Jeanne Beker (As herself)See Full BioBorn in Toronto, Jeanne Beker began her career in show business at the age of 16 and since then has never looked back. A mother of two girls and fashion guru extraordinaire, today, Jeanne Beker is one of the most iconic and influential women in the fashion industry both here at home and around the world.
In 1985, she jumped at the chance to host FASHIONTELEVISION (FT), which became the station’s most widely syndicated show, with viewers across Canada and in more than 130 countries across the globe. The success of FT led to the digital channel, FashionTelevisionChannel launched in 2001.
Jeanne helped pioneer fashion on the Internet with American communications giant MCI when she became editorial director of @fashion in 1995 – the web's first fashion site.
From 2003 to 2009, Jeanne was the editor-in-chief of FQ Magazine and SIR Magazine — Canada’s Magazines of Stylish Living. She also co-executive produced the documentary series Cover Stories, which gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the business side of running her magazines. Never one to rest for too long, Jeanne is currently a regular featured columnist with The Globe and Mail. Close
Ella (Rebecca Liddiard)See Full BioRebecca Liddiard is a Toronto-based Canadian actress of both stage and screen whose star is on the rise. A graduate of Ryerson University’s Theatre Performance program, she has taken principal roles on such programs as Discovery Channel’s Karma’s a B, CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries, Man Seeking Woman by FX Productions and the feature film Highly Functional. Upcoming projects include her first major role in the highly anticipated Rogers/Netflix coproduction of the original drama miniseries Between, premiering Spring 2015 on CityTV.
Rebecca is also a proud member, supporter and contributor to Toronto’s theatre scene. She can regularly be seen in audiences and on stage. A highlight performance took her to Greece where she studied classical performance while simultaneously rehearsing lead roles in premier productions by Judith Thompson and Valina Hasu-Houston, which toured the Greek festival circuit. In Toronto a highlight experience was playing a sociopathic teen superfan in the Canadian premiere of Joel Kim Booster’s hit play, Kate & Sam Are Not Breaking Up with Cue6 Productions. Rebecca has a strong interest and belief in the power of physical theatre. This interest fuels her work at Ryerson University teaching Creative Performance Studies to first-year theatre and dance students. She also works with Theatre Gargantua in their high school workshop series and is a participant in the inaugural Devised Theatre Lab program with Theatre Columbus. Close
Andy (Spencer Robson)See Full BioSpencer has been acting professionally in theatre, film and television since graduating from the University of Windsor’s BFA Acting program in 2011. Select theatre credits include: Orlando in As You Like It (Humber River Shakespeare), Roy in St Francis of Millbrook (4th Line Theatre), Victor in Down Dangerous Passes Road (Brighton Fringe Festival, UK), Ariel in The Pillowman (Rarely Pure Theatre), Decius Brutus in Julius Caesar (Ottawa Shakespeare Company), Octavius Caesar in Antony and Cleopatra (Theatre Elusive).
Select film/television credits include: Covert Affairs (USA Network), Reign (CW Network), Dead Guy Walking (Cineflix), Paranormal Witness (Syfy), It’s Always A Game (Oleander Films), The Hipster and the Cat (Realand Productions/Atlanta International Film Fest, Seattle Short Film Fest), Please Don’t Fire Me (PDFM Productions/Hollyweb Fest, LA Web Series Festival). Upcoming: Spencer will be performing as Roy in Sky Gilbert’s new play, Commercials, for Hammer Theatre.
Since 2013, Spencer has been Artistic Director of Rarely Pure Theatre. With production credits ranging from art gallery performances of “The Pillowman” (with custom paintings from local artists), to a winterized take on “As You Like It”, Spencer works closely with the Rarely Pure team to ensure that productions and collaborations have an emphasis on young artistic talent. Close
Anna (Sara Hennessey)See Full BioSara Hennessey is an award-winning comedian, hot off her Just For Laughs debut in Montreal, where she opened for Todd Barry's The Crowdwork Show, Andy Kindler's Alternative Show, and recorded an All Access Television Taping. Sara was also a featured act at the latest JFL42 in Toronto.
Sara is the 2013 Canadian Comedy Award (CCA) winner for The Best Female Stand Up Comic in Canada. Sara is also a two-time CCA nominee; for her web-series Goodbye Sara Hennessey and short film Secret Clubhouse.
With regular appearances on Much/Fuse TV’s Video On Trial, Sara is also a member of the acclaimed Toronto comedy collective Laugh Sabbath, and is one-half of the comedy duo Terrific Women. Sara has extensive comedy writing experience, not only her own film projects and stand-up, but also on CTV’s Spun Out starring Dave Foley, CityTV's sketch show Sunnyside and CBC comedy website, Punchline.
Sara has been featured in various other festivals, including NXNE, Boston Comedy Festival, Halifax Pop Explosion, Cottage Country Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketch Fest. Close
Bee (Marni van Dyk)See Full BioMarni Van Dyk is an actor, writer, producer, and founding member of the award-winning, all-female sketch comedy troupe She Said What. As an actor she has appeared on shows such as Reign (CW), Alphas (SyFy), Nikita (CW), as a regular cast member on Prank Science (Discovery), and as co-host of Dream Car Garage. She was an Associate Producer on Comedy Network's Match Game and on W Network/BBC America's Pressure Cooker.
She is currently an Associate Producer on a brand new documentary series for the award-winning Bristow Global Media. Her first short, that she co-produced, wrote, and starred in, I Am Not A Weird Person, was recently featured to acclaim on HelloGiggles and on the Jill Soloway-curated wifey.tv. She is currently developing her short story The Red Mouths, previously published by Vancouver's SubTerrain Magazine, into a feature film. Close
Drew (Tori Anderson)See Full BioTori Anderson was raised on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. She moved to Toronto and received a BFA from York University’s Acting Conservatory and from there has continued to work in theatre, film and TV. Tori is known for her role as Dr. London Blake in Open Heart (YTV, TeenNick) she has also recently appeared on the TV shows Heartland (CBC), Backstrom (Fox), Reign (CW, M3TV), Warehouse 13 (Syfy), Rookie Blue (Global/ABC), The LA Complex (CW, CTV), Murdoch Mysteries (Citytv), Mayday (Discovery), The Troop (Nickelodeon), The 4400 (CBS). She has appeared in the films Killing Daddy, The Mermaid Chair, To Have and to Hold and Cable Beach. Tori also portrayed Michelle Phillips in Dream a Little Dream at the Phoenix Theatre in Arizona and Viv in HABIT at the Luminato Festival. Tori is currently working on a new series that is shooting in Toronto. Close
Gus (Shawn Ahmed)See Full BioShawn Ahmed has worked as an actor on both stage and screen in Canada and various parts of the United States for over ten years. Most notably, he has been in Saw VI, Flight 93 (A&E), and The Tracey Fragments directed by Bruce MacDonald. Recently, Shawn co-wrote and co-starred in Touring T.O., an 8-part mini-series, produced by his production company Crazy Shirt Productions and Bell Media. Recently, he has worked on Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft), the TV series Odd Squad (PBS), the upcoming feature film A Date With Miss Fortune (dir. John L’Ecuyer) and on the web series The Bunch Gang Show, Ryan Gosling Must Be Stopped, and Actorapists’.
Shawn’s success on stage includes working with The Tarragon Theatre (And Slowly Beauty…), Driftwood Theatre (Macbeth) and at the historic Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts (The Comedy of Errors, Revolutionary Moments, More Words! More Play! And The Winters Tale).
Shawn received rave reviews for his portrayal of the Nurse in Headstrong Collective and Dauntless Theatre’s collaboration of “Romeo & (her) Juliet.” The show has been nominated for four My Entertainment World awards, including Best Ensemble. Close
Janice (Sydney Kondruss)See Full BioSydney Kondruss is in various feature length horror films such as Save Yourself by Postcity Sound and The Drownsman, the second film in a horror trilogy by Black Fawn Films and Breakthrough Entertainment. Her other on-screen credits include Animal Planet/Discovery Channel’s MOW Werewolves: The Dark Survivors and the award-winning short film Presence.
Sydney also hit the stage at the Scarborough Theatre Guild in Death in a Black Suit and Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille as Alyx in the edgy production Offers of Home where she received rave reviews. Sydney is a Toronto native and an honours graduate from the Humber College Acting for Film and Television Program, whose passion for acting began at the age of 9 while in community theatre. Close
Luke (Nykeem Provo)See Full BioNykeem Nigel Provo, was born in Toronto, Canada, and started his professional acting career at the age of 11 in a nationwide TV series for the CBC.
Nykeem comes from a talented family who explored all different arts, mainly music and dance. His brothers and cousins stayed in the music industry as Nykeem turned his attention to the art of acting. Nykeem has also spent a lot of time walking the runways, and modeling for various campaigns.
Nykeem is currently working on a new TV series, SportsLab, and has many more projects in the works. Close
Percy (Richard Young)See Full BioRichard Young is an actor/writer/butterscotch enthusiast who has appeared on Rookie Blue, Saving Hope, Degrassi and Mayday. Most recently, he co-created/starred in the OMNI TV Kung Fu digital series Sudden Master (funded by Bell Media) airing in summer 2015. He also created/starred in two seasons of the digital series Off2Kali Comedy which featured actors such as Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), Huse Madhavji (Saving Hope) and Katie Boland (Reign, Long Story Short). He also stars in the short films Virtual Hitman, Captive Love and The Job Interview, all making rounds on the festival circuit this year.
In theatre, Richard has been in the casts of both The Second City’s Educational and Family Companies, and his written pieces have been published in Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star. Close
Reggie (Kim Roberts)See Full BioKim Roberts is Canadian actress best known for roles in I'm Not There, Soul, Lucky 7, The Strain, Being Erica, The Doodlebops, Cheetah Girls, Saw III and Saw IV. She has shot internationally in films such as One Way, The Tuxedo and The Agency, which made her one of the first and only actresses ever cleared to shoot a film inside the CIA Langley campus.
Kim made history as the first woman of African descent to be the speaking lead in a national ad campaign for Benylin cough syrup in Canada in the early '90's.
Kim has worked with the Who's Who of the acting community, including Christopher Plummer, Lindsay Lohan, Eugene Levy, Debbie Gibson, Helen Mirren, James Garner, Julie Andrews, Robin Williams, to name a few.
She has been directed and produced by industry luminaries Steven Spielberg, Maya Angelou, Todd Haynes, and Sydney Lumet. Close