011 one-hour documentary produced by the CBC about the Winnipeg Jets return to the NHL. Charles also directed the one-hour TSN documentary The Stone Thrower, commissioned by CTV to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the CFL. It tells the story of how Chuck Ealey went from the projects of Portsmouth, Ohio, to becoming the first African-American quarterback to win the CFL Grey Cup for the Hamilton Ti-Cats.

Charles Officer was an award-winning director, producer, writer and performer and a creative force behind Canadian films and series including Akilla’s Escape, The Porter, Coroner, and many more. He was 48 when he died in Toronto on December 1, 2023.

Also see: Charles Officer’s filmography.

Alanis Obomsawin

Alanis Obomsawin, director,
Photo of Alanis Obomsawin © 2017 by Ralph Lucas.

B: August 31, 1932 in Abenaki territory in Lebanon, New Hampshire

When Alanis Obomsawin was six-months-old she returned to Canada with her parents to live in Odanak, their home reserve, on Québec’s lower south shore. It was in this close-knit community that she spent many a happy childhood moment singing songs and learning the stories of her people. In 1960 she made her professional debut as a singer in New York City. In 1967, NFB producers Joe Koenig and Bob Verrall invited the singer/storyteller to the Film Board to work as an advisor on a film about Aboriginal people. Obomsawin went on to direct films of her own, while continuing to perform and fight for justice for her people. Her first film was the 1971 short, Christmas at Moose Factory. She became one of Canada’s most distinguished filmmakers. Her film Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance won 18 international awards. A lifetime member of the Board of Directors for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, Ms Obomsawin has also served as a Member of the Board for the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) in Vermont and National Geographic International. The asterisk (*) below indicates the 6 films that were gathered together in 1979 to form the National Film Board series, Sounds of Our People. Her film, Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger was selected to screen in the Masters program at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). As part of a special retrospective titled Celebrating Alanis at the 2021 edition of TIFF, Ms. Obomsawin was honoured with its Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media.

Also see: Alanis Obomsawin: A Legacy.
Also see: Alanis Obomsawin: A Portrait of a First Nations Filmmaker By Adrian Harewood.
Also see: TIFF Honours Two.
Also see: Toronto Film Critics Selects Alanis Obomsawin
Also see: 2020 DOC Awards Announced

Features & TV Movies:
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Christmas at Moose Factory (1971, short)
Amisk* (1977, short)
Mother of Many Children* (1977, short)
Cree Way* (1979, short)
Cold Journey* (1979, short)
Gabriel Goes to the City* (1979, short)
Old Crow* (1979, short)
Canada Vignettes: Wild Rice Harvest, Kenora (1979, short)

Canada Vignettes: June in Povungnituk (1980, short)
Incident at Restigouche (1984)
Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Métis Child (1986)
Poundmaker’s Lodge: A Healing Place (1987)
A Way of Learning (1988)
No Address (1988)

Le Patro Le Prévost: 80 Years Later (1991)
Walker (1991)
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993)
My Name is Kahentiiosta (1995)
Spudwrench – Kahnawake Man (1997)

Rocks at Whiskey Trench (2000)
Is the Crown at War with Us? (2002)
For John (2003)
Our Nationhood (2003)
Sigwan (2005)
Waban-Aki: People from Where the Sun Rises (2006)
Gene Boy Came Home (2007)
Professor Norman Cornett (2009)

When All the Leaves Are Gone (2010)
The People of the Kattawapiskak River (2012)
Hi-Ho Mistahey! (2013)
Trick or Treaty? (2014)
We Can’t Make The Same Mistake Twice (2016)
Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger (2019)

Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair (2021, short)
Bill Reid Remembers (2021, short)

Credits as a Screenwriter:

Mother of Many Children* (1977, short)
Canada Vignettes: Wild Rice Harvest, Kenora (1979, short)

No Address (1988)

Le Patro Le Prévost: 80 Years Later (1991)
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993)
My Name is Kahentiiosta (1995)
Spudwrench – Kahnawake Man (1997)

Rocks at Whiskey Trench (2000)
Is the Crown at War with Us? (2002)
Our Nationhood (2003)
Sigwan (2005)
Waban-Aki: People from Where the Sun Rises (2006)
Gene Boy Came Home (2007)
Professor Norman Cornett (2009)

When All the Leaves Are Gone (2010)
The People of the Kattawapiskak River (2012)
Trick or Treaty? (2014)
We Can’t Make The Same Mistake Twice (2016)
Our People Will Be Healed (2017)
Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger (2019)


Alanis Obomsawin, filmmaker,

Peter Mettler

Peter Mettler, director,
Image of Peter Mettler from a Northernstars interview about The End of Time.

B: September 7, 1958 in Toronto, Ontario

Peter Mettler became interested in film at an early age, making his first films when he was 18-years-old. He went on to make Lancalot Freely (1980) and Gregory (1981), and the award-winning feature film Scissere (1982). In addition to his own work as a director, Mettler is an acclaimed cinematographer, working with Atom Egoyan on his first two films, as well as the early works of Patricia Rozema, Bruce McDonald, Jeremy Podeswa, Ron Mann and many other independent film makers in the 1980s. His film, The End of Time had its Canadian premiere in the Masters program at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. It is the final film in a trilogy of works that explores the limits of what can be expressed in cinema, following Picture of Light (1994) and Gambling, Gods & LSD (2002). In November of 2023, Mettler’s While the Green Grass Grows, was given the Grand Prize in the National Feature Competition at RIDM, the Montreal International Documentary Film Festival. It had previously been honoured with the Grand Prix at the Visions du réel festival. It is his latest documentary, which runs more than two and a half hours, but that is just a small part of an unusual film with a total running time of eleven hours. While the Green Grass Grows consists of chapters one and five of a gigantic seven-part work. We list his credits as a Director.

Official website

Also see: Paradox and Wonder: The Cinema of Peter Mettler, by Tom McSorley.
Also see: Peter Mettler talks about the making of The End of Time.

Features & TV Movies:
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Super 8 (1976)
Reverie (1976)

Lancalot Freely (1980)
Gregory (1981)
Scissere (1982)
Eastern Avenue (1985)
The Top of His Head (1989)

Tectonic Plates (1992)
Picture of Light (1994)
Balifilm (1997)

Gambling, Gods and LSD (2002)
Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands (2009)

The End of Time (2012)
Broken Land (2014)
Becoming Animal (2018)

While the Green Grass Grows (2023)


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Poster for the documentary The End of Time.

Frank Chiesurin

Frank Chiesurin, actor,

B: November 26, 1973 in Montréal, Québec

François “Frank” Chiesurin graduated with a BFA from Montreal’s Concordia University with a Specialization in Theatre Performance. After school he began to work in the French Québec film and television market appearing in such hit TV shows as Un Gars Une Fille and landing a recurring role on Tribu.Com. Since he was perfectly bilingual, it didn’t take long for him to begin to get work in English productions. He now works comfortably on various projects in both languages. He played the role of Martin Archambault in 33 episodes of the series Amélie et Compagnie between 2017 and 2020.

Features & TV Movies:
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Federal Protection (2002)
Threshold (TV-2003)
This Time Around (TV-2003)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
The Porcelain Pussy (2004)
A Very Married Christmas (TV-2004)
Lie With Me (2005)
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Cake (2005)
The Dealership (TV-2009)
Twelve Men of Christmas (TV-2009)

Wandering Eye (TV-2011)
The Good Lie (2012)
Silent Garden (2013, short)
Annabelle (2013, short)
The Reconciler (2015)
Adam’s Testament (2016)
A Murder of Innocence (2018)

The Art of Christmas (TV-2022)

TV Series – Cast:
Tribu.com (2001)
Dice (2001, mini-series)
Météo+ (2008-2011)

Les Bleus de Ramville (2012-2013)
Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles (2015, mini-series)
Amélie et Compagnie (2017-2020)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Un gars, une fille (1999)

Doc (2001, 2002)
Big Wolf on Campus (2002)
Queer as Folk (2002)
Tracker (2002)
Witchblade (2002)
Largo Winch (2003)
Odyssey 5 (2003)
Playmakers (2003)
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (2005)
Zoe Busiek: Wild Card (2006)
Angela’s Eyes (2006)
‘Til Death Do Us Part (2007)
Instant Star (2007)
The Latest Buzz (2008)
Da Kink in My Hair (2008)

Highland Gardens (2011)
The Listener (2011)
Mayday (2011)
Flashpoint (2011)
The L.A.Complex (2012)
King (2012)
Murdoch Mysteries (2012)
Hard Rock Medical (2013)
Beauty and the Beast (2013)
The Strain (2014)
Suits (2015)
The Girlfriend Experience (2016)
Impulse (2019)
Frankie Drake Mysteries (2021)


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Stefanie von Pfetten

Stefanie von Pfetten, actress,

B: November 25, 1973 in Vancouver, British Columbia

Stefanie Baroness Christina von Pfetten was born to German émigrés from Munich and was drawn to perform from an early age. She began modeling as a teen and got her first taste of the stage starring in her high school`s production of Grease. She continued her education in Europe, first in Munich (she is multi-lingual, and fluent in German), then at the University of Vienna, where she studied art history while interning at Sotheby’s before returning to Vancouver to formally train in theatre and pursue acting full-time. She attracted immediate attention for guest-starring roles on numerous Canadian television shows, and taking both comedic and dramatic leads in features in Canada and in Germany before heading to Los Angeles.

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

Y2K (TV-1999)
Little Boy Blues (1999)

My 5 Wives (2000)
Sole Survivor (TV-2000)
Point of View (VR-2001)
Death Train to the Pacific (TV-2001)
Trapped (TV-2001)
The Wedding Dress (TV-2001)
40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)
Cabin Pressure (2002)
Strange Frequency 2 (TV-2003)
The Invitation (2003)
Posers (2003)
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (TV-2003)
Decoys (2004)
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)
The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve (TV-2004)
Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber (TV-2005)
Cool Money (TV-2005)
Murder at the Presido (YV-2005)
The Engagement Ring (TV-2005)
Meltdown: Days of Destruction (TV-2006)
One Way (2006)
Termination Point (TV-2007)
Dragon Boys (TV-2007)
Battlestar Galatica: Razor (TV-2007)
Christmas Caper (TV-2007)
Holiday Switch (TV-2007)
The Call (TV-2008)
Odysseus & the Isle of Mists (2008)
Paparazzi Princess: The Paris Hilton Stoory (TV-2008)
Ba’al (TV-2008)
Flirting with Forty (TV-2008)
Too Late to Say Goodbye (TV-2009)

Icarus (2010)
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
Goodnight for Justice: The Measure of a Man (TV-2012)
Happy Face Killer (TV-2014)
Far from Home (TV-2014)
The Gourmet Detective: A Healthy Place to Die (TV-2015)
Numb (2015)
Heaven’s Floor (2016)
While You Were Dating (TV-2017)
Deadly Secrets by the Lake (TV-2017)
Welcome to Marwen (2018)

The Long Island Serial Killer: A MOther’s Hunt for Justice (TV-2021)
Mommy’s Cheating Scandal (TV-2021)

TV Series – Cast:
Cracked (2013)
Thornwood Heights (2017, mini-series)
When Calls the Heart (2023)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
First Wave (1998, 1999)
The Net (1999)
The Sentinel (1999)
Hollywood Off-Ramp (2000)
These Arms of Mine (2001)
Seven Days (2001)
Strange Frequency (2001)
Special Unit 2 (2001)
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (2002)
The Twilight Zone (2002)
Jeremiah (2003)
CSI: Miami (2004)
Andromeda (2004)
The L Word (2005)
Battlestar Galactica (2006)
Eureka (2007)
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (2009)
Better Off Ted (2010)
The Man in the High Castle (2015, 2016)
Shooter (2016)
The Last Tycoon (2017)
L.A.’s Finest (2019)
Day of the Dead (2021)
Legends of Tomorrow (2022)


Fabrizio Filippo

Fab Fillipo, actor,
Photo of Fab Fillipo at the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards © 2023 by Ralph Lucas. Used with permission.

B: November 30, 1974 in Toronto, Ontario

Fabrizio “Fab” Filippo briefly attended York University’s Film & Video Programme in 1993. In addition to his career in front of the cameras, he is a very busy writer-director. For example, he wrote for Global Television’s comedy series Working the Engels, and earlier wrote, starred in and directed 3 seasons of the half-hour ShowCase comedy series, Billable Hours. Save Me stars Filippo as Goldie, an emergency medical technician who acts as a first responder in a different medical emergency each episode.

Also see: CBC’s Save Me Online.
Also see: Save Me Returns to GEM.

Photo of Fab Filippo at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards Copyright © 2015 by R.A.Lucas

Features & TV Movies:
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Prom Night IV: Deliver Us from Evil (1992)
Against Their Will: Women in Prison (TV-1994)
Canadian Bacon (1995)
Radiant City (1996)
Liszt’s Rhapsody (TV-1996)
The Drive (1996)
Hollyweird (TV-1998)
The Life Before This (1999)

Waydowntown (2000)
Lives of the Saints (TV-2003)
Hollywood North (2003)
The Human Kazoo (2004, short)
Love is Work (2005)
Couldn’t Be Happier (2005, short)
Sybil (TV-2007)
A Good Meal (2009)

Tonka Chuck and Friends: Big Air Dare (voice, TV-2011)
Perfect Sisters (2012)
The Resurrection of Tony Gitone (2013)
Perfect Sisters (2014)

TV Series – Cast:
Ready or Not (1993-1997)
Lush Life (1996)
Reunited (1998)
Level 9 (2000-2001)
Queer as Folk (2002-2003)
Lives of the Saints (2004, mini-series)
Delilah & Julius (2005-2006)
Billable Hours (2006-2008)
The Dating Guy (2009-2010)
Detentionaire (voice, 2011-2012)
The Adventures of Chuck & Friends (voice, 2011-2012)
Guidestones (2014)

Sort Of (2021-
TV Series – Guest appearances:
Katts and Dog (1990)
Beyond Reality (1992)
Street Legal (1993)
Are You Afraid of the Dark (1994)
The Mighty Jungle (1994)
Due South (1994)
Tek War (1995)
Flash Forward (1996)
Dangerous Minds (1996)
Cracker (1997)
Poltergeust: The Legacy (1998)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1998)
Reunited (1998)
Providence (1999)
Undressed (1999)
Action (1999, 2000)

Tilt (2005)
Puppets Who Kill (2005)
Rent-a-Goalie (2008)
Being Erica (2009, 2010)

Web Series:
Save Me (2017-2019)


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