EPISODE 3: JESS SALGUEIRO

It may seem like she came out of nowhere but Jess Salgueiro put in a lot of years as a struggling actress. The old saying about luck being the meeting of preparation and opportunity comes to mind and this super-talented young woman is certainly very lucky these days. From roles in series including The Boys, The Expanse, Workin’ Moms and Letterkenny, to her lead role in the Canadian feature, Canadian Strain, she is on all screens big and small and we can’t get enough! Plus she’s my first female guest so settle in for some female bonding right here, right now.

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CSA’s ‘Where To Watch’ Online!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Screen Award-nominated films and content have been made available online! What better way to support Canadian artists and talent?! Watch: https://www.academy.ca/wheretowatch/   **************************************************************************************************************************************** With the Canadian Screen Awards … Continued

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EPISODE 2: Charles Officer

Charles Officer

After 12 years in the feature documentary world, Charles Officer marks his return to fiction with his new project, Akilla’s Escape. His doc Unarmed Verses, produced with the NFB won Best Canadian Feature at Hot Docs ’19. His first feature, Nurse.Fighter.Boy ponied up 10 Genie nominations and his latest documentary, Invisible Essence: The Little Prince, is up for 2 CSAs including the Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary. We sat down with the actor-turned-writer/director at the NFB offices in downtown Toronto for a chat that went all the way back to his beginnings as a pro hockey player.

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EPISODE 1: Warren P. Sonoda 

Reel Inspo Episode 1

There is no bigger champion of the Canadian film industry than Warren P. Sonoda so it’s right that he’s the first guest in our monthly podcast.  From his first feature, cult hit “Ham & Cheese” to his latest, crime-caper “The Things I Do For Money” Warren has had one of the most prolific careers, spanning tv, music videos and feature films. What’s his secret? What’s his process? And most importantly, what does the “P” stand for in his name??

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