Dave Peniuk was born to entertain. At the age of 12, he and a friend started taping their own rock n roll radio station, singing to the songs and commenting on the daily grind of elementary school. From there, Dave grabbed his friend’s family's Betamax video camera and started shooting spoof commercials like Toothpaste X – “The Foamiest” and Cleaning Detergent Y – “Leaves Shirts Spotless and just a bit smaller”. From there, Dave quickly moved onto short films where he wrote, directed, edited and co-starred in such favourites as “008 – Silverfinger” and “Nightmare on Beach Drive”.
But then real life took over and Dave became a commercial fisherman (aka “The Deadliest Catch”), a market researcher (yes, part of those annoying telemarketer calls), and then real estate. At the ripe age of 40, Dave realized that nothing else speaks to his soul like acting and entered back into the world of entertainment. He is now a full-time actor working in exotic locations such as Maple Ridge (“Diagnose Me”), Victoria (“Sardaar Ji”), and even Fanny Bay (“After The Wolf”).
When Dave isn’t acting in award winning web-series like “Night Owl High” or the soon to be released hilarious feature film spoof of Friday the 13th – “Camp Death III: The Final Summer”, he can be found in Acting classes with Jeb Beach & Associates and the Actor’s Foundry with Matthew Harrison or learning the funny at the ICI (Improv Comedy Institute).
Name: Dave Peniuk
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Holy Hand Grenade Productions
Occupation: Actor and Producer
The High Five
Television (Comedy) Actor The High 5 is a show about Best Buds always sticking together while grinding it out as "ganjapreneurs", set against the backdrop of today's legalized-ish marijuana era in North America. It follows five inexperienced business owners, from radically different walks of life, as they deal with the issues of the day and the challenges of pioneering a new industry - all while a bit high. Written by Matthew Lutz (II)
Heavy is the Halo
Film (Short and Comedy) Actor When Old God decides to hangup his halo, he's taken aback by his replacement. Can New God handle the heat?
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Television (Animation, Comedy and Fantasy) Actor A hard working independent woman, Alice, is all grown up, but when faced with a challenge she soon comes across an old childhood friend to help her through her fear of intimacy and children. Only problem is Alice is the only one who can see this blast from the past, imiginary Mary, and Mary doesn't exactly see things eye to eye with Alice.
Film (Short and Thriller) Actor After being terrorized by a pair of young thugs, a homeless man takes refuge in an old, dilapidated pub. The place is dark and ominous and contains signs of bizarre activity that may well be sinister in nature. The longer he resides there the closer he gets to unlocking the truth behind the building's recent past and it is only a matter of time before he finds himself in over his head. Written by Paul Whittington
Film (Short and Comedy) Actor A married couple are trying to have a baby, but the husband isn't sure he wants to be a father.
The Romeo Section
Television (Drama) Actor Follows spymaster Professor Wolfgang McGee, an academic who secretly manages a roster of espionage assets. These assets, referred to as Romeo or Juliet spies, are informants engaged in intimate long or short term relations with state intelligence targets. Wolfgang is a semi-retired Romeo operator, having worked his way up from youth in an unnamed and officially deniable "service" under the umbrella of Canada's Intelligence Community.
Camp Death III: The Final Summer
Film by Matt Frame (Comedy and Horror) Actor Camp Crystal Meph has reopened but the curse of mongoloid (and scurvy ravaged) killer Johann Van Damme continues to cause murder & mayhem. Assisted by his chronically ill-tempered Uncle Mel, Head Counsellor (and epic nitwit) Todd Boogjumper has given the camp a new direction as a rehab center for violent & woefully lame-brained adults. Joined by Counsellors Rachel (his sweet-natured girlfriend) and the ceaselessly optimistic (yet wheelchair bound) Barry, Todd tackles the herculean task of trying to rehabilitate these incurable imbeciles. Yet an unseen evil begins to violently cut down campers & staff alike. Has Johann risen from the grave or is this the heinous work of a copycat? Written by Matt Frame
The Wrong People
Film by Jamie Francis (Action and Crime) Actor Greg is a desperate man. Presented with an opportunity that is hard to resist. He will have to choose between old heroes, new enemies, and family.
The Young Eccentrics
Television (Comedy) Actor The lives of five struggling artists gets hairy as they slowly get to know each other, living under the same roof.
Film by Sean Foster (Short and Thriller) Actor A prophecy child foresee's a murder taking place. Her brother and his friends take it upon themselves to prevent it from happening.
Channo Kamli Yaar Di
Film (Drama) Actor Channo is an emotional journey of a very common Punjabi girl who went Canada to find her missing husband Jeet.
The Evil in Us
Film by Jason William Lee (Horror) Actor When six school friends meet up for a fourth of July celebration on a remote island off the Washington coast, what they expect is a harmless weekend filled with fun and partying. Unfortunately, when one of them brings along some cocaine to amp up the good times, what they get is a mind bending trip filled with horror, chaos and murder. Unbeknownst to the friends, a sadistic, right wing terrorist organization has secretly funneled a new bio-active drug into the market disguised as cocaine. Anyone who consumes the drug is then exposed to a virus that causes fits of psychotic rage. Only one girl, Brie, refuses to take the drug and she alone must fight to stay alive as everyone around her, including her fiancé, attempts to savagely kill her. Her only hope may be a detective who is desperately trying to unravel the mystery behind the sadistic terrorist plot and save Brie before it's too late. Trapped on the island, Brie must endure the unimaginable and survive a deadly game of cat and ... Written by Anonymous
After the Wolf
Film by Paul Whittington (Short and Horror) Actor A storybook video that revisits the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood years after Red's terrifying ordeal with the Big Bad Wolf. Venturing into an enchanted forest to meet her lover, Red again finds herself in harm's way when the unexpected befalls her. Written by Paul Whittington
Film by Rohit Jugraj (Romance) Actor A smart, young, fearless, Indian ghost hunter traps ghosts in bottles.
Film by Nicholas Lucas (Short and Horror) Actor A drifter, running from the memories of his past, drowns his sorrows at a floating marine pub. With a storm approaching, he must confront the horror of his past and face the avenging Sea Wraith coming for him.
The Way the Cookie Crumbles
Film by Jeff James Monson (Short and Comedy) Actor It's Julia's first day at "B"-Harmony, an online dating company - but she soon realizes the love connection is only on the surface.
Outrageous Births: Tales from the Crib
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What We Once Were
Television by Liz Wallace Actor What We Once Were tells the story of Bree, a 17 year old girl living in a world where most of the population was wiped out due to a virus. Bree desperately tries to avoid the Nox (Noxious), those that have the virus, but that's not Bree's biggest concern though. Bree has special abilities that she can't explain and she must learn how to control them without letting her secret slip or injuring the people she cares about. Written by Anonymous
Night Owl High
Television (Comedy and Mystery) Actor After confronting a lone student in the hallway about his expired hallpass, Perd Carlyle uncovers an underground ring of rebellious students who control everything from test scores to chewing gum. With the help of intrepid school reporter Linda Hand, begins his investigation into exposing the identity of "The Don", the mysterious leader of the group.
Television (Short) Actor $50,000 at the end of a 30 days medical experimentation. Who's gonna go through?
Television (Reality-TV) Actor Rare diseases mystify doctors.
Film by Stefano Casadei (Short and Drama) Actor Drake is a drug-dealing hard-knock who had to grow up fast in order to protect his family from an abusive step-father. When he discovers that something may still be going on, he decides to end things once and for all.
Film by Seel Munier (Short, Drama and Family) Actor Liz is a young woman, with great friends and a wonderful life. Through her journey though, her life will change as her perception of life. All the people around her will push her to reconsider her reality.