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 Priya chats 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, have 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, Katherine dives deep into his process, the most intense things he’s done for a role, and whether the industry has evolved for people of colour.
Reel World Film Festival
Kim Coates is a Saskatchewan-born actor best known for his roles in Sons of Anarchy, Bad Blood, and Prison Break. You’ll also recognize him in Canadian films like Ferocious, Hollywood North, and Michael Dowse’s sports comedy, Goon (1 & 2). In this explosive episode, we discuss his career trajectory, from his theatre roots to what it means to be an actor. Find out his process and what’s behind the intensity of his characters. Oh, and his love for Canada’s film industry and gardening!
MADE in Canada: A Summer Blockbuster Series
Meet Elan Mastai who was named one of Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to Watch. Mastai wrote the hit Canadian romantic comedy “The F Word” (known in the US as “What If”), directed by Michael Dowse and starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, and Adam Driver. He is currently a writer and producer on the Emmy-winning TV series “This Is Us” and has written movies for major studios including Fox, Sony, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, and Paramount. We chat with him all about his writing experience and approach towards the craft.