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.

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Tonya Williams

From Canada’s beloved kids show, Polka Dot Door, to fame on Y&R as Dr. Olivia Winters, Tonya Williams has had a ground-breaking and award-winning career as an actor. In 2000 she founded the Reel World Film Festival, to combat the lack of racially diverse and indigenous talent in mainstream media. She’s a classically-trained pianist, a ballet dancer and an activist. What can’t she do? Grab your java and settle in as we catch up on all the latest, including “Access Reelworld”.

 

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REEL INSPIRATION

REEL INSPIRATION Podcast

FWC’s new monthly podcast features the brightest stars in the Canadian film world. Each in-depth interview will focus on the career and experiences of a filmmaker, actor, writer, or other industry insiders with the goal being to inspire and inform emerging film talent. Join us here each month, on Podbean, or wherever you listen to your fave podcasts as we get the good, the bad, and all the in-between on making it in the Canadian film world.

If you could chat with your favourite Canadian talent, who would that be and what would you ask them? Let us know by tagging us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram! You can tune in and listen to audio-only or watch on YouTube!

 

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