CAST AND CREW
DAN ABRAMOVICI (Adam Cardiff)
Dan Abramovici has established himself as a respected actor and filmmaker. On television he was recently seen on the popular Canadian show Murdoch Mysteries, as Detective Marelli on the CW's Beauty and The Beast, Pierre on Hallmark's Max and Shred, and will be prominently featured on the upcoming season of Lorne Michaels' Man Seeking Woman on FX.
In 2012 he wrote, produced, and starred in the short films SCR_ _ BLE, Awkward Goodnight, Born This Way, and Mandella. All 4 films went on to receive international film festival success including numerous Audience Choice and Best Actor nods, appearing in over 20 international film festivals including Toronto’s CFC Worldwide, Berlin, Cucalorus, Los Angeles, Australia, and Puerto Rico. Ben’s At Home marks Dan’s graduation to writing feature films, and the film has won numerous awards including Best Feature at Canadian Film Fest as well as recently securing distribution. The film is now available on iTunes, and other VOD platforms. Dan received Best Actor nods at IndieFest and Rincon International Film Festival for his portrayal of Ben.
He enjoys challah with nutella and making mix tapes like its 1992.
EMMA FLEURY (Corinne Erickson)
Emma Fleury is a Toronto-based producer, actress, and writer. Since graduating from Queen's University in International Relations and Drama, Emma has hit the ground running on the entertainment scene.
She has worked in development, distribution, and production at some of the most respected blue-chip production companies, in Toronto-- New Metric Media, General Purpose Entertainment, 9 Story Entertainment, and marblemedia.
Emma has garnered a plethora of practical experience working for these highly-successful trend-setters, which led to the launch of her own production company, BABE NATION, with her business partners Katie Nolan and Lindsay Tapscott. She starred in the Canadian Screen Award Nominated Film “It Was You Charlie,” where she played a quirky cab driver opposite some of Canada’s brightest talent.
ALANA PANCYR (Harmony)
Alana Pancyr has earned her BFA in performing arts with Great Distinction and has starred in many short films and plays in the indie theatre scene. She received, with her fellow cast-mates, the award for "Best Acting Ensemble" for 'All For Davey' in the 48hour film Competition which was her first short film in Toronto. Alana has also been recognized with various acting awards in Saskatchewan, where she grew up, including one for a one-act she both directed and co-starred in.
Most recently Alana premiered a new script at Unit 102 called "The Atomic Tradition," co-starring as Bella next to the powerful and talented Olunike Adeliyi as Angie. Her most recent short film, Pyramid Scream, in which she co-starred with Katie Uhlmann, premiered at the Toronto Indie Film Festival and Won the Director Award. Pyramid Scream has recently been screened in London, England and will soon have a screening at the Hamilton Film Festival. She loves art and video games and is happy to be part of this project.
ALDRIN BUNDOC (Vince)
Aldrin is a Toronto-based actor, dancer, and producer, working both in Film/TV and Theatre.
Aldrin is currently producing future work that highlights his Filipino-Canadian identity and he strives to strengthen the Filipino presence in Canadian media.
Aldrin also enjoys sketch-comedy and painting. Selected Credits: “Twelfth Night” (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Fest.); “American Buffalo” (Unit102 Co.); Flashpoint (CTV); The Firm (NBC). Upcoming Theatre: Lord Sword (Inter-Arts Matrix), Little One (Common Roof), Body Politic (Buddies and Bad Times).
LIZ ADJEI (Tyra)
Liz Adjei is an Actor/Singer and Dancer. Getting her start in musical theatre, her passion for performing only grew stronger.
Liz continued to pursue her love for acting by enrolling and in the Acting for Film and Television program at Humber College. Since graduating, Liz has gone on to acting as a principal character in a short film, being featured in music videos and exploring theatre.
Liz is also a competitive dancer who currently competes and showcases with the Toronto based dance crew, The Clique, and most recently joined BOSS dance company as part of the pre- professional team.
Liz is extremely excited to be playing Tyra in this amazingly vibrant and fun new web series and can't wait to see what's next.
RALPH SMALL (Bear Knut)
Ralph Small is a man of few words, and has also been instrumental in shaping the industry of Canadian performing arts. When not on stage or on screen, or directing, he can be found teaching the upcoming generation of great Canadian talent.
MIRANDA MILLAR (Miranda)
Miranda Millar was born to actor parents in Hamilton, Ontario. Because of this artistic upbringing, Miranda always knew she wanted to act. A proud ACTRA member since the age of 3, she has performed in radio plays and starred in several commercials as a child.
While acting is always in the forefront, Miranda is also extensively trained in classical violin and has spent several years in dance, with an emphasis on Jazz and a sprinkling of Lyrical and everything else.
In the last few years, she has appeared in Canadian TV series Angela's Eyes, Covert Affairs, Murdoch Mysteries, Mission: 4Count, the CW's Reign, and appeared in Christmas Inc, a Hallmark feature this past Christmas.
PETER JORGENSEN (Max)
Peter began his performance training as a singer, studying privately with opera teachers in his early years, finally electing to switch gears when he did his formal study at St. Lawrence College in Theater. A lyric Tenor, he divides his commitment to the arts between singing and acting.
Since moving to Toronto in 2008 his acting engagements have been primarily for the screen with various film and t.v. roles.
IAIN GARDNER (Composer)
Iain Gardner is an award-winning Canadian composer and musician with credits on numerous short films, web-series and advertisements. His musical career began at a very young age starting classical violin studies at the age of four. He went on to perform in orchestras, musical theatre, ballet and opera productions, and also became very involved in the Celtic music scene, competing and performing across both Canada and the US.
He attended the University of Western Ontario's Don Wright Faculty of Music to continue his study of violin and to specialize in both traditional and electro-acoustic composition. After attaining a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree, he spent a year at Toronto's Harris Institute where he completed his Producing/Engineering Diploma with Honours, studying with many prominent Canadian music industry professionals and honing his skills in music production.
Iain’s credits consist of scores for over 20 short films, including the award-winning films Basted and White Lock by writer/director Mark Datuin. His music has also recently been featured in ads for Honey Nut Cheerios, Oatmeal Crisp, Air Canada and Porsche.
KYLE MCDONALD (Creator, Producer, Writer, Director)
Kyle McDonald is a Toronto based actor, writer, singer, director, and producer; he studied Theatre and Drama Studies at the University of Toronto and Sheridan College joint program, and has an HBA in Theatre and Drama and a minor in Classical History. Vocally, he trained with the late Donna Sherman, with Helga Tucker at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and with Operatic legend Maria Pellegrini.
Kyle just recently sang the roles of the Marquis of St. Evermonde in the world premiere of an opera based on A Tale of Two Cities with Summer Opera Lyric Theatre, and Sparafucile in Pellegrini Opera’s production of Rigoletto in April 2016. Some of his other operatic roles include Colline in Puccini's La Boheme, and Plunkett in Flotow’s Martha.
In the Theatre, some of his favourite roles include Hamlet in Hamlet Live, Clint in The Market, Cassio in Othello, and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.
In the world of film, Kyle has most recently starred in the feature film The Market (which is currently being submitted to festivals), the short films Insight (developed and produced by the RTA School of Media) and Phoenix, and co-starred in the short films The Car, and Made in Paris, (both of which were selected for the short-corner at Cannes); on television, he’ll be appearing as Lord Dunbar on Reign, and as the Dog Mocker on a new musical series for the web called Haunted. He's also appeared as Nyuk Nyuk on the pilot for a three camera sit-com called Space Bacon, the super badie Azul in Connor Undercover 2 on Family Channel on demand, and Lieutenant Tannis on the award winning web series, Space Janitors, as well as Tom on the webseries Ryan Gosling Must Be Stopped.
As a producer Kyle has co-produced several stage productions, including The Duchess of Malfi, The Market, and Hamlet Live, which was live-streamed to Sick Kids’ hospitals across the country (a Canadian first), and several short films including Revenge for the Duchess of Malfi, Movies Matter, The Car, Street Smarts, a webseries called Actorapists (pending release), and line produced on the feature film The Market. He was recently a finalist in the Innoversity Summit Pitch Competition for one of his digital series, Gamers Anonymous, which is currently in development.
In the world of voice over, in addition to numerous commercial appearances, he has most recently played George Washington and Vice President on the Emmy Award winning animated series Peg + Cat, Yoshio on Bey Blades, Taylean on Bakugan Brawlers IV, and Metazor on Skatoony, as well as Dyson on the Lost Girl motion comic (nominated for a Gemini), and was the voice for the Evergreen charitable organization on the radio public service announcement called Trees, which won the Crystal award from the Radio Marketing Bureau for best PSA.
As a writer, he’s been produced as a playwright (Don Juan: An Episode), screenwriter (Revenge for the Duchess of Malfi, Movies Matter, Actorapists, The Car, This is Bill, Gamers Anonymous), has written a libretto for an opera called The Lion Heart, and was awarded the Winning Writer’s War Poetry award for The Rose Of Ilium, a poem composed in heroic couplets that tells of the doomed love between Achilles and Penthesilea.
James Bond: A Convenient Lie is his first completed Opera.
JILLIAN TREDENICK (Associate Producer)
Jillian Tredenick is an emerging and dynamic Producer & Production Manager. Under her production company, Cherry Productions, Jillian has an interstitial series and an award winning short film, “Taco” which she also co-wrote and produced - Jillian is wildly proud that “Taco” was created, produced, and filmed by an all female crew.
A life long passion for film, Jillian began her career with Rogers Community TV and from there she has managed productions for a variety of short films winning various awards across the festival circuits and Cannes Short Corner 2015.
Jillian has also gained a plethora of experience in a variety of roles from set assistant on the Discovery Canada series “Close Encounters” Production to Coordinator with Shaftesbury/Smokebomb on Carmilla and Mslabelled.
In 2014 Jillian was awarded the William F White Production Manager mentorship; and as a part of World Pride 2015, Jillian produced a play “Beyond the Rainbow”.
JOFFREY SAINTRAPT (Director of Photography)
Born in France, Joffrey Saintrapt started directing his own films while in film school focusing on drama, experimental, documentary and music videos.
For the last decade he has been working as a freelance director, DOP and editor in both France and Canada. He has collaborated with the National Film Board of Canada (Toronto), le Centre National de la Cinématographie (Paris) and networks such as CNN, TFO, Unis TV5, CBC and M6 Group.
Besides his work as a freelancer, Joffrey is a screenwriter, independent producer and director. He loves making films and telling stories.
A selection of his credits include: Made in Paris (Official Selection Short Corner Cannes 2013), The Car (Official Selection Short Corner Cannes 2015, Canadian Labour International Film Fest 2015) and Blurred Memories (Official Selection Toronto Independant Film Fest 2015).
He recently completed his last short film Made in Montréal which was shot in the province of Quebec.
JOHN TRAN (Director of Animation/Animator)
I'm an animator and gamer. I've developed a passion to create and share since the seventh grade. I made small video game movies on YouTube when it first started. Before going into George Brown's Game Development program I did part time video editing for various online companies. My goals after graduation are to work on games and films of all kinds as an animator or rigger.
ALEXANDRA AUGUSTINE (PR Coordinator)
Alexandra Augustine is a Toronto based actor, singer, dancer and lyricist. After graduation from York University in 2013, she has taken part in several short films and a web series currently trending called In Public.
She is also currently in debut of her producing career, and is the founder of Paralia Productions.
For more see: alexandra-augustine.com