A cross between Katie Holmes and Selena Gomez, Ana was born in Toronto on January 31st 1996. At the age of 5, Ana started to dance, and her love for performing grew stronger as she grew older. She began acting at the age of 9, and landed her first audition by playing Lucy in “1-800 Missing”.
From there, Ana went on to play a variety of roles in a number of film and television produc- tions for various networks such as: “Flashpoint” (CBS), “Vacation with Derek” (Family Channel), “Connor Undercover” (Family Channel), “How to be Indie” (YTV), ”Life with Boys”(Nickelode- on), “Little Mosque on the Prairie” (CBC), her first lead as “Laney” in “What’s Up Warthogs!” (Family Channel and Disney XD), “Max and Shred”(Nickelodeon), and “An En Vogue Christ- mas”(Lifetime), just to name a few. She also had the honor of being a part of the Hub’s original mini-series “CLUE” where she portrayed the famous Miss Scarlet (aka “Liz”).
Ana most recently starred in a feature film called “Full Out”, an inspirational sports drama, that aired on NBC, Family Channel and is now on Netflix (worldwide). Ana’s work in “Full Out” earned her a Canadian Screen Award nomination in 2016. Ana also currently stars as the fierce and trouble-causing diva, “Zoe Rivas” on the Emmy nominated drama, “Degrassi”, airing on MTV Canada and TeenNick.
Ana has had the privilege of performing on stage as well as in front of the camera, having worked with Walter Bobbie in “White Christmas” and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber in “The Sound Of Music” (original Mirvish Toronto cast) on some of the most prestigious stages. When Ana is not busy on set or performing on stage, she is working on writing and recording her own music (currently working on her debut EP, to be released in the new year). Even despite her busy schedule, Ana also sets aside time to give back to the community. She does a lot of volunteer work with various charities, including Free The Children, speaking at numerous We Days across North America. She, and the rest of the “Degrassi” cast, travelled to Nicaragua and Ecuador, where they helped build schools and water filtration systems.
Darrell Faria is a Canadian Screen Award (2016) and Canadian Comedy Award (2015) nominated Actor, Comedian & Filmmaker.
Since completing his Film Studies BFA at Ryerson University in 2007, Darrell has acquired multiple grants as a Director (MUCHFact, Factor, etc) and was nominated for an East Coast Music Award for “Best Music Video”. Some of his commercial clients include: Pepsi, Subway, Mountain Dew, Tim Hortons, MADD, UofT, UBC and Vice. Darrell has also completed The Second City Writer’s conservatory and spent several years as the Head Drama Instructor at the Mississauga Youth Theatre.
A bit about "Chai-T" (Written, Directed, Produced and Performed by Darrell Faria):
Chai-T is Darrell’s award-nominated comedy/rap persona. Chai-T’s viral videos and live shows have gained international recognition across multiple viral outlets: BuzzFeed, BlogTO, Flo93.5 and more. Chai-T earned Darrell his CSA and CCA nominations both for Best Performance in Digital Media.
Some of Darrell’s acting credits include Nickelodeon's “Life with Boys” and his role as Sebastian The Elf in Hallmark’s “The Santa Suit” which awarded him the “Biggest Holiday Ham Award” in Entertainment Weekly Magazine.
Darrell proudly works in Canada under the ACTRA and DGC Unions and sits on the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. He is so excited to be a part of the Fare Trade cast that he literally can't even you guys omg lol praying brown hands emoji.
Erin is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles and studied comedy at The Upright Citizens Brigade. Her film acting credits include the shorts Setup, Punch (Tribeca Film Festival), Fox Trouble, and Bonfire (LA Shorts Fest), which she wrote, produced and starred in. You can see her in the upcoming season of CBC's Murdoch Mysteries and also in the upcoming feature Suck It Up (Slamdance), from director and CFC director alumna Jordan Canning, which she co-produced and costarred in.
Grace Lynn Kung
Grace Lynn Kung is a CSA and 2017 ACTRA Award nominated actor and director. Most recently seen in John Madden's Miss Sloane, opposite Jessica Chastain, and as Annie in the Lifetime + Global series Mary Kills People, she also guest stars in SyFy's The Expanse and ABC's Designated Survivor. Horror fans can catch her as Claire in the latest Chucky film coming this Halloween. Other credits include Slings and Arrows, The Strain, Cube 2: Hypercube and Far Cry 4.
She has studied naturopathic medicine in the UK and holds two Certificates of Distinction in Speech and Drama from Trinity College London. A False Sense of Security, her first film (not shot with stuffed animals on her Grandma's camcorder) premieres at Breakthroughs and the Asian Film Festival of Dallas this year.
Julian Richings is a veteran Canadian actor. He's appeared in Hollywood Blockbusters -Man of Steel, X Men 3, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief- Canadian classics; Hard Core Logo, Cube, The Red Violin, and dozens of independent film projects with emerging directors. He's become an iconic figure in the horror genre with appearances in Wrong Turn, The Witch, Survival of the Dead, and recurring roles in television series Supernatural and Todd and the Book of Pure Evil.
Casey Hudecki is a Toronto based Actress, Stunt Performer, Fight Coordinator and Stage Combat Instructor. Casey has a Theatre Specialist degree from the University College Drama Program at University of Toronto. Casey works on stage and on screen, both in front and behind the scenes; and has performed live, on camera, and been animated through Motion Capture.
As an Actress, Casey's Film and Television credits include the lead role in Devil's Mile; Principle roles on Orphan Black, Sudden Master, Saving Hope, Lost Girl, Nikita, and King. As a Stunt Performer, Casey stunt doubled Anna Silk on the series Lost Girl, and won Female Action Performer of the Year at the Action On Film Festival in Los Angeles 2009. Casey is the first woman to be credited with Fight Direction at the Stratford Theatre Festival, and is a Resident Fight Director at Soulpepper Theatre. Casey is the founder of TEMPER: Combat Performance Arts, and is passionate about teaching everyone from youth to professionals with specificity and enthusiasm. Follow her #FightMommy exploits on Twitter @CaseyHudecki!
Born in Santa Monica, California, David Hayter spent the first eighteen years of his life traveling the world while picking up the Japanese and French languages. After graduating from high school in Kobe, Japan, Hayter went on to study theatre at the prestigious Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto.
A seminal figure in the 21st century wave of comic-book cinema, David Hayter’s films have amassed over one billion dollars in Worldwide Box Office. His screenwriting credits include the feature films, “X-Men”, “The Scorpion King” and “X2 : X-Men United”. He also penned the script “Watchmen”, directed by Zack Snyder for Warner Bros. Studios.
As a producer, he created the film “Burn” with Bryan Singer, and the pilot episode of “Lost in Oz, for Warner Bros. Television.
As an actor, his credits include the lead in the sci-fi film “Guyver: Dark Hero”, the voice of Captain America on the “Spiderman” animated series as well as a decade-long stint in the role of Solid Snake in the hugely popular ”Metal Gear Solid” video game franchise. He has also voiced King Shark for "The Flash”
As a director, David recently completed his first feature film, WOLVES.
David is repped by the United Talent Agency, and attorney David Feldman.
Anand performed most recently in Morro and Jasp's Stupefaction. Before that, he was in Comedy of Errors in Kamloops and Hamilton, in Outside The March's immersive show, TomorrowLove, at Soulpepper in The 39 Steps and Noises Off (for which he was also assistant director) and where he presented his own play revue, Communist 'Til Payday (at Soulpepper's inaugural Tiger Bamboo Festival). Other theatre includes Videocabaret, Tarragon, Factory, Corpus, Stratford, Second City, CanStage, Puppetmongers, Odyssey. Recent film, tv and voice work includes being a regular panelist on CBC Radio's Because News, Jason Sherman's The Complete 150, Men With Brooms, Suits, Look Again, Beeba Boys, Terrific Trucks, Cat In The Hat, Dating Guy, Far Cry 4 and 5. He is also Artistic Director of @N@f@N@ and of Dishoom! South Asian Performance festival. With @N@f@N@, he created and performed in Hys Unauthoryzed Lyfe & Tymes, Stories From A Mountaintop, Aarthi & Akash, as well as the award-winning mime fantasia, Cowboys & Indians. He recently won a Dora for performance in Mustard.
Fight Director & Dr. Bernie Blindman
With over 600 professional credits in TV, Film and Stage stretching from Broadway to Stratford to Yellowknife, Simon specializes in all areas: Weaponry, Aerial Flying (NAAFED certified), Unarmed Combat (Eastern and Western). Simon has coached and performed with actors Christopher Plummer, Rachel McAdams, Martin Short, Billy Connolly, and Colm Feore to name a few. Fight Master with FDC. Executive Director and Founder of RIOT A.C.T. earning 17 nominations and 8 awards, including Simon for Male Action Performer of the Year 2009 AOF Festival – California.
www.simonfon.com and www.riotact.ca
In 2013, Toronto born, Ryan, made his Broadway debut as the General in The Book Of Mormon, but his career began as a teenager, playing Viola Davis’ son in the film Get Rich or Die Trying (Paramount). Ryan then pursued classical music studies as a singer at the University of Toronto and The Glenn Gould Conservatory. Eventually he made his European debut as Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi at the Festival Boccherini in Lucca Italy. As a theatre actor, Ryan proudly performed across Canada in regional theatre’s including two seasons as a member of The National Arts Centre’s English Theatre Company. Most recently, he can be found playing a leading role on the Netflix series Between (seasons 1 and 2), and recurring roles on Rogue (Direct TV), Coming In (CBC Comedy) and 21 Thunder (CBC) and originating the role of Jabulani in the world premiere of the musical Sousatzka.
Daniel Stolfi is an Actor, Writer and Canadian Comedy Award Winning Comedian known for his work in the one-person show, "Cancer Can't Dance Like This". Daniel is a Graduate of the University of Guelph Theatre Program, The Second City Conservatory Program and has studied comedy in New York City with the Upright Citizens Brigade. Some of Daniel’s comedy credits include: The Anger in Ernest & Ernestine, I Martin Short Goes Home (SCTV), The Dishes (You and Me Ent), Mr. D (CBC), The Amazing Gayl Pile (NBC SeeSo) and most recently, his newest solo show, Finding Funny. Daniel can also be seen on the TV Dramas, Suits (USA Network) and most recently Orphan Black (BBC America).
Pedro Miguel Arce
From zombie-bashing to being captured by the cartel - Pedro Miguel Arce has an intense range of physical and emotional roles as a professional actor and stunt person. Best known for his recurring role as Felix on Guiellermo Del Toro's Highly Anticipated Television Drama, The Strain (2014), and his Comic-Con, celebrated role as Pillsbury on George A. Romero's Land of the Dead (2005) - Pedro is the epitome of a fan-boy's idol. His inherent likability has also garnished him dozens of appearances on iconic shows such as How I Met Your Mother, Las Vegas, Lost Girl, and CSI: Miami.
Pedro's myriad talents include forays into directing, writing and production as well as a revered career in stunts due to his extensive martial arts and athletic training.
Pedro's work continues to delight as his huge heart and searing intellect provide depth and pathos to even the most merciless characters.