Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Dominique Brownes - Danica

If you saw Dominique Brownes walking down the street, yes, you would  stare. The Montreal-born professional film, tv, stage and commercial actress is everything but your typical girl-next-door. The 5'10 tall exotic beauty has  been standing out in the crowd since the day she was adopted into a Caucasian family at exactly 5 days old.
5 years later, her parents enrolled her in her first acting class. All Dominique remembers from that experience is that everyone in the group was older and more experienced. However, she got cast as the sun in the final showcase and although she had less than 5 lines and  was absolutely terrified everytime she had to go on stage, she claims she loved it. Well guess what, the sun has not stopped shinning since.

Dominique's first feature film credit was a role opposing Chris Pine in Will Smith produced "This Means War". Dominique has performed in English, French and Creole in commercials, music videos, plays, tv, and films.

Classically trained in theatre, Dominique is also an accomplished student having earned two degrees from Concordia University (Bachelors of Arts in Communications Studies, Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance) and over a dozen of awards, scholarships and bursaries during the course of her undergraduate studies in the Arts.

Ms. Brownes’ ongoing training for film and television also includes classes and workshops in Montreal, New York and Vancouver. She has had the opportunity to work with Canadian, American and internationally known teachers,  coaches and directors  such as McG (Terminator Salvation), Johanne Edelmann (Stella Adler Studio of Acting), Ben Ratner, Matthew Harrison and Bradley Stryker (Actor’s Foundry) and Barbara Deutsch. 

Being blessed with brains and beauty as well as multiple other talents, Dominique enjoys the following whenever she feels like it: modelling, writing, spoken word, 4-inch high heel racing, learning new languages, baking cupcakes.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Adam Beauchesne - Ken

Adam Beauchesne graduated with his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors) from the University of Lethbridge in 2009. During his time at the University, he articipated in seven mainstage productions including Angels in America, Into the Woods, Age of Arousal, The BFG and Arcadia. Adam was one of the founding members of Ammolite Theater in 2008, along with professor Nicholas Hanson. He also holds his Associate Diploma in Speech Arts with Trinity College in London. Since graduating, Adam has had the opportunity to work with Edmonton based companies Northern Light Theatre (Urban Tales) and Concrete Theatre (Are We There Yet?), as well as star in the Empress Theatre’s production of Hockey Boys, and New West Theatre's production of Confessions of a Paperboy. He now resides in Vancouver, pursuing a career in film and television. He was recently featured on FOX's Fringe, USA Network's Psych, as well as in Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - a horror-comedy shot in Calgary which screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2010, and was nominated for a Leo award in 2011. He can also be seen in the upcoming web series, Social Life - which he wrote and produced with his production company, Blind Shot Media.

Julia Lawton - Sheila

Julia Lawton has been involved with acting and modeling for the past nine years, and was quickly became interested in film and television. After graduating from Simon Fraser University in 2009 with a BA in History, she traveled to Beijing, China and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where she worked and lived as a model throughout 2010. Overseas she worked on an international commercial for "Yingali Solar" which aired during the World Cup in Europe. Julia's resume includes many independent productions such as the yet released feature film The Battle of Burgledorf, and one of Pitchfork's top 40 music videos of 2010, the Caribou music video "Odessa". She keeps up with acting by staying involved with several internet sketch groups, including a role in the viral video, "Pokémon Apokélypse: Live Action Trailer".  Arriving back in her native Vancouver December 2010, she is excited to once again be a part of Vancouver's independent acting scene.on

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Lauren Watson - Themis

Lauren Watson was born on the 6th of August in Adelaide, South Australia and moved to Tasmania, Australia at a young age.

In June 2010 she moved to Vancouver, Canada where she has hit the ground running, appearing in the blockbuster Hollywood film "This Means War".

Lauren also jumped in to the Vancouver indie circuit, booking the lead role in independent horror feature film, "From Beneath", directed by David Doucette, along with many other independent short films and of course the role of "Themis" in the hot new web-series "13 Witches", written and directed by Sabine Mondestin.

Lauren has quickly built an impressive, ever-growing resume and fan base since her arrival. Lauren loves to communicate and interact with her fans and makes every effort to do so as much as possible.

Her passion for life and positive energy radiates through everyone she meets and is certainly one up-and-coming talented actress you should keep your eye on!

You can find out more about Lauren Watson via her website www.officiallaurenwatson.com http://www.facebook.com/OfficialLaurenWatsonPage

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Edwin Rodriguez- Anubis

This Filipino-Canadian is older than he looks and he wishes he had learned sooner that the greatest job is the one that pays you for doing what you love.  After spending 10 years in the film industry and having the time of his life working on set, Edwin is looking forward to focusing more attention to principal acting which is why he's eternally grateful to Sabine for the opportunity to work on this production.

Jennifer Koenig - Abeona

Jenn Koenig is an explorer of the creative arts; painter, gardener, crafter. She is the ninth child born in a Winnipeg family and was a shy girl who happily spent time with animals, creating art or reading.  Ironically she found her most profound creative expression as a story teller/actor.

After working in film and television in other capacities Jenn moved to Vancouver in 2009 to resume studying and pursue the craft of acting. This has led to her being cast in the upcoming thriller “Embedded” an episode of “Fringe” and most recently as Abeona in the web series “13 Witches”.

Raised on a diet of “Chiller Thriller” television movies, H.P Lovecraft stories, Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicle’s, attending a church with it’s own exorcist and older brothers that took great joy in terrifying her, it is an appreciated opportunity to express her most “witchy” self.