Dear First Weekend Club members, I wanted to reach out to you with a personal note to share some news. After 18 years of promoting Canadian film and talent, First Weekend Club will be shutting … Continued
Episode 11: The Soska Sisters
You may know them as the “Twisted Twins”. This month I chat with Jen and Sylvia Soska to find out when their love of all things horror spawned and how their films are really about acceptance. It’s a love-fest folks, take a listen.
Episode 10: Vik Sahay
Born in Ottawa, Vik Sahay is a film, tv, and stage actor whose career has spanned two decades across Canada, the US, and the globe. He has appeared in Canadian films such as ‘My Awkward Sexual Adventure’ by Sean Garrity, Mike Clattenburg’s ‘Afghan Luke#8217; and Richie Mehta’s ‘Amal.’ He has also recently starred in AMC’s LODGE 49, which was executive produced by Paul Giamatti, the CBC series’ ‘Our Hero’ and ‘Wonderland#8217; and ‘The Infiltrators#8217; which won the Innovator and Audience awards at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. But to many of his fans, he’s perhaps best known as ‘Lester,’ the morally challenged frenemy to the title character of the NBC spy-comedy ‘Chuck.’ In this episode, we dive deep into his process, the most intense things he’s done for a role, and whether the industry has evolved for people of colour.
Episode 9: Joel Thomas Hynes
Joel Thomas Hynes. Actor, Producer, Screenwriter, Director, Musician, Governor General’s Award-winning novelist. His artistry spans across film, tv, novels and music and he’s excelled at each one. We catch up with the multi-talented artist about his latest film, Body and Bones, coping with bouts of existential loneliness, and keeping his Newfoundland roots.