Jeff Wahl

Jeff studied acting at Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg, and then moved straight on to the big screen...

He has had a recurring role on the cult following show Todd and The Book of Pure Evil for two seasons, as well appeared in features such as Wild Cherryand the smash mouth hockey flick Goon.

Since moving to Toronto, Jeff has been cast in the Netflix original series Shadowhunters and lending his voice to various video-games and commercials.

 

 

Jennifer Vallance

Actress living in Toronto, willing to work worldwide, has current passport. 

#dontexpectmetobeordinary

http://www.imdb.me/jennifervallance

 

Emily Bolanos

Emily Bolanos is an actress, commercial model, sales specialist and producer. She plays the lead for the internationally awarded Indie Film, "Living Instead". This feature film garnered several awards including Best Actress at Los Angeles Film Awards, Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival, Barcelona Planet Film Festival and Brazil's MAC Underground Film Festival.

Emily earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Though she was a registered nurse, she ventured in sales where she has garnered awards in their division. She also continued her education in Sales and Management at the University of Toronto.

 

Kang Wen

WenjingJiang has done 40+ runway shows and commercials also doing side personal business.  

Sean Dwyer

Sean has appeared in web-series (check out Bay on Baes on YouTube!), epic parody trailers (check out ELEVATED MARGARITA on YouTube!) and films such as Emily (2014) and Linda Vale Hospital (2015) and wrote, directed, and produced La farfadette montréalaise vient du Brésil (2009) and Rolling Night Attack (2010). His recent theatre roles include Cazimir and Henry in the new play Red Velvet (2016), Christian in Cyrano de Bergerac (2015) and Jonathan Harker in Dracula (2015). Though it all began in Toronto, Ontario, Sean has studied or taught theatre and film in Quebec, British Columbia, the United States, Ecuador, France, India and Japan.

Sadie Baramikova

Sadie (Seda) Baramikova was born on March 9th, 2001 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, to oil painter Jamilya Baramikova. She is of Crimean Tatar descent.

Sadie was raised in St Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

She began acting at the age of fifteen after a lifelong ambition of wanting to work in the film and television industry.

She started studying acting for film and television under actor Livingstone Beaumont at his private acting studio in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, and has pursued her passion for acting ever since.

She has also studied on-camera acting for film and television under actress Christina Collins at the Toronto Academy of Acting for Film and Television.

Sadie has been playing the violin since 2009, and was a First Violinist at the Niagara Youth Orchestra from 2014 to 2017. She has been online home-schooled since 2012.

In November 2016, she signed with principal talent agency, The Burke Agency Inc. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Her first feature film "Bloody Romeo" is expected to premiere in 2018/19. "Bloody Romeo" is directed, produced, and written by award-winning Indian-Canadian director, producer, and writer Mukesh Asopa.

In April 2018, she left The Burke Agency Inc. and signed with Hero Artists Agency in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

In August 2018, Sadie announced that she has written a short film titled "August" which will be premiering in 2019, with "Sadie Baramikova Films" as the production company, and "TimeStory Pictures" acting as executive producer.

James McIsaac

I produce  an host You Tube videos  I've made over 4 hundred short  videos  my channel is called  " Exploring  and  bottle collecting  with Jimmy " I explore  abandoned  homes an dig for old bottles an other relics  I enjoy announcing an talking freely   on camera  I would also enjoy acting in . Period Movies or situation comedies or television series series

I'm married 26 years  father  of 3 grown children 1 granddaughter  my hobbies are family historian  an antique  collector  I'm very interested in Canadian  history    an United Kingdom history  I'm a member of the Milton Steam Era club 

Lukas Pallotta

Toronto born and raised, half Swedish on my mothers side. I have always had a passion for acting and am happy to be pursuing it full time. I am very witty and love improv. I am also an avid writer and hope to get published one day.

Art Hindle

Born in Halifax to a Royal Canadian Navy father, Art's mother soon had him back in their home town of Toronto, Ontario. He grew up in the "Beaches" of Toronto a big fan of Elvis Presley and rock n' roll. Although shy as a child, he grew to be a rebellious and independent teenager. This lead him to much traveling, mostly by hitch-hiking, picking up odd jobs, meeting all sorts of people from red-necks to freedom marchers to surfers and everyone in between. By the time he was 21, he was a father, a stockbroker and an amateur photographer. A much admired uncle of Art's was Michael Caine, a talented and successful actor. This had piqued Art's interest in acting during his teens. Although fairly successful himself, as a broker, he basically felt unfulfilled and eventually, after being inspired and touched by a Toronto Workshop Productions play, he made the commitment to leave the stock market for theatre. Although he worked, basically, as an unglorified gofer for a few months with TWP, eventually he got an acting agent, mostly with a false resume, and started auditioning mostly for commercials. It was at this time that Art credits a discovery that changed his future. Someone, he can't remember who, directed him to the Eli Rill Workshop. Eli had moved to Toronto from New York, where he taught at the Actor's Studio. Kind, gentle and articulate, Eli lucidly communicated techniques and explorations of the Method. Art thrived in this environment and soon started applying his knowledge to getting acting jobs. His first big role was in a biker movie, The Proud Rider (1971), spawned by the popularity of Easy Rider (1969). Art actually worked with a real motorcycle gang, the Satan's Choice. It was during the making of this rather bad movie that Art almost changed his professional name to Jeremy Kane. The producers thought that Art should have a more "show biz" name and took his photo to a girls school and asked the students to suggest first names and last names. They then took these names to Art and asked him to pick one of each. He liked the name Jeremy and chose Caine in honor of his uncle. The first person he called was his uncle Michael. Michael told him in no uncertain terms to stick to his own name. Art did so, but the other name is still connected to the film. The other anecdote was when the producers asked Art if he could ride a "bike," he took them "literally" and said he could, but that when it came to motorcycles his brother Lang Hindle was much better, being a champion road racer. Cast for the part late on a Thursday, Art had to learn to ride a motorcycle by Monday morning. The next big step was being cast as Billy Duke, the best hockey player in the world, drafted by the Maple Leafs to lead them back to the playoffs in the film Winter Comes Early (1971), Canada's first million-dollar movie. This film led to offers from Hollywood, which he resisted until work dried up and Art, who had 4 children by this time, finally moved to Los Angeles.

Art credits much of his success in California to luck. He felt he was lucky having Patricia McQueeney as his manager and a dynamic pair of agents in Arnold Rifkin and Nichole David. Over the years Art has come to be known as a "working actor" involved as a leading actor in some "classic" films and numerous pilots and series. His work in ENG, one Canada's most successful series, won him a Acting Gemini and his Pete Braga in Paradise Falls (2001) has been described as a "classic performance" although Art credits brilliant writing for all the plaudits. Also, in the early 1990s, Art added the credit Director to his impressive resume. He and his beautiful wife, Brooke now split time between California, Florida and Canada spending time with their much beloved children, all 8 of them, and their 6 grandchildren. Lucky? Indeed!

Blaine McKenzie

Actor and owner of production company Slowdownbuddy Media. (slowdownbuddymedia.com) . 

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4412407/

Skills: Photography and videography. Piano and guitar. 

Additional: Member of Toronto country group Big Tobacco & The Pickers, now celebrating 10 years as a band. 

Fatima Sanchez Leyva

I’m a singer, dancer, actres, photographer and model. Currently studying high school in Earl Haig Secondary school.

Theres nothing better than that 😍💜

Krista Barzso

Krista has had a passion for acting from a very young age. Over the years she has had the good fortune to work on a wide range of stage productions including Stepping Out, Nana's Naughty Knickers, There Goes the Bride, Glengarry Glen Ross, Love Virtually, and Les Miserables as well as some independent films such as A Great Guy, Still Life, Signing Off, and Grey Zone. Constantly striving to learn, Krista has studied at; The Robyn Kay Studio, The Second City, The Actor's Network and Bongo Productions to name a few. When she is not performing, Krista is most likely travelling the world, eating something Pumpkin Spice or trying to find the best cheesecake in the city. For more info visit my website: kristabarzso.com

Shin Ming Y

Model and Actor. I like singing, modeling and acting!

Cathy Henderson

I have 2 teenage children who love the fact that I am putting myself out there to try something new at my age.  I have worked on a variety of shows & movies over the last 4 or 5 years and really enjoy seeing how much work goes into what we see on TV or the big screen and love being a part of it. 

Kayla Cullity

I started acting at 9 years old.  I got my first ACTRA credit on the season 1 finale of The Expanse in 2015 and my second on Greenfields in 2018.

 

I love acting and everything to do with movies and television.  I make my own movies and have belonged to several collaboration channels on youtube, the most recent is Seven Fabulous Teens where I film edit and sumit my videos weekly.

Terry Brandon

Terry Brandon is known for a 2 hour special on Destination America (Helltown) cast in a lead role as Everett McMahon. He has just accepted a lead role in an episode with Muse Entertainment (pre-production). Terry has experience in commercials, a music video, a short and other speaking roles including a feature film (Salvage) to air in 2018. He is considered a good looking gentleman with a comedic wit. Terry has courtroom and firearm experience. He has lived throughout Ontario from the Arctic to Lake Ontario where he now resides on an 80 acre hobby farm / retreat with his wife Carol Secord who is also an actor. Terry will give you 110% in everything you ask of him. He is a pleasure to work with. Plays a mean harmonica too. 

Kevin Dwyer

A guy with a great attitude, Kevin is the Creative Director of  "LineDance" both the movie and the series.  After studying line dance and frequenting the bars and clubs that feature line dancing, Kevin came up with the story idea for LineDance.

Together with his business partner Gavin Downes, Kevin founded the Toronto Film Industry Arts & Entertainment Foundation.

Olga Campbell

Born and raised in Russia (the Soviet Union at that time), I was always dreaming of living somewhere else and travelling the world over. The university degree in Foreign Languages helped me to do it eventually. After living and working in Dubai, UAE, as a language instructor, writer, and advertising executive for some years, I relocated to Canada and became, unexpectedly, involved in the film industry as an actor, which I absolutely love. At the same, I continue writing, both in English and Russian, and enjoy every opportunity to participate in various activities related to the Entertainment Industry, whether it is an acting gig, a commercial shoot, or just networking event.

Christopher Holden

Actor and brother of actress Laurie Holden.

Liudmyla Lypska

Liudmyla was born and raised in Ukraine (Kiev). Fluent in Russian and Ukrainian languages. Her passion is acting, dancing, photography and traveling. She has finished the course of acting and theater directing and has University degree and many years of experience in Travel Management and Event Planning (both programms of Kiev National University of Culture and Arts, Kiev, Ukraine).  From a very younge age Liudmyla has had a dream to become an actress and from 7 y.o till now she never stop dancing (ballroom, falk, modern, brazilian zouk, line-dance). In 2014 she moved to Toronto and very happy that finally has got opportunity to be an actress in The Beaverton (Comedy TV show, Season 1, Ep.2) and Route 68 (feature film).

John Tench

John Tench was born in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A. and grew up in Canada, where he began working in Film and Theatre in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. He started his career on stage in Toronto with Ken Gass at the legendary Factory Theatre Lab and quickly moved on to study and work in New York City, London, England, Paris, France and then throughout Continental Europe, before returning to Canada. He founded the influential Theatre Company Theatre Kathartic, performing and touring shows internationally, including works by Sam Shepard, Dario Fo and Bertoldt Brecht. John moved on to Vancouver, B.C. and from there down to Hollywood and Los Angeles to continue his work in Film and Television. In his many Feature Film and Television appearances he's worked with such great directors as Ang Lee, Antoine Fuqua, Zac Snyder, Arthur Hiller, Roger Christian, Chris Haddock, among many others, and he's been on numerous award winning hit shows. John also works on Ubisoft's new award winning Video Game - WatchDogs, and WatchDogs Bad Blood as the legendary character and fan favorite, T Bone Grady. John has also worked with numerous theater companies in North America and Europe as an Actor, Director, Writer and Producer. As well as performing he has produced, written and directed several short films. He has been nominated for numerous awards in the Best Actor Category. He is a master of accents and dialects and has voiced a great many cartoons and foreign language films. John has written a number of Screenplays and is a published poet. He also teaches and coaches Actors and Acting throughout Canada and the U.S. Among his other many interests are painting, music, his family and farm. He is a talented musician and sings as well as playing guitar, banjo, harmonica, tuba and other instruments. John is an avid outdoors-man, fisherman and canoeist. He divides his time and work between Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Canada, Los Angeles and Europe.

Aneesa Badshaw

Toronto’s rising star model Aneesa Badshaw a creative director and performer on the [Daddy Issues] album says, “I met everyone involved in early December during a modelling shoot in Florida and I quickly fell in love with them and what they were doing. I find this project relates to me because I know what it feels like to have daddy issues. I’ve grew up without my biological father being in my life until I started getting older. Since the day I was born, I grew up with my stepdad and he filled all voids in my life and never made me feel that I needed my biological dad.” - Aneesa Badshaw as told to The Source

Ashley Jung

My name is Ashley, and i am a makeup artist. I have recently gradutated from CMU college of makeup and art design. I am passionate about glam, bridal, fashion and fx makeup. My tags are all fayeartistry to thank my family for their support.

Scott Wilson

I am a 43 year old actor,singer and writer.I dabbled in a bit of acting over the years but never "caught the acting bug"seriously until roughly 3 1/2 years ago after I started taking classes and attending weekly actor meetups like The Actor'a Plce (or TAP as its often referred to as).Since that time I have done a ton of student shorts,music videos,infomercials and feature films.I have also had the honor and pleasure of combining my passion for acting and my passion for singing in 3 different musicals.

Resume and demo available upon request 

Ross Carter

Actor|Model|Filmmaker ... Doesn't matter how many days are in your life, it matters how much life is in your days... © (RC) 2005

Cyndy Day

Cyndy is a Toronto based actress. Born in Vancouver she quickly realized her passion for acting. As a young girl she became  involved with performing on stage. She travelled to Florida, Puerto Rico and Honduras performing with various drama teams. Later she pursued a professional acting career, which lead her to Los Angeles for acting training. 

Now based in Toronto, Cyndy has become an active member in the tv and film community. Joining Actra in 2015, Cyndy's career has taken off with actor roles in productions such as American Gothic, Famous Feuds, Frankie Drake and The Romanoffs. 

 

Amanda Woodhouse

Classically trained, Amanda Woodhouse is a very talented actress and has been acting since a child.

Amanda was born in a small town called St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada which is near London Ontario.

She has been in many performances and is known for playing Mrs. Fezzyiwig in A Christmas Carol.

She is known for her role as Lisa Noris in the 2018 season 4, episode 10 of Paranormal Survivor.

Amanda has many other talents and can speak in three different accents which are British, Australian and Russian.

She can make her characters come to life by switching gears.

She is continuously working on her craft with private coaching and acting classes.

She has many projects under her belt. Amanda has been cast in a feature film called The Daughter's Kingdom that she will be shooting later this Summer. The movie will be released in 2019.

Amanda has landed roles in short films, commercials and has many upcoming TV shows and feature films.

Amanda has skills in kickboxing, fitness, working in security, learning law enforcement and will be learning combat training and horseback riding later this Summer 2018.

She can swim, line dance, play the recorder, video games and is talented in voice, animation, and different accents.

Amanda spends her free time camping, hiking, cycling, swimming, enjoying the wilderness, hanging out with friends and family and making others laugh.

Monika Boruc-Kubanska

Monika has always loved to act, but after graduating from Toronto Film School, and meeting well known actors like John Tench, Joseph Di Mambro and many others, she knew she had found her calling. Now as a writer and an actor, she is currently working on multitple film projects, as well as working on projects of her own. However, she is always looking forward to new opportunites to broaden her horizons.

Stephanie Herrera

An awarding winning Actor and Writer, Stephanie is also a voice over artist, singer, director, and professional comedian. She created the first improv school in 2005 in Durham Region, Ontario which became a not for profit in 2016. She has been the host and community producer on three shows at Rogers TV (Oshawa), produced, written, and directed dozens of interactive productions, comedy shows, and plays. Writes for film and television and has been associate producer and casting director for several local films in Toronto and Durham Region. Has been both a board member and judge for several film festivals, has shared the stage with some comedy legends (such as Colin Mochrie, Patrick McKenna, and Peter Wildman), and hosts and teaches at corporate events across North America. 
Stephanie is the author of the book “The Ten Commandments...of Improvising!” and contributor to various online publications including ACT, Local Biz, and her own blog (“God is dead” and other fun facts!). She also is co-creator of the podcast “Eileen and Steph: Everything’s Fine” heard on iTunes, Podbean, and Google Play.

Demos and videos are on her site at: www.stephanieherrera.com

 

Ian Greyling

Ian Greyling is an actor with a demonstrated history of working in the film industry. he currently studies at Toronto Film School. His Family encouraged him to pursue acting from an early age, 

Michael Wisniewski

Michael Wisniewski is best known for his modeling. He's done 20+ runway shows and became runner-up at Supermodel Canada 2017. 

Fereshteh Samimi

Fereshteh Samimi was born in Isfahan, Iran. She then moved to Saskatchewan, Canada with her mother at the age of 8. She recognized her aspirations for the entertainment industry and her passion of acting from very early on. Growing up she was involved in musical theater and dance. She has 11 years of dance training, primarily Belly Dance but also Latin, Bollywood, Jazz and Contemporary. In 2014 she moved to Toronto, Ontario to pursue acting more professionally. Since then she has been an active participant in many classes, workshops and projects in the city.

Brandon Lederer

Brandon Lederer is known for his work on 

Amanda Woodhouse

Amanda Woodhouse professional actor

Music video rap/dancing and a fan running up to the singer in the music video

Commercial for LGBTQ.

Played in the play a christmas carl played Mrs Fezziwig.

Skills: studied radio broadcasting at mohawk College and studied Police foundations at Niagra College.

Studied on camera and scene study acting studio at Bongo Production and Raw studios Sing in musical theatre.

 

 

Robynne Eaton

Robynne Eaton is an actress, known for The Beautiful Risk (2013), The Percy Harris Story (2013) and Dead End (2014).




Who We Are

Toronto Film Industry Arts & Entertainment Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that is designed to support the film and entertainment community in the Greater Toronto Area. more

Our Mission

To cultivate a progressive, inclusive community by providing tools, resources, and opportunities for our members.

Our Plan

To help our members streamline their filmmaking careers through relevant industry information, events, seminars, workshops, resources and more.

Our Vision

Our vision is your success. Through our programs and powerful initiatives we want to uplift you.

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Seminars & Workshops

We regularly host educational workshops, seminars designed to educate our members in areas of things such as Cinematography, Editing, Screenwriting, Acting for Film & TV and the industry itself. 

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Throughout the year we host a wide range of events from casual networking, film screenings, charity fundraisers, galas and more. 

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Our members have the chance to funnel their careers in a more central focused path by providing a way for our community to work together through our internal casting calls section, film festivals screenings, investment funding, loyalty discounts through related businesses and services such as our Preferred Partner's Program

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