I am an actor by calling, a screenwriter and script consutant by vocation and a producer by default. As an actor I am with the George Agency in Toronto and am managed by PMW Management in London, England.
Through my production company, TimeStory Pictures, I currently have a feature in development as a Canada/Spain co-production. I have also executive produced several shorts including Mark Datuin's White Lock which has garnered a Best Original Score Award in Atlantic City and Best International Picture Award in Atlanta; I also appeared in White Lock, which is also an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, Court Metrage.
I also have five other scripts on the go specializing in the Imaginary/Magical Reality, Period and Sci-fi genres.
I am a classically trained stage actor, having studied under at the venerable Roysl Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England, with legendary vocal coach, David Smuckler and with Shakespeare expert Peter Wilde. Contemporary training ranges from scene study to Comedia Del Arte to Meisner/Adler and Stanislavski Methods. I work privately with film and television coach, Michael Gordin Shore in Toronto.
As a writer I have trained with Corey Mandell at UCLA, attended conferences and workshops worldwide and, as with acting, am continually upgrading my skills.
Unique traits: Wide spoken vocal range. Quirky, offbeat but commercial writing style with comparisons to Woody Allen, Pedro Almodavar and Darron Aronovsky. Chameleon-like character range.
Lydia Lost Sci-fi ⋄ Historical A 21st Century woman, trapped in the dirty thirties, causes catastrophic ripples in time; armed only with her mobile and an attitude, she is forced to fight crime and solve mysteries to prevent her future from unravelling before she finds a way back.
Ina-Gaada-Da-Vida Drama When a troubled musician gets a final shot at stardom, he puts his life on the line in a fight to reclaim his gift or lose his only chance to win his twin boys back.
NeverChild Drama ⋄ Fantasy In 1962, a young half Native girl escapes a brutal Canadian residential school and its head priest; assumes a new identity as an actress and hides in plain sight in England, until unexpected fame brings her childhood predator back to exact penance.
Shadows Adventure ⋄ Fantasy Shakespeare's Faerie Queen Titania spurns unfaithful Oberon's leaves with their court, but her rage takes them too far, they lose their way and fall into hiding among mortals, forgetting their own identities. Only Oberon remembers and must wake his Queen and court in time to save humanity from the rise of the Daemon Queen.
Picasso's Ghost Drama ⋄ Fantasy A reclusive introvert facing death, magically finds herself in Picasso's birthplace with a mission: redeem the great misogynist or die. She arrives decades after his death, even so, over the course of a year she meets him almost daily while he meets her at key points in his life, she frustrates, confuses and delights him along the way.
God-Bot Sci-fi ⋄ Thriller Physicists combine time travel and nano (God)-bots in a last ditch victory over ISIS by infecting the Caliph, his followers and the world with elevated intellectual and emotional intelligence. But can they save themselves against incursion from an alternate universe where the nano-bot is anything but God-like?
Romancing Antonio Romance ⋄ Comedy Antonio del Toro, celebrity artist and philanderer, makes an art of atonement after his neglected wife's premature death, driving everyone, especially his art dealer to despair, until Noushka appears and stirs something in him. She's on a mission to marry Antonio Banderas, once he meets her sees she's the one. Antonio, curious and wanting to get to know her, agrees to help. It’s a great plan, until the Antonio of her dreams walks into the middle of it.
Road Kill Two estranged brothers and one ex-wife, brought together for a funeral in Newfoundland, are shaken by decades old revelations of abuse that lead to the discovery of the man behind an unsolved serial murder case; but will their discovery come too late to save their own children?
The Glorious Sunset
Film (Short and Drama) Actress An elderly couple return to the location of their first kiss to face the consequences of a family tragedy.
Television (Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi) Actress In the not so distant future, the war on drugs is considered a failure. Prohibition has ended. A group of friends risk their relationships and sanity, to create the perfect new drug.
Film (Short and Drama) Writer Zaid, a college student, lingers after class to ask his philosophy professor some questions about death. At first she suspects that he's merely cramming for the final exam, but it soon becomes clear that his need for answers is more urgent. Written by Philippe Gosselin
Mismatch and Lighter
Film (Short and Comedy) Producer A quirky therapist takes it upon herself to play matchmaker to all her unsuspecting clients.
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Producer When introverted bank-teller Andy (Tony Babcock, Beyblade) is faced with wealthy, entitled, hard-hitting customer, Mr. Samson (Kristian Bruun, Orphan Black), it sets him on a mission to get rich quick. We soon learn that Andy's motivation is his dying mother, Helen (Dawna Wightman, The Amityville Curse), who despite her condition, keeps positive and daring and ignores Andy's pain and persistence. With the knowledge of a new experimental treatment centre in Switzerland, an aggressive, sexy co-worker, Chloe (Clara Pasieka, Maps to the Stars) and Samson's belittlement, will Andy do the unthinkable to save his mom? And at what cost? Written by Tony Babcock
Film (Short and Drama) Actress White Lock follows a community whose members are each tormented by injustice or personal tragedy. Dulce and Keemo may be from the wrong side of the tracks, but they have been on pace to turn their lives around. That is, until some promising news is eclipsed by a tragic incident. Sasha is grieving the loss of a loved one. Unable to fully accept responsibility, she resorts to building a toxic barrier between herself and her partner Drew. Sharon has had her fair share of hardships and is now living in a fantasy world where she is beyond denial of a failed dream. She attempts to spread her happy-go-lucky routine to an unreceptive group. Valerio is a man of mystery. Unsatisfied with the life that has been presented to him, he makes a life altering decision where there is no reprieve. Where do you draw the line between controlling your fate and letting fate control your life? This community is about to discover the hard way. Written by Anonymous
Behind the Door
Film (Short and Fantasy) Actress Steven is an imaginative child who still believes there's a monster in his closet. One day, while home sick, he discovers that he was right.
Film (Short and Drama) Producer Nathan, an honest hard-working man with a rough past, tries to find a way to get custody of his son. The law becomes an obstacle for him but unconditional love for his son makes him take matters in his own hands.
Film (Short and Drama) Actress Act One: How would you deal with the knowledge of a very real homegrown threat?
Television (Talk-Show) Actress A weekly discussion show about the week's news, events and reviews in the world of Doctor Who.
Venke, Daryl, Daryl, Venke
Film (Short and Comedy) Actress Venke and Daryl are two professionals who meet for the first time over cappuccinos and are unable to differentiate between a date and a business meeting.