Trippin' at TIFF

Credit for this picture goes to the Canadian Screen Award's Globe & Mail event photographer.

Credit for this picture goes to the Canadian Screen Award's Globe & Mail event photographer.

Following a crazy year of keeping things booming, my man and I headed to TIFF for a long weekend to see A Worthy Companion (now called Allure) premiere.

What a night, it was really special to see it on the big screen (and my slow motion scene)! We also attended a variety of TIFF related events, such as the Canadian Screen Award's event at the towering Globe & Mail office, above the entire city, which was quite the sight. Promoting female youth, content creators and new directors, the afternoon brought tears to my eyes as I felt surrounded by uplifting hopeful and all kinds of powerful energies.

The Toronto visit was so successful, in fact, that - following a dinner with two actor friends and finding out about the kind of auditions available in the city - I decided to stay for a few weeks to give my new local agent (!) a chance to submit me and to meet some local casting directors before heading home. I was so thrilled to join Creative Drive, and Monika is a total sweetheart. She was recommended to me by someone in the industry that I trust. My first criteria for a great agent: someone who believes in their talent and that has a lot of heart. And that was immediately evident.

I managed to snag an apartment on Queen and Spadina (I know!) from a friend leaving to Great Britain at the same time (for a killer deal), which turned out to be a gem and a jewel. However, you'd never catch me renting anything in that area longterm because, as central as it is, fuck is it noisy.

So, TIFF'ing turned into a few weeks of networking. Which was quite fruitful indeed. As I like to say (coming from a friend): if you don't invest in yourself, how can you expect anyone else to?